Fantasy Football Sleepers 2011: 10 Hidden Gem WRs You Need to Win Your League

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Fantasy Football Sleepers 2011: 10 Hidden Gem WRs You Need to Win Your League
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Kiss your fantasy football season goodbye if you fail to capitalize on these hidden gems at wide receiver.

Contrary to popular belief, dominating fantasy football isn’t about luck; it’s about being one step ahead of every opponent and obtaining the best value possible in your draft. Wide receivers are increasingly dominating fantasy football as teams look to air it out more and leagues shift to rewarding players for receptions.

This year, the fantasy wide receiver big board is littered with sketchy one-hit wonders and declining studs. You don’t want to let your fantasy hopes and dreams lie in the hands of Brandon Lloyd, do you? Exactly.

He’s not the only one to worry about—Mike Wallace, Stevie Johnson, Jeremy Maclin, Marques Colston, Dwayne Bowe and Brandon Marshall all come equipped with a laundry list of concerns. I’ve been burned by Michael Clayton in the past and am not willing to let Tampa Bay’s Mike Williams sandbag me the same. Given the overload of potential one-hit wonders in the first six rounds, you desperately need to back end your draft with these deep sleeper wideouts.

Hit your opponents with a few of these hidden gems late and watch them take you to the fantasy Promised Land. We all know about the Mario Manninghams, A.J. Greens, Julio Jones’ and Percy Harvins. We need to look deeper in the pot for the next great fantasy staples.

Your friends and competitors will be left scratching their heads on draft day and then kicking themselves all season for letting them fall through the cracks. Better yet, they’ll be coming to you with trade offers every single week to land these weekly starting studs.

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