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Week 5: Super Sleepers

While we're not projecting starting type stats for these players, they have good potential and could surprise. This week's picks include Brian Hoyer, Benny Cunningham, Ronnie Hillman, Khiry Robinson, and Mohamed Sanu.

Nate Washington's role has steadily increased over the first four weeks of the season. His 105 yard, two touchdown performance last week was a fantasy surprise. The question about Washington is linked to who will be his QB? If Jake Locker is sidelined for the anticipated 4-6 weeks due to his MCL and hip injury, Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over and Washington's deeper targets might disappear. Watch Washington's performance in Week 5 with Fitzpatrick if you must, but I think he is going to have a decent game against a tough Kansas City defense.

In three games Garrett Graham has 3 touchdowns, has seen 5-6 looks per game and has caught the majority of those targets. A concern here could be his lower yardage totals during the games he does grab the score, but I think the yardage will build as the weeks progress. Graham has been nursing a hip injury this week, but is cleared to go against San Francisco. This will be an easier match-up by the numbers and Graham had his best game to-date last week vs. a tough Seattle defense. His stats are nearly the same as Owen Daniels at the moment and if that continues Graham is worth more than just a sleeper. One final note: Graham sees more targets when Houston is trailing its opponent.

Injury Status: Out - Ankle

Sean McGrath has inherited the Kansas City starting TE job with Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce out with injuries. McGrath's best performance came last week vs. a down and out New York defense. This week he faces a tougher match-up with Tennessee, but I think he will continue to be a part of the KC offense until one of his injured colleagues returns. Some experts think McGrath should not be a waiver wire priority, but he could continue to surprise and is worth a gamble.

Remember to read all our columns for this week and use our Who To Start Rankings

 
Jeb Gorham
Fort Collins, CO
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2007
I have been involved in sports since a youngster, growing up playing nearly every sport imaginable. Short Track Speedskating was my main sport with six years competing at national and international levels. For the past ten years I have worked in the sports, fitness and wellness industry. Since 2011 I have been an Assistant Professor of Management - Sports Management at Southern Vermont College. I have my masters degree in Kinesiology-Exercise Physiology from the University of Maryland, College Park and my Ph.D. in Sport Administration from the University of Northern Colorado. I am an avid cyclist and fantasy sports are one of my many hobbies.