This year has been the season for fantasy sleepers. Most owners are beginning to realize that top-name players may not be the way to go in high-pressure situations.
Here are my top 10 sleepers after week 5. If any of these players are on waivers or are free agents in your league, I suggest immediately adding them to your squad.
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Through five games, this relatively unknown running-back has managed to carry for 252 yards and one touchdown while also having 13 receptions for a total of 75 yards. Now that Aaron Rodgers might be hurt, this just means more carrying time for Jackson.
Washington literally came out of nowhere. In five games, he has 15 receptions (keep in mind that Vince Young is throwing it to him) for 218 yards and three stellar touchdowns. Watch for his name in all your leagues, because he's expected to make the red-zone at least four times in next week's matchup against Jacksonville.
Oakland would definitely not be off to the start they are without Louis Murphy. Originally ranked by Yahoo at 253, Murphy has climbed his way up to 97 because of his eighteen receptions for 304 yards and one touchdown. This week against San Francisco, expect to see him in the endzone.
As any fantasy owner knows, receptions are by far the quickest and easiest way for a team to get points, and no ones better for that than Danny Amendola. Through week 5, Amendola has 33 (yes, thirty-three) receptions for 303 yards in addition to another 127 returning yards. How could you not add him to your squad?
In a world where Farve is too old, Sanchez is too young, Big Ben is a criminal, and Eli Manning can't make a pass, quality quarterbacks are in high demand.
This is where Kyle Orton comes in. In five games as Denver's QB, Orton has thrown for a whopping 1733 yards for eight touchdowns and only three interceptions, in addition to 29 rushing yards. If your fantasy QB isn't up to par, I strongly suggest picking up Orton.
Almost everyone I know picked this guy up off waivers...but I DRAFTED him in the seventh round. Psychic?
Regardless, hes amazing, and he came out of the blue with 325 rushing yards and one rushing TD plus eight receptions for 106 yards.
The man's had 37 receptions for 446 yards and five touchdowns in five games. THAT'S A TOUCHDOWN EVERY GAME! What more could you want with a 100+ ranked wide receiver?
This man pisses excellence every morning. Wait, you've never heard of him? Exactly, no one had, until he decided to have 30 receptions with 589 yards and three touchdowns in five games.
This one may surprise you a little bit. Although he started slowly, Britt has quickly become the immediate alternate for the Titans' defense when Chris Johnson isn't running the ball 80 yards. Through five weeks, Britt has 14 receptions for 176 yards and three touchdowns. Those numbers may seem low, but they're only going to quickly increase.
Hillis is essentially a running back gone receiver. He's rushed for 350 yards, resulting in his four rushing touchdowns and has also had 20 receptions for 143 yards and one touchdown. Hillis has more receptions as a running back than most receivers in the NFL.