Fantasy Football: Week Fourteen Wide Receiver Sleepers – Gold Rush!

The San Francisco 49ers offense has been straight trash for most of the season, but Jimmy Garoppolo has been coached up by Kyle Shanahan just enough to make his options viable. This has created some fantasy football value late in the season, and so many people have checked out that ownerships are severely lacking. Also, uh, something about Buffalo Bill. Yeah that all hangs together. Nailed it, nice. Here are three streamable wide receivers this week that will help your fantasy football squad. Two are out there in at least half of Yahoo! leagues and the third is out there in an overwhelming 99% of leagues.

Marquise Goodwin at Houston (40% owned)
Jimmy G has the 49ers passing game undergoing a renaissance. Goodwin has always been a bad hands speed guy, but he had an instant rapport with Garoppolo. He caught all eight of his targets last weeks for 99 yards. That came on the heels of hauling in four-of-six targets for 78 yards the week prior. Houston allows the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers, yielding six double-digit games to wide receivers in the last six weeks.

Zay Jones versus Indianapolis (19% owned)
Jones ain’t great so far in the NFL, and his likely QB, Nathan Peterman, is worse. Still, Jones represents an upside desperation play as he has at least seven targets in each of his last four games. His opponents, the Colts, have yielded the ninth-most fantasy points to wide receivers on the season. Things have gotten worse lately, as the Jags had two wide receivers with 10+ points last week and a third WR with seventy yards. And the Bills put Jordan Matthews on IR, and Kelvin Benjamin isn’t making a difference anytime soon as he works his way back from a knee injury. I’d prefer literally either 49er to him, but he’s still an option.

Trent Taylor at Houston (1% owned)
It’s a double-49ers special as Trent Taylor and Marquise Goodwin owe Jimmy Garoppolo some incredible Christmas gifts. Jimmy Garoppolo knows what’s up with his connection, as he already deflected questions about how Trent Taylor is essentially Wes Welker/Julian Edelman/Danny Amendola from local media. Still, he acted every bit the role, catching all six of his targets for 92 yards. He’s set to be a PPR machine, and everything about the Goodwin matchup holds true here. And THAT is Authentic Frontier Gibberish.

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