2015 Fantasy Football: Wide Receiver Sleepers

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Davante Adams, Packers (127) – Had an inconsistent rookie season with a couple of huge games (117 yards, 121 yards) including a seven catch game against Dallas in the playoffs. Reports out of OTAs and training camp have Adams dominating and he should see a bigger role in the Packers offense in 2015. He’ll always be the 3rd option behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, but should still see enough targets to earn a spot as your WR3 or Flex option.

Marvin Jones, Bengals (128) – Missed last season with a foot injury, but had 10 TDs in 2013 in just his second season. Jones is reportedly 100% healthy now and in line to start as the WR2 for the Bengals. With A.J. Green drawing most of the secondary’s attention, Jones should be able to get free often and put up similar stats to his 2013 line (51, 713, 10) with the upside for more.

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Cody Latimer, Broncos (130) – The former 2nd round pick only had 2 catches as a rookie, but with the loss of TE Julius Thomas and WR Wes Welker, there are targets available. Latimer has had an impressive stretch in OTAs & training camp and could earn the WR3 job with the Broncos if he beats out veteran Andre Caldwell. Latimer has the size to be a dangerous red zone weapon, reliable hands, and the athleticism to dominate nickle corners if given enough snaps. I wouldn’t start him in week 1, but Latimer could develop into a solid fantasy starter by mid-season.

Markus Wheaton, Steelers (122) – Most of the press around the Steelers has focused on 2nd-year WR Martavis Brytant, but 3rd-year receiver Wheaton could be the breakout player in Pittsburgh. Wheaton’s lack of TDs last season (2) kept him under the radar despite 53 catches for 644 yards. He’s got a legit shot to beat out Bryant for the #2 WR job in one of the best offenses in football.

Tyler Lockett, Seahawks (NA) – One of my favorite WRs in this year’s draft who might already be the most talented wide receiver on the Seahawks roster. If Lockett and Russell Wilson can develop an early rapport, then Lockett may end up being Wilson’s go-to WR by mid-season. He’s one of the best route runners in the rookie class, fearless over the middle, and dangerous after the catch.

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