It’s time to set those fantasy football lineups, and specifically, get your daily fantasy lineups in order. While daily fantasy football can be a tough sport to sort through and find sleepers, fortunately, there are once again a few great options heading into Week 6. To start things off, there’s a strong sleeper option at the quarterback position, and actually a few at each position as well. Time to kick it off with the man who seems to have taken over the starting quarterback job in Chicago.
Brian Hoyer, quarterback, Chicago Bears
Hoyer is one of the most cost-effective quarterbacks in daily fantasy football this week and has a fine matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In his first three games as a starter, he’s thrown for over 300 yards in each game, while also tossing two touchdowns with no interceptions each week. Basically, Hoyer has been the epitome of consistent. Hoyer’s confidence is at an all-time high, and the Jaguars are allowing 27.8 points per game. While they’ve allowed less than 200 yards per game through the air, the expectation is still for Hoyer to find the end zone at least twice on Sunday.
James White, running back, New England Patriots
In a total shocker, the best game of White’s season came when Tom Brady re-entered the lineup in Week 5. White caught four passes for 63 yards while rushing five times for 26 yards. The reason why White was able to total his most rushing yards in a single game this season is because Brady is able to hit him in spots where he can pick up big chunks of yardage. He’ll once again see somewhere between 5-8 targets more than likely, which should result in him catching plenty of passes and surpassing his value.
Cameron Meredith, wide receiver, Chicago Bears
Doubling down on Bears seems a bit risky, but it’s hard not to like Meredith, who has the size and speed to cause massive headaches for the Jaguars. Plus, Jacksonville will likely be focused in on Alshon Jeffery, which will open up the field for Meredith. The young wide receiver becomes an even better play if Eddie Royal sits this game out, but even if he plays, Royal will spend the bulk of his time in the slot more than likely. To go along with that, seeing Meredith receive 12 targets, resulting in nine catches for 130 yards and a touchdown last week was incredible.
Hoyer could look his way quite often in Week 6 against the Jags.
Jimmy Graham, tight end, Seattle Seahawks
It seems crazy to have Graham listed as a sleeper pick, but he actually is. He’s not incredibly expensive on the bulk of daily fantasy football sites, yet has been productive over the past two games. He’s topped the 100-yard mark in both games, while also catching a touchdown. He’s totaled 12 receptions for 213 yards and that score, quickly proving that he’s well on his way to returning back to the form he was in with the New Orleans Saints. Now, he draws the poor Atlanta Falcons pass defense, who have allowed 290.2 yards per game through the air this season. Expect Graham to have a huge game against the Falcons with at least 100 yards and another touchdown.