Listed below is my “all-sleeper” lineup for week six. Last week I hit on a few of my picks namely Tajae Sharpe who broke out for 13 catches 179 yards and 2 touchdowns. As expected some of my picks last week didn’t pan out. Please feel free to give me a shout on Twitter @PutBoobieIn. By request, I’ve made sure to include P5 players. Here are my “deep sleepers” for week 6:
QB: James Knapke (Sophomore) Bowling Green
Earlier in the week I tabbed Knapke as a “poor man’s” version of Connor Halliday and mentioned he would be worthy of rostering if the matchup was right. This is one of those matchups. Opposing quarterbacks have thrown 12 touchdowns and 0 interceptions this year against Buffalo. The Bulls pass defense is also giving up 253 yards/game this season. Knapke has thrown for over 395 yards and 3 touchdowns in two of four games this season. Facing this defense could make for a huge day for Knapke. Bowling Green’s defense has proved incapable of stopping anything and Buffalo’s offense is pretty good itself. The chance of a big-time shootout only solidifies my faith in Knapke.
RB: Charles Jones (Sophomore) Kansas State
Texas Tech has been pretty terrible against the run this season. They are giving up the 5th most yards per game (261) and have given up the 4th most rushing TDs (15). Not only should this matchup benefit dual threat QB Jake Waters, but it should help Sophomore RB Charles Jones. Jones has reached the end zone every game this season and has totaled 8 touchdowns. He is only seeing about 11 carries per game, but if K-State wants to give themselves their best chance to win this game, they’ll run the ball often. Not only because Texas Tech is terrible against the run, but they will want to keep the high powered Red Raider defense off the field.
RB: David Glasco II (Senior) Texas San-Antonio
New Mexico is giving up 303 rushing yards per game this season. They’ve also given up 14 rushing touchdowns in 4 games. Glasco hasn’t been phenomenal this year, but in the two games he hasn’t played against Arizona or Oklahoma State, he’s rushed for at least 81 yards and 1 touchdown. I do like the fact that Glasco receives a fair amount of carries as he’s averaging 16 per game. If he gets close to 20 carries he could have a day. Glasco has reached the end zone in every game but one. That game was against OK State. New Mexico isn’t OK State. Glasco could be a decent plug and play if your willing to take the risk.
WR: Jesse Kroll (Junior) Central Michigan
Last week against Toledo, Kroll had 83 yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. He could be in for a similar game this weekend versus Ohio. Ohio is giving up 305 yards per game through the air this season. They’ve also given up 10 touchdowns in 5 games. Kroll has been the clear cut number one wide receiver for Central Michigan this year. He leads the team in catches, yards, and touchdown receptions. If Central Michigan attacks Ohio’s weakness on defense, Kroll could have himself a day.
WR: River Cracraft (Sophomore) Washington State
California has been absolutely terrible against the pass over the past two weeks. They’ve given up 975 yards and 12 touchdowns over their last two. Washington State has one of the best passing attacks in the country, and Cracraft has been very good as of late. River has caught touchdowns in 3 of 4 games this season. He has also accumulated over 80 yards receiving in every single game thus far. Wazzu throws the ball so often, and spreads it around so much, that just about every receiver will get theirs. Cracraft has been making some tough and very timely catches as of late, and has been building great chemistry with Connor Halliday. I like Cracraft in this one.
WR: Ron Willoughby (Junior) Buffalo
Yardage-wise Bowling Green has the worst passing defense in the country. They are giving up 388 yards per game through the air this season. They’ve also given up 13 passing touchdowns. Like I mentioned before this game should be a shootout. Willoughby leads the Bulls in receptions, yards, and is tied for the team lead in touchdowns with four. Standing at 6-4 Willoughby is a big target in the red-zone. If your desperate for help, Willoughby could be your guy. He has been fairly inconsistent this year, but he does have the ability and the right matchup to completely go off. Boom or bust type sleeper.
TE: Bucky Hodges (Freshman) Virginia Tech
Standing at 6’6 the converted quarterback is a big time red zone threat. He has reached the end zone in 3 of 5 games this season. Last weekend against Western Michigan he had 4 catches and 88 yards while also reaching the end-zone once. This week the Hokies are playing one of the worst defenses in the country over the past two weeks. North Carolina is giving up 353 yards per game through the air this season. They’ve also given up 10 passing touchdowns in the past two weeks. Virginia Tech has thrown the ball quite often so far this season, this matchup is as good as it gets. Hodges is a candidate to put up solid numbers.
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