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.
Note: All statistics are from Week 6 to Week 11, unless otherwise noted.
Fantasy football sleepers: Defensive teams
San Francisco 49ers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench
- San Fran has registered only 1.60 sacks and 1.20 takeaways in five games since Week 5. On the bright side, they've seen some improvement in their secondary since the injury to cornerback Nate Clements, mainly due to the insertion of Tarell Brown at left corner.
- They'll square off against the Jags, who have let opponents sack David Garrard 2.40 times and turned the ball over 2.00 times per game.
- Remember the last time the Jags traveled to the West Coast? Five sacks, two fumble recoveries and a defensive score allowed to the Seattle Seahawks.
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