Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings: 5 Wide Receiver Sleepers
Worried that some of your stud fantasy football players that are on teams that have already clinched a playoff berth are not going to see the field much this weekend?
With the regular season coming to an end in a few weeks, playoff-bound teams are going to start benching their star players to rest them up for the postseason. Sure, that's smart for NFL teams to do, but what are we supposed to do as fantasy football owners?
The only thing you can do is to try and find some hidden gems on your bench or waiver wire.
For Week 15, here are five wide receiver sleepers that you should look to play this weekend.
Mike Wiliams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Though Mike Williams only had 36 receiving yards in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers first matchup against the New Orleans Saints this season, he was still targeted eight times. In that game, the Bucs offense gained over 500 total yards.
Williams has been on a hot streak lately, scoring a touchdown in his last two games. The Saints defense is still ranked last in the NFL, so expect this game to be another offensive shootout.
Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns
With the Cleveland Browns taking on the Washing Redskins this weekend, you can guarantee that Josh Gordon is going to get plenty of targets.
The Redskins have the 31st-ranked pass defense and Gordon is clearly Brandon Weeden's go-to target. In his last two games, Gordon has 14 receptions for 202 yards and a touchdown. Expect Gordon to continue his impressive play for a third week in a row.
Kris Durham, Detroit Lions
In his first game this season, Kris Durham came in and immediately became the Detroit Lions No.2 wide receiver. Though he only finished with four receptions for 54 yards, what was most impressive was that he was targeted nine times.
With no Titus Young or Ryan Broyles, it looks like Durham's significant amount of playing time and targets is going to continue.
The Lions love to throw the ball and they are going up against the Arizona Cardinals this week. Coming off a 58-0 loss, I cannot imagine the Cardinals defense is going to come out with much energy. If you are desperate for a another fantasy receiver or FLEX, then Durham is definitely worth a start.
Lance Moore, New Orleans Saints
Lance Moore tore up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary earlier this year, and he is going to do it again this week. Moore finished that game with nine receptions for 121 yards.
The Bucs still have the last-ranked pass defense in the NFL, so look for Drew Brees to be airing the ball out a ton. Expect Moore to be heavily involved in the New Orleans Saints offensive game plan this week. He should finish with either 100 receiving yards or a touchdown.
Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
If Cecil Shorts is unable to go this weekend, then Justin Blackmon is going to be the Jacksonville Jaguars only legit receiving threat.
Though he hasn't had flashy statistics the last three weeks, Blackmon has still played a key role in the Jaguars offense. In his last three games, Blackmon has 24 targets, including 12 last week.
The Jaguars are going up against the Miami Dolphins this weekend, who have the 25th-ranked pass defense, so look for Blackmon to have a huge outing if Shorts is out.