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Ray takes a look at some Week 6 sleepers that could help you win your fantasy matchup this week, including Bishop Sankey, Joe Flacco 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 6, I will use the fantasy points allowed through the first six 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 5

QB: Mike Glennon, Buccaneers vs Saints - 19-32, 249 yards, 2 TDs

HM: Austin Davis, Rams vs Eagles - 29-49, 375 yards, 3 TDs

HM: Ben Rothlisberger - 26-36, 273 yards, 1 TD

RB: Chris Ivory, Jets vs Chargers - 9 carries, 44 yards, 0 TDs

HM: Isaiah Crowell - 6 rushes, 19 yards, 0 TDs

WR: Marques Colston, Saints vs Buccaneers - 3 receptions, 63 yards, 0TDs

HM: Dwayne Bowe - 3 receptions, 42 yards, 0 TDs

TE: Garrett Graham, Texans vs Cowboys - 1 reception, 3 yards

HM; Owen Daniels - 5 receptions, 70 yards, 0 TDs

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.

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

Rank

Team

Points (QBs)

Points (RBs)

Points (WRs)

Points (TEs)

Total

1

Chargers

74.03

86.59

64

23.2

262.83

2

Lions

62.21

74.9

73.49

32.3

268.91

3

Dolphins

62.28

84.2

68.89

29.89

270.27

4

Rams

66.02

60.99

95.29

24.1

270.41

5

Bengals

61.51

74.79

66.3

51.49

279.11

6

Seahawks

74.35

43.6

89.4

48.79

281.16

7

Broncos

76.38

91.39

62.8

29.6

281.17

8

Raiders

62.18

94

70.2

31.69

294.08

9

Cardinals

83.26

41

117.09

36.89

296.25

10

49ers

77.64

52.89

117.89

29.3

297.73

11

Bills

79.79

47.29

114.6

29.29

301.99

12

Steelers

73.95

61.1

76.4

46.29

305.76

13

Ravens

79.12

61.59

109

27.99

310.72

14

Patriots

71.83

111.8

73.3

29.19

314.14

15

Packers

78.7

111.49

79.8

21.19

320.19

16

Cowboys

79.03

84.89

79.6

68.4

334.94

17

Browns

79.68

95.2

94.99

35.3

338.18

18

Chiefs

82.72

75.3

111.2

39.59

338.82

19

Colts

82.29

103.5

74.6

59.2

343.6

20

Texans

80.71

97.1

116.6

29.19

348.62

21

Vikings

71.76

111.09

120.7

20.1

351.66

22

Giants

84.59

113.09

101.99

23.3

359.39

23

Redskins

119.2

60.9

109.39

51.5

368.5

24

Panthers

97.33

115.79

110.3

26.4

375.83

25

Bears

97.26

80.5

118.9

34.29

376.96

26

Titans

82.95

109.09

104.11

47.9

385.07

27

Jets

108.31

65.79

125.29

52.2

385.61

28

Saints

96.33

103.9

133.59

22.99

401.83

29

Falcons

80.44

148.1

115.5

17.89

402.94

30

Eagles

116.42

109.69

121.69

19.69

406.51

31

Buccaneers

96.5

105.7

137.87

45.3

428.38

32

Jaguars

111.53

101.19

128.9

64.69

451.34


Week 6 Sleepers

Quarterback

Joe Flacco, Ravens vs Buccaneers

Flacco is looking to bounce back after not throwing a TD pass in Week 5, facing off against a Tampa defense that ranks 26th in fantasy points allowed to opposing quarterbacks. Flacco has thrown for almost 1,300 yards and 7 TDs thus far.

Runnng Back

Bishop Sankey, Titans vs Jaguars

The Titans haven't used Sankey much in the running game this season, but he has a chance to have a break out game against the worst defense in the league on Sunday. The Jaguars rank 21st in fantasy points allowed to opposing running backs through five games, and Sankey is due.

Wide Receiver

Odell Beckham Jr., Giants vs Eagles

I wrote about Beckham in the Week 6 Waiver Wire article, and here is what I wrote:

Playing in his first game of the season, Odell Beckham caught 4 of his 5 targets for 44 yards and a touchdown and should be a solid option in the red zone for QB Eli Manning going forward.

The Eagles defense ranks 28th in the NFL in fantasy points allowed vs opposing wide receivers through five weeks, and Eli Manning is starting to get more comfortable in the new Giants offense under Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo.

Tight End

Owen Daniels, Ravens vs Buccaneers

Daniels is becoming a bigger part of the Ravens passing game over the last few weeks, with QB Joe Flacco targeting him at least six times in each of their last two games. Daniels had his best game of the season in last week's loss to the Colts, catching 5 of 7 targets for 70 yards.