Fantasy football sleepers: PK - Week 16

by Cory J. Bonini on December 22, 2011 @ 07:30:14 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 12 to Week 15, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers

Shaun Suisham, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. St. Louis Rams

Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1

    Kansas City Chiefs PK Ryan Succop
    Succop primed for points
  • The Rams' defense has been a bit feistier lately, and Pittsburgh's offense wasn't effective with an injured Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) in Week 15 play. It isn't certain if he will start this week, either. Suisham has averaged a pair of extra point attempts and 1.25 field goal tries (0.75 made) per game.
  • The Rams have yielded an average of 11.2 standard fantasy points per game to the position, which is the most in the league. Kickers have averaged 2.25 XPAs (all made) and 3.25 three-point tries (3.00 made) per matchup.

Ryan Succop, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders

Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1

  • KC moved the ball a little better than expected last week and shouldn't have too much difficulty versus the Raiders this weekend. Succop has averaged only 0.75 scoring punctuations (3-for-3) and has made all of his 2.25 three-point attempts per game.
  • Oakland has surrendered the third most standard fantasy points per game to the feet of opposing kickers. This comes from allowing 3.75 extra point tries (3.50 made) and 2.00 field goal attempts (all made) per game.
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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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