Fantasy Football Rankings: 5 Wide Receiver Sleepers for Week 7
Looking for a wide receiver to replace one of your studs that is on bye week whether it is Julio Jones, Roddy White or Demaryius Thomas?
Trying to find the next wide receiver that is a hidden gem in your league's waiver wire?
With Week 7 getting started tonight, here are five wide receiver sleepers that you should strongly consider starting in your lineup this week.
Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
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After missing Week 5 due to an injury and with the New Orleans Saints coming off a bye week, Lance Moore will be playing at 100 percent.
The Saints are taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have the 31st-ranked pass defense in the NFL.
Moore has been one of Drew Brees' favorite targets this season, and he should have no trouble getting open against this secondary. I would definitely expect Moore to find the end zone this week. Start him as either your No. 2 receiver or FLEX.
Domenik Hixon, New York Giants
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Even though Hakeem Nicks returned to the lineup last week for the New York Giants, Domenik Hixon still managed to have more targets than him and led the Giants with 78 receiving yards.
By no means is Hixon better than Nicks, but he is definitely worth starting at the FLEX position this week. The Giants are going up against the Washington Redskins, who have the last-ranked pass defense in the league.
Eli Manning will shred this secondary to pieces, and Hixon should have a solid outing.
Brandon Gibson, St.Louis Rams
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With Danny Amendola out with an injury, it looks like that Brandon Gibson is the new No.1 wide receiver in the St. Louis Rams offense.
Last week, Gibson was by Sam Bradford's favorite target, catching seven pass on nine targets while recording 91 receiving yards.
Gibson is available in most leagues waiver wire and he is a must-add. Until Amendola returns from his injury, Gibson will continue to be a stout No. 3 fantasy wide receiver.
Donnie Avery, Indianapolis Colts
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If you are desperate to find a wide receiver in your waiver wire, then you should look to add Donnie Avery.
Avery has not put up huge numbers besides in Week 2, but he is often targeted by Andrew Luck. In five games this year, Avery has been targeted 48 times, which ranks 21st in the NFL.
The Indianapolis Colts are playing the Cleveland Browns, who have the 30th-ranked pass defense in the NFL, so the Colts will be throwing the ball a significant amount.
Avery is a decent starter at the FLEX position in PPR leagues because he should see at least 10 targets.
Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
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With Greg Jennings out with an injury, Randall Cobb is seeing the field more for the Green Bay Packers and people that own him in fantasy football are loving it.
Last week against the Houston Texans, Cobb was targeted 10 times, catching seven passes for over 100 yards. I know James Jones is getting all the touchdowns, but Cobb's time should be this week.
The Packers offense showed last week that they are still one of the elites, after underachieving in the beginning of the season. Expect Aaron Rodgers to continue his high level of play and Cobb will be one of his favorite receivers.
Cobb will make a great FLEX play this week as the Packers take on the St. Louis Rams.