Week 5: Super Sleepers
Nate Washington's role has steadily increased over the first four weeks of the season. His 105 yard, two touchdown performance last week was a fantasy surprise. The question about Washington is linked to who will be his QB? If Jake Locker is sidelined for the anticipated 4-6 weeks due to his MCL and hip injury, Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over and Washington's deeper targets might disappear. Watch Washington's performance in Week 5 with Fitzpatrick if you must, but I think he is going to have a decent game against a tough Kansas City defense.
In three games Garrett Graham has 3 touchdowns, has seen 5-6 looks per game and has caught the majority of those targets. A concern here could be his lower yardage totals during the games he does grab the score, but I think the yardage will build as the weeks progress. Graham has been nursing a hip injury this week, but is cleared to go against San Francisco. This will be an easier match-up by the numbers and Graham had his best game to-date last week vs. a tough Seattle defense. His stats are nearly the same as Owen Daniels at the moment and if that continues Graham is worth more than just a sleeper. One final note: Graham sees more targets when Houston is trailing its opponent.Injury Status: Injured Reserve
Sean McGrath has inherited the Kansas City starting TE job with Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce out with injuries. McGrath's best performance came last week vs. a down and out New York defense. This week he faces a tougher match-up with Tennessee, but I think he will continue to be a part of the KC offense until one of his injured colleagues returns. Some experts think McGrath should not be a waiver wire priority, but he could continue to surprise and is worth a gamble.