Fantasy Football Draft 2015: Wide Receiver (WR) Sleepers
Taking a Look at the Top WR Sleeper Picks in the 2015 Fantasy Football Draft
August 25, 2015
In honor of the 2015 fantasy football draft season, we’ve been checking out some interesting sleepers and value picks this week on a position-by-position basis. Today it’s time for wide receivers.
The WR slot is pretty deep this year, so you shouldn’t have too much trouble filling out those Nos. 2 and 3 roles. Let’s check out a few names you should be aware of when it’s your turn on the clock.
Leonard Hankerson, Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons inked up the former Redskin Hankerson back in March, and after being injured all of last season, he’s flying under the radar in fantasy.
As part of a high-powered offense in Atlanta, Hankerson could be a breakout candidate as a WR. We would put him at around 60 catches for 700 yards and a half-dozen touchdowns or so.
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Stedman Bailey, St. Louis Rams: There’s not a whole lot to get excited about down in St. Louis, but Bailey should provide some hope. He’s a YAC machine, and should take another step forward in offensive contributions this season.
With any luck, Bailey should bag around 40-50 catches with around 600 receiving yards by season’s end. That makes him a nice matchup play in those bye weeks.
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers: We were pretty high on Adams even before the Jordy Nelson injury, but now we like him even more. He’ll be the next man up behind Randall Cobb, and will benefit from Aaron Rodgers’ high-powered arm.
Pencil Adams in for at least 70 catches and 800 yards, with potentially more coming if he adjusts to his new role well.
Corey Brown, Carolina Panthers: Speaking of injured stars, Kelvin Benjamin won’t be out on the field for Carolina this season. That gives Brown ample room to step up in relief, and he’s got the goods to do so.
Brown can certainly snag 50 passes this year if he plays well, and should also be featured in a handful of running plays here and there. He’s a very interesting late-round or waiver pickup as we head into Week 1.
Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers: Wheaton is trending as a nice backup WR in fantasy, which seems about right given his projected numbers.
Wheaton shouldn’t have too much trouble equaling what he did last year, which was 53 catches for 644 yards and two touchdowns. He may even better those numbers with a little luck, and should fit in very well on your team as a backup WR or flex.
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