Found October 10, 2013 on
In The Neutral Zone:
Need a plug and play option for this week? Want a sleeper to boost your matchup stats? We’ve got you covered. Here are our Week 6 fantasy football sleepers at each major position:
Jay Cutler (CHI) – Chicago v NY Giants, great matchup, consistent numbers so far (only 1 week below 17 pts), Last week was best of the season (24 pts) against a good NO defense (23rd most pts given to QBs), emergence of Alshon Jeffery
Cutler has been one of the more consistent QB2s this year, posting at least 17 points in 4 of 5 weeks this season. Coming off a season-high 24 point performance against the Saints, Cutler draws a dream matchup against the struggling Giants in Week 6. Especially with the emergence of wideout Alshon Jeffery, the Bears QB is set up to have another solid game. I’m starting him as a low-end QB1 this week, with potential for more. He’s a good sleeper play in most leagues.
Justin Blackmon (JAX)- After missing the first four games with a suspension, Blackmon was electric in Sunday’s game against St. Louis, posting 136 yards and a touchdown (20 fantasy points). Blackmon has been a favorite of ours since he was drafted, and we expect him to have a big game against Denver this week. The Jags know that their chances of beating the Broncos are slim to none (the spread is a record-setting 28 points), so they will be throwing the ball every chance they get. This means targets, targets, targets, for Justin. Play him as a WR2 this week, and a WR3 or flex for the rest of the season, provided he does well next Sunday.
Fred Jackson (BUF) – Often overlooked due to his star teammate, C.J. Spiller, Jackson is one of few backs that can provide rushing value from the RB2 spot on his team’s depth chart. Spiller has been limited this season with an ankle injury, and is listed as Questionable for this week’s game. Meanwhile, Fred has posted over 10 fantasy points every week so far, capping it off with a 22-point effort in Week 5. What’s more is that starting quarterback EJ Manuel is out for this game, and backup Thaddeus Lewis will be the QB1. This likely means that Buffalo will be relying more heavily on their rushing attack than usual. Expect somewhere in the neighborhood of 15-20 attempts (he had 17 last week, and 16 the week before that), which would make Jackson a very solid flex option.
Garrett Graham (HOU) – With Owen Daniels sidelined due to a leg injury, Graham slides into the TE1 spot on the Texans. So far this season, he has posted 8.7 points per game as a backup, and that number should only increase as he is targeted more. Matt Schaub loves to dump the ball off to his tight ends when he is in trouble backfield, so this could be a nice week for Graham. He will take on the Rams, whose defense isn’t especially great against the pass. Play Graham as a low-end TE1 or high TE2 for Week 6.
Carolina or Minnesota – These are two teams that face each other this week, and neither have particularly good offenses. Carolina’s attack is based solely around Cam Newton, while the Vikings are a one-man show in Adrian Peterson. Expect both teams to focus heavily on the other’s single big threat. Of the two, I would take Minnesota for this week.
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