Fantasy football sleepers: QB - Week 15

by Tim Heaney on December 17, 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.

Note: All statistics are from Week 9 to Week 14, unless otherwise noted.

Fantasy football sleepers: Quarterbacks

Jason Campbell, Washington Redskins vs. New York Giants

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • Campbell has put up 273.3 passing yards per game while compiling seven touchdown throws in his last three outings. Said matchups catered to fantasy circles: the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders. Campbell has seemingly found a rhythm with tight end Fred Davis and wideout Devin Thomas, which has cultivated some diversity in Washington's offense.
  • The Giants continue the parade of ineptitude: 284.2 passing yards, 2.2 passing touchdowns and 0.2 rushing scores allowed per game against quarterbacks. They've only registered 0.8 interceptions per, as well.
  • Though Campbell has averaged just 164.0 passing yards per game against New York in his career, his completion percentage has increased in each of his last three meetings with them (55.6, 60.5 and 73.1).
  • Campbell should be rented if needed for this week. He can be found on the waiver wire in about 55 percent of polled leagues.

David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts

David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
A worthwhile play

Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench

  • Garrard has totaled only 478 passing yards and two touchdowns in his last two games, but he has thrown only one interception in his last six. He has attempted more than 30 passes just once in his last seven games, though, and with his conservative approach his yardage totals haven't been impressive.
  • The Colts provide some more room for production. They've allowed 290.7 passing yards and 1.67 touchdowns per game to QBs. 
  • A key member of the Colts' secondary will either be dinged up or out in Week 15; cornerback Jerraud Powers (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday. Any absent or hobbled defenders would thin out the Colts' defensive back depth and help Garrard's cause.
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