NFL Fantasy Football Week Five Sleepers
NFL FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 5 SLEEPERS – A player gets injured, or someone breaks out and earns more opportunities. These players can make or break your fantasy season. No one can predict the future, so drafting a perfect team is out of the question.
Depth never hurts, so it is best to evaluate your roster weekly. This article is a great place to look and will feature the best waiver wire additions each week. (Rostered Percentages from ESPN)
C.J. Stroud – 32% Rostered
I talked about Stroud in this article for week three and week four. He is performing at a high level and is worth a roster spot. He has not thrown an interception through his first four games, which is superb for a rookie quarterback.
His decision-making has been on point, and his offensive line has stepped up. After being sacked 11 times in the first two weeks, he has not hit the ground since. He is a QB1 for fantasy purposes and could be a star in the making for the league.
Joshua Dobbs – 2.1% Rostered
Dobbs has been serviceable as a streaming quarterback for most of this season. He is using his legs to extend drives and is taking care of the football.
The Cardinals lost to the 49ers, but Dobbs had a quietly good game. He finished with 265 passing yards, two passing TDs, and 12 carries for 48 rushing yards. The Cardinals play the Bengals at home this week.
The Bengals have not looked good at all this season. Dobbs is a sneaky good start this week for fantasy.
Jaleel McLaughlin – 0.5% Rostered
Javonte Williams injured his hip against the Bears on Sunday, and Samaje Perine did not get the bulk of the work. Jaleel McLaughlin ran the ball seven times for 72 yards and caught all three targets for 32 yards and a TD. He will be facing the Jets this week, but the opportunities should increase for McLaughlin for the time being.
Williams should not miss much time with a hip flexor injury, so McLaughlin needs to make the most of his opportunities now. He should have a decent start this week and could eat into William’s workload once he returns.
Jeff Wilson Jr. – 30.9 Rostered
The running backs available for a start this week depends on your league and who is available. Most of you probably have little remaining at the running back position. Jeff Wilson Jr. is a solid waiver addition to stash for when he returns.
Raheem Mostert looked like the starter at the beginning of the season, and De’Von Achane is earning the bulk of the workload. Mike McDaniel will use the hot hand, which means Wilson could move into that role upon his return. Stashing a running back on one of the most explosive offenses in the league cannot hurt your team.
Tyler Boyd – 43.1% Rostered
Tee Higgins broke a rib in Sunday’s loss to the Titans, but said he might try and play through it. Even if he does suit up this week, Boyd looks like a solid addition. Should Higgins miss any time, Boyd will receive a bump in work and has standalone value.
The Bengals’ offense has not looked like the same offense from years past, but they can get things rolling any week, which brings Boyd back into play as a flex start. He is worth adding, especially since Higgins has a nagging injury.
Quentin Johnston – 52.7% Rostered
The Chargers did not throw the ball very much this past week. Herbert only attempted 24 passes, which made his receivers less fantasy relevant. Johnston played 50% of the snaps, which is a good sign moving forward.
Mike Williams is out for the season, and Johnston is the perfect player to move into that role for this offense. I explained last week why Johnston is a good addition, and it holds now.
Logan Thomas – 7.8% Rostered
Thomas received three targets in his return from concussion last week, which turned into three receptions for 41 yards. He will play the Bears, Falcons, and Giants in the next three weeks. He received eight targets in week one and was well on his way to another decent day in week two before leaving the game with a concussion.
His matchups are as good as it gets over the next three weeks, which makes him a solid streaming tight end.