2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers: WR

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2014 Fantasy Football Sleepers

Sleeper: A draft term for a NFL player that an owner believes is going to have a breakout season. These are usually players who are not rookies, but they can be. For the most part they are not well known NFL players. Usually sleepers are drafted in the middle to late rounds of a draft. From our Fantasy Football Dictionary

We have classified the following players as sleepers for 2014. We will be updating this list throughout the pre-season.

Name Pos Team Age Yrs
Pos. Rank
Brandin Cooks WR NO 21 R WR - #18
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE: The Saints moved up in the first round to select Brandin Cooks. He turned heads at the combine as he ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash. His selection was preceded by the departures of Lance Moore and Darren Sproles. They plan to use Cooks across all formations and especially in the screen and deep-passing game. C... Read More
DeAndre Hopkins WR HOU 23 1 WR - #24
The table is set for the Texans' 2013 first round pick to have a huge breakout. With aging and disgruntled Andre Johnson's status up in the air, DeAndre Hopkins may become the best option for new quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. In his rookie campaign, Hopkins caught 52 passes for 802 yards and two touchdowns; Expect those numbers to increase. Although Fitzpatrick is ... Read More
Marqise Lee WR JAX 23 R WR - #73
Former USC WR Marquise Lee is coming off a down season in his last collegiate season, but that shouldn't concern fantasy owners now. He dealt with a number of minor injuries and poor QB play, causing him to drop in the draft. The Jags took advantage by selecting him (a first round talent) in the second round. He is already missing time at OTAs due to a minor ankle... Read More
Emmanuel Sanders WR DEN 28 4 WR - #12
Look up the phrase "fantasy sleeper" and you're likely to see Sanders' picture next to it. Sanders figures to step into the hole left by Eric Decker's departure. Decker put up a receiving line of 87/1,288/11 last season. If Sanders can produce at a clip that averages between his production last season in Pittsburgh (67/740/6) and Decker's, that would p... Read More
Kenny Stills WR MIA 23 1 WR - #44
BREAKOUT CANDIDATE: Kenny Stills is an extremely efficient WR as he caught 32 passes on 46 targets and posted 641 yards and five touchdowns. His 20 yards per catch average ranked him No. 1 overall in the NFL among receivers. What is more interesting is that all five of his touchdowns were caught from 34 or more yards out and he only dropped one pas... Read More
Rod Streater WR OAK 27 2 WR - #96
If history is any indication, Rod Streater fits the bill of a receiver that can see a significant uptick in production. The Temple alum comes into his third year (often a breakout year for receivers) poised to continue the upward trend in production seen in his first two years. Streater quietly had 100 targets in 2013 and comfortably made plays over the middle; a... Read More
Golden Tate WR DET 26 4 WR - #28
The Lions have been searching for a viable compliment to Calvin Johnson for years and they finally found him. Golden Tate is not flashy, but is as sure-handed and reliable as they come. Tate is coming off a career year in which he caught 64 passes for 898 yards and five TDs. It's not much, but those numbers aren't easy to produce given Seattle's style of play. The ... Read More
Markus Wheaton WR PIT 24 1 WR - #74
There is a lot of buzz surrounding Markus Wheaton. The 2013 third round pick is a speedy receiver expected to win a starting job and help replace Emmanuel Sanders and Jerricho Cotchery's production. Wheaton could be the Steelers' second option and become a breakout wide receiver. He will be competing with veteran Lance Moore and rookie Martavis Bryant for targets. ... Read More
Terrance Williams WR DAL 25 1 WR - #50
While most rookie receivers struggle in Year 1, Terrance Williams quietly made a strong impression on the Cowboys. Williams seized the opportunity left open by Miles Austin's frequent injuries and hauled in 44 receptions and tallied five touchdowns. Although failing to find the end-zone in his last six games, a lot will be expected from the former Baylor Bears re... Read More

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