In daily fantasy sports, you need to find one or two players who just scream value. For Week 5, Bishop Sankey is that player.
This week on FanDuel, you can add Sankey to your lineup for a cool $5,900. Sankey may have hurt you in your season long leagues, but when you play weekly fantasy football, you need to kick your personal disappointments to the curb.
With only eight total touches from Weeks 1-2, the odds weren’t in the rookies’ favor to make an immediate impact. With Charlie Whitehurst or Zach Mettenberger potentially leading the offense, head coach Ken Whisenhunt finally seems to realize that he needs to get Sankey more involved in the game. When Sankey has been more involved in the offense, he has proven to be effective. He racked up 61 rushing yards on 10 carries against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3, as well as totaled 67 yards of offense and scored a touchdown on six rushing attempts and two receptions.
Currently, the Cleveland Browns‘ defense ranks 29th against the rush, and has allowed the second-most fantasy points to running backs this season. Although he was not utilized extensively in the passing attack in college, Sankey still has the capability to act as a dual threat back. If his ground game falters, there is still a chance he can turn quick dump offs into large gains.
This matchup seems perfect on paper, as a running back who is slated to see a bigger workload, is facing a defense that is terrible against the run. Carlos Hyde is currently going for $5,900, and Bobby Rainey will cost you $5,800, so you can see how Sankey is a potential steal.
There isn’t much to go off of in predicting Sankey’s performance, but the odds seem to be aligning in his favor for a big day.
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