Take the victory in Week 6 with these top five fantasy football sleeper pick options.
Fantasy football owners couldn’t wait for Week 5 to end. Depending on your lineup, it’s possible more than half of your roster is injured or is on a bye. Breath easy, it’s a new week!
This week’s bye teams include the Buffalo Bills, Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, and the Dallas Cowboys. If you have players like Ezekiel Elliott or Russell Wilson, you’re going to need to switch things up, and sleepers are a great option.
Last week, a ton of players also fell short to injuries. Aside from all the New York Giants wide receivers going down, Sam Bradford, J.J. Watt and Bilal Powell are only a handful of the players injured in Week 5.
With injuries galore and bye teams, it’s important to adjust your starting lineup to its greatest potential. Sleeper players are a great way to take that extra step to victory. Based on weekly matchups, fantasy value, and team production, these are the top 5 sleeper options in Week 6.
Next: 5. Beast Mode is back
5. Marshawn Lynch, RB Oakland Raiders
Last week, was the first glimpse of Marshawn Lynch that looked promising for fantasy football owners. Although once a terrific running back, his consistency to produce big points just hasn’t been on par this year.
Last week, he found the end zone, and this week’s Los Angeles Chargers matchup offers the same outcome on paper. The Chargers have surrendered the most fantasy points per game to opposing backs.
In Week 5, the New York Giants, who are riding with an 0-5 season even got a running score against the Chargers. They also added almost 130 rushing yards. If the Giants can do it, Lynch better be able to rack up some decent yards and find the end zone.
We should see the return of Beast Mode in Week 6. This is the week to go all in with Lynch.
Next: 4. This receiver should have a 100-yard game
4. DeSean Jackson, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In Week 5, Jackson Completed 5-of-9 targets for 106 yards. He brought home about 16 fantasy points in his matchup against the New England Patriots.
This week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on the Arizona Cardinals. Last week, the Cardinals gave up four touchdowns and over 300 yards.
Next: 3. This running back moves up the depth chart
3. Elijah McGuire, RB New York Jets
Heading into the 2017 season, the New York Jets were projected to finish 0-16. It’s now Week 6, and they are tied with the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills for the division! With that said, the Jets have some players with great fantasy value based on the matchup.
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Matt Forte is still battling an injury, and Bilal Powell is also nursing a calf injury and is questionable for Week 6. What does this mean for McGuire? Even if Powell suits up, McGuire is going to get playing time.
Although this week’s matchup doesn’t sound too assuring, the New England Patriots have surrendered the second-most points to the position this season. Just last week Doug Martin had almost 75 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries.
Although everyone is picking the Patriots to stomp the Jets, we can expect the unexpected. And, no matter the outcome of the game, one thing is for sure; win or lose, McGuire will shine!
Next: 2. This tight end is all the Giants have
2. Evan Engram, TE New York Giants
What an unfortunate season it’s been for the New York Giants; they just can’t catch a break. Their elite quarterback hasn’t looked very elite, Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, and Odell Beckham Jr. are all injured.
Their defense, who looked to be dominating this season has also fallen short. So, what’s the only option for the Giants? Evan Engram!
Engram may not be in the top-tier tight ends this season, but there’s a good chance that will change after Week 6. With Engram being the reliable passing option, we can expect his workload to increase immensely against the intimidating Denver Broncos.
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He’s projected to earn at least double-digit fantasy football points in this matchup, which could bid you well if you need a tight end filler or FLEX option. Look for Engram to be the talk of New York in Week 6.
Next: 1. Quarterback alert
1. Jacoby Brissett, QB Indianapolis Colts
I debated back and forth with this next sleeper pick. But, I can’t deny the emergence of Jacoby Brissett these last few weeks.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not telling you to bench your QB1 for Brissett. But, should you have a bye week or injured quarterback, Brissett will be a phenomenal Week 6 filler.
He has not only got his rhythm down in the passing game, but he has become quite the runner as well. Last week, he completed 22-of-34 passes for almost 315 yards and no touchdowns. However, he did manage to add 14 rushing yards and a touchdown in last week’s overtime victory.
This week, he prepares to take on the Tennessee Titans in a Monday Night Football divisional showdown. The Titans currently rank 24th against opposing quarterbacks. If T.Y. Hilton can complete his catches, there’s no reason Brissett won’t have a great fantasy football Week 6. Use him while you can, he may be benched after this week with the re-emergence of Andrew Luck.