Picking the right wide receiver is important in Fantasy Football, but with so many injuries, the pickings might be slim right now.
Jakobi Meyers of the New England Patriots is a perfect example of a player earlier this season who was an afterthought, but now he has been a productive Fantasy Football player for many teams. On the season, Meyers has caught 28 passes for 353 yards.
This week, there is going to be a wide receiver or two who is going to be low owned that will have a big game and win some Fantasy Football matchups.
Let’s take a look at four sleeper wide receiver plays in Week 11.
KJ Hamler, Denver Broncos
Hamler is still low owned, sitting at only 6.8 percent on ESPN, but that is going to change this week. Hamler was a standout at Penn State, but hasn’t gotten a lot of attention this season because of a slow start.
In the last game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Hamler was targeted 10 times, hauling in four receptions for 50 yards. On the season, Hamler only has one touchdown, but that could change this weekend.
The Broncos keep falling behind early in games, which means there has to be a lot of passing in the second half. If Hamler can find the end zone, he is going to smash value on Sunday.
Steven Sims Sr, Washington Football Team
It’s pretty clear that Alex Smith likes Steven Sims Sr. Sims. He only had seven receptions before the last game against the Detroit Lions.
In the last game, Sims was targeted six times, catching five passes for 46 yards. In a non point per reception league, Sims might not be as attractive because it would be so dependent on a touchdown, but Smith should continue to look his way.
This is a Cincinnati Bengals team that has struggled against the pass all season. Smith threw 55 times in the last game, which means there will be plenty of chances for Sims to haul in passes.
Braxton Berrios, New York Jets
The New York Jets are the worst team in football, but the offense at least can move the ball a little bit with Joe Flacco under center.
Braxton Berrios is only one percent owned on ESPN, but over the last three games he has caught 13 passes for 82 yards.
Much like the other receivers, he probably won’t be getting 80 yards in this game, but he is a short-yard weapon, so in a PPR Fantasy Football league he can find success. With the offensive line still in shambles for the Jets, Flacco has no choice but to get the ball out quick.
Zach Pascal, Indianapolis Colts
Zach Pascal is way too low owned for how much production he has had the last few weeks for the Indianapolis Colts.
Sunday’s matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Colts looks like there will be plenty of scoring, which is going to give Pascal many chances. Pascal’s last game against the Tennessee Titans saw him have four catches for 33 yards. On the season, Pascal has had 28 receptions for 330 yards and two touchdowns.
Especially in 12-team leagues, Pascal makes a lot of sense for teams needing wide receiver help. A touchdown for Pascal would only be a bonus.