Week thirteen is here and that means that it’s time to hunker down for the last couple weeks of the fantasy football regular season. Like every other week this year, we have three fantasy football sleeper wide receivers for you. To make the list, the wide receivers must be unrostered in at least half of leagues. For you deep league players, one of these three fantasy football sleeper wide receivers is available in at least 90% of leagues.
DeVante Parker versus N.Y. Giants (35% rostered—still on IR)
He’s still on IR so if you have a free IR slot you can go get him right now. For free. DeVante Parker returned to practice on Wednesday, and his status is up in the air for Sunday, but when he’s been available to the Dolphins, he’s produced this season. Parker has played in five games this season, and he has at least 7 targets in all of them. His most prolific game of the year was literally his last one before hitting IR: 8 catches, 85 yards on 11 targets. The Giants are a neutral matchup, but this has more to do with DeVante Parker than the Giants.
Russell Gage versus Tampa Bay (25% rostered)
Now hear me out. The Falcons aren’t good, but neither is the Tampa Bay secondary. Also, the Falcons are always weirdly good against better NFC South teams. But, here’s the thing: Russell Gage has three usable games in the last four weeks. He has 8, 8, and 7 targets in those games and turned in 7/64, 5/49 and 6/62 and a score last week against Jacksonville. For the season, the Buccaneers have actually turned from “complete dumpster fire” against WR to “just not that great.” They did this by facing the Giants, and the Saints, and the Bears. So forgive me if I don’t think that their turnaround is well-earned. They are still a disaster in the backend, and Russell Gage should take advantage of that this week.
Jauan Jennings at Seattle (2% rostered)
With Deebo Samuel likely missing this weekend, the 49ers will turn to their Jalen Hurd insurance, Jauan Jennings. Jennings had 26 snaps last week, catching two-of-three passes for 24 yards and a touchdown. All of those surpass Jalen Hurd’s career numbers. Because he never played a snap. As a third-round pick. No, I’m not angry, you’re angry. Anyway, Hurd, Jennings, and Deebo all have multifaceted skillsets, allowing them to rush the ball in addition to catching it. The Seahawks are a team in freefall, and the 49ers could catch them on their back foot and punch them in the mouth. With a depleted 49ers’ passing game sans Deebo Samuel, I’ll throw in Jennings in a deep league where I need some production. At 6’3” and 212, he’s Jimmy Garoppolo’s biggest target not named George Kittle, which could be good for a touchdown.