18 Deep Sleepers at Wide Receiver

The Footballguys staff digs deep for sleepers at wide receiver

A fantasy draft is all about obtaining the most value with each selection. There is value available throughout a draft, and grabbing it is one of the most important keys to a successful fantasy team. This article specifically targets deep sleeper value (players that can be found very lain a fantasy draft). In an attempt to point out this value, we asked our staff to look deeper than the Top 150 and identify players that should significantly outperform their late draft position. These players should be your targets after the 12th round of your draft.

Players Receiving 3 Votes

Jamison Crowder, NY Jets

Will Grant: The Jets are a team that many fantasy owners are avoiding, but 'someone's going to catch the ball' and with Chris Herndon suspended to start the season, Crowder is going to see a lot of time in the slot. He's going to see plenty of action and will contribute to your fantasy team. Right now, he's going undrafted in many leagues, making him a solid value pick in the later rounds.

Andy Hicks: What happens in the Jets passing game will be one of the more interesting aspects of the early part of the 2019 season. Jamison Crowder and Le’Veon Bell have arrived, along with Adam Gase. Crowder was productive and reliable for Washington, while Robby Anderson and Quincy Enunwa are not exactly surefire elite production at the position. Crowder should outproduce his draft slot, the only question is by how much? Can he be a reliable third fantasy receiver or will he struggle for targets? Given his professionalism, previous output and Gase’s strengths he should be worthy of a roster spot in most fantasy leagues.

Jeff Pasquino: Jamison Crowder carved out a solid role for Washington for the past three seasons, racking up strong stat lines in 2016 (67-847-7) and 2017 (66-789-3) as the slot receiver for D.C. Last year Crowder missed significant time (only nine games), but he has found a new home with the Jets. Crowder looks poised to reprise a similar role for QB Sam Darnold, giving the young quarterback a solid option over the middle. Targets may be at a premium as the season wears on, but Crowder offers good value and upside for a player who is likely to be on the field and helping to move the chains for a team that is going to need second-half passing production most of the time this year. Crowder is a great value as a fantasy WR5/WR6 with such a high likelihood of playing time and targets for the Jets.

Players Receiving 2 Votes

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