Fantasy football sleepers: PK - Week 14

by Tim Heaney on December 6, 2011 @ 17:44:56 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 10 to Week 13, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers

New York Giants PK Lawrence Tynes
Tynes staying busy

Lawrence Tynes, New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys

Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1

  • In five of his last seven games, Tynes has attempted at least two field goals. He has only missed three of his 16 tries on the year. Also, in six of his last seven contests, he has netted at least two XPs.
  • The Cowboys have yielded 2.75 field goal attempts and 1.50 touchdown cappers per game.

Josh Scobee, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • Scobee can blame this erratic offense for limiting his contributions on the year; he isn't messing up on his own given his 18-for-20 season on three-pointers. He has attempted six field goals over the last four games but hasn't topped seven kicking points in six of his last seven contests.
  • The Bucs' defense has been sieve-like for most of the season; the Jags should move the ball more effectively than they have in most of their games. Tampa Bay has let opposing kickers line up for 2.0 FGAs and 4.25 XPAs per game.
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