Let’s face it: lots of fantasy owners need help this week. Here are a few sleepers to fill some holes in your starting lineup:
Chad Henne will likely be filling in for an injured Blaine Gabbert and although the Jacksonville Jaguars are going up against the Denver Broncos in the ultimate David versus Goliath battle, Denver has given up the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this year and will likely be way ahead by halftime. Take that with a grain of salt.
With Nick Foles under center, Brent Celek is a sleeper in Week 6 against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense that has given up the seventh-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this year. Hint: Foles can throw better than Michael Vick and he’s also more fond of tight ends as well.
In the same game, you could do worse than starting Mike Glennon at quarterback since he’s going up against the Philadelphia Eagles absolutely awful secondary, which has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing passers this year. High-risk/high-reward option here.
Mike Goodson played well in Week 5, but Bilal Powell is still the New York Jets‘ starting running back. So if you’re brave enough to start either one of them, you might get rewarded because they’re going up against a Pittsburgh Steelers defense that has given up more fantasy points to opposing running backs than any other team this year.
Marlon Brown isn’t guaranteed to play in Week 6 due to injury, but if he does, he’s a dark horse sleeper against a sketchy Green Bay Packers defense that has been kind to opposing receivers this year and is likely to focus all of its attention on Torrey Smith. You could do worse at a WR3 or flex spot this week.