Fantasy Football: Week 5 Sleepers

Oct 8, 2010

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During the bye weeks you often have to roll out less than ideal lineups, especially when your players are nicked up. That’s the nature of the beast. Sometimes you need a fantasy gem to be successful. Here are some of the under the radar players that could possibly pull out a win for you.
Shaun Hill, QB, Detroit Lions:  Everybody, myself included, is talking about his counterpart Sam Bradford for this week’s game. Meanwhile Hill is facing St. Louis’ 21st ranked pass defense at home.
Michael Bush, RB, Oakland Raiders:  With Darren McFadden sitting this one out, Bush gets a chance to show what he can do. San Diego has played the run well ranking seventh with 80.3 rushing yards allowed per game, but Oakland is sixth in rushing offense. Between bye weeks and injuries, Bush is a decent play this week.
Ryan Torain, RB, Washington Redskins:  Clinton Portis is out for an extended period, perhaps the rest of the season, and Mike Shanahan will give Torain a chance to see what he can do. He faces Green Bay, who ranks 24th with 118.3 rushing yards per game and 31st with 5.2 yards allowed per carry.
Steve Johnson, WR, Buffalo Bills:  Ryan Fitzpatrick has actually looked decent at QB for the Bills. Johnson has scored in consecutive weeks. He faces Jacksonville, who ranks 30th with 304 passing yards allowed per game and dead last with nine passing TDs allowed.
Danny Amendola, WR, St. Louis Rams:  Amendola has 21 catches for 208 yards in four games. He has yet to score, but faces Detroit, who has allowed eight passing TDs already. They are yielding 241 passing yards per game, which is good for a 26th ranking.
Benjamin Watson, TE, Cleveland Browns:  Watson has 18 catches on the year and is facing Atlanta, who have allowed tight end touchdowns in each of their last two games.

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6 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rotoprofessor
    October 8th, 2010 at 5:59 am #

    What are your thoughts on Kenny Britt stepping up with Justin Gage hurting?

  2. LestersLegends
    October 8th, 2010 at 6:52 am #

    I like Britt. I think he got the message. He’s a solid WR3 going forward.

  3. Rudy
    October 8th, 2010 at 10:34 am #

    Would you play Michael Bush (RB Oakland) or Thomas Jones (RB Kansas City)?

  4. LestersLegends
    October 8th, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    I’d go TJ against Indy’s porous run D.

  5. Rudy
    October 8th, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    You would start TJ even though he alternates the running back position with Jamaal Charles?

  6. LestersLegends
    October 8th, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    I know he alternates with Charles. He has 52 carries in three games

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