Each week of the fantasy football season, there are plenty of sleeper articles out there for offensive players. However, there are never enough IDP sleepers. So to help set your final lineup in IDP leagues, here are some fantasy sleepers on the defensive line for Week 13.
DE Robert Ayers, Denver Broncos – Ayers is slowly becoming the face of Denver’s defensive line and the veteran will be asked to do even more today with DE Derek Wolfe sitting out. Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith has been sacked eight times over the last three games alone, which will give Denver plenty of chances to get to the quarterback. If you need a sleeper defensive end this week, take a shot on Ayers.
DE Connor Barwin, Philadelphia Eagles – After racking up two sacks in the first three games of the year, Barwin was pretty quite. He only had one sack in his next seven games, but he is finally starting to heat up again. Barwin has racked up 11 tackles with one sack in his last two contests. Barwin is a high-motor guy that thrives as the games get colder in Philly and the vet should have a big game against the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.
DE Justin Smith, San Francisco 49ers – Smith has been really turning it up in recent weeks. The All-Pro has racked up four sacks in his last five games, including one force fumble. He is getting tons of room to work with San Fran’s stellar supporting cast and the veteran continues to get one-on-one coverage on the inside. Smith should have another big game against a St. Louis Rams team that been sacked nine times over the last four games.