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Week 4 Sleepers: Inconsistent WRs Who Will Lift Your Fantasy Teams This Week

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 18: Lance Moore #16 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates his touchdown in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher /Getty Images)
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Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2012

Are you in a deep fantasy league that requires you use a wide receiver or tight end at the flex rather than a running back? Are you simply thin on quality wide receivers and need someone for a spot start this week? Are you trying to plug in a player with a lot of upside, no matter the risk?

Well then, I've got three wide receivers for you to consider.

These aren't the safest bets out there, as all three are known as inconsistent fantasy performers and probably haven't been used as anything more than flex plays thus far this year. But if you're digging deep for options or simply feel like rolling the dice, these are the guys for you.

 

Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints

For those of you who own Lance Moore, you know how infuriating he can be from week to week. Already this year, we've seen him score 18 and 17 fantasy points (in standard-scoring leagues) in Weeks 1 and 3 and offer owners just three points in Week 2.

But against the Green Bay Packers, he deserves a start. The Packers hardly have a frightening defense, and the Saints should put up big numbers in the passing game. Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham may be the more obvious beneficiaries, but I expect Moore will put up big numbers as well.

Just don't expect anything guaranteed after that.

 

Mike Williams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Yes, Vincent Jackson is the main guy you want against a Washington Redskins team that has been brutalized in the passing game this season.

But there are plenty of passing yards to be had against the Washington secondary, and Mike Williams should have a huge day as well. With the Redskins likely to focus most of their attention on Jackson, Williams should be in line for a big day.

Look for him to duplicate the 21 fantasy points he has on the season (in standard-scoring leagues) this weekend.

 

Leonard Hankerson, Washington Redskins

I don't know if Pierre Garcon will play this weekend, but either way, I like Leonard Hankerson a lot against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers side that is currently last in the NFL in pass defense this season. 

Hankerson is pretty much an all-or-nothing play as a deep threat, but seeing as the Bucs have already given up an 80-yard touchdown this season, it's not so crazy to think that Hankerson could make fantasy owners very happy with just one reception.

He's a deeper sleeper and a risky play, but I see big things in his future this weekend.

 

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