Fantasy Football 2013: Week 6 Sleepers
Week 6 Sleepers: Who to Target in Fantasy
October 11, 2013
It’s Friday; time once again for our weekly dose of sleeper prospects for the world of fantasy football. We’ve got the usual crop of potential game-breakers in our Week 6 edition, with players from positions across the board. Let’s take a closer look and see if any of these guys are right for your lineup this week.
Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders: Pryor’s not as much of a fantasy secret as he used to be, but he’s still available in the vast majority of leagues. A lot of owners are probably afraid of the Kansas City matchup here, but his numbers have been so strong recently that we’re inclined to roll with him regardless. Pryor has three passing touchdowns and 67 rush yards in his last two outings, and the multi-dimensional threat will serve him well here. He’s a lower-end, but suitable QB this week and beyond.
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Danny Woodhead, RB, San Diego Chargers: Here’s another example of a tough-looking matchup, but the upside wins out with Woodhead as well. He’ll likely be getting the majority of the workload with Ryan Mathews dealing with a concussion this week, and is capable of doing significant damage through the air. Woodhead also has a favorable upcoming schedule, with the Jaguars, Redskins and Broncos all coming up in the next three weeks after the Colts. He’s a prudent pickup and start for those four games.
Leonard Hankerson, WR, Washington Redskins: After Hankerson’s huge Week 1 performance (80 yards, two touchdowns), he hasn’t broken 50 yards in a game--or scored--since. That could change on Sunday, when the ‘Skins travel to Dallas. We’re not expecting quite the 51-48 shootout that the Broncos gave the Cowboys, but there should be plenty of passing in this one. Hankerson will benefit from that, as he’s been good at winning the one-on-one battles he’s faced thus far and should be able to find some room in the Dallas secondary.
Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans: Graham has been a trending add this week, thanks to the news that Owen Daniels’ recovery will take at least a month. With scores in three of the five games thus far, Graham has shown he’s capable of creating plays in the red zone, and will provide a reliable safety valve to embattled Texans QB Matt Schaub. Expect plenty of safe, high-percentage throws underneath against the Rams this weekend.
New York Jets Defense: There’s just one thing standing in the way of the Jets defense this week, and that’s Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger. If the Steelers are going to head into MetLife and take one, it’ll be on the strength of Big Ben’s arm, as we’re not expecting much of a running game--New York has been very good against the rush and Pittsburgh hasn’t been able to generate much. If the Jets secondary can contain things on the passing end, we could see a nice low-scoring, defense-heavy affair. That would be a great omen for their fantasy chances.
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