Fantasy football sleepers: PK - Week 7

by Cory J. Bonini on October 20, 2011 @ 14:01:09 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 3 to Week 6, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers

St. Louis Rams PK Josh Brown
Brown and out no more

Josh Brown, St. Louis Rams at Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • The Rams have not provided many opportunities for Brown of late. He has kicked an average of 0.67 extra point attempts (making all) and 1.00 field goal tries. He has a 66.7 percent conversion rate.
  • Dallas has yielded the seventh most fantasy points (9.3) per game to the place kicker position. This comes on the foot of 2.33 extra point attempts and 2.67 three-point tries. Kickers are perfect on touchdown exclamations and have made 2.33 field goals per outing.
  • The Rams' offense should improve immediately with the addition of Brandon Lloyd, who knows Josh McDaniels' offense and won't have much of a learning curve.

Olindo Mare, Carolina Panthers at Washington Redskins

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • Per game, Mare has made 1.50 of his 2.00 field goal shots and is 1.75-for-2.00 on extra points. He has averaged 6.2 fantasy points per matchup.
  • The 'Skins have tied for the third most average fantasy points (10.0) allowed per game. This stems from kickers making all 3.00 of their field goal attempts and each of their lone average extra point tries per tilt.
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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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