Wide Receiver Week 4 sleepers
Larry Fitzgerald-Arizona Cardinals (FD-7,400, DK-6,500): Fitzgerald is still not ranked in the top ten at WR on either FanDuel or DraftKings, but he’s been turning back the clock and turning in dominant performances the last two weeks. Last week, he caught a pair of touchdowns and finished with nine catches for 134 yards. The week prior, he found the end zone three times and finished with 112 yards on eight catches. Fitz is a veteran option who could still have some down games, but at this point the Cardinals offense is still dialed in to him as their top option. He has definite top-ten potential at a less-than-top-ten price.
Pierre Garcon-Washington Redskins (FD-6,100, DK-5,300): The Redskins and Eagles could have a hard time throwing in the wind and rain in DC, but if they are able to throw the ball Pierre Garcon sets up to be a nice option. Last season, he had his best game of the year against the Eagles when he caught 11 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown from Kirk Cousins. Cousins will be forced to rely on him again this season since DeSean Jackson is still a ways away from returning. In Jackson’s absence, Garcon has been targeted eight, seven, and 12 times in the three games this season. The Eagles secondary won’t be able to stop Garcon, but double check the weather before kickoff to see if that will slow down Garcon.
James Jones-Green Bay Packers (FD-6,000, DK-5,300): I wasn’t buying in to Jones since he was only getting a few passes his way each week and was touchdown dependent in my mind. That changed this last week when he was targeted eight times against the Chiefs and finished with seven catches for 139 yards. His increase in work was due in part to Davante Adams absence with an ankle injury and it doesn’t look like Adams will return this week. As the Packers head to San Francisco to take on Aaron Rodgers hometown team, look for him to rely on Jones against a 49ers defense that has been torched by the Steelers and the Cardinals the last two weeks.
Percy Harvin-Buffalo Bills (FD-5,700, DK-4,600): Harvin should be busy this week with Sammy Watkins out as the Bills take on the G-men. So far this season, Harvin has 16 catches for 192 yards and a touchdown while leading the team with 18 targets. Look for him to get a heavy workload again this week which makes him a nice value as a cheap play who is the top target for his team.
Reuben Randle-New York Giants (FD-5,700, DK-4,500): On the other side of the all-New York-state matchup, Reuben Randle is a intriguing play for about the same price. Randle had a huge game last Thursday night in the Giants win over Washington finishing with 116 yards and a touchdown while hauling in all seven of his targets. Victor Cruz was originally expected to return this week, but he suffered a setback leaving more work for Randle this week. Randle has shown us he can post big games, but he needs to work on his consistency moving forward.
Marvin Jones-Cincinnati Bengals (FD-5,500, DK-3,800): The Bengals passing attack definitely relies on the big-play ability of A.J. Green and Tyler Eifert, but it has also has been boosted by Marvin Jones re-emergence as a second WR. Jones caught a touchdown in each of the last two games and had a season-high 94 yards against the Ravens last week. Jones and the Bengals take on the Chiefs this week who have allowed more points to opposing WR than any other team in the NFL.
Ted Ginn Jr.-Carolina Panthers (FD-5,500, DK-3,400): Ginn has been one of Cam Newton’s few options at wide receiver this season and as a result has posted some pretty solid bargain numbers. Ginn is only behind Greg Olsen in catches and receiving yards for Carolina and he has been targeted 22 times resulting in 10 catches for 188 yards and a touchdown. His big-play ability makes him a boom-or-bust bargain play for as long as he remains Cam’s key receiver.
Seth Roberts-Oakland Raiders (FD-5,100, DK-3,000): Roberts has had two solid weeks with Derek Carr under center and will look to continue to thrive in Oakland’s new-look passing attack. Roberts has a touchdown in each of his last two games and has finished third on the team in targets in each of those contests behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. If you have to go with an ultra-cheap play, Roberts is a dice-roll that makes sense.
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