Four weeks are in the books and everything is a disaster! The Titans are having secret practices, Cam Newton still has COVID-19, and Patrick Mahomes might get it any second now! Hachi machi, what a mess! Anyway, here are some sleeper quarterbacks for week five, so we can pretend like any of this matters and there will be a full season. To make this list, a player must be available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues, with one player rostered in no more than 10% of leagues.
Sleeper Quarterbacks Option #1: Teddy Bridgewater at Atlanta (34% rostered)
Teddy 2 Gloves (his official, given name) finally burst through last week for the Panthers, totaling 27.24 fantasy points thanks to 276 passing yards, two touchdowns, a pick, and a rushing TD. This week, he gets the Atlanta Falcons and is the fantasy football sleeper free space of the week. The Falcons were dreadful on Monday night. Just putrid, godawful, and downright pitiable. 2 Gloves showed last week that he can capitalize when opposing offenses give him a chance. The team that currently gives up the most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks will definitely give him a chance.
Sleeper Quarterbacks Option #2: Justin Herbert at New Orleans (32% rostered)
I like Herbz a lot. I didn’t in the predraft process because he had some bad traits in the six-inch space between his ears. Luckily, Anthony Lynn seems to have mostly coached those out of Herbz’s repertoire of moves. Herbz has three starts in the NFL and hasn’t thrown for fewer than 290 yards in any of the games. He also has five touchdowns and three picks in his three starts. He’s set up for success this week through the air. The Chargers have a new running back order to contend with, a bad run defense to go up against, and a soft pass defense. Add in that Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins are banged up, and it’s likely that Justin Herbert makes it the fifth-straight QB to have at least 21 fantasy points against the Saints passing defense.
Sleeper Quarterbacks Deep Dive Option: C.J. Beathard versus Miami (0% rostered)
Jimmy Garoppolo returned to practice this week, albeit on a limited basis. It’s likely the 49ers hold Garoppolo out of this weekend’s matchup against the Dolphins because, well, it’s the Dolphins. Nick Mullens showed last week that he isn’t up to the task of leading this 49ers offense any longer. Into that void steps big Casey Jarrett Beathard. Beathard made quick order of the lackluster Eagles defense last week, picking them off on two drives (13/19, 138 yards) and making Mullens look weak in the meantime. This week, he gets the Dolphins. Miami’s yielded eight touchdowns to quarterbacks in four games so far this season. Should he get the start on Sunday, he is a great move in a very deep or two-quarterback league for solid fantasy points.
Sleeper Quarterbacks Additional Options:
Kyle Allen at L.A. Rams (2% rostered), Joe Flacco versus Arizona (1% rostered), Jarrett Stidham versus Denver (1% rostered)
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