5. Russell Gage (ATL)
Game: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (Sunday, 11/22, 1:00 pm EST)
Bitter foes meet this weekend in Louisiana. When the Falcons and Saints square dance, oodles of points are usually the result. Atlanta does not do many things that well, but passing the football remains a consistent strength of the otherwise wayward team.
Yes, Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley are the main attractions. But because points will be plenteous in this contest, we’re going with Russell Gage as a sleeper.
6. Diontae Johnson (PIT)
Game: Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars (Sunday, 11/22, 1:00 pm EST)
On most fantasy teams, JuJu Smith-Schuster is the guy you tap from the Steelers to fill your WR1 and WR2 slots. Yet, Diontae Johnson is a relatively quiet component of the JuJu-Claypool-Johnson trio. Indeed, those three are challenging the Dallas Cowboys WR corps for the moniker of most-talented in the business.
Jacksonville gives up 24 PPR points per game to wideouts. That’s in the bottom third of the business.
7. Sammy Watkins (KC)
Game: Kansas City Chiefs at Las Vegas Raiders (Sunday, 11/22, 8:20 pm EST)
The Raiders are a middle-of-the-road fantasy defense vs. opposing wide receivers. They allot 23.3 fantasy points per contest to wide receivers. The Chiefs are not a middle-of-the-road anything, so we’re nominating Watkins as a sleeper this week. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce will earn their keep, but we choose Watkins to see some targets, as well.