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.
Note: All statistics are from Week 5 to Week 8, unless otherwise noted.
Fantasy football sleepers: Place kickers
Ryan Succop, Kansas City Chiefs at Jacksonville Jaguars
Fantasy value: High-end No. 1
- Quietly, the rook has converted nine of his 11 field goal tries this season, including conversions of 46, 47 and 53 yards and a 3-for-4 record in the 40- to 49-yard range. He has three-plus field goal attempts in two of his last three games.
- The Jags will be happy to let Succop get his kicks. They have yielded 2.33 three-point tries and 3.33 one-point attempts per contest since Week 4 (three games).
- Succop makes for an unheralded one-week rental for those playing musical boots. He's unowned in virtually every league.
About Tim Heaney
Tim's work has been featured by USA Today/Sports Weekly, among numerous outlets, and recognized as a finalist in the Fantasy Sports Writers Association awards. The Boston University alum competes in Tout Wars and LABR and has won several industry leagues in both baseball and football.
During baseball and football season, hear him every Wednesday on 1570 AM WNST in Baltimore. On Thursdays, he visits 106.1 FM WMTI in New Orleans and Sirius XM Fantasy Sports Radio, where he often crashes other shows, as well.
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