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Week 12: Super Sleepers

While we're not projecting starting type stats for these players, they have good potential and could surprise. This week's picks include Profiled players include Matt McGloin, Mark Ingram, Chris Ogbonnaya, Antone Smith, and Brandon LaFell.
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Dexter McCluster is a hot or cold fantasy option, but this week looks like a decent start against a San Diego pass defense that has given up the fifth most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. In Week 11, McCluster caught five passes for 53 yards against a solid Denver defense. His ability to pass plays out of the backfield where he gains yards after the catch and in the intermediate passing game makes him appealing. McCluster is Kansas City's playmaker opposite running back stud Jamaal Charles --wide out Dwayne Bowe is also working his way into the mix. The one drawback for McCluster is the tendancy for Kansas City to be a low scoring offense, but this week he should see his targets and build his fantasy points.

Mychal Rivera has only shown his fantasy prowess twice this season -- Week 4 was productive with 44 receiving yards and a score and last week he grabbed a season-high five passes for 54 yards and a score. In Week 12 he faces a Tennessee pass defense that has given up the eighth most fantasy points to TEs. With Matt McGloin replacing Terrelle Pryor, the Oakland passing attack has seen some new looks and Rivera has capitalized on his opportunities. I expect this synergy to continue this week and Rivera should continue to see more targets. He is the third option in most passing schemes, but if McGloin needs a saftey valve then Rivera is likely his man.

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Jeb Gorham
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FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Beginning in the Fall of 2011 I will be Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.
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