In desperate need of a quarterback for Week 6?
Need a wide receiver to replace Julio Jones or a tight end to replace Owen Daniels?
Fantasy football is underway for Week 6, and owners are trying to find that sleeper to round out their starting lineup. Here are four fantasy football sleepers you cannot afford to bench this week.
Quarterback: Chad Henne, Jacksonville Jaguars
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I know you’re thinking, “Why in the world would I ever start a quarterback from the Jacksonville Jaguars?” But hear me out.
I’m not saying Chad Henne is going to put up huge numbers, but if you are desperate for a quarterback this week, then he is definitely worth a shot. Everyone knows the Jaguars are going to get blown out by the Denver Broncos. This is great news for Henne owners because that means he is going to be throwing the ball all game. The Broncos pass defense is ranked last in the NFL, allowing 347 passing yards per game.
Last season, Henne threw for more than 200 yards in six out of his last seven games. With Justin Blackmon back in the lineup, expect Henne to throw for at least 250 yards and a touchdown.
Running Back: Danny Woodhead, San Diego Chargers
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With Ryan Mathews out with a concussion, look for Danny Woodhead to have a huge week. Woodhead has scored a touchdown in each of the San Diego Chargers’ past two games. Last week, he caught nine passes for 58 yards while also recording nine carries.
With Woodhead’s ability to run and catch the ball, expect him to get at least 20-25 touches this week. If you have Woodhead in a PPR league, he is worth starting as your No. 2/flex running back.
Wide Receiver: Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys
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Over the past two weeks, it has become clear the Dallas Cowboys have found their No. 3 wide receiver. Terrance Williams has put together back-to-back solid performances, recording 11 receptions for 222 yards and a touchdown.
Miles Austin is set to return this week, but don’t expect Tony Romo to forget about Williams. In the past, Romo has been a huge fan of using his No. 3 receiver whether it has been Laurent Robinson or Kevin Ogletree.
Going up against the Washington Redskins, who have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL, Williams is worth a play as your flex this week.
Tight End: Garrett Graham, Houston Texans
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If Garrett Graham is still available in your league, go get him now.
With Owen Daniels out with a broken leg, Graham has a great shot of being a top-10 fantasy tight end for the rest of the season. As the Houston Texans’ No. 2 tight end, Graham has still managed to score three touchdowns this season.
Now that Graham is the starting tight end for the Texans, look for him to be targeted at least seven or eight times per game. Daniels was a huge part of the Texans passing game, and Graham should have no problem filling in for him.
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