Fantasy Football Update 10/7/16: Week 5 Sleeper Picks
Fantasy Football Sleepers and Waiver Wire Picks for Week 5
October 7, 2016
Week 5 is off and running in the NFL, and that means we fantasy football owners need to start scouring the waiver wire and sleeper options out there before the big weekend games get going. Let’s check out some of the trending players on the wire and see why everyone’s picking them up.
Jeremy Kerley, WR, San Francisco 49ers: Before we get going on Week 5, let’s check out a Week 6 waiver option in Kerley. He bagged a whopping 16.2 fantasy points against the Cardinals on Thursday with eight grabs on 13 targets for 102 yards and one touchdown.
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That makes two straight weeks with at least 14.8 fantasy points for Kerley, who is the Niners’ best receiver right now. He’ll be in Buffalo for Week 6, but get that waiver claim in now.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Atlanta Falcons: There’s not a lot of hope at the TE slot right now, but Tamme is here to help out the needy as a mid-range pickup. Tamme put up just two receptions on two targets last week, but also bagged a TD, which was his second in three weeks.
On Sunday against the Broncos, Tamme might find some extra room, as Denver has been comparatively permissive to opposing tight ends this year. If he can score, he’ll be a great pickup.
Cameron Artis-Payne, RB, Carolina Panthers: Artis-Payne wasn’t able to do much in Atlanta last weekend, as the team was playing catch-up most of the game. He’d finish with just six rush attempts for 12 yards.
Artis-Payne may find some more running room this Monday against Tampa Bay, and if Jonathan Stewart is out again he’ll get even more reps. Fozzy Whittaker is still the guy to have here, but Artis-Payne works as a sleeper stringer.
Sammie Coates, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: All of the Steelers receivers should be must-starts at all levels this weekend against the Jets, as New York gives out big pass plays like it’s Christmas. That included Coates, who has hit at least 7.9 fantasy points in two of his first four games.
Coates also has at least 50 receiving yards in every game this year, so it’s only a matter of time before he finds the end zone. he’s a nice low-end WR.
Robert Woods, WR, Buffalo Bills: Speaking of low-end WRs, Woods falls into that category. He’s coming off a pretty nice day in New England last week, with 10 targets, seven receptions and 89 yards.
With Sammy Watkins gone (likely for the year), Woods becomes the next man up. He gets a nice matchup against the Rams this weekend and could see his first touchdown.
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