Fantasy football sleepers: PK - Week 10

by Tim Heaney on November 10, 2011 @ 12:03:04 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 6 to Week 9, unless otherwise stated.

Fantasy football sleepers: Defensive teams

New York Jets PK Nick Folk
Folk on the mark this year

Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Arizona Cardinals

Fantasy value: High-end No. 1

  • He's 14-for-17 on the year in field goal attempts, his longest conversion being 47 yards, but he has made his last six. Henery plays in an offense that typically gives PKs ample opportunities to contribute per game, but the attack has been erratic this season, and Henery is falling far below the fantasy stud value many perceived he'd carry.
  • The Cardinals' defense should help Philly look something like they did against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8. Arizona's lackluster D has allowed boots to line up for 3.33 three-point tries and 2.0 touchdown cappers per game. The Eagles should fly all over the Cards' secondary.

Nick Folk, New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

Fantasy value: High-end No. 1

  • Folk's Week 9 missed FGA in two tries was his only gaffe in 13 tries this season. The Jets' inconsistent offense hasn't given him a large quantity of contribution opportunities, but the vet's season-long conversion rate is so far the best of his career. He has attempted three touchdown punctuations in all but one of his eight games this year, so at least he's getting on the fantasy board.
  • Kickers have set up for 2.67 FGAs and 2.0 XPAs per game versus New England, whose defensive backfield has hindered an otherwise steady defense. The Jets should aerially move the ball with some ease against their division rivals.
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