Fantasy football sleepers: QB - Week 14

by Tim Heaney on December 9, 2010 @ 12:02:00 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 10 to Week 13, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Quarterbacks

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

    Baltimore Orioles QB Joe Flacco
    Flacco won't flake against Houston
  • Flacco has just seven touchdown passes in his last four games but has accumulated 266 or more passing yards in his last three contests. He has attempted at least 33 throws in each contest, as well
  • The Texans will remind fantasy owners of how effective Flacco can be. Houston continues to struggle against passers, allowing 274.3 yards and 1.75 touchdown throws per game, along with a 63.9 completion percentage. Those averages would be more reflective of that ineptitude had Houston not faced a Tennessee Titans team directed by rookie Rusty Smith.

David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Oakland Raiders

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • Garrard has run for a touchdown in each of his last two games, but he hasn't produced one through the air - or topped 162 passing yards - in that time. He hasn't had to do much to win given Maurice Jones-Drew's running revival in the last month.
  • The Raiders haven't been potent in stopping opposing aerial games, though, allowing 287.3 passing yards and 2.00 passing touchdowns. Also, they've allowed 0.33 rushing scores per game, which is up Garrard's alley.
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