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Week 5 Fantasy Football Sleepers and Starts

We look deep into your bench and on the waiver wire to find some value plays for week 5 of the fantasy football season

Many sleepers and underrated fantasy players still lay uncovered on your bench and waiver wire. These players are getting new opportunities due to injuries, changes in the offense...or are just young players who are finding their way in the league. If you are a daily fantasy player, these "sleepers" are a key part of formulating a solid lineup. The mix of studs and sleepers are essential to daily fantasy football profitability.

Here we will highlight several fantasy football 'sleepers' for week 5. These are your less obvious players who you can consider if your lineup has some gaps this week.

Note - most of our analysis is done using our fantasy player ownership change and start report . Feel free to use this tool in your lineup analysis.

Philip Rivers vs NYG

  • Philip hits the road and travels to NY to face the Giants in week 5
  • Suprisingly, this is a nice looking matchup on paper...
  • NYG is allowing 17+ points per game to opposing quarterbacks
  • This is 9th worst in the league
  • Only started in 17% of leagues...this number is too low.
  • Rivers has scored 15+ points in 3 of 4 games...
  • We would start rivers before - Alex Smith vs HOU
  • Nice bye week replacement for Ryan or Cousins

Duke Johnson vs NYJ

  • Duke has been a nice sleeper so far in 2017...
  • In 4 games this season, he is averaging 12+ points per game...
  • In his last 2 - averaging 18 points...
  • His starting to get more consistent looks in a Browns offense struggling for answers.
  • His arrow is pointing up...
  • Start him with confidence this week.
  • Start him before - Joe Mixon vs BUF, Christian McCaffrey @ DET
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