Admit it! The Thursday night game was better than you expected! If you started Melvin Ingram, you are off to a great start. If you started Jerry Jeudy, you are satisfied. If you felt terrible that you had to start Tim Patrick, well, glory days. Jamison Crowder left his owners happy as well. The Jets and Broncos defenses even came through in a pinch. Noah Fant left with a lower leg issue, but the reports are it was not serious. KJ Hamler, a popular dart play, went down early with a hamstring issue.
There are so, so many injury concerns with more each day, so we may need a sleeper or two this week.
Here are five players I expect to have solid fantasy days who may be slightly off your radar:
1. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders
With Henry Ruggs and Bryan Edwards out this week, Renfrow should lead all Raiders receivers in targets and is a solid PPR play.
2. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers
Allen Lazard is out for at least the next few weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery. Valdes-Scantling was a huge dud last week but should get single coverage with Davante Adams returning.
3. Justin Watson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Godwin is out. Scotty Miller is hurting and iffy, so come on down, Justin Watson. Maybe wrap yourself in bubble-wrap?
4. Gus Edwards RB, Baltimore Ravens
Edwards is this week’s shot in the dark. Let’s be honest, we have no earthly idea who will get touches in the Ravens’ backfield, but the game script could see the Ravens with a decent lead against Washington. Maybe we see Gus the Bus score a fourth-quarter touchdown.
5. Greg Ward, WR, Philadelphia Eagles
Well, last week’s shot in the dark worked out and now he may be literally the only healthy receiver left, so he and Zach Ertz should see plenty of targets.
Sleeper defense: Kansas City Chiefs
Need a kicker? Tyler Bass, Buffalo Bills
Honorable Mentions: Once again … anyone healthy … not a joke … it’s tough out there.
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Ken Zalis ranked No. 3 in FantasyPros’ 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Accuracy Rankings.