Week 14: 4 WR Sleepers

By: Ravi Krishnan (Twitter: @MasalaESPN)

WRs to Pick up off Waivers for Week 14 and Beyond

Last week, I enumerated four WRs — Russell Gage, Breshad Perriman, Allen Lazard, and Gabriel Davis — that are still widely available in fantasy leagues and should be picked up to bolster your playoff push. I plan on listing four more WRs today for your playoff weeks, but before we get to today’s list, let us review how my picks from last week performed in Week 13:

  • Russell Gage: 4 catches, 51 yards, 1 TD — 13.6 fantasy points (Half-PPR)
  • Breshad Perriman: 1 catch, 22 yards, — 2.7 points
  • Allen Lazard: 3 catches, 50 yards — 6.5 points
  • Gabriel Davis:3 catches, 68 yards, 1 TD — 14.3 points

Two out of four is not too bad, is it? Anyways, here is this week’s list — four more receivers who have either the opportunity or talent, or both, to make a positive impact for your fantasy football teams.

Please note that this list only includes players who are rostered in less than 20% of ESPN fantasy football leagues, so you might not see popular waiver-wire adds that are being recommended by most fantasy football analysts.

  1. Keke Coutee, Houston Texans (12.4% ownership in ESPN leagues)

Notwithstanding the fact that a bunch of fantasy leagues die-down in interest levels during this time of the NFL season, it is still outright ridiculous that Keke Coutee is owned in a mere 12% of ESPN fantasy leagues.

With Will Fuller out for the rest of 2020, Randall Cobb on IR, and Brandin Cooks not being the epitome of good health himself, Coutee has all the bearings of a late season gamechanger for your fantasy fortunes.

This potential was on full display in Week 13 in the form of 8 catches for 141 yards on a team-high 9 targets. In an offense that will remain pass-happy with Deshaun Watson at the helm, the best of Keke Coutee is yet to come.

Current Status in Fantasy season 2020: #119 among WRs

Projected ranking for ROS: Top 24 WR

  • Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos (15.5% ownership in ESPN leagues)

Tim Patrick is averaging 10.1 fantasy points per game this season, and this includes the absolute nonsense of a game in Week 12 where the Broncos had to play without a QB!

In fact, since Week 3, he has clocked 12.5 points per game on an offense that does not throw the ball much. This might be unpopular opinion, but the WR1 in Denver is Patrick, not Jerry Jeudy.

Plus, with Jeudy battling niggles the past couple of weeks, Patrick has been the one relied on by Drew Lock, and he has responded. The one issue with Patrick is that he is not a target hog (averaging less than six targets per game) and is a big-play-dependent receiver. For what it is worth, the big plays have come fairly frequently this season.

Current Status in Fantasy season 2020: #37 among WRs

Projected ranking for ROS: Top 24 WR

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