Which under the radar players will prove toÂ be helpful this week? Let’s take a look at this week’s Raider Ramble edition of Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 7.
Fantasy Football Sleepers: Week 6 Recap
Last week, my picks were Jimmy Garoppolo, Darrell Henderson, George Pickens, Evan Engram, and the Viking DST. Garoppolo only scored 16.94 points but was QB10 for the week (yay?). Henderson scored 13.20 points and was RB16, so he contributed well. Pickens was the biggest dud with 5.80 points and sitting all the way back at WR54. Engram scored 9 points, which is good enough for a tight end but was listed at TE16. Last but most definitely not least, the Vikings DST scored 13 points and tied for DST4 amongst four other teams.
QB Matt Ryan
The Colts quarterback has had an inconsistent season so far. Matt Ryan has thrown for 300+ yards in three games but has a mediocre TD/INT ratio of 8/7. On the bright side, Ryan is coming off his best game of the season so far where he threw for 389 yards and three touchdowns. This week, he’ll be against the Titans who are coming off a bye week. The Titans allow the fifth-most points to quarterbacks. Ryan threw for 356 yards and two touchdowns but was also tagged for two turnovers during his last match against the Titans. Ryan has also improved on his connection with Michael Pittman Jr., Parris Campbell and Alec Pierce over the last two weeks and that is what can carry him into fantasy production. He is rostered in just 27.3 percent of leagues so his availability is most certainly there.
RB Kenyan Drake
The veteran running back has mostly played second fiddle to J.K. Dobbins but has a shot to outshine him this week. Dobbins missed the second half of last week’s game and has officially been declared out for this week. Drake for most of the year hasn’t produced much but had a boom against the Giants last week where he ran for 119 yards and scored a touchdown on just 10 attempts. This week, the Ravens will be up against the Browns who have the fourth-worst run defense in fantasy this year. Of course, there’s a decent chance that Lamar Jackson could rob Drake of points but with a bad defense like the Browns, they could produce together.
WR Michael Gallup
With the confirmation of Dak Prescott’s return this week, Michael Gallup fantasy managers may end up rejoicing. When healthy, Gallup was a reliable third option who was good for deep passes from Prescott. Since coming back from injury, he hasn’t been able to play his best with Cooper Rush at quarterback. Rush wasn’t bad but certainly lacked the arm talent. They’ll be up against the Lions who are the ninth-worst defense against wide receivers. The Cowboys’ defense is capable of getting plenty of stops and giving Gallup opportunities to score.
TE Robert Tonyan
Robert Tonyan is coming off his best game with 90 receiving yards on 10 catches. Aaron Rodgers will certainly look his way with the Packers battered receiving core. The only problem is that the Commanders have been the third-best team against tight ends. Still, with a receiving core like the Packers, Rodgers doesn’t have much of a choice and won’t be afraid to force several passes.Â
DST New York Jets
The Jets look like a no doubt starter this week. They play against the Broncos who have scored over 20 points in a game just once so far. The Jets are rostered in 39.3 percent of leagues and are ranked as the 10th-best defense in fantasy. This game should be low scoring no matter what and managers should take advantage of that.
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