Sleeper Wide Receivers for 2015
Sleeper picks can make all of the difference between success and failure for your fantasy rosters. The selection of a good sleeper can prove to be a stroke of inspiration and wide receivers are often surprising fantasy owners with wildly unpredictable performances. The modern NFL is becoming more and more about offensive tactics and pass-rich strategies, so your fantasy teams can certainly benefit from some smart WR selections. Today, let’s look at five of the best sleepers you can choose in the WR positions for your fantasy rosters in 2015.
Marvin Jones, Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals fans were very excited about Jones ahead of the 2014 season, with the 25 year old seeming set to take the No.2 WR spot on the Bengals roster. Unfortunately, Jones was doomed to suffer throughout 2014, with a whole host of lower leg injuries ensuring that his season was a memorable one for all the wrong reasons. He didn’t enjoy a single snap in the entire season but will now be hoping for a fresh start in the upcoming season. He has all of the ability and physical stature to be a great receiver in the NFL and just needs to avoid injuries and get a run of games together. If he can stay healthy, Jones should be a great sleeper pick for 2015 and will hope to fight off any competition from Mohamed Sanu for that second spot. He can certainly get a good number of catches and is capable of scoring half a dozen touchdowns as well.
Cecil Shorts III, Houston Texans
Shorts is preparing for a potentially huge season with the Texans and might represent an excellent value option for your 2015 fantasy rosters. Shorts joined up with the Texans from the Jacksonville Jaguars and should be filling a starting role on his new squad. He really fits the bill as a solid NFL WR and has a good level of versatility, being able to play in a variety of systems and roles. This sort of dynamic ability will be a great asset to the Texans this season and we can expect him to play a huge part in their 2015 NFL season. He isn’t being rated too highly by fantasy enthusiasts but could prove to be a top sleeper pick, with more than enough ability to nab a few touchdowns and cementing himself in the top thirty wide receivers in the league.
Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles
Jeremy Maclin has moved on to Kansas City so there’s never been a better time for Cooper to prove what he can do. The long-haired veteran earned himself 55 catches last season but will be playing a bigger role in 2015 and has the potential and ability to put up some impressive figures. He is certainly capable of making some things happen in the red zone, but he will have to beat off competition from the likes of Jordan Matthews and the exciting rookie talent of Nelson Agholor. It’ll be a tough battle but it’s one that Cooper is capable of winning. The fact that he managed 55 catches for 577 yards last season despite not being one of the top two WRs on the Eagles’ roster speaks volumes about his talent. With a bigger role, he could end the season with 70 catches or more.
Harry Douglas, Tennessee Titans
Douglas represents a very interesting addition to the Tennessee Titans roster. He could truly be one of the best value sleeper picks for 2015 and fantasy fans would be smart to grab him early on before his price rises. Nate Washington moved on and Douglas will be primed and ready to fight for a leading WR spot. Dorial Green-Beckham will naturally be a tough rival for Douglas to contend with and Kendall Wright is a top WR as well, but the former Falcons star can play an important role in 2015 for his new team. Fantasy enthusiasts seem to be vastly underestimating the ability of Douglas, but he’s more than capable of earning 70+ fantasy points with 55+ catches.
Albert Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs
Chiefs’ fans were wondering whether or not the team would be attempting to recruit any WR reinforcements to rival Wilson, but the coaches at Kansas City seem to have faith in the youngster after an exciting end to his rookie campaign. If he can continue that sort of form as we head into the new season, fantasy owners could be looking at a very good selection here. Jeremy Maclin has arrived at the team and will undoubtedly fill the top wide spot but Wilson is being regarded as the second WR on the roster. A great thing about Wilson is his versatility and the Chiefs hope that the player can fill an outside spot effectively in 2015. Last season, he put up some impressive stats including an average 16 yards per catch average. Again, this is a player who is being pretty widely overlooked and won’t be at the top of too many lists of must-have WRs. However, he has all of the ability to do well and everything is in place for him to have a great season and earn you some vital fantasy points.