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Five Fantasy Football Sleepers For Week 5

October 5, 2018
The game between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts Oct. 4 covered all of the fantasy bases. Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman returned from his four-game suspension and was OK in point-per-reception formats, and receiver Josh Gordon caught a touchdown. Patriots running back James White continued his early-season rise, but Sony Michel is the main back in New England. Colts tight end Eric Ebron had a big game, too. 

Let's get to some sleepers for Week 5:

1. Rhett Ellison, Tight End, New York Giants

The Carolina Panthers have given up huge games against Atlanta and Cincinnati tight ends in Weeks 2 and 3, respectively. Ellison will start in place of Giants tight end Evan Engram (knee). The tight end position has been a true shot in the dark this year unless you own the Kansas City Chiefs' Travis Kelce or Philadelphia Eagles' Zach Ertz. You can do worse as a streaming option this week.

2. Joe Flacco, Quarterback, Baltimore Ravens

As a Ravens fan, I think I will keep him on the list until he stops playing well. The Cleveland Browns gave up four passing touchdowns and more than 400 yards to the Raiders last week. That's enough for me to give Flacco a bump this week. 

3. Corey Grant, Running Back, Jacksonville Jaguars

T.J. Yeldon will be the Jaguars' lead back with starter Leonard Fournette out for a few weeks, but the Jaguars love Grant's playmaking ability. Grant will get his chances.

4. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Wide Receiver, Green Bay Packers

Well, who else does Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers have left to throw to if receivers Randall Cobb, Geronimo Allison and Davante Adams are all hurt?

5. Rashard Higgins, Wide Receiver, Cleveland Browns

The Ravens have been great on defense this year, but they have been prone to a big play here and there. Call this a hunch, as there has been some noise in Cleveland that receiver Antonio Callaway is getting too much exposure.

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