Fantasy Football: 10 Late-Round Sleeper WR Who Will Get Targets

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Aug 24, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Markus Wheaton (11) scores a touchdown past Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Neiko Thorpe (38) in the second half at Heinz Field. The Chiefs won the game in overtime, 26-20. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

As I was compiling my top 40 WR ranking, I was surprised at how many receivers are falling down draft boards who will get consistent targets.  Many of these options are going towards the end of fantasy football drafts, but have the potential to be consistent contributors based on the opportunities that should come their way throughout the season.

There’s almost always a reason why they’re going late–some risk factor which is scaring owners away. However, when you’re looking to fill out your bench, getting a receiver who gets lots of passes thrown his way can pay dividends since they tend to be more consistent options from week-to-week.

I’m not suggesting these are the top receivers in the NFL or that you should waste early picks on these guys, but they are definitely worth considering when your draft is winding down to the last few rounds and you’re looking to fill your roster depth at WR.

All these players are outside my top 40 rankings and are going late enough to be considered sleepers. I’ve tried to outline both the upside and the risk factors for each in the next few slides…

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