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 8 to Week 13, unless otherwise noted.
Fantasy football sleepers: Quarterbacks
David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins
Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench
Start Garrard with confidence
- Though he's sacked more than potatoes, Garrard has given some OK performances
in the last few weeks, topping 260 passing yards twice in his last five games
and throwing just one pick since Week 8. He has five touchdowns in his last
- Garrard may be turning on the passing jets against a depleted Dolphins
secondary. If DG can avoid the Dolphins' competent pass rush, he'll be able
to add to Miami's average of 255.3 yards, 1.25 throwing touchdowns and 0.25
rushing scores allowed per game to quarterbacks.
- Miami's secondary has taken some lumps after the season-ending injury to
cornerback Will D. Allen (knee). Miami has
also proven competent against the run, so we may see more of versatile tailback
Maurice Jones-Drew in the passing game.
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.
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