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4 Fantasy Football Sleepers for Week 6

Jason Schandl
Top fantasy football sleepers for Week 6, including Laviska Shenault Jr.
Top fantasy football sleepers for Week 6, including Laviska Shenault Jr. / Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

We may not be faced with the potential COVID postponements that we saw last week (knock on wood), but Week 6 does bring a few more bye weeks. That can throw a wrench in some fantasy managers' plans.

If you're in a bind and looking for some under-the-radar players that can bring big value to your lineup, here are four fantasy football sleepers for Week 6.

Week 6 Fantasy Football Sleepers

1. Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (at IND)

Tee Higgins has emerged as one of Joe Burrow's favorite weapons, seeing 30 targets across his last four games. With A.J. Green hurt, Higgins also played a season-high 81% of the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive snaps in Week 4. That raises his already strong target floor even further, making him a safe fantasy option.

2. Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs DET)

Laviska Shenault Jr. is another rookie who has seen an increased workload recently. Week 5 saw Shenault post season-high marks in targets (8), receptions (7) and snap share (69%). After notching 4 targets in each of his first two games, he's seen 6, 6 and 8 over the last three. That expanding role could mean big things against the Detroit Lions, who check in at 30th in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric.

3. Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots (vs DEN)

Having a bye week immediately after his breakout, Damien Harris is still flying under the radar a bit. He seemed to overtake Rex Burkhead as the New England Patriots' primary early-down back in Week 4, however. In his first NFL start, Harris ran the ball 17 times for 100 yards, while Burkhead had 11 carries for 45 yards. With Cam Newton likely back in action, being the Patriots' early-down RB should be a role that carries plenty of fantasy upside.

4. Chase Edmonds, RB, Arizona Cardinals (at DAL)

In Week 5, Chase Edmonds seemed to overtake Kenyan Drake as the Arizona Cardinals' primary receiving back, running more pass routes than Drake for the first time this season. Edmonds has now seen 6 targets in back-to-back games, and while his rushing volume leaves a lot to be desired (3.8 attempts per game), that receiving volume makes him a solid option in this pass-heavy offense.

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