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
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).
A productive game in the Cards
- 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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