Week 6 WR Sleepers
Trying to find fantasy football week 6 WR sleepers is probably my favorite article that I write every week. The league is so rife with opportunity, now that defenses aren’t allowed to play defense. Yes, I am using “favorite” as “easiest to find a ton of them.” To find week 6 WR sleepers for you, I’ve sifted through the pile of potential suitors and found three guys who should help your fantasy football team this weekend. Remember, the WR sleepers are players owned in 50% or fewer of Yahoo! leagues, with one sleeper available in at least 90% of leagues. Ownership figures are as of Thursday evening. Good luck, and full stream ahead… Ugh I’m sorry that was awful.
Mohamed Sanu versus Tampa Bay (48% owned)
I wrote a whole article about Sanu this week, but here’s the skinny on him: he’s getting a ton of targets and the Buccaneers are bad. The long version is that outside of touchdown rate, there’s no appreciable difference between Sanu and the most recent new hotness, Calvin Ridley. He’s good, he gets opportunity, and he has a good matchup. That’s the Venn diagram of WR sleepers I like to tap into.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling versus San Francisco (11% owned)
I am going to quote a real fantasy football genius’s preseason evaluation of MVS:
“At 6’4”, he torched the 40-yard dash at the combine, posting a 4.37s dash. He has great physical traits but desperately needs to clean up his routes. However, for his 2018, he and Aaron Rodgers only have to worry about his nine route.”
The 49ers secondary is a mess, even with Richard Sherman out there without losing a step. They let another talented rookie speedster do something or other last weekend, like I said they would. MVS is a dart throw, and I don’t prefer him to the sub-10% owned guy, but he’s worth a shot in DFS given the MASH unit that currently makes up the Packers’ wide receiving corps.
Chester Rogers at New York Jets (9% owned)
This one is really weird for me to try to get my head around. Cover up his name, and over the last two weeks you have the #6 guy in targets, #5 in receptions, and a guy averaging 75 yards per game. He’s free off the waiver wire and he’s immediately a WR2 in PPR leagues. His high catch rate (16/22) over the last couple of games gives him a better efficiency at turning air yards into real yards than guys like Nuk Hopkins, Julio, AJ Green, and Odell Beckham.