Imagine my surprise when I was able to pick up Chicago Bears’ cornerback Kyle Fuller this week. Thank you. But what the heck is going on? This, my friends, is why they are called sleepers. Fantasy football is loaded with sleeper potential, so look over your IDP roster and do not sleep on these potential sleepers for week six.
So it’s last minute and you are panicking; breathe, and here are some last-minute sleepers to consider for your fantasy week.
Kyle Fuller, Cornerback, Chicago Bears: Fuller is playing 84 percent of the Bears’ defensive snaps. Last week it didn’t amount to much as he only collected three tackles. Do not be discouraged. He also has three interceptions, which is two more than the entire New York Jets team. For the season, he has 25 tackles and three interceptions. And this week the Bears compete against the Atlanta Falcons. With their pass-heavy offense, it’s on!
Aaron Donald, Defensive Line, St. Louis Rams: Yet another rookie who is making his team proud. Donald is a sleeper for three reasons: the Rams are coming off a bye so he has been forgotten in the flurry of picking up a replacement for the many injuries that are occurring; he is a rookie who plays for a team that is less than stellar; or just plain laziness. No excuse. And here is why: Donald has 20 tackles, one sack, four pressures, four quarterback hits, and five tackles for loss. If you aren’t putting him in your line-up right now, why are you playing?
Brian Robison, Defensive End, Minnesota Vikings: Yes, he only has seven tackles through week six but defensive ends are falling like prom dresses. That’s combined with the fact that the Vikings are playing the Detroit Lions, who are giving up the second most point to defensive ends. And the Lions are second in sacks allowed. Robison should be in for a busy day.
Kemal Ishmael, Strong Safety, Atlanta Falcons: If you are in a tackle heavy league and in need of a safety, Ishmael is your man. Let’s examine the facts. The Falcons front seven is not so good. Most offensive players get by them with little or no resistance. Ishmael is a safety who prides himself on his tackling ability. Good thing — it will come in handy.
Jacquian Williams, Linebacker, New York Giants: You realize the Giants are in a resurgent period six weeks into the season? Worrying about them peaking too early? Ride the wave. Last week, he was on the field for 98.5 percent of the team’s defensive snaps. That ended with Williams collecting 14 tackles. He may not be a sleeper for much longer.
It is last minute, sorry. But there still is time. And as players are getting injured and just not being productive, there is still time to put them in your line-up. Get on it!