Wide receiver is a power position in fantasy football, and the ability to find late-round production is necessary when constructing a winning team. Here are our top sleepers at wide receiver for the upcoming season.
Fantasy football has grown into competitive sport, aside from the sport of football itself. Leagues have become sacred. Friendships both built and broken simply because one man knows more or less about football. And I love it every year.
Wide receivers are drafted in the highest quantity in most leagues. However, they are also the most volatile and risky picks. Outside of the top 10 to 15 wide receivers, there are really no guarantees on level of production.
It is important to not only chose right in the first two rounds, but later in drafts as well. Finding two or three sleepers in the later rounds is a necessity, because chances have it that one or two of those players will be in your starting lineup at some point.
So here are some of the potential candidates to fill out the wide receiver position on your fantasy roster.
Honorable Mention: Adam Thielen (MIN)
Adam Thielen quietly had a great fantasy football season last year for the Minnesota Vikings.
Thielen went undrafted in just about every league in 2016. Yet he finished the season with nearly 1,000 yards and 69 catches, which is incredible for someone who could’ve been had off waivers to start the season.
With Sam Bradford at quarterback and while playing in an offense that loves to run the ball, Thielen flourished.
However, this year he will have a healthy Stefon Diggs taking away some targets. He will also be garnering more respect and coverage after such a breakout year.
That is why Thielen falls just outside of my top ten sleepers at wide receiver. He could very well put up big numbers again and with him being drafted near the bottom of most drafts, he is worth the pick.
Now let’s get started with our top 10.