Week 6 Fantasy Sleepers: Worthwhile Roster Additions to Consider

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Week 6 Fantasy Sleepers: Worthwhile Roster Additions to Consider
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A handful of productive fantasy performers emerged in Week 5. None was more dominant than Dallas Cowboys rookie Terrance Williams, who exploded for 151 yards and a touchdown on just four receptions on Sunday.

However, Williams isn't the only potential addition worth considering this week.

Below, we'll highlight and rank the top sleepers worth adding to your roster heading into Week 6.

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick, QB, Tennessee Titans

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There are plenty of quarterbacks with better matchups in Week 6 than Tennessee's Ryan Fitzpatrick, but there are very few solid passers available in leagues across the country.

While Fitzpatrick may be projected to struggle against the Seattle Seahawks and their third-ranked pass defense on Sunday, keep in mind that he accounted for 20 fantasy points in standard leagues this past week against the NFL's fourth-ranked pass defense in Kansas City. 

The veteran, who has 400 total yards and three touchdowns since taking over for Jake Locker in Week 4, is a better option than Brandon Weeden and a worthwhile add for Matt Ryan and Ryan Tannehill owners this weekend with the Falcons and Dolphins both on a bye in Week 6.

Week 6 Quarterback Sleepers
Rank Player Team Own % Week 5 Points
1 Ryan Fitzpatrick Tennessee Titans 0.6 20
2 Terrelle Pryor Oakland Raiders 32.5 19
3 Brandon Weeden Cleveland Browns 1.1 11

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Zac Stacy, RB, St. Louis Rams

While Justin Blackmon was racking up yards through the air on Sunday, St. Louis Rams rookie Zac Stacy was picking them up on the ground, rushing for 78 yards on 14 carries against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The former Vanderbilt star had just one carry coming into Week 5, but appears set to take on a much heavier load in the backfield moving forward. After all, his average of 5.5 yards per carry is the best among all St. Louis running backs in 2013.

Unless you're set with consistent performers at running back, Stacy, who is only owned in 1.2 percent of all ESPN leagues, is a must-add going up against the Houston Texans in Week 6.

Houston ranks 27th against the run this season, giving up more than 126 rushing yards per game.

Week 6 Running Back Sleepers
Rank Player Team Own % Week 5 Points
1 Pierre Thomas New Orleans Saints 15.5 20
2 Willis McGahee Cleveland Browns 22.2 13
3 Zac Stacy St. Louis Rams 1.2 7

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Justin Blackmon, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars may be the laughing stock of the NFL these days, but second-year wide receiver Justin Blackmon appears determined to turn things around in North Florida after breaking loose for 136 yards and a touchdown on five receptions against the St. Louis Rams in Week 5.

Blackmon has served his four-game suspension and is now a worthwhile addition for fantasy owners. 

He's only owned in 20 percent of all ESPN leagues and should be an easy add for most owners in need of improved production at the wide receiver spot. 

Oh yeah, did I mention that Blackmon and the Jags will be up against the Denver Broncos' league-worst pass defense in Week 6?

Week 6 Wide Receiver Sleepers
Rank Player Team Own % Week 5 Points
1 Justin Blackmon Jacksonville Jaguars 20.0 19
2 Terrance Williams Dallas Cowboys 1.3 23
3 Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers 1.2 17

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Availability and scoring stats according to ESPN Fantasy.

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