Fantasy football sleepers: QB - Week 4

by Tim Heaney on October 1, 2009 @ 13:00:00 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.

Fantasy football sleepers: Quarterbacks

David Garrard, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

    David Garrard, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
    It could be a big day for Garrard
  • Not usually one of elite statistical output, Garrard has topped 200 passing yards in the last two weeks but showed improved accuracy with a 60 percent completion outing in Week 3. He hasn't found the end zone in two of his three games, though.
  • A weak Tennessee Titans pass resistance may be the cure. The Titans stop the run, and while Jacksonville will probably continue to pound bowling ball Maurice Jones-Drew, that could set up a productive air day against the team that ranks last in passing yards per game (297.0), tied for next to last in passing touchdowns per game (2.33) and fourth to last in completion percentage yielded to opposing tossers.
  • If you're forced to use Garrard this week, know that the big man had an uninspiring seasonal output against Tennessee last year, averaging 175.0 air yards and 0.5 throwing scores per game. He was a bit better the year before, going 17-for-30 with 204 yards and a touchdown pass against them.

Kerry Collins, Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars

Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1 or bench

  • Collins' coach, Jeff Fisher, maintains that the vet is his starting quarterback despite the team's 0-3 record.
  • It's tough to say you should play Collins if you have a choice, but if you don't, this would be an opportune time for it. The Jags have allowed the fourth highest passing yards (288.7) and rank in the bottom six in passing scores allowed (2.00) per game to signal callers.
  • His last game against the Jags, Week 11 last year, produced three air scores and 230 throwing yards.
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