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Five fantasy NFL sleepers you should grab off the waiver wire

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The NFL season is back and that means two things, Sundays spent on the couch watching hours and hours of the world's greatest game, and fantasy football potentially driving you crazy.

Well, we're here to try and stop the latter from happening and we are kicking it off by letting you know who you should be adding to your roster before Week 1 kicks off on Thursday night.

Even if your league drafted just last week, there have already been a number of moves, acquisitions, and cuts that have upset the balance among multiple teams. Some players are now must-own and here are five of them.


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Tajae Sharpe - WR

Sharpe has been an absolute standout performer during pre-season and has done well enough to pretty much guarantee himself a starting spot in the Tennessee Titans offense. 

In the space of about a month, the 5th round pick out of UMASS has managed to go from a probable filler player in Tennessee to Marcus Mariota's favorite target and maybe even the number one wideout in Mike Mularkey's offense.

While Mularkey has said he is looking to run the ball, Sharpe will still be a major factor because of how bad the Titans are projected to be in 2016. You don't have to be on a good real life team to be a good fantasy player and nobody embodies it as much as Sharpe this year.

The wideout is only owned in 7.2% of leagues and that number should be a lot higher. Grab him while you can.

Dak Prescott - QB

Another star performer from the pre-season, Prescott has seen his value rise dramatically after Tony Romo's back injury and is currently owned in 28% of leagues. 

If you took your quarterback late in your draft - picking up someone like Phillip Rivers or Tyrod Taylor to be your starter - or even if you went for Tom Brady, then Prescott should absolutely be at the forefront of your mind.

With the Cowboys taking on the Giants on Sunday, Prescott has an ideal matchup to show what he can do both through the air and with his feet. 

Spencer Ware - RB

If you have been paying attention to the Jamaal Charles situation in Kansas City, you will know that the veteran running back isn't quite up to full speed and will likely miss the first game of the season against San Diego.

That makes Spencer Ware, who seems to have separated himself from Charcandrick West in the Chiefs backfield, a must own. At this point in time, Ware is a must start for fantasy owners - and heading into the rest of the season, he could be splitting carries with Charles as a 1A and 1B rather than starter and backup.

Ware is only owned in 17.6% of leagues, make sure you have him on your roster.

Jerick McKinnon - RB

This one isn't just for Adrian Peterson owners. With Teddy Bridgewater out for the entire season and beyond - and Sam Bradford just not being that good - the Vikings are going to run the ball a lot.

That means you should be wanting to grab McKinnon. Minnesota is going to regress with Teddy B missing and that could mean them trailing a lot. When that happens, AP leaves the field and in comes McKinnon as the pass-catcher out of the backfield.

If anything were to happen to AP, McKinnon could become an instant RB1. If AP remains healthy all year, he is still an interesting FLEX play.

Jared Cook - TE

I know, I know. The fantasy community has been talking about Jared Cook breaking out for pretty much his entire NFL career. But the tight end is on the Packers now and has Aaron Rodgers throwing to him. That's got to mean something, right?

If Cook can't put up good numbers in Green Bay then we can officially write him off, but as a potential number three option for Rodgers, he has to be a can't ignore player if you went late for TE's or have an injury worry like Jimmy Graham or Tyler Eifert. 

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