Fantasy Football Week 6: Must Start NFL Fantasy Sleepers
Week 6 is here and the waiver wires are thin this year, so finding the right lineup with players that haven’t been consistent is very important. These players go beyond the weekly staples that are a must start week in and week out. They are the players that you might not have planned on starting, but perhaps you should reconsider.
QB: Jason Campbell—Question: Am I serious? Answer: Hell yeah, I am. Campbell came in for the injured Gradkowski, and completed 13-18 for 159 yards and one TD last week against the Chargers.
Starting against the 49ers I am sure he will get his, even in a loss. If you are looking for a QB to start this week, check him out. Jason gets 200 yards passing, one TD and a rushing TD.
RB: Mike Hart—If you are looking for a super sleeper, take a close look at Hart. The former Michigan RB came out and did his thing in an emergency situation last week, rushing for 50 yards and one TD.
With Addai still questionable and Donald Brown looking slow to recover, look for Hart to get some goal line carries and maybe more. I am forecasting 65 yds and at least one TD.
WR: Joey Galloway—With Anthony Armstrong having his coming out party last weekend against the Packers look for Galloway to be freed up against Indy. I see Galloway with 75 yards and a TD.
TE: Mercedes Lewis—Lewis is still only owned by 68 percent of ESPN fantasy leagues. My question would be, why? Lewis has five TDs through five games, and against Tennessee look for him to have at least one or two. In other words I am forecasting two TDs and 40 yards receiving.
QB: Matt Cassel—Cassel hasn’t had the greatest year so far, but the Texans and their 32nd ranked pass defense might fix what ails him. The Texans are giving up 330 yards per game and have allowed 11 TDs. If you’re in a pinch Cassel might be your guy.
RB: Felix Jones—The Cowboys promised Felix would get more touches last week and in the future, but we’ve all heard that before and I remained skeptical. I’m officially on the bandwagon after Jones tallied over 100 yards on the ground last week as Dallas stuck to their promise. Jones is supremely talented and should put up good numbers from here on out in the Cowboys high powered offense.
WR: Kenny Britt—As Eric points out below, the Jags have a generous pass D and Vince Young has been gaining confidence in recent weeks as defenses stack the box against Chris Johnson. Britt has been making the most of his targets with touchdown receptions in three straight games.
TE: Andrew Quarless—Who is that you may ask? He’s the new starting TE for the Green Bay Packers since Jermichael Finley and Donald Lee are out this week. It’s a boom or bust pickup, but if Aaron Rodgers is cleared to play as is being reported, I’m willing to take a risk.
QB: Vince Young—The Jacksonville Jaguars defense has been very generous to opposing QBs this year, giving up an average of 21 points per game. They’re also horrible against the run, so Vince will have options available to get you some fantasy points. I look for him to throw for 200 yards and two touchdowns as well as rush for 30-40 yards and maybe another score.
RB: BenJarvus Green-Ellis—Green-Ellis has been getting the majority of the carries the last few weeks and he has made the most of his opportunity.
You may be apprehensive to start him since he’s playing the Ravens, but the Ravens defense has allowed some big plays and given up some touchdowns this season.
Each of the past two weeks, Green-Ellis has had 16 carries. If he can have at least that again, I look for him to rush for AT LEAST 70 yards and a touchdown.
WR: Danny Amendola—Since Mark Clayton went down, Amendola has been Sam Bradford’s new favorite toy. Last week he caught 12 balls for 95 yards. He probably won’t have 12 receptions this week, but I look for him to go for at least 70 yards and find the end zone.
TE: Anthony Fasano—This may seem like a long shot, but when there aren’t a lot of great options at tight end this week.
Fasano has showed some promise in his past two games and the Green Bay Packers have been allowing substantial points to tight ends lately.
In their last three games, the Packers have allowed 27 catches for 299 yards and a TD to opposing tight ends. I see Fasano having anywhere from 40-60 yards and a TD.
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