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Fantasy football deep sleepers: Make or break time for Baker Mayfield

It’s Week 6 of the fantasy football season. If you are looking for an unexpected roster replacement or an inexpensive starter for your daily fantasy lineup, here are players who could help.

These deep sleepers are players flying under the radar whose matchups suggest they could have a big game in Week 6. Just remember, they are risky fantasy plays given the other options likely available.

QB Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns

We’ve seen both good and bad from Mayfield. In two starts, the rookie has shown he’s capable of multiple touchdowns and 300+ passing yards. He’s also thrown the football 40-plus times in each game.

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This week, Mayfield faces a Los Angeles Chargers pass defense allowing an average of 284 yards and more than two touchdowns per game. The Chargers rank second to last in sacks. Mayfield should again post solid yardage totals and pass for multiple scores.

RB Peyton Barber, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Buccaneers play an Atlanta Falcons defense that's giving up 165 all-purpose yards and at least one touchdown per game to running backs. Barber has been a disappointment so far but this should easily be his best game of the season. With the potential for over 100 all-purpose yards and a touchdown, he is a solid flex option with RB2 upside this week, especially in PPR leagues. 

WR Robby Anderson, New York Jets

Despite hauling in three passes on five targets for 123 yards and two touchdowns last week, Anderson is still available in nearly half of all fantasy leagues. The Jets play an Indianapolis Colts pass defense ravaged by injury. Over the last two weeks, the Colts have given up a league-leading 55 targets and 516 yards, plus four touchdowns to wide receivers.

TE C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals

Uzomah should see increased snaps this week with Tyler Kroft out with a foot injury and Tyler Eifert lost for the season. He faces a Pittsburgh Steelers pass defense that has struggled defending the position. In the past month, tight ends playing the Steelers are being targeted an average of 12 times per game, including at least once in the red zone. In four games, the defense has allowed 399 yards and three TDs to the position. Uzomah is available in about three-quarters of the leagues.

 Atlanta Falcons defense/special teams

The Falcons-Bucs game is expected to be a shootout. In games with high-volume passing, sacks, interceptions, fumbles and the potential for a defensive touchdown, increase. The Falcons defense is a deep sleeper because it’s ignored in most rankings and is available in eight out of 10 leagues.

Jim Saranteas, aka "The Fantasy Greek," is a contributing writer for Ourlads.com, part of the USA TODAY Network.

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