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  • Offensive Sleepers: Week 9 Edition

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    It can be hard to find sleepers each week. Let’s take a look at some players who could produce in the offensive sleepers Week 9 edition!


    If there is a last-minute injury, you may need to scramble to find a player to substitute. That is when this weekly article on offensive sleepers comes in handy. I use Sleeper’s rostered percentage before the Thursday night game to look for offensive sleepers and use anyone under 35% rostered. Check out the offensive sleepers Week 9 edition!

    Week 8 was a rough week. Two players scored well below their projection and two other players did not record any fantasy points. I look to bounce back in Week 9. The season sleepers have beat projections 15 out of 32 times (47%) and five of those 15 sleepers outscored their projection by 25 spots.

    Russell Gage, WR, Atlanta Falcons – 34.6% Rostered

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    With the news that Calvin Ridley taking time away from the team there is a big void at the receiving option. The Falcons are ninth in the NFL in passing percentage at 63.41%, so there is plenty of opportunities. Russell Gage should have an uptick in work and although he did not get any work last week against Miami he had four catches for 67 yards and one TD.

    Tyler Conklin, TE, Minnesota Vikings – 32.2% Rostered

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    Minnesota is around the middle of the pack for the NFL in passing percentage but is fifth in actual pass attempts per game. There is more opportunity than most would think. There is obviously Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson, but Tyler Conklin has 12 targets, 8 receptions, and 128 yards in the last two games.

    Tyrod Taylor, QB, Houston Texans – 14.4% Rostered

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    Tyrod Taylor is back from injury, it is his first action since leaving early against Cleveland in week two. Taylor had 28 fantasy points in Week 1 and 18 fantasy points in Week 2. Those Week 2 numbers were before he had to leave the game in the first half. Davis Mills has shown that the Texan’s offense can provide fantasy value at times. Taylor is a veteran and gives a running upside that provides a good QB for the SF leagues.

    Jamal Agnew, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars – 10.5% Rostered

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    Ever since DJ Chark was injured in Week 4 against the Bengals, Agnew has been becoming a bigger part of the offense. In three games since then, he has 25 targets, 17 receptions, 157 yards, and 1 TD. The Jaguars should be playing from behind against the Bills, which means Agnew has a great opportunity for a solid game.

    Conclusion

    Those are my top offensive sleeper candidates going into the Week 9 of the NFL season. With Covid protocols, you never know when someone is not going to be inactive on game day. These offensive sleepers could help you fill in your starting lineups for week nine.


    Thanks for checking out my Offensive Sleepers Week 9 edition! They come out weekly each Saturday. You can read all my work on my IDP Guys Author Page and find me on Twitter @hayeb3

    Brandon Haye

    Dog & Craft Beer Lover. Go Browns, Jags, & Wolverines. Devy Dude for IDP GUYS and fantasy football analyst
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