Fantasy football sleepers: PK - Week 5

by Tim Heaney and Bryce McRae 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: Place kickers

Adam Vinatieri, Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • Since missing his only Week 1 field goal try, Nougatieri has been sweet with his boot, going 5-for-6 on three-pointers, including Week 2 kicks of 48 and 43 yards. 
  • The Titans rank in the bottom 10 in both field goal tries (2.25) and extra-point attempts (3.00) allowed per contest.
  • Vinatieri netted 11 kicking points in his second meeting with Tennessee last season, totaling 14 in his two '08 showdowns with them. He also tabulated 14 combined points against Tennessee in '07.

Steven Hauschka, Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Fantasy value: Midrange No. 1

  • Hauschka netted three one-point boots but did not attempt a field goal in Week 4. He ranks second in the NFL with 4.00 touchdown cappers attempted per game this year yet only averages 1.25 field goal attempts per contest.
  • The first-year starter has a chance to boost the last stat this coming week; the Bengals rank in the bottom five concerning three-point attempts allowed per contest (2.25). Oddly enough, the Bengals don't give up many extra points.

NEW - Jay Feely, New York Jets at Miami Dolphins

Fantasy value: Low-end No. 1

  • Need a one-week rental for your bye week? Consider Feely. He has connected on all six of his field goal attempts and each of his eight extra point attempts.
  • The Dolphins are in a tie for the most field goal attempts surrendered (3.00) over the first four weeks. They've also allowed 2.00 extra point attempts and 7.8 kicking points per game in that time.
  • Feely is available in 80 percent of leagues polled.
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