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2015 Fantasy Football: Week 6 Deep Sleepers

Everybody knows to start Le’Veon Bell, Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones. In this article we will be covering deep sleepers. Guys that a lot of people may be able to find on their waiver wire. If you’re desperate for an emergency play or a cheap DFS option, this is where you find those guys. Just remember all these guys are longshots. Don’t bench your stars for them!

Quarterbacks
Ryan Fitzpatrick, New York Jets
Fitzpatrick has a ton of downside, but he has more upside this week. This is an ideal matchup against the Redskins. They are tough against the run and bad against the pass. Washington also doesn’t have anybody that can match up with Brandon Marshall. He has bounced back in a major way this season. Look for Fitz to potentially have a big week due to an advantageous situation. He’s a solid option off the waiver wire.

Running Backs
Buck Allen, BAL
Lorenzo Taliaferro has been placed on I.R. and Justin Forsett is banged up. Allen could see an abundance of touches this week, especially through the air. He could have some stand-alone PPR value. Forsett is expected to play, but his ankle is less than 100 percent. If he goes down, Allen could have a big week. He could be a desperation play and cheap DFS option.

Chris Polk, HOU
Jonathan Grimes is likely out and Alfred Blue is dealing with turf toe. Even if Blue plays, he will likely be limited. As someone who has played through turf toe before, I can tell you it’s very painful. Depending on the severity, he could be able to play but may not be able to finish. This would leave Polk seeing plenty of touches. It does not appear the Texans want to overwork Arian Foster this season. That could change as time goes on, nevertheless, it would make sense for them to preserve him a bit more than they have in the past as he approaches 30 years old.

Wide Receivers
Jaelen Strong, HOU
Strong made his first NFL appearance last week and caught two TDs. Nate Washington isn’t going to play this week and Cecil Shorts is far from a lock to suit up. Either way, Strong will likely see action again this week. One of his TDs was a on a Hail Mary before the half, so that was a bit fluky, however, he did see another red zone target he pulled down for TD. If this trend continues or if his role expands further, the talented rookie could become a viable desperation flex play sooner rather than later.

Danny Amendola, NE
The Patriots might drop triple digits this week on a miserable Colts defense. The same Colts team that caused this whole DeflateGate debacle by reporting a ball they intercepted. Amendola is a starter. While LeGarrette Blount is the guy who is going to have the monster week, Amendola could benefit from the abundance of fantasy points Tom Brady will be doling out relentlessly. If you’re desperate, why not Amendola?

Tight Ends
Luke Wilson, SEA
Wilson has seen at least three targets in each of the last three games. He’s far from a great option. However, he is seeing plenty of snaps due to Jimmy Graham’s complete inability to block. If he can catch 3-4 passes for 35 yards and a TD, that’s not an awful game if you’re in a deep league and plucking a guy off your waiver wire. With Graham drawing attention, Wilson can sneak out undetected. With starting TEs Vernon Davis, Crockett Gillmore and Eric Ebron possibly returning this week, a lot of last week’s sleepers will be relegated back to the bench.

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