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Fantasy Football: Week 13 Wide Receiver Sleepers


It’s lucky week thirteen, which means we’re winding down on the fantasy football regular season, with some leagues already starting their playoffs this week. If you’re still alive, congratulations! If you’re not, these may be some options for you in daily fantasy sports. This week we are without the Browns and the Titans, which means no Rishard Matthews and no Terrelle Pryor. This week’s sleepers article looks at three streamable wide receivers who are owned in 50% or more of fantasy leagues, with one available in 90% of leagues (figures are based on Yahoo! ownership percentages).

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Marquess Wilson (12% owned) and Cameron Meredith (38% owned) versus San Francisco
With quarterback Matt Barkley under center, both these guys had beaucoup targets last week, with Wilson getting eleven, hauling in eight for 125 and a score. Meredith had nine, but did little with them, as he caught two for 19 yards. Either one is a good play this week against a banged-up 49ers secondary.

This secondary yields the most fantasy points to wide receivers on the season, with 20 touchdowns given up to the position in eleven games. It’s a sieve out there, and it’s just a matter of picking who will come down with the balls. Either guy is worth a shot here, but my money is on Wilson.

Taylor Gabriel versus Kansas City (37% owned)
Sometimes it’s easier just to keep it simple and go with the hot hand. Last week Gabriel broke out for 75 yards and two touchdowns on the same plays. However, he has been more than a one-week wonder. He has scored at least 12.8 fantasy points in each of his last four games and is the #3 wide receiver over the last four weeks.

Sometimes you just must ride the hot hand. The Chiefs have given up the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers, including two big weeks last week to Emmanuel Sanders and Bennie Fowler. Gabriel’s ownership is borderline unconscionable.

 

Dorial Green-Beckham at Cincinnati (10% owned)
DGB is finally rounding into form as the contributor many thought he would be with the Titans. He’s amassed 18 targets over the last two games, and turned those into 136 yards and a touchdown, turning in an average of 9.8 fantasy points over the span.

This week Jordan Matthews is banged up, and Nelson Agholor is a head case. The Bengals are a bad matchup, but Green-Beckham is going to get the lions’ share of targets this week and is worth a shot.


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