Fantasy football sleepers: TE - Week 2

by Tim Heaney on September 16, 2010 @ 19:34:00 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 you wouldn't necessarily consider that you need to get into your lineup.

Fantasy football sleepers: Tight ends

Dustin Keller, New York Jets vs. New England Patriots

Fantasy value: Flex or bench

    New York Jets TE Dustin Keller
    Value in the Jets' passing game?
  • Not a promising Week 1 for Keller: two catches for 13 yards, Ray Lewis' blistering hit and a notable late-game, fourth-down gaffe. The third-year tight end, however, was targeted five times, including once in the red zone.
  • The Pats were a low-end matchup for the position for most of the last year but allowed a 6-25-1 day from Cincinnati Bengals tight end Jermaine Gresham last week. Similar cheap PPR points could come from another tight end capable of creating a mismatch in the passing game.
  • Quarterback Mark Sanchez should continue to view Keller as a safety valve; the Jets' downfield throwing could be a bit more productive against a Pats D that allowed the Bengals' Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens to go wild. Keller is one of the top options in the Jets' passing game with Santonio Holmes suspended, so that at least gives Keller a chance to see a similar number of targets if your league is deep enough to consider him as a flex.
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