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2014 Fantasy Football: 10 Ridiculously Underrated WRs

2014 Fantasy Football: 10 Ridiculously Underrated WRs

2014 Fantasy Football underrated Wide Receivers
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Every year in fantasy football, there are surprises where players break out and play much better than expected, but you have to be able to anticipate who they will be. The wide receiver position is plentiful because the NFL has become a passing league, so after the top 20 WRs are drafted in you're fantasy league, here are the most underrated guys that you should snatch up immediately.

10. Markus Wheaton

Markus Wheaton is underrated Fantasy Wide Receiver
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10. Markus Wheaton

Markus Wheaton is underrated Fantasy Wide Receiver
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Currently, Markus Wheaton is listed as the No. 2 WR on the Pittsburgh Steelers' depth chart and his competition is scarce in the form of a rapidly decreasing Lance Moore and rookie WR Martavis Bryant. Last year, the Steelers proved that they were a passing team with QB Ben Roethlisberger finishing with a career-high in completions (375), so with Wheaton's ability to stretch the field, he will be a key target in Pittsburgh's air attack.

9. Tavon Austin

Tavon Austin underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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9. Tavon Austin

Tavon Austin underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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Last season, Tavon Austin never looked comfortable in the St. Louis Rams' offense and for all of the fantasy hype that he received, he was a flop. However, this season will be different because Austin has had a full year to get the playbook down which seemed to confuse him last year, and his QB Sam Bradford is finally healthy enough to lead the Rams to a better season. Look for Austin to get the ball in space more often this year and be deadly.

8. Terrance Williams

Terrance Williams underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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8. Terrance Williams

Terrance Williams underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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With Miles Austin completely out of the picture, you can only assume that Terrance Williams is on the verge of having a breakout year. Williams reeled in five TDs last year with only 44 catches, so it wouldn't be absurd to see his output double this year in the Cowboys' pass-happy offense. Dez Bryant will see double teams and Jason Witten is getting a bit long in the tooth, so expect the second-year wideout to play like a top-20 fantasy WR.

7. Anquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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7. Anquan Boldin

Anquan Boldin underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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Even though Michael Crabtree will be the San Francisco 49ers' unquestionable top WR when the season starts, Anquan Boldin has gained the trust of Colin Kaepernick. Boldin will have to compete with Crabtree and TE Vernon Davis for targets, but Kaepernick will still look to Boldin as his security blanket because he caught 85 passes last season to Davis' 52. Boldin also scored seven TDs last season so don't be surprised if he has big numbers again.

6. Riley Cooper

Riley Cooper underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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6. Riley Cooper

Riley Cooper underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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Last season, Nick Foles was the truth and Riley Cooper's stats were no lie either. Cooper should not be overlooked in your fantasy league because he scored eight TDs on only 47 grabs and with DeSean Jackson out of the picture, expect Cooper to explode this year. Outside of the Eagle's dual TE threat in Zach Ertz and Brent Celek who combined to score 10 TDs last year, Foles has the most chemistry with Cooper, so expect big things in 2014.

5. Kenny Stills

Kenny Stills underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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5. Kenny Stills

Kenny Stills underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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How quick they forget. There's been a whole lot of noise about rookie WR Brandin Cooks, but did people forget how explosive Kenny Stills was last season? He was one of the most exciting players to watch last year and if you have NFL Redzone, you might have missed out because the kid's best plays were from deep. WR Lance Moore and PPR stud Darren Sproles are gone, so Kenny Stills will look to double his five-TD output this season.

4. Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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4. Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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With Eric Decker out of the picture and Peyton Manning still at the helm, look for the Denver Broncos new WR, Emmanuel Sanders, to keep the production at a high level. Last season, Sanders had six TDs and 67 REC with Ben Roethlisberger and he even recently proclaimed that Manning is clearly the better QB. That being said, Sanders should thrive as Denver's No. 2 WR, so don't underestimate his potential to be like Decker and finish in the top 10.

3. T.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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3. T.Y. Hilton

T.Y. Hilton underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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Move over, Reggie Wayne, there's a new sheriff in town and no, it's not Peyton. T.Y. Hilton is the undisputed No. 1 WR for Andrew Luck's Indianapolis Colts, but most fantasy experts don't even have him in their top 20 when it comes to WRs. The kid is a nightmare on special teams, but I doubt they'll use him there much this season, and since Luck is poised to have a monster third year in 2014, I'm sure that Hilton will be the No. 1 benefactor.

2. Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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2. Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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Like Rodney Dangerfield, Julian Edelman "can't get no respect" even after catching 100-plus balls last season. If you think that his numbers were over-inflated because Gronkowski and Amendola were hurt, then you have a legit argument, but right now, I'm not sure if Gronk and Amendola can play all 16 games in an NFL season again. WR Aaron Dobson is still in training, so look for the Brady-Edelman connection to come early and often again this year.

1. Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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1. Marvin Jones

Marvin Jones underrated Fantasy Football Wide Receiver
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Don't sleep on Marvin Jones. Yes, he broke his foot which will put him out for many weeks, but his 10-TD output definitely inflated Andy Dalton's numbers last season. The crazy thing about Jones' ridiculous performance last year was that he dominated the air while taking less than 50 percent of the Bengals' offensive snaps. Draft this kid toward the tail-end of your draft because if you make it to the postseason, he might come in real handy.

Walton Yeboah-Amoako is an NBA writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter @WaltYeboah, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.