Week 3 PPR WR/TE Sleepers
As we come to the end on week 2 in this NFL season, injuries are starting to affect fantasy teams all around. With bye weeks approaching as well, it is my job to give you the best advice for up and coming receivers and tight ends that can help fantasy owners in PPR format leagues. As everyone knows, WR and TE are very important to fantasy owners in PPR leagues. This makes it crucial to find those under the radar guys during waivers each week. Don't miss out on the next big thing.
Heading into week 3
All players on my list are owned in less than 50% of ESPN Leagues
James Jones - Wide Receiver - Oakland Raiders (28.7% owned)
James Jones has been on my list for all 3 weeks so far of this season. Through the 1st two games, James Jones has 2 touchdown catches already. This isn't anything new or surprising as he had 24 touchdown catches in the past 3 seasons. He continues to be a solid receiver in the NFL and gets plenty of targets each week. Last week against Houston, James Jones was targeted a whole 14 times and caught 9 of those for 112 yards and a touchdown. I really question why fantasy owners don't give this guy a chance since he's a reliable red zone target week to week. Don't continue to let this guy slip away from you. Do yourself a favor and take a chance on this PPR stud.
Andrew Hawkins - Wide Receiver - Cleveland Browns (15.4% owned)
Another guy that continues to be on my list of PPR studs is Andrew Hawkins. Yes, he may be only 5-7 and 180 pounds. But being in the slot, Hawkins makes a very solid PPR receiver option. Targeted 12 times last week (10 targets week 1) shows the Andrew gets plenty of opportunities for points. He has caught 14 of those 22 targets. These are some solid point that PPR owners are missing out on. He's also getting a solid amount of yards as well by getting 70 yards last week (87 yards the week before). This guy always seems to get the ball plenty and sure can keep fantasy owners happy. Just like James Jones, do yourself a favor and take a flyer on Andrew Hawkins.
Brian Quick - Wide Receiver - St. Louis Rams (2.7% owned)
The former App state star receiver is starting to prove himself in the NFL. Brian Quick who is 6-3 and weighs 218pounds, has the correct size to be an NFL receiver. He has had back to back games now with 7 catches and plenty of targets over the 1st two games. You really have to get the targets in order to be a successful PPR receiver option. Brian Quick definitely doesn't lack that aspect. Brian is also getting a solid amount of yards even without his starting QB Sam Bradford. With 99 yards in week 1 and 74 yards in week 2, Quick is showing consistency of solid numbers. Yes, Brian has zero touchdowns through the 1st two games, but give it time. The touchdowns will come if he continues to get around 7 catches a game and between that 70-90 yard range. This guy you won't want to miss out on as he has big potential written all over him.
Travis Kelce - Tight End - Kansas City Chiefs (2.1% owned)
When watching Travis last week against Denver, he reminds me so much of Gronk. Standing at 6-6 and weighs 260, Travis Kelce has that similar size to Rob Gronkowski as well. Kelce who is under the radar of many right now, has great speed for a TE and great hands. This makes him very difficult to cover as the Denver Broncos struggled against him in week 2 allowing 4 catches for 81 yards to Travis. It seems like Andy Reid is starting to use Kelce more often now which will give him even more of a fantasy boost in PPR leagues. Tight end is a very tough position to find for fantasy owners, so do yourself a favor and take a shot on Travis Kelce. You won't regret it.
Niles Paul - Tight End - Washington Redskins (1% owned)
Niles Paul who was on my last week's list, backed it up with a strong week 2 start. In week 2, Niles had 8 catches for 99 yards and 1 touchdown. This was a strong start, which it was his first ever NFL start to his young career. He also had 86 yards in week 1, when he was forced to come in after the injury to TE Jordan Reed. Back to back solid performances and look for him to keep getting looks as he has made the most of all his opportunities so far. Kirk Cousins will look for the safety blanket Niles Paul plenty in week 3 against the Eagles. Don't miss out on this stud TE.
Larry Donnell - Tight End - New York Giants (1.4% owned)
Another tight end who is high on my list is Larry Donnell. How in the world is he only owned in 1.4% of leagues? Through the 1st two weeks, Larry has brought in 12 receptions for a total of 137 yards and 1 touchdown. That is a very strong start for a TE that is a waiver claim. You really can't get much better than that when so many fantasy owners are struggling to find a solid PPR TE. He will get a solid start in week 3 against a Texans defense who has already been beaten up by one guy on this list Niles Paul in week 1. Don't miss out on possibly the next big time TE that you could've had off of waivers.
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