Which under the radar players will prove to be helpful this week? Let’s take a look at this week’s Raider Ramble edition of Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 5.
Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 4 Recap
Probably my best week so far. Geno Smith and the New York Giants DST exploded and finished top three in their positions. Isaiah McKenzie and Rhamondre Stevenson finished top 30 in their respective positions. The only blemish was Tyler Conklin who finished with 8.20 points, which isn’t too bad for a tight end. Let’s see if we can keep it going heading into Week 5.
QB Teddy Bridgewater
With Tua Tagovailoa out with a concussion for Week 5, the Dolphins will look to Teddy Bridgewater to lead the team in his absence. Teams tend to have a drop off with backups, but Bridgewater isn’t a scrub and will have Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle at his disposal. He will also be going against a Jets defense that allows the 22nd-most points to quarterbacks. Since the Dolphins’ running game has been atrocious, Bridgewater will also be expected to throw the ball quite a bit. The rush is bottom five in yards per carry and per game.
RB Travis Etienne
James Robinson may still be the main back for Jacksonville but against the worst fantasy run defense, there’s room for him and Travis Etienne to feast. Etienne has been getting plenty of touches but has yet to score a touchdown. Fortunately, he has outproduced Robinson in the passing game with only two more receptions but 48 more yards. The ceiling for Etienne’s potential is still yet to be seen and he’ll have a shot this week to prove it.
WR Romeo Doubs
Romeo Doubs has slowly become one of Aaron Rodgers’ more reliable receivers. He has scored a touchdown in each of the last two games. Even after a lost fumble on the team’s first possession last week, Doubs still finished with 13.70 fantasy points. He’s only rostered in less than half of leagues as well. One misleading stat of the game is that the Giants are the lowest scored on defense by wide receivers. That being said, the quarterbacks they have faced so far are Ryan Tannehill, Baker Mayfield, Cooper Rush, and Daniel Jones (not the most elite group). Rodgers will certainly bring a change of pace alongside Doubs.
TE David Njoku
The 11th-best tight end is only rostered in 55.4% of leagues. David Njoku has been solid for the Browns as their second-best receiver behind Amari Cooper. He will be going against the Chargers, who allow the 13th-least points to the tight end position. The running game is the Browns’ strength, but they will need the passing game in order to keep up with the Chargers.
DST Tennessee Titans
This was one of the harder decisions to make but Tennessee will do. Only rostered in 17.1% of leagues, the Titans are fifth in projected points amongst DST’s this week. They are up against the Washington Commanders, who have been the most sacked team through four weeks. They also allow the fourth-most points to DST’s. The Titans’ secondary isn’t too good, but they have a ferocious pass rush and will look to keep Carson Wentz and fantasy opponents on their toes.
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