This week we offer a Thanksgiving leftovers amount of sleeper free agent wide receivers, available in more than 50% of your fantasy football leagues. Usually we get you three wide receivers, two available in 50% or more of fantasy football leagues, and one available in 90% or more of Yahoo! leagues. We ate as much as we could and filled ourselves up on wide receivers all season long. Just like Thanksgiving, however, there are still plenty of wide receivers to go around in your fantasy football leagues. Here are two apiece. With four wide receivers available to you, there has to be someone that you want to pick at, even though you aren’t hungry anymore. Just one more roll, it’ll be fine. Maybe throw some cranberry sauce on it. Oh, and make sure you dip it in gravy.
Dede Westbrook versus Indianapolis (27% owned)
Westbrook has sixteen targets in the last two games, and that’s ultimately what you’re looking for in a streaming option: opportunity. With Allen Hurns still not practicing, and Marqise Lee not capitalizing on his opportunities, it falls to Westbrook. This week they get a reeling Colts team that allows the eleventh-most fantasy points per game to WRs this year. They’ve also lost their #1 CB twice this year: Vontae Davis to an injury-turned-release early in the season and more recently, breakout Rashaan Melvin due to a hand injury.
Dontrelle Inman versus San Francisco (12% owned)
Inman, like Westbrook, has plenty of opportunities to produce lately. Since making his way from San Diego Los Angeles to the Bears, he is at a 117 target pace. That’s plenty of shots to get production against a terrible 49ers team. The Bears are going to run roughshod all over the Niners, who literally have an entire Nickel Package on IR, and Inman is the only wide receiver worth a hoot in Chicago.
Cordarelle Patterson versus New York Giants (8% owned)
This is a one-week-and-doner for the former Viking and former repeated hype-piece receiver. He’s the best WR option to produce in Oakland this week, given the other option is Seth “drop it like it’s hot” Roberts. The Giants are a complete, unmitigated disaster of a mess on defense and just put Janoris Jenkins on IR. He’s a Hail Mary play, but he could be the perfect one-week streamer for you if you need a huge day to even have a chance.
Bruce Ellington at Tennessee (6% owned)
Tom Savage is bad. Tom Savage is terrible. Tom Savage is the worst quarterback the Texans have trotted out there in the last few seasons and they’ve trotted out some of the worst QBs in the NFL. That having been said, Ellington is getting a ton of targets from Tom Savage. In five games with Savage this year, Ellington has 6.6 targets a game (pace for 106). That’s plenty of opportunities for Ellington to get some sort of quality production this week. They take on the Titans, who allow the seventh-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers. Expect him to be a WR3 PPR play for you. Nothing special, but something that could plug a hole in your roster this week.