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Fantasy Sleepers NFL: Week 5

Updated on October 5, 2012

Fantasy Sleepers/ Picks: Week 5

Week 5 of the NFL is this week, and with it comes many Fantasy sleepers that you fantasy owners can take advantage on. In this article I will discuss and rank the biggest fantasy sleepers and picks for QB's, RB's, WR's, TE's, and D/ST.


The quarterback on my list who I believe is the most underrated in the fantasy game, is Joe Flacco. At the beginning of the season everyone doubted Flacco's ability to really solidify himself as an Elite quarterback. Through 5 games, he has definitely proven himself. In 3 of his 4 games, Flacco has thrown for over 300 passing yards, thrown at least 1 passing touchdown, and has accumulated over 20 fantasy points. Flacco is a solid choice against the Chiefs this week.

The next quarterback on my list is the red rocket, Andy Dalton. After recovering from his abysmal first game of the season (in which he accumulated only 5 fantasy points), Dalton has been a fantasy monster racking up over 21 fantasy points in the next 3 games. With his match up against the Dolphins this week, expect Dalton's numbers to be up around 25 points.


After also starting his year slowly, the Brown's rookie, Trent Richardson, is turning himself into a fantasy must-have. After a bad showing in week 1, Richardson has scored once in all of his other games. Except Richardson to be the catalyst in the Brown's offense, thus racking him up points.

Next on the RB's list is Alfred Morris of the Washington Redskins. To start off, The skins are facing the Falcons this week, and the Falcons are the 29th worst rush defense in the league! On top of that, in each of the Redskins first 4 games, the have fed Morris the ball at least 16 times a game. Expect Morris's carries to be up around 20-25 against the Falcons. Morris is also a touchdown machine, with 4 touchdowns in 4 games (2 coming in his 1st game).


One of the stories of week 4 in the NFL was the performance of Brian Hartline. Hartline had 253 yards receiving, 1 TD, and 31 fantasy points. I believe this is the breakout performance for Hartline, and you will only see good numbers from him here on out. On the contrary, some can argue that through Hartline's first 3 games he only racked up 20 points, and that week 4 was only a fluke. Wrong. The Dolphin's young rookie QB Ryan Tannehill is just getting adjusted, and a feel for the NFL, and is starting to come to form. Hartline is his go to guy.

Next up is Demaryius Thomas from the Mile high city. Thomas is the long ball threat for Peyton Manning, and the Broncos make a point of targeting Thomas at least a couple times again for the long hookup. Thomas is also a deadly weapon from 30 yards in, and i believe will score a touchdown Sunday


After watching Scott Chandler of the Bills ruin the Patriots secondary last Sunday i believe he can be very effective against the 49ers in the Red Zone. Chandler averages around 10-12 points a game, and had a breakout week of 18 points last week.

I really love the match up this weekend of Kyle Rudolph (Vikings), against the Titans defense. The Titans have allowed the second most red zone touchdowns (which is where TE's score all their TD's). Rudolph has a big impact on this Vikings offense, and has the ability to score BIG this weekend.


Contrary to popular belief, Defense/ Special teams is a crucial part of a fantasy lineup. D/ST can make or brake a win or a loss. My pick for D/ST is the Minnesota Vikings. The last two match ups of of the Vikings were the 49ers and the Lions (2 of the best teams in the league). The Vikings held both these teams to just 13points! They will sack the quarterback, force turnovers, and best of all: stop the other team.

These are my Fantasy picks for week 5 of the NFL. Hope you enjoyed!

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    • GiancarloLorenzo profile image

      Ray Williams 

      6 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

      No problem. I enjoy to read about sports as much as I like to write about it.

    • joshd88 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Boston

      thanks for reading man!

    • GiancarloLorenzo profile image

      Ray Williams 

      6 years ago from Little Rock, Arkansas

      I really like Joe Flacco. I didn't get the chance to nab a great QB early so I settled with Flacco late. I was afraid I would have to trade for a better QB but I'm glad to say I'm happy with the results since I'm first in my money league. I have great RB, WR, and TE depth, so getting all those points from Flacco is just a bonus.


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