Good fantasy managers are always looking for ways to improve their teams. Below are four wide receivers who played well in Week Three, despite being owned in fewer than 5% of Yahoo fantasy leagues.
1. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Hilton looked good in the preseason and has now had his first big NFL game in Week Three, catching four passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. Hilton is also returning kicks and punts for the Colts, so if your league uses return yards, he is more valuable. Although the Colts have a bye week in Week Four, Hilton should be a good add in deeper leagues. He is owned in only 1% of leagues, but he seems to developing a great connection with rookie quarterback Andrew Luck.
2. Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks
Tate's final catch in Week Three may be one of the most controversial plays in league history, but it still counted in fantasy play. Tate finished the game with three catches, 68 yards and two scores. Like Hilton, Tate has a rookie quarterback who will be learning the league and establishing favorite targets this year. Although you may not want to activate him yet, Tate has great upside potential and is owned in only 4% of leagues. Quarterback Russell Wilson is showing great control for a rookie and seems to have faith in Tate.
3. Brandon Stokley, Denver Broncos
Speaking of having a great relationship with a quarterback, Stokley and Peyton Manning go way back. With the Indianapolis Colts in 2004-05, Stokley totaled 109 catches, 1,620 yards and 11 touchdowns with Manning throwing him the ball. Now that the two are reunited, Stokley caught six passes for 73 yards and a score in Week Three. He is owned in 2% of leagues and should be targeted often this year. He should be a good flex play now that bye weeks have begun.
4. Kevin Walter, Houston Texans
Walter is one of those players who is added and dropped in fantasy leagues often each year. He is typically inconsistent, but he is capable of having games like he did in Week Three, catching three passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. Walter is owned in 2% of leagues and is a good replacement if you have receivers injured or on bye. However, you can't expect consistency from him.
Mike Patton is a co-host on the Deep Sleeper Fantasy Football Podcast. He has been a fantasy enthusiast since 1997 and has won championships in baseball, football, basketball, hockey and pick 'em leagues.
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