2016 NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Sleepers, Streamers, and Fliers

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Running Back (RB)

Bobby Rainey, RB, New York Giants (currently owned in 4% of all ESPN leagues):
Purely a deep-league ppr add at this point, Rainey has caught 13 passes for 95 yards and rushed 9 times for 44 in the past 2 weeks.  The Giants' secondary has been softening, losing players to injuries (they lost Apple and Rogers-Cromartie to groin injuries), leaving them exposed to big plays downfield.  If the Giants get down early, they could throw the ball to Rainey for some quick production out of the backfield.

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Baltimore Ravens (currently owned in 33.9% of all ESPN leagues):
With Mike Wallace and Steve Smith Sr. potentially injured, the Ravens will be short of of offensive weapons.  JPP and Vernon are 2 of the league's best pass rushers, and Average Joe doesn't have the same amount of time to make his throws as Aaron Rogers.  Enter the rookie out of Louisiana, Kenneth Dixon.  Dixon impressed as the receiving back during preseason.  The Ravens will most likely be chasing points, meaning they'll use the checkdown to move the ball quickly to try and put up points.  Keep an eye on the status of the Ravens' top receivers.  If they're both out, the Ravens may turn to their backfield receiver.

Wide receiver (WR)

Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (currently owned in 9.7% of all ESPN leagues):
Adams has been touchdown or bust, and has a history of inconsistency, plagued by drops.  However, the Pack is sure to pass first this week.  The Cowboys should dominate time of possession and get in the endzone at least twice using their ground game.  With Eddie Lacy potentially out also, the Packers should take to the air early and often, giving Adams more targets making him a significant factor whether he drops the ball or not.   Of course, Adams' targets depends on Cobb's injury status, so continue to monitor that throughout  the week leading up to gameday.

Tajae Sharpe, WR, Tennessee Titans (currently owned in 32.1% of all ESPN leagues):
Mariota has struggled this season, and Sharpe has been a part of that.  However, let's not forget about the preseason chemistry that developed between the sophomore passer Mariota and the 5th round rookie from U-Mass.  Yes, he's been ineffective, but so are most rookies.  However, nothing can replace the relationship a quarterback has with his receiver.  Sharpe could bounce back against a beleagured Browns team, and put his potential on display.  At 6'2", 194 lbs with good speed and footwork and reliable hands, Sharpe has all the physical attributes to make plays and be an effective weapon in the passing.

Tight End (TE)

Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (currently owned in 42.1% of all ESPN leagues):
**Brate DOES NOT PLAY this week** Brate has seen success after the Bucs sent ASJ packing.  Downside is he's put up 2 duds in standard leagues after posting a 2 touchdown performance against the Rams in week 2.  He has a bye week this week, but it's relatively smooth sailing through the end of the season.  Kansas City looks like a tough matchup, but the Seahawks have always had trouble with tight ends.  If you have a spot, stash Brate on a bye week, while he's cheap.

Quarterback (QB)

Brock Osweiler, QB, Houston Texans (currently owned in 16.9% of all ESPN leagues):
After 3 rough outings, Osweiler's ownership has been trending downward.  He should be available in the majority of leagues.  His offensive weapons haven't changed, but he's purely a streaming option at this point because of his inability to produce consistently.  He'll have the soft Colts secondary this week and the Detroit Lions during week 8, with the Broncos in between and a bye during week 9.  He'll look to bounce back this week and, if the Texans need to move the ball quickly because they're chasing points, he'll dump it off to his receiver out of the backfield, Lamar Miller.  Osweiler could have a very big week.

Marcus Mariota, QB, Tennessee Titans (currently owned in 32.2% of all ESPN leagues):
Mariota played like he had something to prove in week 5, throwing for 163 yards and 3 scores, but also adding 7 rushes for 60 yards and a rushing score.  The Browns come to town with their 4th QB of the season and a defense that will just try to stay off the field.  They gave up 3 scores to Patriots' Tight End Martellus Bennett, and 114 receiving yards to Chris Hogan.  Mariota's favorite target is Tight End Delanie Walker, so his success is due to continue.  The only thing that could hold Mariota back is the Titans' effective run game.  If the Titans go run-heavy to wear down the Browns' defense, Mariota's numbers could dwindle.

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