The fantasy football schedule hits Week 13 next and some pickups and sleeper players to watch for from Week 12 include Spencer Ware, Seth Roberts, David Johnson, Dontrelle Inman, Tevin Coleman, Thomas Rawls, Tavon Austin and Theo Riddick for team owners. Charcandrick West was out this week along with Devonta Freeman and that gave both Ware and Coleman the chance to step up.
Scott Chandler is a prime fantasy pickup option after Rob Gronkowski was injured against the Broncos. The Patriots have lost numerous players on offense and Gronkowski came into the game against Denver as the leading receiver for New England. David Johnson is a solid fantasy option, as Chris Johnson has suffered a serious injury and could be out for a long stretch.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been the hottest team in football and Ware came in to start with Charcandrick West out and he made an impact. Ware had 114 yards on 19 carries with a touchdown and he could be a sleeper pickup going forward. Hamstring injuries can linger and if West continues to miss time or is limited, Ware should get some extra work. Ware had over 100 yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers for the Chiefs last week and he had another big game on Sunday.
Seth Roberts had a strong game for the Raiders against the Titans on Sunday, going for six catches for 113 yards and two scores for Oakland. Roberts is likely available in most leagues after coming into the game with just 15 catches this season and he could continue to get targets from Derek Carr this season. Dontrelle Inman has stepped up with Keenan Allen out for the Chargers and he had five catches for 65 yards and a TD against the Jaguars. Malcom Floyd is back, but Inman still had nine targets and that was second on the team behind Steve Johnson.
Tevin Coleman stepped in for Devonta Freeman with the running back dealing with a concussion and he made the most of his chance, going for 110 yards against the Vikings. Freeman should return next week after the head injury, but Coleman is worth checking out for fantasy owners in case he is limited. The Detroit Lions RB group has been up and down this season, but Riddick has played well and he had a strong game on Thanksgiving for Detroit. Riddick comes in after making five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown and he is worth picking up in PPR leagues.
Thomas Rawls is going to keep getting the chance to start with Marshawn Lynch out with an injury and he should get plenty of touches for the Seahawks. Rawls had his best game of the season last week with 209 rushing yards and 46 receiving yards and two touchdowns and this week he found the endzone again. Lynch may not be able to return for the regular season, giving Rawls the chance to stay the number one back. Tavon Austin put up 96 yards and a touchdown against the Bengals and he is a bit of a boom-bust option, but when he strikes, he usually strikes big with fantasy performances.