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2014 Fantasy Football: Six Wide Receiver Sleepers

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Six Wide Receiver Sleepers

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Every year there is value to be had in fantasy football drafts. This slideshow highlights six wide receivers who currently provide value based on where they're being drafted in 2014.

6. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens

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6. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens

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There's no doubt that Smith had a disappointing 2013. Between 2011-2012, however, he had 152 receptions, 2,568 yards and 11 touchdowns. Smith is going to a Ravens team that desperately needs the 2011-2012 version of him to show up and he should be plenty motivated after the Panthers -- the only team he's ever known throughout a 13-year career -- decided not to bring him back.

5. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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5. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Sammy Watkins is getting plenty of love this offseason but Mike Evans deserves your attention too. Evans is an athletic freak for someone that stands at 6'5" and 231 pounds. He's a nice fit opposite of Vincent Jackson as the Bucs try to replicate for Josh McCown what he had last season with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. As a fifth receiver in the 13th round, I love Evans' upside.

4. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints

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4. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints

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Brandin Cooks is currently being drafted behind Tavon Austin. Yet he offers a similar skill set while playing for a much better offense lead by a future hall-of-fame quarterback, and he hasn't had a season in which he scored 62 of his mere 81 fantasy points in just three games. Cooks oozes with upside, providing lots of value in the 14th round.

3. Miles Austin, Cleveland Browns

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3. Miles Austin, Cleveland Browns

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When it's all said and done, whoever ends up being the Browns' quarterback this season is going to have to throw the ball to somebody, and I'll take Miles Austin over Andrew Hawkins. Austin's one year removed from a 66-catch, 943-yard, six-touchdown season and Hawkins is a 5'7" receiver who has just 86 catches over three seasons. Austin as a last round upside play in a standard league? Sounds good to me.

2. Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints

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2. Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints

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If Stills gets more balls thrown his way in his sophomore season he has the potential to be an absolute steal this year. Stills was first among receivers last season with 20 yards per catch. He should see at least a few more targets thanks to the departure of both Darren Sproles and Lance Moore, and he only needs a few to make a big jump in fantasy production.

1. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals

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1. Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals

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Jones was the 14th best receiver last season according to Pro Football Focus. He had eight weeks of eight or more fantasy points, he had ten receiving touchdowns and he was fantastic in the red zone, where he caught nine of his touchdowns and 86 percent of his targets. I get that Hue Jackson will probably look to run the ball more in the red zone this season, but in the 15th round there's a lot more to gain than there is to lose with Jones.