Wide receiver sleepers are very important to your fantasy football team because they can get you huge points in today's pass happy NFL and they will be available late in your draft. I chose the top 5 from the list I made while researching this topic.
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I used the website Fantasy Pros to get projected stats for this upcoming season. It should also be noted that I researched their standard league projections, not the PPR projections.
Wide Receiver Sleepers #5
Marvin Jones - Cincinnati Bengals
Jones was looking at being the Bengals #2 receiver in 2014 opposite A. J. Green, but a series of lower leg injuries did not allow him to play a single snap in 2014. Jones has the prototype size and speed for an NFL receiver and if he can stay healthy should have a good 2015 season. Of course he will have to stay healthy and beat out Mohamed Sanu for the receiver spot opposite Green.
Fantasy Pros projected Jones to be the 58th best wide receiver and to only score 79 fantasy points the whole year in standard leagues.
My projection is that Jones will be in the top 40-45 wide receivers. I project him to catch around 60 passes for 780 yards and 5 touchdowns. That would equal out to about 108 fantasy points on the season for Jones.
Wide Receiver Sleepers #4
Cecil Shorts III - Houston Texans
The Texans signed the 5th year receiver during the offseason from the Jacksonville Jaguars and he is penciled in to be the starting wide receiver opposite DeAndre Hopkins. Shorts has prototype size and speed for an NFL wide receiver and can play both in the slot and the outside wide receiver positions, so that should really help his production.
Fantasy pros has Shorts projected as the 72nd best wide receiver for the 2015 season and project him to only score 59.7 fantasy points this year.
I think Shorts has a chance to have his best season yet in the NFL and I project him to catch around 70 passes for 800 yards and score 3 touchdowns. That would equal out to about 98 points this upcoming season. I rank Shorts in the top 30 wide receivers for this upcoming season.
Wide Receiver Sleepers #3
Riley Cooper - Philadelphia Eagles
The Philadelphia Eagles lost Jeremy Maclin, their leading receiver in 2014 to free agency this offseason to the Kansas City Chiefs and there will be a battle between Jordan Matthews, Riley Cooper, and 1st round draft pick Nelson Agholor to see who will be the two top wide receivers this year for Chip Kelly's dynamic offense.
Cooper was the Eagles 4th leading receiver last year, but he still caught 55 passes for 577 yards and 3 touchdowns. That is a lot of catches for the 4th leading receiver.
Fantasy Pros has Cooper projected as the 88th best wide receiver and only projected to score 53.5 fantasy points.
I project Cooper to be in the 40-45th best wide receiver range as he should catch around 60 passes for 700 yards and 4 touchdowns. That would equal out to about 94 fantasy points for the 2015 season.
Wide Receiver Sleepers #2
Harry Douglas - Tennessee Titans
The Tennesse Titans signed Douglas from the Atlanta Falcons during the offseason to fill the void left by Nate Washington, who left to join the Houston Texans. Douglas is getting a little long in the tooth, but he should be at least the team's 3rd leading receiver.
The Titans return their top two receivers from last season in tight end Delanie Walker and wide receiver Kendall Wright. Douglas will also have to fight off the team's top draft pick in Dorial Green-Beckham for catches.
Fantasy Pros projects Douglas as the 89th best wide receiver and to only score 37.1 fantasy points this upcoming season.
I project Douglas to catch 50-60 passes for 600 yards and 2 touchdowns. I also project Douglas as the 50th best wide receiver and project him to score around 72 fantasy points.
Wide Receiver Sleepers #1
Albert Wilson - Kansas City Chiefs
Albert Wilson was an undrafted rookie coming into last season from Georgia State, but impressed the coaching staff so much with his production towards the end of the season that they have penciled him in as the team's #2 wide receiver behind newly acquired Jeremy Maclin.
Wilson played mostly in the slot last season, but the Chiefs are putting all their hopes in Wilson that he can play as an outside receiver as well. He is on the small side at 5'9, but at 200 pounds he should have the strength to get open in tight coverage.
One big strength the Chiefs coaching staff like a lot is Wilson's yards per catch average, which last season was just over 16 yards per catch, which is fantastic.
Fantasy Pros project Wilson as the 112th best wide receiver in the NFL and project that he will only score 35 fantasy points.
I project Wilson as the 65th best wide receiver this season and project that he will catch 40 passes for 640 yards and 1 touchdown, which equals out to about 70 fantasy points.