Check out our week five fantasy football quarterback sleepers below! As always, these guys are owned in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! leagues, with one player available in over 90% of leagues. See if the guys from Waleed Ismail’s Week Five Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet are available before checking out these week five fantasy football quarterback sleepers.
Quick, don’t look it up… who is the only QB to throw multiple touchdowns in four games already this season? No, not Lamar Jackson. Not Patrick Mahomes. You read the name above, so you know why I’m bringing this up. Jacoby Brissett is the only quarterback to throw multiple touchdowns in every game this season, which is an incredible feat to boast. He’s the fantasy football QB10 on the season, so there’s no reason for him to not already be owned, but apparently owners in half the existing leagues didn’t deem him fit enough for their roster. After Sunday’s performance, that all will change. Brissett gets a Chiefs team that yields the eighth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks this season. They yielded three passing touchdowns to the Jaguars in week one, and three to Matthew Stafford last week. Brissett showed last week that he can overcome even marginal talent if T.Y. Hilton is missing.
I should have listed to my own stupid brain last week and kept Prime Time Andy Dalton off of the sleepers list last week. I knew he would make me look stupid, just like he always looks stupid in primetime. Luckily, Andy Dalton’s stuck in a 10 AM game against the Cardinals, so nobody’s watching this one. If you strike his Monday Night Football disaster from his ledger, Dalton boasts over 300 yards passing and 19.49 fantasy football points per game. The Cardinals team he takes on this week gives up the third-most fantasy points to QBs so far this year (probably because they still don’t have Patrick Peterson). Only the Dolphins surpass the Cardinals for QB touchdowns allowed (2.5), and their 289.5 passing yards per game ranks eighth. Also… they haven’t picked anyone off. Andy Dalton should breathe easy, nobody will be watching this one. Let’s all just forget about last week, shall we?
Chase Daniel might very well, at this very moment, be a better quarterback than Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky is the more talented player, but there’s no substitute for Daniel’s experience. He popped into the game last week after Troobs’ injury. He managed only 195 yards and a touchdown without any real preparation. This week, he’ll have the #1 reps this week, which gives him a better chance at turning in a good performance. It also helps that he’s getting the seventh-best fantasy football QB matchup this week with the Raiders. They’ve allowed nine passing touchdowns in four games this season, and only the pathetic Kirk Cousins-led Minnesota offense failed to pass 260 passing yards against them.