10 WR sleepers to target for fantasy football Week 9

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With the wide receiver position being among one of the deepest groups in fantasy football, these sleepers can finish higher than their ranking in Week 9.

While the highest-ranked guys in fantasy football usually perform around their ranking, there are sleepers every week that flat-out outperform where they were projected to finish. Finding these guys and capitalizing on their breakout can help you win your week.

Let’s take a look at a few wide receiver sleepers who can provide a bigger week than expected.

10 wide receiver sleepers for fantasy football Week 9

10. Tajae Sharpe, Atlanta Falcons

It’s been Tajae Sharpe — not Russell Gage — that has been the beneficiary of Calvin Ridley’s absence. Most notably, his eight targets last week tied for the team-high. While Sharpe is not an overly exciting fantasy option, he’s a solid bet for some production in an Atlanta offense that is almost always playing from behind.

Sharpe offers some low-end flex appeal this week, and perhaps has upside for a little more if he can repeat his Week 8 stat line and score a touchdown.

9. Marquez Callaway, New Orleans Saints

Marquez Callaway had a 3-30 game last week without Jameis Winston for most of the game. He should get a substantial boost in quarterback play with the expected return of Taysom Hill. Hill doesn’t offer the big-arm ability that Winston did, but he certainly has to and will throw to somebody.

While Callaway hasn’t had a great statistical season so far, he’s been the Saints’ best receiver. With Michael Thomas out for the year, it’s Callaway the rest of the way.

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