If you find your fantasy football team in a critical playoff game this week, get your wide receivers lined up and ready to roll. As usual, there are plenty of options on the waiver wire who can help you this week and beyond. All nine receivers on this list are available in more than half of ESPN leagues and the percentage of ownership are listed in parentheses.
1. Nate Burleson-Detroit Lions (3.4%)
2. Michael Crabtree-San Francisco 49ers (12.0%)
3. Rod Streater-Oakland Raiders (6.1%)
With Denarius Moore and Terrelle Pryor on the sidelines, Streater and Matthew McGloin have become the new connection for the Raiders passing game. In the last two games, Streater has a total of 17 targets, 11 catches, and 177 yards with a touchdown. He should continue to get plenty of looks for as long as McGloin is under center making him a fringe flex play.
4. Kendall Wright-Tennessee Titans (38.7%)
5. Cordarrelle Patterson-Minnesota Vikings (3.8%)
The Vikings look like they’re giving Patterson a big chunk of the number one receiver snaps for the rest of the season. He was targeted 20 times in the past two games, and could be on the verge of a breakout game which could come against the Bears who have given up four TD receptions in the last three games to opposing WR.
6. Dexter McCluster-Kansas City Chiefs (3.5%)
7. Robert Woods-Buffalo Bills (5.0%)
8. Josh Morgan-Washington Redskins (0.4%)
9. Ace Sanders-Jacksonville Jaguars (0.2%)
Sanders has had back-to-back 61 yard games getting the starts with Mike Brown injured and Justin Blackmon suspended. He has big play ability but is only a long-shot start against the Browns this week.
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