Editors Note: With the NFL set to start in earnest, fantasy drafts are beginning to take place. In this post, Just A Guy gives you three sleepers at wide receiver with insight from the fantasy experts at FanDuel.
As people continue to prepare for their upcoming fantasy football draft, many are looking for that one late round pick that could emerge as a star. After the top wide receivers are off the board, things get a little bit more complicated for owners. Here are three pass catchers who seem to have things set up for a breakout season in 2013.
Many people loved this pick by the Houston Texans in the 2013 NFL draft, and so far in the preseason, he has not disappointed. However, he still seems to be going in the 40-45 range for wide receivers in fantasy football 2013, which seems entirely too low. Many owners are scared to take Hopkins simply because the Texans are a run-first offense. However, they have a solid passing attack, and Hopkins will get the luxury of having open looks as defenses focus on Andre Johnson. His big-play ability could really shine as a rookie.
Just about every person will agree that the Buffalo Bills will struggle in 2013. With that being said, wide receiver Marcus Easley should be just fine. He was already considered a sleeper before the preseason, but after catching 10 passes for 140 yards in their first two games, it is looking like he will be a major part of their offense in 2013. Health is obviously a concern, but Easley is a young and promising player the Bills want to continue to develop. With few other options, Easley could be ready for a solid season.
It is all about survival mode for the San Diego Chargers and their wide receivers this year. Malcolm Floyd, Eddie Royal and Danario Alexander have all gone down with an injury so far, leaving Philip Rivers with limited options. Despite their struggles last season, Rivers loves to throw the ball so he will be looking to find someone. Brown has the tools to be a legitimate #1 target this season, even if it is out of necessity. As long as he stays healthy, he has the potential to be a top 30 wide receiver in fantasy.