Week 13: 4 WR Fantasy Gems


By: Ravi Krishnan (Twitter: @masalaESPN)

In the last four weeks, I have written about deep sleepers across various skill positions for the rest of the NFL season. 

Today, I will focus on one position — Wide Receiver — and enumerate four WRs that are still widely available in fantasy leagues and should be picked up to bolster your playoff push. 

Please note that this list only includes players who are rostered in less than 30% of ESPN fantasy football leagues, so you might not see popular waiver-wire adds that are being recommended by most fantasy football analysts.

Let’s begin:

  1. Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers (27% ownership in ESPN leagues)

Aaron Rodgers is in absolute late-career dominance mode as an elite QB and has fed Davante Adams to Wide Receiver super-stardom this season. 

Along the way, Aaron Rodgers has also made Robert Tonyan a saving grace in this season of absolute Tight End drought. 

So, what else is required for A-Rod to keep up his rampant pace? A solid WR2. And that is exactly what Allen Lazard promises to do over the next four weeks. Lost for much of the season due to a core injury, Lazard was eased back on the field in Week 11, before scoring a TD, along with 5 grabs, in the Week 12 rout of the hapless Eagles. 

Lazard is Rodgers’ favorite receiver not-named Davante, and that will keep him in safe fantasy WR2 conversation during the playoff run.

Current Status in Fantasy season 2020: #82 among WRs

Projected ranking for ROS: Top 24 WR

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