Fantasy Football: 5 sleeper wide receivers to target in 2020

Robert Woods, Rams
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1. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams

While you most certainly weren’t looking, Woods had 90 catches (on 139 targets; eight-most in the league) for 1,134 yards last year. If not for scoring just two touchdowns, he would have been a lot higher than WR14 in full PPR. He has at least 130 targets in back-to-back seasons, and he was WR11 in full PPR in 2018 (86 receptions for 1,219 yards and six touchdowns).

Over the last two seasons, Woods is sixth in receptions, seventh in targets and ninth in receiving yards per game among wide receivers. He also gets used as a runner in Sean McVay’s offense, with 272 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries over the last two seasons.

The trade of Brandin Cooks and the release of Todd Gurley leaves behind 121 targets from 2019. Some of that void will be soaked up by Cooper Kupp, Josh Reynolds, the two tight ends (Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett) and a backfield likely to be led by rookie Cam Akers. But Woods should get some extra action too, and his 26.8 percent target share over he final six games of 2019 when Jared Goff surged is notable.

Yet here Woods is, with an fifth-round ADP as WR25 in 12-team PPR and WR22 in standard scoring right now. Some people will have drafted two wide receivers by then, then consider taking Woods as their WR3. His ADP on Fantasy Football Calculator is even meandering down right now, and if that somehow continues there will be even more built-in value and sleeper appeal here.