Fantasy football sleepers: QB - Week 7

by Tim Heaney on October 22, 2009 @ 09:52:41 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 that you wouldn't necessarily consider that you need to get into your lineup.

Fantasy football sleepers: Quarterbacks

Eli Manning, New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • New York Giants QB Eli Manning
    A productive game in the Cards
    Manning is coming off a contest in which he couldn't find consistent production (14-for-31, 178 yards and one touchdown at the New Orleans Saints) and a game in which he wasn't needed (8-for-10 against the Oakland Raiders in Week 5).
  • While effective against the run, the Cards have been susceptible to passes since Week 2, despite averaging 1.00 picks per contest in the last four weeks (three games). Their 287.3 aerial yards and 2.00 throwing scores surrendered per contest to this position rank in the bottom five in that duration.
  • Manning performed surgery on the Cards in Week 12 last year, completing 26 of 33 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns. He should be able to pick on dinged-up cornerback Bryant McFadden (ankle) and struggling corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (finger). The Giants will probably aim to mix in the run often, but Manning has proven he can match Arizona's potent attack if needed.
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