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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Keepers, Sleepers, and Jeepers: Week Five

By Adam Filadelfo (@FNTSYArchiect)

My how the weeks have been flying. Here we are getting ready for week five of the fantasy football season and it's time to get those waiver wire pickups in. There may not be a whole lot of help waiting to be plucked from the waiver wire this week but every little bit helps.

Keepers

Duke Johnson-Running Back- Cleveland Browns- While the rookie may have only 99 yards rushing through the first four weeks, his value is in the passing game. Through four games, he has 17 targets and more yards through the air than on the ground. With not much of a passing game in Cleveland, the Browns may be forced to run more and that's good news for Duke Johnson owners.

Allen Hurns- Wide Receiver- Jacksonville Jaguars- With all of the attention focused on Allen Robinson, defenses may tend to forget about Allen Hurns. So far through the first four weeks, Hurns has 30 targets and 22 receptions for over 300 yards and two touchdowns. He's averaging almost 11 fantasy points per game and should be owned in almost every format.

Sleepers

Stefon Diggs- Wide Receiver- Minnesota Vikings- Fantasy owners don't have much to go on when it comes to Diggs but seeing how he saw double digit targets in week four, he may have put himself on the fantasy radar for week five. The Vikings have kept their passing game conservative up until this point but Teddy Bridgewater will have to start throwing at some point soon and Stefon Diggs could end up being a name that find its way on a lot of rosters.

Dwayne Harris- Wide Receiver- New York Giants- Up until last week, the only name in town for the GMen was Odell Beckham Jr. Randle would make a play every now and again but the majority of Eli's targets went to the second year wide out. Week four showcased a little less Beckham Jr and a little more Dwayne Harris. While the six targets Harris saw wasn't anything astronomical, Eli did seem to look his way quite a bit. Whether that was matchup based  or not is another story. For now, Harris could end up being a sneaky play now that bye weeks have come into play. Every fantasy owner knows the Giants will throw a ton and that makes Dwayne Harris a sleeper pickup heading into week five.

Jeepers

Chris Thompson- Running Back- Washington Redskins- Fantasy owners may have taken notice of Chris Thompson the last couple of weeks but that doesn't make him a must add for week five. The Redskins backfield has too many mouths to feed and every week becomes more muddled. Through four games, Thompson has 15 targets and is averaging over six fantasy points per game but looking at the three backs makes it difficult figuring out which to start on a weekly basis.


Cecil Shorts III- Wide Receiver- Houston Texans- Even though Shorts has 39 targets on the young season, he's too hard to trust since he's always injured. As I write this, Shorts is doubtful for this week with a separated shoulder. If he's ever able to stay on the field, he could be a major asset to fantasy rosters but until he proves he can stay healthy, he's a "Jeeper" in my eyes.