Week 13 Fantasy Football Dark Horse Sleeper: WR Steve Johnson

By Adam McGill
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The fantasy football playoffs are only a week away and everyone will be looking for some sleepers to ride for the remainder of the season. Some guys are coming back from injury and others are just establishing themselves as starters, but either way these second-half sleepers can help you win a fantasy title this season.

One of these sleepers to take a chance on this week is WR Steve Johnson of the Buffalo Bills.

Johnson has dealt with a groin injury in recent weeks and was kept out of the team’s last game against the New York Jets, so some are be weary about starting the wideout this week. Buffalo is coming off a bye, though, and the extra rest has reportedly done wonders for the wideout. He is slated to practice for the remainder of the week and fantasy fans can expect to see him back on the field in Toronto.

Now that QB E.J. Manuel is back under center, the rookie quarterback will look to get his number one wideout involved as much as possible. Over his last four games alone, Johnson has averaged 10 targets per game and the veteran could easily receive that many looks this week against a struggling Atlanta Falcons secondary.

Atlanta’s defense has given up the fourth most fantasy points to opposing wideouts (25.1 points/game) and the unit has surrendered 23 passing touchdowns already through the air. This will be a great matchup for Johnson to get back on track and show that he is over his midseason injuries.

Johnson is a great sleeper to plug in this week and the wideout should finally translate some of his targets into fantasy points.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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