Fantasy football busts: DT - Week 12

by Tim Heaney on November 25, 2009 @ 00:00:00 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.

Note: All statistics are from Week 6 to Week 11, unless otherwise noted.

Fantasy football busts: Defensive teams

Arizona Cardinals at Tennessee Titans

Fantasy value: Bench

  • The stat sheets say the Cardinals rank second in sacks (3.33), ninth in interceptions (1.33) and 10th in points allowed per game (17.0). Their defense has overall been impressive this season
  • Why these stats lie: Arizona's defensive numbers have been padded by matchups with the Chicago Bears, Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams in their last three games. In fact, they've faced the Seahawks twice in the last six weeks and combined for nine sacks against them.
  • This revitalized Titans team is by no means as careless with the football. In four games with Vince Young starting, the Titans have only allowed 0.25 sacks and thrown 0.25 interceptions per game. Of course, Tennessee has faced the Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and Houston Texans in that time. The Titans may not score that many points, but either way, the Young-led Titans offer a less fantasy-friendly opposition in terms of takeaways and sacks.
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