Week 6: Sleepers of the Week
Andrew Hawkins and the Cincinnati Bengals travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns in week six. Hawkins has been a major surprise this season for the Bengals, averaging nearly 60 yards per game from someone who was considered a long shot to make the team before the season started. The speedy receiver is a big play waiting to happen once he gets the ball in his hands, and the Bengals should make every effort to get him heavily involved in the offense. The Bengals attempted to do this in week five against the Dolphins with Hawkins being targetted 13 times through the air, tied for the team lead with A.J. Green. With Joe Haden likely to be matched up on Green this week, Hawkins should have every opportunity to shine against the Browns. Fantasy owners should start Andrew Hawkins this week and can expect at least 80 total yards and a touchdown.
Denarius Moore and the Oakland Raiders travel to Atlanta to face the Falcons in week six. Moore has been decent so far this season, catching an average of four passes for 61 yards per game, with one touchdown in three games. What has been encouraging for Moore is that it looks like he is Carson Palmer's favorite target when he is healthy and on the field. Moore should be fully healthy and ready to go in week six following a bye week, meaning that he should come close to double digit targets this week. With the Falcons offense as good as its been this season, the Raiders will need to score points through the air, forcing Palmer to throw the ball more than usual. Fantasy owners should get Denarius Moore into their lineups as a WR3 or Flex play this week and can expect at least 75 yards and a touchdown.