Fantasy football sleepers: TE - Week 7

by Tim Heaney on October 22, 2009 @ 09:53:07 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: Tight ends

Desmond Clark, Chicago Bears at Cincinnati Bengals

Fantasy value: Flex or bench

  • Clark had three catches for 32 yards on four targets in Week 6, just his second game back after a rib injury stalled his season. The Bears enjoy using two-tight end sets, employing Clark often with Greg Olsen.
  • If you need a desperation play this week, the Bengals are apt to let Clark chip in. Cincy has allowed 6.75 receptions, and 0.75 touchdown grabs per game to this position in the last four weeks; each figure puts them among the bottom five defenses in those categories.  

Kevin Boss, New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy value: Flex or bench

  • Returning from an ankle injury that cost him Week 5, Boss had just two targets and didn't do much with them. His place in the Giants' receiving game is spotty, at best.
  • If a deep-league, last-ditch spot play fits your needs, the Cards may let Boss do more than usual this week. The Cardinals fall within the bottom six defenses against tight ends in the last four weeks (three games) with 6.00 receptions and 71.7 yards allowed to them per game.
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