Week 6 PPR WR/TE Sleepers
As we come to the end on week 5 in this NFL season, injuries are starting to affect fantasy teams all around. With teams on their bye weeks as well, it is my job to give you the best advice for up and coming receivers and tight ends that can help fantasy owners in PPR format leagues. As everyone knows, WR and TE are very important to fantasy owners in PPR leagues. This makes it crucial to find those under the radar guys during waivers each week. Don't miss out on the next big stud.
Heading into week 6
All players on my list are owned in less than 30% of ESPN Leagues
Odell Beckham Jr. - Wide Receiver - New York Giants (3.8% owned)
Odell Beckham made a very solid NFL debut. He finished the day with 4 grabs for 44 yards and a touchdown. These are solid numbers as Odell was also limited on snaps saying this was his first game being back from injury. Head coach Tom Coughlin has also stated after the game that he liked what he saw and Odell will continue to see more and more reps as the weeks go on. This will be a big plus with Odell being such a big playmaker. You also have to look at how hot this Giant's offense is as well. Odell will have a solid matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagle's defense has allowed the 4th most passing yards per game this year and the most touchdown passes given up. Look for Mr. Beckham to have an even better 2nd game of his young NFL career.
Malcom Floyd - Wide Receiver - San Diego Chargers (4.4% owned)
We will now discuss another player who is on a hot offense right now. Malcom Floyd is a big/lengthy target for stud QB Phillip Rivers. He is used for mostly deep routes which is why he has a high YPC so far this season. Coming off a solid week 5 start against the New York Jets in which he had 3 grabs for a solid 72 yards; Floyd will look to keep it going facing a very favorable matchup in the Oakland Raiders who continue to struggle as a whole this season. Look for Phillip to take a good amount of deep shots down the field to his 6'5 target. Make sure to monitor his status though after his recent calf injury against the Jets. If cleared to play, Malcom would be a solid flex option in deeper formats during week 6.
Devin Hester - Wide Receiver - Atlanta Falcons (18.1% owned)
Yes, Devin didn't have a solid week 5 at all. But look for a bounce back week during week 6. I'm all about starting players against their former teams. Devin will get a shot to get back at his former team this week as the Falcons will take on the Chicago Bears. Last time Devin faced off against someone he was familiar with (Lovie Smith), he got into the end zone twice. I have a feeling something similar to that will happen this week as well. Everyone knows players get extra motivation against former teams or coaches. Look for head coach Mike Smith to give Devin plenty of chances to get back at his former team.
Tim Wright - Tight End - New England Patriots (2.3% owned)
We all finally saw why the Patriots traded for Tim Wright this offseason. Tim snagged a total of 5 balls for 85 yards and a touchdown. He looked very dynamic against a solid Bengals defense and was used in different ways. Tim was able to get involved in the screen game and did very well in the regular passing game. With so much focus on Rob Gronkowski, Tim has very favorable matchups against linebackers. Being a former wide receiver, Tim should win that matchup almost every time. Look for Mr. Wright's snap count to keep growing as he got the least amount of snaps of the three tight ends in New England. Tom Brady was on fire all game long and will look to keep that rolling by sticking with that two tight end set in Gronk and Wright. Give this guy a shot for fantasy owners struggling to find a solid tight end.
Dwayne Allen - Tight End - Indianapolis Colts (11.6% owned)
It looks like I was incorrect last week when projecting Fleener over Allen. These guys seem to just go back and forth in production. Dwayne has now scored 4 touchdowns in 5 games this season. The colts have a pretty tough matchup against the Texans defense in week 6. But look for Andrew Luck to target his tight ends in the red zone. Tight ends have accounted for over half of Luck's TD passes this season. Look for Dwayne to get into the end zone once again a he is becoming a reliable target for one of the top fantasy QB's in the league.
Owen Daniels - Tight End - Baltimore Ravens (8.1% owned)
Owen had a pretty decent game in week 5. But the stat that I liked was 7 targets Owen was able to get last week. This shows that Flacco looks his way a good amount each week since the injury to Dennis Pitta. Owen will have a very favorable matchup in week 6 against a struggling Bucs defense. This Tampa Bay defense is allowing the 3rd most passing yards per game and the 5th most touchdown passes allowed this season. Look for Flacco to look Owen's way in the red zone and on the goal line during play action which the Raven's love to do so often. Take a shot on Owen in week 6 for owners struggling to find a flex or TE to start in deeper formats with guys like Travis Kelce and Jimmy Graham on their bye weeks.
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