Dynasty Sleepers: Wide Receivers
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Below you will find a list of 2016 dynasty sleeper WRs heading into the 2016 fantasy football season. If you haven’t drafted yet in your upcoming startup dynasty league, target these wide receivers below if the price is right. If you are in an existing dynasty league, try acquiring these players on the cheap. Enjoy.
Jordy Nelson (WR – GB)
With a current ADP around the 8-12 range for all wide receivers, there is a ton to like about Nelson heading into 2016. That’s a redraft rank… in dynasty, he is more in the 14-16 range, though, which is low-risk territory even if he has just 1-2 years left. Receivers typically fall off a bit talent-wise after 33, or even at 33. So, given Nelson is entering his 31-age season, we should be looking at low-end WR1 production out of Nelson for both 2016 and 2017. Two years is a long time, even in dynasty. This is especially the case when you’re talking about only having to pay low-end WR2 value for a guy that might very well have two more Top 10 WR seasons left in the tank.
TY Hilton (WR – IND)
You want a sneaky WR1 trapped in a low-end WR2 draft slot? Say hello to TY Hilton. His redraft ADP is in the 16-20 range for WRs, and his dynasty ADP is right around that same area. That’s value right there! First off, his struggles last year can be directly tied to the struggles of Andrew Luck. I fully expect Luck to bounce-back in 2016, so I also fully expect Hilton to rebound as well. Secondly, he wasn’t done maturing into an elite receiver prior to last year’s disappointing campaign. Most will just wonder if he ever returns to his 2014 self, where he pulled in 82 receptions for 1,345 yards and 7TDs. Well, what I’m suggesting here is that he wasn’t done maturing and I think 85-90/1350-1,400/9-10TDs is in the cards for Hilton in 2016 and beyond.
Jarvis Landry (WR – MIA)
Folks, this guy has top 5-10 fantasy wide receiver talent. Plain and simple. He and Odell Beckham came into the NFL with similar skill sets and upside, and both have been training hard with Antonio Brown this off-season. That’s never a bad thing, and it shows how driven he is to rise to the top of the NFL’s top WR list. I honestly believe that Landry has top 5-10 fantasy wide receiver upside this year, but the beauty is in his 20-24 WR rank across current ADP lists. Use this to your advantage, though, do not draft him as a top 5-10 fantasy WR or you lose all the upside and start taking on risk. This is the biggest middle round steal at WR in 2016 (at his redraft and dynasty 20-24 WR ADP).
More WR Sleepers
- Allen Hurns (WR – JAC)
- Stefon Diggs (WR – MIN)
- Phillip Dorsett (WR – IND)
- Travis Benjamin (WR – SD)
- Kendall Wright (WR – TEN)