Fantasy football sleepers: PK - Week 6

by Tim Heaney on October 15, 2009 @ 00:00:00 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: Place kickers

Jason Elam, Atlanta Falcons vs. Chicago Bears

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • Elam hasn't done much in terms of three-point tries since Week 1, going just 2-for-2 in the next three games combined. The Falcons have given him plenty of extra points, though, as he's 12-for-13 on the season, with that miss also coming in the opener.
  • The Bears have allowed the most field goal attempts per game (3.00) in the last four weeks while also yielding 2.00 one-point tries per contest in that time frame.
  • You can find the vet on the wire in 51 percent of leagues polled. 

Robbie Gould, Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • Gould is 6-for-7 in field goals this year, with his only miss coming from a 53-yard attempt.
  • Like his counterpart, Jason Elam, Gould receives the best possible fantasy matchup in terms of field goals. Despite allowing just 1.67 extra points per game in the last four weeks (three games), the Falcons have yielded the second most three-point attempts per game (2.67) in that time.
  • The consistent Gould is coming off a bye, meaning he's ripe for the picking in 45 percent of polled leagues.

NEW - Shaun Suisham, Washington Redskins vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • Suisham has averaged just 1.25 three-point attempts and 1.50 extra point tries since Week 1 as the 'Skins struggle to harness a consistent offense.
  • Enter the Chiefs, who stand as a top-five fantasy matchup in field goal attempts per game (2.50) in the last four weeks and also have allowed 2.50 tries at touchdown punctuation per contest in that time.
  • You can add this rental in nearly every polled setup.
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