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 8 to Week 11, unless otherwise stated.
Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers
Bironas' boot will be busy
Rob Bironas, Tennessee Titans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Fantasy value: High-end No. 1
- Bironas has made all seven of his field goal attempts over the last four games. He has also netted 10 extra points in that duration. Bironas has missed only two three-point tries on the season.
- The Titans should have plenty of opportunities to line Bironas up for points. The Bucs have allowed 4.33 extra point tries and 2.00 field goal attempts per game.
Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts vs. Carolina Panthers
Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench
- Since Week 3, Vinatieri hasn't registered more than six kicking points in a contest. He has just nine over his last four games as he suffers in this typically squashed offense.
- The Panthers should at least let Indy's offense join the party. Carolina has let opponents set up for 1.67 field goals and 4.33 touchdown punctuations per game.
About Tim Heaney
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