Week 11 Sleepers

| 5 years ago
Skelton stretch

Week 11 Sleepers

To qualify as a “sleeper”, a player must be owned in no more than 20% of public leagues on ESPN Fantasy Football and Yahoo Fantasy Football.  These are guys who could see some work and might be useful in deeper leagues if you’re thin at a certain position or need some bye-week help.   Here’s this week’s list:


John Skelton, Arizona Cardinals (3% ESPN, 4% Yahoo)

Another sleepers list, another John Skelton sighting.  Although nothing about his play stands out as overly impressive, in fantasy football – opportunity breeds success.  Going on the road to face the Atlanta Falcons is no easy task, but playing from behind is a winning formula when it comes to fantasy QBs.

Skelton has 105 drop backs and 596 passing yards in his last two games, and despite suspect o-line play (sixth in Pressure% among top 75% of QBs, dropback-wise), Skelton has a higher completion percentage when under pressure (45.3%) than Matthew Stafford (44.3%) and Tom Brady (43.2%).  Skelton also has a higher Accuracy% when under pressure (63%) than Eli Manning (62.8%), Stafford (59.4%) and Brady (57.8%).  He will be facing an Atlanta defense that is in the bottom-half of the league in passing YPG allowed, as well as total YPG allowed.  They are also ranked 24th in opponent third-down conversion percentage (40.95%).  Having a guy named Larry Fitzgerald playing wide receiver never hurts either.


Wide Receivers

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (4% ESPN, 20% Yahoo)

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