My wife and I have few annual traditions. One tradition we do have is the “Twelve Nights of Christmas Movies,” in which we consume a bunch of classics over the course of twelve days, all without singing that obnoxious song. One such movie is Christmas in Connecticut, in which a housewife columnist turns out to be a huge scam liar, who has been defrauding the country. She tries to gaslight people who have come to see her do her thing and eventually fails spectacularly. Since this takes place at Christmas time, this is somehow a Christmas movie. Where am I going with this? Blake Bortles is that columnist. He’s nowhere near as good as he’s been lately, but he’s been getting the production and fantasy football accolades. It’ll eventually fall apart, but it’s going well enough to put two Jags receivers on my sleepers list for this week. As always, two guys on this list are available in between 10% and 50% of Yahoo! leagues, and the third player is around in over 90% of leagues.
Dede Westbrook versus Houston (42% owned)
The fantasy football world is positively abuzz over Dede Westbrook and his recent production. He’s has at least six targets in literally every game of his NFL career (all four of them) and he’s gobbled up 27 targets in his last three games. His yardage has gone up every week and he capped his 81 yards last week with his first career touchdown. His opponents, the Texans, have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to wide receivers on the season.
Josh Doctson versus Arizona (41% owned)
When in doubt, go for the #2 wideout against the Cardinals. With Patrick Peterson’s hands full of Jamison Crowder all game Sunday, that will leave Doctson to run wild against the rest of the secondary. Doctson is getting a good amount of targets lately (at least five in four-of-six games), and has scored in two of the last three (and gotten at least eight fantasy points in the three games before he got the clamps from the Chargers last weekend).
Keelan Cole versus Houston (2% owned)
I guess I really like Blake Bortles now? Keelan Cole hasn’t gotten the targets that Dede Westbrook has received, but he’s played well enough without Allen Hurns in the lineup. Hurns missed practice Wednesday and isn’t looking like he will play this weekend, so it’s time for more Keelan Cole. He has just shy of 27 fantasy points in his last two games combined filling in for Hurns, and has earned more snaps this weekend. He has only six targets in his last two games, but he caught all of them for 148 yards and two scores. Like Westbrook, he takes on the ninth-worst defense at stopping opposing wide receivers.