Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) returns a kickoff for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football Week 13: Sleepers at WR


Nov 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans receiver Kendall Wright (13) celebrates after scoring on a 10-yard touchdown reception with 10 seconds left against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Titans defeated the Raiders 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Percy Harvin’s Saturday setback may have left you thin at WR, but don’t worry there are still options that you can get from the waiver wire who are set up for good weeks. If you are looking for last-minute help see if you can get these sleepers who should have solid production in week 13:

Kendall Wright-Tennessee Titans

Wright had been consistently turning in solid stat lines although he had failed to reach 100 yards until last week. He caught the game-winning touchdown last week to finally go over 100 finishing with 103 yards on six catches. He is still available in 60% of ESPN leagues but has an amazing 22 catches in his last three games while piling up 261 yards. He’s a very solid WR2 this week against the struggling Colts secondary.

Mike Wallace-Miami Dolphins

Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace (11) hands the ball to a fan after scoring a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers in the first quarter of a game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Wallace looked to be a fantasy afterthought, but he leaped back into the spotlight last week with five catches for 127 yards and a touchdown. This week, he and Miami face the Jets who have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing WR which should let Wallace have another solid game. He’s still high-risk but the potential is there for another solid week and a good finish to the season.

Doug Baldwin-Seattle Seahawks

With Harvin’s setback, it looks likely that Baldwin will get the start opposite Golden Tate on Monday Night Football. He’s been over 60 yards in his last three straight games and has found the end zone in two of those contests making him an interesting sleeper play even against an improved Saints defense. I think this game could get high-scoring, and Baldwin will be counted on to make plays with Harvin out and Tate the focus of the defense.

Cordarrelle Patterson-Minnesota Vikings

Patterson had his biggest game of the season last week being targeted 11 times and hauling in eight catches for 54 yards. He came close to an even bigger game but couldn’t quite hang on to a few late opportunities. This week he and the Vikings host Chicago who rank in the middle of the pack in points allowed to opposing WR. Patterson looks like he’ll get enough targets to sustain fantasy relevancy the rest of the way.

Kenbrell Thompkins-New England Patriots

The Texans have been good against opposing WR despite their struggles this season, and Thompkins isn’t alone as a solid receiving threat in the Patriots offense. However, with fellow-rookie Aaron Dobson out, I expect Thompkins to get enough targets to turn in a solid game as a followup to his six-catch, 56-yard performance last week.

 

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