These 10 fantasy wide receivers are likely to go off for more points this week than your under-performing second-round pick.
Today we go deep into the fantasy dumpster. Every player here will be available in at least 65 percent of fantasy leagues. One is available in 99 percent of leagues.
DeSean Jackson has gone on IR because he has fractured ribs and doesn't care about the Philadelphia Eagles who recently paid him $18 million guaranteed so he would quit borrowing money from Drew Rosenhaus.
Jeremy Maclin really isn't much better off, but at least he's healthy—which is a mixed blessing for his fantasy owners. I'll tell you why, because it is the point of the column.
Jackson owners are now forced to make a move and do something about their WR position. Ask ex-Pierre Garcon or Greg Jennings owners who just finally cut bait and picked up Cecil Shorts five weeks ago.
They have a stud on their hands now who has scored every week and has arguably the best schedule of any fantasy WR moving forward.
The fantasy gods work in mysterious ways.
Brandon Lloyd has been a nightmare, and Mike Wallace has been relegated (in a move that wreaks of "motivational tactic" to me) to "co-starter" status with Emmanuel Sanders opposite a returning Antonio Brown. It doesn't matter with Charlie Batch at quarterback, anyway.
Dwayne Bowe still seems to care about football but plays in a system that I don't think he, or anyone else in the world, understands.
As I've told you, James Jones is entirely undependable due to his touchdown dependency. Larry Fitzgerald is catching balls from Ryan Lindley. I think Janoris Jenkins just pick-sixed him again. The two got plenty of practice doing it together at the Senior Bowl last spring before the real-life NFL performance Sunday.
The point is fantasy owners are getting hurt badly by receivers who are under-performing or are injured on their fantasy squads. These are the top 10 guys I would recommend picking up this week if you need help.