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Five Fantasy Football Sleepers For Week 1

September 6, 2019
Zzzzzz ... sorry, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers Sept. 5 had me asleep by the third quarter, and it looks like I didn't miss much. Tight end Jimmy Graham scored the only touchdown during a 10-3 Packers victory. If you played the defenses, you did well. Running back Tarik Cohen was solid in a PPR format, and receiver Allen Robinson got it done. Everyone else was awful. Running David Montgomery was only given eight touches. Receiver Geronimo Allison wasn't targeted. Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers had 200 yards and a touchdown. That's about it, folks.

Here are five players I expect to have solid fantasy days who may be slightly off your radar:

1. Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions:

The Cardinals' defense was questionable with Patrick Peterson at cornerback, and now he isn't available against the Lions Sept. 8. With help from his new toy, tight end T.J. Hockenson, I expect Stafford to put up borderline QB1 numbers this week.

2. Will Dissly, TE, Seattle Seahawks:

I wanted to throw a tight end in here, as the Bears' Trey Burton was out Sept. 5 and it could have left some owners scrambling. Dissly is a solid red-zone target for Russell Wilson.

3. Tyrell Williams, WR, Oakland Raiders:

Though Antonio Brown will play, look for Williams to be one of Derek Carr's top targets against the Denver Broncos Sept. 9. Williams is a solid downfield threat.

4. Donte Moncrief, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers:

The Patriots are famous for taking away their opponents' top offensive weapons. Running back James Conner and receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will be the top players New England aims to stop, leaving Moncrief, who finally looks healthy, one-on-one most of the time.

5. Chris Thompson, RB, Washington Redskins:

There are rumors Adrian Peterson may not even be active for the Redskins' matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles Sept. 8. Thompson, who is a terrific receiver out of the backfield, may even pick up a few carries behind Derrius Guice to start the year, making him a viable flex play this weekend.

Defense: Detroit Lions

Kicker: How about former Raven Kaare Vedvik, now with the New York Jets?

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