We’re halfway through the fantasy football season this week! Big congratulations to all of us! We’ve fought injuries, COVID-19, more injuries, SARS-CoV-2, even more injuries, the novel coronavirus, and of course, injuries! This week we take a look ahead at fantasy football week eight wide receiver sleepers to help you get through this week. After all, quality WRs like Keke Coutee and Cam Sims are out this week! To qualify as one of the wide receiver sleepers, fantasy managers must deem him unrosterable in at least half of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues. For deeper leagues, one of the wide receiver sleepers is available in at least 90% of Yahoo! leagues.
Wide Receiver Sleepers Option #1: Corey Davis at Cincinnati (31% rostered)
All Corey Davis has done this season is produce. Well, produce and get SARS-CoV-2 (the novel coronavirus AKA COVID-19). Corey had 19 receptions for 206 yards in his first three games of the year before contracting COVID-19. He missed weeks four, five, and six with the ailment. Davis returned last week against Pittsburgh and turned 10 targets into 6 receptions, 35 yards, and a score. This week, the Titans get a Bengals team that allowed Rishard Higgins and Donovan Peoples-Jones to put up at least 13 fantasy points in HPPR against them last week, and who just traded Carlos Dunlap. This is a great spot for a guy who is available in 69% of leagues. Nice.
Wide Receiver Sleepers Option #2: Nelson Agholor at Cleveland (12% rostered)
While Davis takes on one woeful Ohio team, Nelson Agholor gets the other. If you haven’t watched a Raiders game this year, their offense is about 90% dinking and dunking near the sticks and 10% absolutely YOLO bombing the ball out to Agholor and rookie Henry Ruggs III. Agholor leads the Raiders in air yards over their last three games, turning his 222 air yards into 218 receiving yards and three touchdowns in that span. The Browns, despite their best efforts (or because of their best efforts), allow the second-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Five different wide receivers totaled at least 11.7 fantasy points against them in the last two games, including a left-for-dead A.J. Green.
Deep League Wide Receiver Sleepers Option: Marquez Callaway at Chicago (1% rostered)
There’s a lot going against Marquez Callaway. First, the Bears allow the fewest fantasy points to wide receivers. Second, he left with a leg injury last week and his status is up in the air (luckily one of the guys below might be available). However, if Michael Thomas (ankle, hamstring, feelings) and Emmanuel Sanders (COVID-19) remain sidelined, and if Callaway’s ankle holds up, Callaway is a great bet to lead the Saints in targets again. He caught 8-of-10 targets against a strong-against-the-pass Panthers defense last week, why not make it two good games against two strong defenses this week in Chicago?
Additional Wide Receiver Sleepers Options:
Henry Ruggs III @ CLE (50%), Cole Beasley v NE (44%), Scotty Miller @ NYG (14%), Rashard Higgins v LAS (12%)
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