It’s week seven, and every single fantasy football team is in shambles. Well, not every team, but a lot of them! It’s time to plug in the holes in your rosters with some week seven sleeper wide receivers! To make the list of sleeper wide receivers, a player must be unrostered in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues. For deeper leagues, one of these sleeper wide receivers is available in at least 90% of Yahoo! leagues.
Sleeper Wide Receivers Option #1:
Laviska Shenault at L.A. Chargers (47% rostered)
Shenault didn’t really come through for you last week, but he ranks twenty-third in wide receiver targets over the last four weeks. His 27 targets puts him just below guys like Emmanuel Sanders, Robert Woods, and DeVante Parker (and equal to Odell Beckham, Jr). While the guys like Tee Higgins and CeeDee Lamb get all of the publicity because they’ve already blown up, Shenault has quietly plugged along in the background. As we come up for air in week six, he is HPPR WR36, having totaled at least 11 fantasy points in two out of the last three games. He, like the rest of the Jaguars, cratered against the Lions last week. This week, he gest a much easier test; the Chargers allow the eighth-most fantasy points to wide receivers and have done that despite allowing just three touchdowns all year. They’ve given up at least 5 catches to every WR with at least seven targets against them. Laviska Shenault averages 6.75 targets over the last four games. He’s a great PPR floor play, who is free in over half of Yahoo! leagues.
Sleeper Wide Receivers Option #2:
Corey Davis versus Pittsburgh (25% rostered)
Corey Davis is off of the COVID IR list, and while was on IR, everyone else Forgot about Da(vis). He started the season with 19 targets in the first three games (going for at least 69 yards or a touchdown in each game). His highwater mark on the year (7 catches, 101 yards) came in week one with A.J. Brown active for the game. Byes and coronavirus winnowed his ownership percentage down to one-in-four leagues, but that should bounce back this week. The Titans and the Steelers match up this week, and the Steelers have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers this season. They let Randall Cobb blow up against them, they let Greg Ward score a touchdown… It isn’t farfetched to see Corey Davis add himself to that list.
Sleeper Wide Receivers Deep League Option:
Andy Isabella versus Seattle (2% rostered)
If you watched Monday Night Football, you saw Kyler Murray desperately try to make Andy Isabella work with deep bombs. This is something that the Cardinals have tried to have happen in two-straight games. Isabella has the second-most air yards on the Cardinals the last two weeks while getting the fifth-most targets. His average depth of target is 23 yards downfield. The Cardinals’ opponent this week, the Seahawks, have allowed six 40+ yard pass plays this year, tied for the most in the league. Their 22 20+ yard plays ranks fourth. If the Cardinals were to connect on these deep balls in any week, it would be this one.
Additional Sleeper Wide Receivers Options:
Christian Kirk v. SEA (42% rostered), Demarcus Robinson @ DEN (1% rostered)
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[Image Source: Laviska Shenault on Twitter]