If you’re looking for “sleeper” values in your regular fantasy football league at this point in the season, you’re probably dealing with an injury like Aaron Rodgers and Jay Cutler owners or dealing with fantasy busts like Robert Griffin III and Josh Freeman. In this case you’re scrambling to win games by picking the hot hand hoping that your stud player returns for your fantasy playoffs. Those of you playing in weekly leagues, such as those at BetAmerica, naturally have a completely different perspective. Buying low on a quarterback who can give you a big week can be the key to cashing in that week. Value is everything.
The issue with these players is inconsistency. That’s why you’ll want to be very careful about matchups when looking for quarterback sleepers.
Mike Glennon – The nightmare of Greg Schiano’s Tampa Bay team is suddenly giving way to some decent football as the Buccaneers have won two games in a row. Much of that success can be attributed to the solid play of Glennon, who suddenly looks like a real quarterback prospect. Glennon got the job following the Schiano/Josh Freeman fiasco. It was obviously handled poorly by Schiano but Freeman hasn’t exactly looked like a viable starter in Minnesota. Glennon keeps improving and has completed 154 of 248 for 1,535 yards, 11 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. In his last game against Atlanta he completes 20 of 23 passes with two TDs and no interceptions. This week he’s facing a terrible pass defense in Detroit, so he might be worth a flyer.
Carson Palmer – He faces a pretty tough defense this week in Indianapolis, but the old veteran is suddenly looking like a gunslinger again. He threw for over 400 yards last week in a win at Jacksonville, including a 91-yard TD thrown to wide receiver Michael Floyd, who is now developing into a stud wide receiver. Palmer can certainly run up some points for you.
Regarding other quarterbacks that you can get cheap, hold off on Ryan Tannehill and Geno Smith this week as they face Carolina and Baltimore this week, respectively. Carolina has a really tough defense and Baltimore’s defense is improving and they are at home.