Fantasy football sleepers: TE - Week 7

by Tim Heaney on October 20, 2011 @ 14:00:15 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 3 to Week 6, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Tight ends

Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark
Keep it up, Clark

Kellen Winslow, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Chicago Bears

Fantasy value: No. 1 or flex

  • If you're in a PPR setup, Winslow has at least helped tread water: He has hauled in at least four passes in five of his six contests this year, including five in each of the last three. Sadly, he's averaging just 9.52 yards per haul so far.
  • The Bears should allow him to pile up more points; they've permitted TEs to register 7.0 receptions, 74.3 yards and 1.25 touchdown snared per contest. Their Cover 2 should allow Winslow to take advantage over the middle, especially since Josh Freeman is already hesitant to throw deep.

Dallas Clark, Indianapolis Colts at New Orleans Saints

Fantasy value: No. 1 or flex

  • In Week 6 Clark broke out with his best game of the season: 6-53-1 on seven targets. His TD was a highlight-reel one-handed grab, but Clark was a consistent part of this offense again.
  • The Colts will have to throw often to keep up with the potent Saints. Luckily, tight ends have enjoyed marching against them, averaging 5.75 grabs, 59.3 yards and 0.75 paydirts per outing.
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