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Fantasy Football Week 5 Sleepers: Mike Glennon, Chris Ivory and others

Ray takes a look at some Week 5 sleepers that could help you win your fantasy matchup this week, including Mike Glennon, Chris Ivory, Austin Davis and others.

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This weekly feature will take a look at some sleepers at each position who could help fantasy teams win their weekly matchup. To determine the sleepers, I will be using the fantasy points allowed at each position statistics, courtesy of AsktheCommish.com.

For week 5, I will use the fantasy points allowed through the first three weeks of the season, so we are getting a decent idea as to which team defenses are allowing the most fantasy points at each position.

Sleeper Performance: Week 4

QB - Tony Romo, Cowboys vs Saints -  22 of 29, 269 yards, 3 TD passes

RB - Donald Brown, Chargers vs Jaguars - 10 carries, 19 yards, 0 TDs, 2 fantasy points, YUCK!!

WR - Golden Tate, Lions vs Jets -  8 receptions, 116 yards, 19 fantasy points

TE - Antonio Gates, Chargers vs Jaguars -  3 receptions, 30 yards, 0 TDs, 6 fantasy points

Fantasy Points Allowed: Year to Date

Below you will find a table (courtesy of Ask the Commish) that lists, by team defense, the fantasy points each team defense has allowed to opposing quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers and tight ends. For example, through the first four weeks of the season, the Jaguars defense have given up

I have selected my sleeper picks based on the fantasy points allowed through the first four weeks of the season, assuming the trend (allowing more fantasy points) continues.

Rank

Team

Points (QBs)

Points (RBs)

Points (WRs)

Points (TEs)

Total

1

Bengals

40.93

44.79

58.5

20.99

171.23

2

Cardinals

50.3

32.8

65.79

16.59

173.5

3

Lions

46.89

60.8

54.19

24

203.89

4

Rams

50.44

48.29

68.49

18.7

209.93

5

Seahawks

54.64

35.1

56.49

47.09

213.34

6

Broncos

64.42

64.39

56.1

27.7

225.62

7

Ravens

57.44

49.4

90.39

13.1

235.33

8

49ers

63.04

34.99

100.89

18.6

237.53

9

Browns

47.46

87.4

52.39

28.8

245.06

10

Chargers

70.37

80.39

59.5

20.1

245.37

11

Patriots

52.27

97.7

48.69

27.69

250.38

12

Bills

67.15

42.99

93.2

27.29

261.65

13

Vikings

53.74

80.19

90

18.2

264.14

14

Texans

60.76

78.5

87

23.29

267.56

15

Chiefs

68.88

59.2

87.8

39.59

269.48

16

Dolphins

62.28

84.2

68.89

29.89

270.27

17

Steelers

67.91

52.8

68.8

44.09

272.62

18

Cowboys

73.57

54.1

66.8

67.3

279.78

19

Packers

64.32

100.69

72.5

19.99

282.51

20

Giants

68.95

75.5

86.99

23.3

283.15

21

Jets

85.49

30.7

110.49

33.4

287.09

22

Colts

73.89

83

65.6

52.2

291.7

23

Redskins

84.95

41.29

101

48.7

293.95

24

Raiders

62.18

94

70.2

31.69

294.08

25

Titans

60.08

90.79

79.21

36.09

298.19

26

Panthers

72.57

94

89.6

22.7

299.87

27

Bears

80.15

67

104.7

13.5

304.36

28

Eagles

88.42

89.79

79.99

13.09

306.31

29

Falcons

64.74

125.89

88.5

17.39

325.54

30

Saints

79.37

86.29

102.79

21.89

328.37

31

Buccaneers

76.76

66.8

122.87

37.4

335.84

32

Jaguars

99.57

86.59

117.8

55.3

399.28

Week 5 Sleepers

note: FPA = fantasy points allowed

Quarternback

Mike Glennon, Buccaneers vs Saints

The Saints have given up an average of 20 points per game to opposing quarterbacks this season, so Bucs QB Mike Glennon is a solid sleeper choice if you need a second QB in 2 QB leagues in Week 5. Glennon threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in a comeback win vs the Steelers in Week 4.

Honorable Mention: Austin Davis, Ben Rothlisberger

Running Back

Chris Ivory, Jets vs Chargers

Ivory has enjoyed an excellent start to the 2014 season, averaging 5.5 yards per rushing attempt to go along with his two scores. The Chargers defense is giving up an average of 20 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs thus far, and Ivory is the better half of the Jets RBBC.

Honorbale Mention: Isaiah Crowell

Wide Receiver

Marques Colston, Saints vs Buccaneers

The Buccaneers are giving up an average of 25 points per game to opposing wide receivers thus far, so Colston could benefit as a result. Colston appears to be the forgotten man in the Saints passing game this season, but this is nothing new. Having owned Colston a few times over the years, he goes through periods where he loses targets to other receivers in the Saints offense, but 1B Drew Brees always comes back to him.

Honorable Mention: Dwayne Bowe

Tight End

Garret Graham, Texans vs Cowboys

The Cowboys defense is allowing 16 fantasy points per game vs opposing tight ends so Graham has a chance to reach the end zone for the first time this season.

Honorable Mention: Owen Daniels