Fantasy football sleepers: PK - Week 6

by Tim Heaney on October 14, 2010 @ 12:24:00 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 you wouldn't necessarily consider that you need to get into your lineup.

Note: All statistics are from Week 2 to Week 5, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers

Dan Carpenter, Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • Carpenter has only two games with at least one field goal try this year but has gone 5-for-6 when called upon. That includes a 3-for-4 showing from 40-plus yards. He's an inconsistent play usually saved for a promising matchup.
  • Lo and behold: The Pack has allowed 3.00 field goal tries and 1.50 extra point attempts per game, and they're racking up enough defensive injuries that Miami's offense might be able to take advantage this week. Also, linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring) is iffy for Week 6; his absence could give Miami more chances to record points.
  • Consider Carpenter a one-week play if you need a replacement.

Billy A. Cundiff, Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • Like Carpenter, Cundiff isn't contributing much in field goals, but he's 5-for-7 so far this season. His only miss in the last few weeks has come from 50-plus yards. Luckily for him, he has nine extra points in the last three weeks; Baltimore's offense is at least helping him out there.
  • The Pats have allowed 2.33 field goal tries and 2.33 extra point kicks per game. They've been fortunate that opponents have only made 1.67 of their three-pointers per game.
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