I lamented the sleeper quarterback options this week, but I feel a bit better about the wide receiver options. It was tough sledding to find these diamonds in the rough this week, but just like Aladdin, I found you three wishes. Just don’t wish for infinite wishes (which would be Antonio Brown, I guess?). These guys have good enough matchups and situations to produce for you this week. To qualify for this list, a wideout has to be owned in 50% or fewer of Yahoo! standard scoring leagues.
Kenny Stills versus Tampa Bay (37% owned)
Kenny Stills has gotten plenty of targets recently, even as the Dolphins meltdown around him. He has at least eight targets in three of the last four Miami games, including eight in the Monday Night Football pukefest. In those games, he has at least five receptions and 65 yards, and he scored two touchdowns. Those two touchdowns are always on the table, given his speed. The Buccaneers allow the fourth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers, and speedy ones, in particular, give them fits. John Brown, Deonte Thompson, Ted Ginn Jr. and Robby Anderson have gone for double-digits against them in their last five games.
Dontrelle Inman versus Detroit (8% owned)
If the Chicago Bears are going to allow Mitchell Trubisky to throw the ball 30 times a game, he’s going somewhere. That somewhere is Inman. He had 8 targets for 88 yards in his first game as a Bear this past weekend. The Lions have allowed a wide receiver touchdown in five of their last six games. Who do you think that touchdown is going to, an actual NFL-caliber WR like Inman or to Josh Bellamy?
Bruce Ellington versus Arizona (2% owned)
Bruce Ellington can never stay healthy, and the fact that he’s not injured for this game has me wondering if some imposter Bruce Ellington signed with Houston. Anyway, he has eight targets in each of the last two games and went for 41 and a score last week. With Fuller out with cracked ribs, Tom Savage is going to need to throw the ball to someone other than Nuk Hopkins… Apparently, he has that ability. It’s strange but true. The Cardinals have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. I’d rather play Inman or Stills but here we are, scraping the bottom of the bottom of the bottom of the barrel for streamers. Also, his nickname is Nash & Young. Look it up! Actually, don’t, I just made that up to make the title work.