2014 Fantasy Football: 10 Sleeper Wideouts

Top 10 Sleeper Wide Receivers

CordarrellePattersonCover
Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The wide receiver spot is the deepest position in fantasy because there are so many options out there. To help you spot the talent in the middle of the draft, here are 10 of the best sleeper wide receivers for the 2014 fantasy football season.

10. Jarrett Boykin, Green Bay Packers

JarrettBoykin
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

10. Jarrett Boykin, Green Bay Packers

JarrettBoykin1
Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Boykin will inherit the third wideout spot with James Jones now in Oakland. He may have to battle with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, but Boykin will see plenty of targets with Aaron Rodgers under center. JB will finish will be a decent WR4 in deeper fantasy formats and could surprise people with an 800-yard, six-touchdown season.

9. Rueben Randle, New York Giants

RuebenRandle
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

9. Rueben Randle, New York Giants

RuebenRandle1
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Randle was dropping everything in the early part of the season and was one of the sloppiest route runners in the league. He simply looked lost out there. Luckily, the wideout figured things out quickly and ended up hauling in 611 yards with six touchdowns. He now doesn’t have to play in the shadow of Hakeem Nicks anymore and the wideout will step into a starting spot on the outside. He should pick up where he left off at the end of 2014.

8. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills

SammyWatkins
Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

8. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills

SammyWatkins1
Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Buffalo traded the house to move up five spots in the first round to acquire Watkins, so it appears they have big plans for the elusive wideout. Watkins was a star at Clemson and finished the 2013 season with 101 receptions for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is one of the most versatile wideouts in the game and Buffalo will quickly find ways to get the ball in the hands of their new secret weapon.

7. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers

MarkusWheaton
Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

7. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers

MarkusWheaton1
Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Wheaton is the favorite to win the starting gig opposite of Antonio Brown now that Emmanuel Sanders is out of town. Wheaton has looked very impressive in camp so far and seems primed to have a breakout season. Don’t sleep on Wheaton this year, because will he will a steal as a WR4/WR5 this summer.

6. Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints

KennyStills
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

6. Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints

KennyStills1
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Stills is currently the favorite to win the starting job on the outside next to Marques Colston, which causes his fantasy value to skyrocket. Stills finished with 641 yards to go along with five touchdowns, but he is looking to build on his rookie season and take the next step forward. He should finish with around 800 yards and add at least five touchdowns this season in New Orleans.

5. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

ReggieWayne
Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

5. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

ReggieWayne1
Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

Wayne tore his ACL on Monday Night Football trying to catch an errant throw from QB Andrew Luck. In the six games the veteran finished last year, though, he was averaging 75.6 yards per game. Wayne will always be a productive fantasy receiver as long as he is on the field. He won’t be the elite number one option he was a couple of seasons ago, but Wayne can still do enough to be a low-end starter in 2014.

4. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos

EmmanuelSanders
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

4. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos

EmmanuelSanders1
Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Sanders will fill the void left by the departed Eric Decker and the newcomer should have no problem hauling in touchdowns with Peyton Manning throw the ball. Sanders is a sure-handed receiver and is a true veteran wideout to add to Denver's array of talent. Look for Sanders to finish with at least five touchdowns in the upcoming season to go along with 600-800 yards.

3. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

DwayneBowe
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

3. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs

DwayneBowe1
Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Bowe was off to a brutal start last year, as he hauled in just two touchdowns in the first nine games and failed to form a rapport with QB Alex Smith. Luckily, he bounced back by hauling four TDs in the final seven games (including playoffs). The veteran has at least one more productive fantasy season left, so consider him to be a steal as a WR3 this season.

2. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

MikeWallace
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

2. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins

MikeWallace1
Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Wallace received an astonishing 142 targets last year and Miami proved to be 100% dedicated to getting their new number one wideout the ball on every series. Wallace will be even better with another year to mature with QB Ryan Tannehill and the duo will easily eclipse the 1,000-yard mark next season. Wallace will have outstanding value as a low-end WR2 this summer.

1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

CordarrellePatterson
Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

1. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings

CordarrellePatterson1
Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Patterson is one of the most dynamic players in all of fantasy. CP84 hauled in 469 yards and four touchdowns in his rookie season to go along with three rushing touchdowns and two kick off return touchdowns. Patterson will be a sleeper WR3 this season with the potential to venture into WR2 territory.


Around the Web