Week 13 Fantasy Football WR Sleepers
The bye weeks are over, so only the truly desperate are searching for WR sleepers at this point. Either that or you’re a savvy owner who likes to stream WR sleepers as your third wide receiver, instead of rostering one guy. Either way, you are welcome here. This week, like all weeks, we highlight three WR sleepers available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues. For those of you in deeper leagues, one of these WR sleepers is available in 90% or more of Yahoo! leagues.
Christian Kirk at Green Bay (38% owned)
Christian Kirk hasn’t been all that amazing in two of his last three games, posting just eight yards three games ago and 41 last week. I would not worry, as sandwiched in there is what Kirk is capable of at will: 77 yards and a score. The reason I like Kirk this week has to do with his target volume; he has at least six targets in five of the last six games. He’s the heir apparent to Larry Fitzgerald, and Josh Rosen is getting that connection going as much as he can for their mutual futures. This week, the Cardinals play the Packers, who allow the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this year. They’ve allowed eight double-digit fantasy days to wide receivers since their week seven bye, and have given up five wide receiver touchdowns in their last three games.
Curtis Samuel at Tampa Bay (16% owned)
Can we make it three big games in a row for Carolina’s sophomore wide receiver, and four in his last five? Funchess is still banged up and still sucks out loud. Samuel received seven targets two weeks ago, and just two last week, but he put up 25.2 points between the two contests. He scored in both and seems to have morphed into Cam Newton’s favorite wide receiver. He plays an absolutely terrible Tampa Bay squad that allows the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers, and speedsters give them particular trouble. Curtis Samuel literally already torched this team for two touchdowns already this season, and the Buccaneers haven’t gotten any better since then. Now that’s a great player to pluck for a WR sleepers list: one who’s already pulled it off this season.
Trey Quinn at Philadelphia (2% owned; PPR special)
Trey Quinn has suddenly become the favorite son in the Washington wide receiver room, and he seems to have some solid hands. He’s a WR3 that you’re plugging into your lineup with relative certainty that he won’t vomit all over your squad’s chances. Think Willie Snead’s steady production with Joe Flacco this season. I wouldn’t go anywhere near him in non-PPR leagues, but he gets enough easily catchable targets to make it worth a go for him. The Eagles defense has been sneaky bad this year, coasting on their reputation from the Super Bowl. They’ve given up the second-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers.