Fantasy Football: Week 6 Deep Sleepers – Preston Williams Coming Into His Own

With his Week 6 deep sleepers, senior fantasy football expert Adam Ronis identifies require several emerging gems for your starting lineup!

Miami Dolphins WR Preston Williams

Week 6 Deep Sleepers

This is the first week with four teams on bye as the Bills, Bears, Raiders, and Colts are off. With several injuries and more players being added to the injury report on Thursday and Friday, it’s the first week where digging deeper could be necessary. Here are some deep sleepers for Week 6.

Carolina Panthers QB Kyle AllenQB Kyle Allen, Carolina Panthers

Some thought Allen would be the answer for the Panthers when Cam Newton went down, and Allen looked good against the Cardinals with 261 passing yards and four touchdowns. In the two games since, Allen hasn’t been as good and has had trouble holding on to the football, fumbling six times, losing five. Allen should get back on track against the Buccaneers, who have been one of the top teams against the run and struggle against the pass. The Buccaneers held Christian McCaffrey to 37 yards on 16 carries in Week 2. The Panthers had wide receivers getting open consistently against the Buccaneers, who allow the sixth-most fantasy points to quarterbacks.

RB Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens

The Bengals have been getting gashed by the run, allowing at least 175 rushing yards in three of five games. Almost every game, two running backs have been relevant for fantasy most week. The Ravens are a run-oriented team and will thrive against the Bengals, who have allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs, including six rushing touchdowns. The game script should be in favor of the Ravens, putting Edwards is in a good spot to get double-digit touches.

RB Ito Smith, Atlanta Falcons

Smith is getting more snaps than a typical backup running back. He played 47 percent of the snaps last week and had double-digit touches. That could happen again against the Cardinals, who play at high-pace. With the Falcons’ defense struggling, there should be a lot of plays on both sides. Smith had five carries for 19 yards and six receptions for 45 yards last week. It’s the second straight week Smith reached double-digit points in PPR formats.



Kansas City Chiefs WR Byron PringleWR Byron Pringle, Kansas City Chiefs

Pringle is a better play if Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins are out. There is a chance Hill returns, and it’s unlikely Watkins plays due to a hamstring injury. Pringle would benefit if Watkins is out, and he looked good last week. Pringle had six catches for 103 yards with a touchdown on eight targets. It was the first time he was given a big opportunity, and he excelled. With a 55-point over/under against the Texans, Pringle is a consideration for those with bye week issues and injuries.

WR Preston Williams, Miami Dolphins

If there was ever a week to feel good about the Dolphins, it’s this one. They are 3.5-point underdogs at home against the winless Redskins. Williams has been one of the few bright spots this year. Williams has at least six targets in three of four games, and Josh Rosen tends to look for him more. In two games with Rosen, Williams has 19 targets. Williams has double-digit points in PPR formats in three of four games.

WR Auden Tate, Cincinnati Bengals

Tate is becoming more involved in the offense over the last few games. He has three consecutive games of at least six targets and has at least nine points in PPR formats in each of those games. Despite dropping a touchdown last week, he came through with three catches for 26 yards with a touchdown. The Bengals are 11-point underdogs and will continue to pass a lot.

TE Noah Fant, Denver Broncos

Finding a deep sleeper at tight end is difficult. It’s a thin position, and it doesn’t help that four teams are on bye.

Fant hasn’t been a big part of the offense. He has one game of double-digit points in PPR formats and hasn’t seen more than four targets in any game. The reason why the rookie could produce is the matchup. The Titans have allowed a touchdown to a tight end in every game except one, and in that game, Austin Hooper had nine catches for 130 yards.





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Preseason Pro: Shawn Childs

PreSeason Pro 2022

Now that fantasy football draft season has started, putting in that vital prep work is vital. FullTime’s 2022 Preseason Pro: Shawn Childs offers up exclusive insight and advice from successful DFS and high-stakes experts like Shawn Childs. Shawn is the Senior […]

Now that fantasy football draft season has started, putting in that vital prep work is vital. FullTime’s 2022 Preseason Pro: Shawn Childs offers up exclusive insight and advice from successful DFS and high-stakes experts like Shawn Childs. Shawn is the Senior Fantasy Expert at Sports Illustrated Fantasy and pioneer of the RainmanDataAnalytics* that powered FFToolbox for years. He has decades of experience in and around fantasy football and a long list of accolades. He was the No. 2 Most Accurate DFS analyst in 2014 and has two other top-25 overall finishes. Shawn also boasts over $250,000 in career earnings.

Here is Fulltime’s 2022 Preseason Pro: Shawn Child’s picks, which include his ONE CHOICE for 2022’s breakout, sleeper, bust and more.

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BREAKOUT 

Travis Etienne (RB) Jacksonville Jaguars – With no stats in his rookie season due to a season-ending foot injury, Etienne falls into the breakout category. Jacksonville added him last year with the 25th selection in the first round after 55 exciting games at Clemson (6,107 combined yards with 78 touchdowns and 102 catches on 788 touches). He gained an impressive 7.2 yards per rush and 11.3 yards per catch.

For Etienne to reach top-5 running back value (needed a breakout player), Trevor Lawrence must play a higher level in 2022. Etienne will give up some touches to James Robinson, but his future lies as a three-down back. Next season, drafters will be debating whether to select him over the almighty Jonathan Taylor. In early high-stakes drafts, Etienne has a free square in the third round, but he will be more challenging to acquire once he flashes in a preseason game (more eyes on him). 

TRAVIS ETIENNE PRESEASON PRO
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Travis Etienne (1) carries in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 23, 2021.

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Fantasy Football Late-Round RB Sleepers

Rhamondre Stevenson

Running backs remain the most important players in a fantasy football lineup. Targeting fantasy football late-round RB sleepers is an excellent strategy for attacking that all-important depth. Along with identifying 2022’s deep sleepers and fantasy football breakouts, loading up on […]

Running backs remain the most important players in a fantasy football lineup. Targeting fantasy football late-round RB sleepers is an excellent strategy for attacking that all-important depth.

Along with identifying 2022’s deep sleepers and fantasy football breakouts, loading up on late-round RB sleepers can make all the difference between drafting a contender and a championship-winning roster.

Using FFWC high-stakes ADP, here are the late-round RB sleepers to draft in 2022.

 

Rhamondre Stevenson (New England Patriots) ADP 94 (RB36) – Subscribing to the caveat of never trusting Bill Belichick, Rhamondre Stevenson has been one of the camp standouts. The sophomore running back has been taking first-team reps and has stood out as a receiver. Meanwhile, James White has no timetable for a return, freeing up those valuable targets for Stevenson. NBC’s Peter King thinks Stevenson will wrestle away RB1 duties from Damien Harris by mid-season. Harris is in the final year of his rookie deal and Belichick isn’t one to pay lucrative extensions when he has a cheaper replacement in-house. In the seven games last season that Stevenson got double-digit carries, he averaged 12.3 PPR points per game. Stevenson’s ADP is already on the rise but he’s still a solid value in the 9th round.

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