Almost every year it seems that we are talking about how deep the wide receiver position is however there are a lot more wide receivers than running backs and the NFL is a passing league now. There are always wide receivers that you can find in the later rounds of drafts that can be effective additions to your fantasy roster. Here are a few of them.
Vincent Brown: Current ADP: 140.6, 16th-17th round
Vincent Brown was probably one of the most touted sleepers last year, well he was until he broke his ankle in week 2 of the 2012 preseason. Although Brown didn’t play a regular season game last year, he picked up right where he left off, being touted as a sleeper.
Brown has very little risk since he is going in the late 16th or early 17th round. Players going near Brown’s ADP are Josh Gordon, Rueben Randle, DeAndre Hopkins and Golden Tate. All of those players have a little bit of risk, but none except maybe Gordon have the opportunity that Brown as in San Diego.
After the injury to Danario Alexander happened Brown’s stock price rose and then rose again after the injury to Malcolm Floyd. Now although Malcolm Floyd only suffered a knee sprain and likely isn’t lost for the season, Brown’s stock won’t diminish with Floyd’s return.
If you’re looking for a good late wide receiver pick, make sure to take a good hard look at Vincent Brown.
Brian Hartline: Current ADP: 145.4, 17th round
Last year Hartline finished as the 36th best wide receiver in fantasy football. This upcoming year Hartline will definitely be a top 30 wide receiver with upside of being a top 20 wide receiver.
The first reason why Hartline will see an increase in fantasy points scored is Ryan Tannehill. Tannehill as of right now has had 29 total games playing quarterback; as he continues to gain experience he will continue to get better. Look for Tannehill to make a big leap this year and as he does so will Hartline.
The second reason is the Miami Dolphins went out during the offseason and acquired new receiving targets in Mike Wallace and Dustin Keller. Unfortunately Keller is out for the season with a knee injury, but with the addition to Wallace that gives the Dolphins another deep target. Hartline has the possibility of seeing a lot of single coverage.
T.Y. Hilton: Current ADP: 90.1, 9th-10th round
T.Y. Hilton might not be a sleeper anymore after finishing as the 21st best wide receiver in total fantasy points scored. Hilton looks to continue his play-making ability and chemistry with second year quarterback Andrew Luck during the 2013 campaign.
The Colts did however sign Darius Heyward-Bey during the offseason inspiring some competition for receptions. As of today Heyward-Bey is listed as the team’s second wide receiver. This may not be as bad as you might think for Hilton’s fantasy value.
Hilton is a steal in the late 9th, early 10th rounds of fantasy drafts. He has big play capabilities and a competent quarterback to pass him the ball.
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