Bye weeks have arrived. With the Lions, Titans, Texans, and Raiders unavailable, fantasy football managers will be scrambling to the waiver wire to fill roster spots. Knowing which Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 6 to target can help you identify players to target.
Whether it is as a bye-week replacement or longer, here are some Fantasy Football Sleepers Week 6 to consider.
Daniel Jones (QB) New York Giants – Despite suffering an ankle injury and exiting the game in Week 4, Jones is the QB14 on the season. This week he takes on the Ravens who have allowed more fantasy points to quarterbacks than any team in the league. Another week removed from his ankle injury, he should be more mobile than he was last week. His rushing ability should give him a high floor and the matchup gives him a high ceiling.
Jimmy Garopollo (QB) San Francisco 49ers – Garoppolo has a top-10 fantasy matchup against the Falcons this week and with the Lions, Raiders, and Titans all off this is as good of a streaming option as you’re likely to find. Those teams are three of the bottom five teams against fantasy QBs so great matchups are tougher to find this week. If Garoppolo is available on your waiver wire scoop him up and plug him in.
Eno Benjamin (RB) Arizona Cardinals – All the other Cardinals running backs got hurt last week. Darrell Williams is unlikely to play this week and James Conner seems to be trending in that direction as well. With a matchup against the Seahawks this week, who are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to running backs, he’s a nice sleeper option if Conner plays and a must-start if he’s sidelined.
Jaylen Warren (RB) Pittsburgh Steelers – Warren out-snapped Najee Harris last week 38 to 37 and was more productive both on the ground and through the air after weeks of being more efficient. The coaches came out this week and made it clear that he is a major part of the game plan and his role isn’t going to diminish. He looks explosive on film and could be a sneaky flex option, especially in PPR leagues.
Latavius Murray (RB) Denver Broncos – We are going with deeper sleepers for the next two running backs starting with Murray. Last we saw him he looked great in New Orleans rushing 11 times for 57 yards and a TD before being poached off their practice squad. He is expected to be active this week for Denver and the team hinted at using a hot-hand approach. It’s conceivable that he immediately jumps Mike Boone in the pecking order and we’ve already seen Melvin Gordon pulled this year due to his fumbling woes. This week Denver takes on the Chargers who are allowing more fantasy points to running backs than any team in the league.
Myles Gaskin (RB) Miami Dolphins – Raheem Mostert has established himself as the RB1 in Miami. However, he has yet to practice this week, which sounds legitimately questionable. If Mostert does play this is a moot point. Nevertheless, if Mostert is out Gaskin will take his place. Chase Edmonds has not played well and Gaskin out-touched him last week 7-1. Fantasy owners will rush to start Edmonds if Mostert is out, but Gaskin may be the play.
Darius Slayton (WR) New York Giants – Slayton served as the Giants’ WR1 last week leading the team in targets, receptions, and yards. This week, he takes on the Ravens who have been destroyed by wideouts. Baltimore has allowed the third most fantasy points in the league to the position. Slayton looked the part of the WR1, comparably to the other options. A favorable game script should also work in Slayton’s favor, once again.
Isaiah McKenzie (WR) Buffalo Bills – McKenzie has cleared the concussion protocol and will play in Week 6. Khalil Shakir has gotten some buzz after a solid performance last week. But you should not be deterred from rolling with McKenzie at all. With Jamison Crowder out for the foreseeable future, McKenzie is an outstanding start. Get him in your flex for what should be a shootout with the Chiefs this week.
Alec Pierce (WR) Indianapolis Colts – Pierce out-targeted and out-produced Michael Pittman last week, Excluding Week 1, Pierce has been the better player in all three games they both played in. Pierce has all of the fantasy value with none of the name value. He should be considered as a flex option this week against the Jaguars.
Zay Jones (WR) Jacksonville Jaguars – Christian Kirk has been fading a bit as this team’s clear top wideout and Jones has outperformed expectations this season. After missing Week 4 and not looking quite 100 percent last week, Jones should be back to full strength. He could easily be the WR1 for the Jaguars, who have targets up for grabs.
Dawson Knox (TE) Buffalo Bills – An obvious fade in 2022, Knox missed last week and has been dropped in many leagues. However, he has returned to practice and looks poised to return in Week 6. If he plays, Knox would be a nice streamer in a game with the highest over/under on the slate.
Will Dissly (TE) Seattle Seahawks – Dissly has established himself as the Seahawks’ top tight end and has been a TE1 on the season so far. Only Seattle allows more points to opposing tight ends than Arizona. Week 6 is as good of a matchup as he can possibly get. He should be a solid streaming option this week.