Week 16 Fantasy Football Dark Horse Sleeper: WR Andre Holmes
The Oakland Raiders have had a number of wideouts step up to produce for fantasy football owners this season. Rod Streater is leading the team with 846 yards, while Denarius Moore has also found himself in starting lineups at some point throughout the season.
Over the last several weeks, though, the hottest receiver in Oakland has been Andre Holmes. The wideout hauled in a career-high 136 yards in Week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys and has now gone over 58 yards in three straight games.
Holmes is also getting a steady workload, as he has received 25 targets in the last three games. In limited action this season, the wideout has eight receptions of 20 yards or more and is averaging 18.9 yards per reception. That is almost two fantasy points each time he catches a pass.
Holmes gets to abuse a San Diego Chargers secondary that has been getting gashed all year. The unit is ranked 29th in the league in passing and are giving up 24.7 fantasy points per game to opposing wideouts. This is a great opportunity for Holmes, and the rest of the Oakland offense, to move the chains and score some fantasy points.
Holmes won’t put up another 130-plus yards this week, but the wideout can still do enough to warrant a spot as a WR3. He should be able to rack up between 70-80 receiving yards this week with a couple shots to haul in a long bomb.