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 through 3, unless otherwise stated.
Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers
Blair Walsh, Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
Fantasy value: High-end No. 1
- Walsh has put up top-10 fantasy points among place kickers and should improve his value in Week 4. He has averaged 9.3 points, 2.33 field goal attempts and as many point-after tries - perfect on all of his kicks - per game.
- The Lions have allowed the third most fantasy points per game to place kickers. That comes from giving up 3.33 extra point attempts (all made) and 3.33 field goal tries, 2.67 of which have split the uprights.
Jay Feely, Arizona Cardinals vs. Miami Dolphins
Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1
- Feely has been perfect on his kicks this young season, knocking all six of his field goal attempts and 2.33 touchdown punctuations through the goal posts. He has averaged 8.3 fantasy points per outing.
- The Dolphins have given up 10.0 fantasy points per game to the position by way of 2.67 field goals (3.00 attempts) and 2.00 TD cappers, on average, each matchup.
NEW - Josh Scobee, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench
- Scobee rankings 24th among place kickers in fantasy points this year, but Jacksonville's matchup should put him on your radar if you are an owner that plays the matchups. The Jags' offense should match up well with Cincy's defense, particularly in the running game.
- The Bengals have permitted the sixth most fantasy points, on average, giving up 4.00 extra point kicks and 2.00 field goal attempts per game. Enemy footers have been perfect on the year.
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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