3 sleepers at running back for fantasy football in Week 13

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D'Ernest Johnson (vs. Cincinnati Bengals)

The final sleeper is D'Ernest Johnson, who is currently the backup to Travis Etienne for the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, his role has been increasing in this offense and the Jaguars now have a matchup with a Cincinnati Bengals' defense that is allowing the fourth most rushing yards per game at 139.6 yards.

The past two weeks, Johnson has had at least seven rushing attempts in each game and has picked up only 39 rushing yards in these two games. However, in each of those games he has had big receptions with catches of 34 yards against the Titans and 42 yards against the Texans.

He also has seen his snap count increase every week over the past three weeks from 12 to 17, to a season high 30 against the Texans. The Jaguars backfield still is led by Travis Etienne but Johnson has seen enough of a bump that this may be the week to take a chance with the matchup they have against the Bengals.

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