Each week during the NFL season FST brings you our Fantasy Football Sleepers of the Week column, which takes a look at lesser-known players that could deserve a start due to a favorable matchup, injury, or other circumstances. Let’s take a look at some sneaky plays for Week 6. If you have any fantasy football roster questions feel free to post them in our Fantasy Football Forum.


Geno Smith NYJ VS. PIT

Giving the Jets QB some love considering he made a 3 TD effort on Monday night look pretty routine against an experience Falcons defense. If Matt Ryan is your QB and you need a bye-week fill-in you might roll the dice here. I like him over some of the other options out there.

Jay Cutler CHI VS. NYG

Cutler will throw it around and though you can expect some mistakes, he’s going up against a less than confident Giants team right now. On a short week, without a ton of time to game plan, Cutler will have opportunities to get the big play into the Bears offense.

Wide Receivers

Justin Blackmon JAC VS. DEN

After serving his 4 game suspension to start the season, Blackmon burst back onto the scene vs. St. Louis with a huge game. Expect the garbage time points to be there and he’s a fantasy starter even on a terrible team.

Greg Jennings MIN VS. CAR

Jennings use to be a regular fantasy stud, but since being a Viking he’s more second fiddle to the Adrian Peterson express. I think this week will be more of a shootout and he’ll get some targets and even a score to boot.

Running Backs

LeGarrette Blount NE VS. NO

He’s handled the load with Ridley out last week. If he can stop the fumblitis then he’ll nail the job down for another week and that offense moves the ball so well that a goal line plunge or two is a great reality. Deep sleeper potential here.

Fred Jackson BUF VS. CIN

Fred Jackson wasn’t a big time draft specialty, but he’s finding himself to be a nice gem. Against the Browns he pounded out the points and even though the Bengals are a tough defense, there’s much to like about him carrying the workload in this offense.

Tight Ends

Coby Fleener IND VS. SD

Fleener is a regular to the sleepers, he’s so under-rated and yet he sees many targets from Luck each game. Chargers aren’t a juggernaut on defense so this leaves a great chance for a score and 50 yards this week.

Martelleus Bennett CHI VS. NYG

Bennett has been a big producer in the red zone. I expect Chicago to visiting there often this weekend, so start him against those Giants with confidence.


Green Bay Packers GB VS. BAL

I think Green Bay has something brewing after that beat down against the Lions last weekend. The Ravens have a tendency to flop and Flacco sometimes can throw the ball all over the field, so I forsee a score and sacks for the green and yellow this week.