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 3 to Week 6, unless otherwise stated.
Fantasy football sleepers: Quarterbacks
Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers
Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench
Favre returns to Green Bay
- Favre's elbow tendonitis is hindering his accuracy, but he is showing no
signs of missing game action because of it. He's averaging 194.3 passing yards
and 1.67 touchdowns per game but has started showing signs of clicking with
wideout Randy Moss since Moss' arrival two
- Though they've picked off 1.25 passes per contest, the Pack has allowed
285.0 yards (third most in the league) and 1.50 touchdowns per game through
the air. Though they'll get linebacker Clay Matthews
(hamstring) back this week, the Packers D is dealing
with numerous other injuries.
- If you don't think Favre gets charged up against his former team, you don't
watch football. He can resume his textual healing against a team which he
thwacked for 515 passing yards and seven touchdowns on a 69.5 percent completion
rate in two meetings last year.
Max Hall, Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
Fantasy value: No. 1 or bench
- This week, fantasy owners are without the Indianapolis Colts' Peyton
Manning, the Houston Texans' Matt Schaub and the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez.
Now is the time to consider options like Hall, who hasn't thrown a touchdown
pass this year but went 17-for-27 for 168 yards in his first NFL start in
Week 5. With a bye in Week 6, Hall will have had an extra week to prepare
for the 'Hawks.
- If Hall can find a way past Seattle's pressure, he could abuse a
secondary that has allowed 344.7 passing yards and 1.33 touchdowns per game
to quarterbacks. They were torched by the San Diego Chargers' Philip Rivers,
and the Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler put up 290 yards. The Seahawks also allowed
289 yards to St. Louis Rams rookie Sam Bradford.
- Hall can serve as a last-ditch one-week play for this go-round. You
shouldn't commit to Hall unless your league values holding three quarterbacks.
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