Fantasy football sleepers can decide head-to-head contests, especially in a week with four teams on their bye. If you’re scrambling to find someone to plug-and-play, here are five sleepers who will have big outings in Week 5.
Matchup: vs. San Diego Chargers
Pryor is an intriguing option for fantasy owners because of his juicy matchup.
The Chargers are the worst fantasy defense against opposing quarterbacks, according to FFToolbox.com. Only three teams have allowed more passing yards than San Diego, and they have also been susceptible to QBs who can make plays with their feet.
Matchup: at Oakland Raiders
After Week 1, Woodhead has played the most snaps of any Chargers running back. Woodhead has become a valuable checkdown option for Rivers and the second-most targeted receiver on the team.
He’ll be a great flex play in Week 5 and a solid RB2 in PPR leagues.
Matchup: at Cleveland Browns
The Week 5 matchup against the Cleveland Browns should give Woods plenty of targets, as Joe Haden will be draped all over Johnson for the whole game.
Robert Woods plays more snaps than Stevie Johnson for second straight week: http://t.co/g1HuZ1SRqI— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) September 30, 2013
EJ Manuel has looked for him an average of eight times in the last three games, and that number should increase in Week 5. Woods will be a good WR3 or flex play.
Matchup: at Miami Dolphins
According to FFToolbox.com, Dallas Clark faces the worst fantasy defense against opposing tight ends in Week 5, and he should reap enough rewards of that matchup to be a starting-caliber TE.
The Miami Dolphins are giving up an average of 86 yards and a touchdown per game to tight ends, and Clark is the only tight end that Joe Flacco can throw to.
John Harbaugh sounds off on drop-prone Ed Dickson and disappointing offensive line http://t.co/hK9tEaTLiK— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) September 30, 2013
The offensive line can’t give Flacco enough time for deeper routes to develop, and that won’t improve against a stellar Dolphins pass rush.
Clark will see a high number of targets, and he’ll be able to capitalize on that against this defense.