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 Weeks 1 and 2, unless otherwise stated.
Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers
Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Soaring through the uprights
Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1
Arizona's defense might be one of the rising units in the NFL
, but their "bend but don't break" style has allowed enemy boots to line up for 4.50 FGAs and 0.50 XPAs per game. Stephen Gostkowski
's last-second miss meant Arizona's 11.0 fantasy points allowed per contest could be higher.
Henery has made two of three field goal tries so far but made all five of his touchdown punctuations. Philly's offense should have little trouble moving downfield, even if Jeremy Maclin
(hip) is hindered or has to sit out. Heck, if he sits out, that could leave more dead trips inside the 20.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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