Fantasy football sleepers: PK - Week 15

by Cory J. Bonini on December 15, 2011 @ 09:30:02 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 11 to Week 14, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers

Cincinnati Bengals PK Mike Nugent
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Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals at St. Louis Rams

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • The Nuge has averaged 1.75 extra point tries (made all) and 2.00 of his 2.25 per-game field goal attempts. That translates to 7.8 standard fantasy points per matchup.
  • St. Louis has permitted kickers to average 10.8 fantasy points per game, which is the most in the NFL. Booters have knocked in 2.50 point-afters and 2.75 of 3.00 field goal attempts.

Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks at Chicago Bears

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • Seattle's Marshawn Lynch-led offense has provided Hauschka 3.00 extra point attempts and 2.00 field goal kicks per contest. He has made all of this point-after tries and 1.50 of his treys, good for 7.5 standard fantasy points per game.
  • Chicago's D typically stiffens in the red zone, leaving their opponents settling for field goals. Kickers have averaged 3.25 field goal attempts and 1.25 touchdown punctuations, making all of the one-pointers to 2.75 field goals.
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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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