Fantasy football sleepers: QB - Week 6

by Cory J. Bonini on October 13, 2011 @ 07:04:13 PDT


In this article KFFL breaks down the fantasy football sleepers of the week. We will avoid marquee names because players of that caliber are rarely benched, regardless of their matchup. Instead, we will focus on the players that make your fantasy lineup decisions stressful each week. Read on to learn which midrange to low-end players you wouldn't necessarily consider that you need to get into your lineup.

Note: All statistics are from Week 2 to Week 5, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Quarterbacks

Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy
Real McCoy for Week 6

Colt McCoy, Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • McCoy, coming off a bye week of extra preparation, has completed 61.4 percent of his throws since Week 1 (three games). He passed for 257.0 yards, 1.33 touchdowns and has thrown 0.67 INTs per game. Cleveland is looking to open up their passing game a little and create a spark; rookie wideout Greg Little has moved into the starting lineup.
  • The Raiders have allowed quarterbacks to throw for 318.8 yards and 2.25 touchdowns per game. They are intercepting, on average, one pass each week and have reached the QB 2.3 times per outing. Signal callers also have rushed for a single score in the last month. Oakland has given up the fourth most average fantasy points (24.8) weekly in this time.

Andy Dalton, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Indianapolis Colts

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • The rookie has been so-so in 2011. Dalton enters this Week 6 tilt averaging 241.5 passing yards, 1.25 touchdown tosses and as many interceptions thrown per game. He has thrown six TDs to five picks on the year and is coming off his third multi-touchdown game of the year. Dalton has scored once on the ground and is completing 58.5 percent of his throws.
  • Indy has given up the fifth most fantasy points (22.8) per game in the last month to the quarterback position. This is fueled by allowing passers to complete 67.9 percent of their throws. QBs have averaged 279.8 aerial yards and 2.00 total touchdowns per game. Enemy 'slingers have thrown 0.75 interceptions per contest.
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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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