Fantasy football sleepers: QB - Week 5

by Tim Heaney on October 8, 2009 @ 14:00:00 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

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Flacco, QB, BAL
Keep riding Flacco's arm

Fantasy value: High-end No. 1

  • With the Ravens offense joining this hip trend called "passing," Flacco has averaged 275.8 passing yards and 2.00 aerial scores per game, both of which rank in the top 10.
  • Per game to this position, Cincy has yielded the fifth most passing yards (262.3). Caveat: The Bengals have allowed just 1.00 touchdown passes per game to this demographic.
  • In Baltimore's more conservative '08 offensive incarnation, Flacco averaged 205.0 passing yards and one touchdown per game against Cincinnati. He showed he was gaining confidence in Week 13, when he threw on Cincy for 280 yards and two scores.
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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, who competes in the prestigious LABR and Tout Wars, has won numerous industry leagues in both baseball and football.

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