Wide receiver is always a position with plenty of depth, so if you’re looking for options for today, there are plenty of options to consider. Most owners stockpile some depth, but here are some players in favorable matchups if you are looking for an emergency option.
They are in the general that I would play them this week although it definitely depends on who is available in your league. If you have roster specific questions for this week, find me on twitter @ZT_Sports
Rod Streater-Oakland Raiders
Streater tops the list because of his new-found position as the Raiders top receiver. Last week, he was Matthew McGloin’s favorite target finishing with six catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. McGloin earned another start this week and Streater should be in for another heavy dose of targets since Denarius Moore has been ruled out for this game. The Raiders play the Titans who have been good against the pass, but he’s still an option to consider for this week.
Michael Floyd-Arizona Cardinals
Floyd had his breakout game last week against Jacksonville, and he’ll face the Colts this week who have allowed eighth most points per game to opposing wide receivers. Floyd probably won’t get 193 yards again, but he should be a solid contributor for Arizona and his fantasy owners.
Brandon LaFell-Carolina Panthers
LaFell found the end zone against New England on Monday Night Football finishing with seven catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. He gets plenty of targets leading the team with 35 the last three weeks. The Panthers take on the Dolphins this week, and they usually have a fairly conservative, run-first approach. When Cam Newton is forced to throw the ball, many times he is going LaFell’s way which is enough to make him a fringe flex start.
Nate Burleson-Detroit Lions
Burleson is finally expected to return for Detroit this week as they take on the Bucs passing defense who has struggled against receivers in the last few weeks. He’s a risky start this week since he’s just coming back but as the second receiving option in a high-powered offense he has plenty of upside.
Julian Edelman-New England Patriots
As the Patriots receivers and Gronk have returned healthy to the lineup, Edelman has faded into the background. This week that could change as he takes on his former teammate Wes Welker and the Broncos on Sunday Night Football. Denver has struggled against the pass this year, so gamble on Edelman this week to see if he steps in and contributes to your fantasy team.
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