10 WR sleepers to target for fantasy football week 5

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 24: Wide Receiver Jermaine Kearse
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Who are the top fantasy football wide receiver sleepers for Week 5?

In this series, we identify fantasy football players who you will want to find space for in your starting lineups this week. We cover names who aren’t on your list of “must-starts”, but could fit into gaps where you need a boost.

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10. Kendall Wright

On Monday Night Football, we finally get the first chance to see number two overall pick quarterback Mitch Trubisky in action against NFC North division rival Minnesota Vikings.

Mike Glennon, who the team signed to a massive three-year, $45 million deal this offseason, has faltered terribly and was at only 833 yards and four touchdowns compared to five interceptions before he was pulled after last weeks defeat to the Green Bay Packers. It’s time to see the rookie.

But one of the biggest questions is to whom he will turn to be able to throw the ball. First the team lost Cameron Meredith to injured reserve, and then Kevin White followed him. It’s not a pretty receiving corps, but someone will have to catch the ball. I believe Tarik Cohen will be a big safety blanket for the young quarterback, but having a slot receiver who can do the dirty work underneath is very valuable for first-year player.

So far in the season, Kendall Wright is the team is leading receiver in yards with 154 and is one of only four players different to find the end zone through the year. There is certainly room for another player to develop a strong rapport with the young QB, but the savvy veteran slot receiver may be the first player that he looks too.

Minnesota, despite having Xavier Rhodes and being a historically strong defense, has allowed the 24th most passing yards in the league. Trubisky will certainly have the chance to throw the ball on Monday night and show the world what he can do.