Week Six WR Sleepers – Forgot About Trey

Trey Quinn Fantasy Football

At this point in the season, there are two types of fantasy football owners. Guys who drafted Chris Godwin and have a dearth of wide receiver talent, and guys who drafted Mike Evans, who hold their breath and slot him in every week. If you’re the second type of guy, consider these WRs below, because you’re panicking. Because Mike Evans had one bad healthy game. I’m not panicking, you are. Anyway, wide receiver sleepers… The same caveats apply, as always. First, make sure you check out Waleed’s Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet before considering these WRs. Second, players qualify for this list when they have sub-50% ownership (though that ended up at sub-25% ownership), with one WR sleeper clocking in at sub-10% ownership.

Week Six WR Sleeper:
Auden Tate at Baltimore (22% Owned)

Tate was… just okay last week as a streaming option against Arizona. This week, however, he gets a much better matchup with Baltimore. Baltimore’s traditionally a stingy defense, but anyone who tells you they still make stops is still letting them ride off reputation (and is a fraud and a charlatan). According to Ian Haritz, their 6.7 yards per play allowed ranks just second behind Miami. Do you know that defense we tee-off on? They’re allowing opposing offenses just one more foot per play than the Ravens. It’s bad in Baltimore, and that’s an opportunity for you to exploit.

“The other Golden Tate” had just 26 yards last week, and a touchdown saved your hide. The encouraging part was his third-straight game with at least six targets. He has 22 targets over his last three games, which comes out to a 117-target pace if he can maintain all year. Obviously, he won’t maintain all year, but this week he gets a Baltimore defense that has been flat-out bad this year.

Week Six WR Sleeper:
Preston Williams versus Washington (15% Owned)

We have a certain journalistic integrity we like to maintain at Football Absurdity, which mostly manifests in our language choices. With that in mind, just insert your word of choice when I say that Miami-Washington will be a you-know-what show for the defenses. They both rank in the top-nine in fantasy football points allowed to quarterbacks, wide receivers, running backs. It would be a clean sweep for fantasy football positions, except Miami is a relatively-for-them stingy defense against tight ends (eleventh-most fantasy points to tight ends). It should be, against all odds, a high-scoring affair.

Someone has to take advantage of that situation for Miami, and it might as well be Preston Williams (aka the only Miami player that might justifiably find his way into starting lineups). Williams leads the Dolphins in weighted target opportunity share, which measures targets and air yards and turns it into a nice, digestible statistic. The targets aren’t great, and he has a relatively low chance of a massive game. However, Williams will provide a decent floor if you’re in a pinch in a deeper league, you’d be hard Prest to find a better option that won’t goose egg you.

Week Six WR Sleeper:
Trey Quinn at Miami (2% Owned)

Oh, wait, here’s someone who’s virtually guaranteed to not goose egg you in that Miami-Washington game. Scary Terry McLaurin had all the hype and fanfare coming out of Washington so far this year, but Trey Quinn provided the nice PPR opportunity when Case Keenum was previously under center. In the first three games of the year, Quinn had twenty targets, and 13 catches. Here’s the rub: he didn’t get 100 yards… combined. Quinn presents a PPR floor play, and he’s not recommended in standard-scoring leagues, but he should get you around 8 PPR fantasy football points as a floor.

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