5 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers With Upside Potential

Mike RContributor IOctober 16, 2010

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 26:  Wide receiver Jabar Gaffney #10 of the Denver Broncos looks for extra yardage after making a catch in front of safety Melvin Bullitt #33 of the Indianapolis Colts during NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on September 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Colts won 27-13. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Are you in need of a wide receiver to bolster your receiving corps? If so, there are still some good wide outs available in most formats. Just because a player is not a big name does not mean that they can not contribute to your fantasy football team.

Here are five players that could help you in the next few weeks.

Mike Williams (WR) Buccaneers

Surprisingly, Mike Williams is only owned in 50 percent of fantasy football leagues. Despite being a rookie, Williams has the size, speed and athletic ability to be a superstar wide receiver. He has been a reliable wide receiver through the first five weeks of the season.

Steve Breaston (WR) Cardinals

Steve Breaston was dropped by a lot of owners after suffering an injury in Week Four of the season. Breaston is owned in under 60 percent of leagues. He put up good numbers in Week One and Week Three before getting hurt.

That was with Derek Anderson playing quarterback. Now with rookie Max Hall under center, Breaston's numbers could increase as the Cardinals have finally found their passing attack.

Jabar Gaffney (WR) Broncos

Every Broncos wide receiver should be owned in all leagues. Gaffney is owned in just 38 percent of all leagues despite an impressive three-week stretch. He has 26 catches in his last three games and is turning into a consistently weekly performer.

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Kenny Britt (WR) Titans

Three straight games with a touchdown and he is still owned in just 56 percent of fantasy football leagues. Britt is finally starting to show the immense talent that he has. If he plays up to his talent, Britt is a double-digit fantasy producer.

Mike Thomas (WR) Jacksonville

Thomas is owned in just 9 percent of leagues despite outproducing Mike Sims-Walker. If I could only start one Jacksonville receiver on my team, my pick would be Mike Thomas.


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