Looking for a late round steal in your dynasty draft? Mike Nowak has a list of options for you
Ok right into it this time guys and gals. No long intro! Yay! The wide receiver class this year I feel is very deep and you can really stock up your stable of WR’s this year and many good ones can be had in the late rounds of dynasty drafts. You just have to do some digging to weed out the best situations these WR’s are in to succeed. First up:
Markus Wheaton, WR, Steelers
Wheaton is 5’11”, 182 lbs and is an exceptional route runner. There is a void left by Mike Wallace swimming to the Dolphins. Emmanuel Sanders will only be a #3 WR for his career. So Wheaton is in a fight for the top spot among the Steelers WR depth chart with Antonio Brown. Even though his stats don’t show it thus far in the preseason, Wheaton’s play on the field has certainly given Brown a run for his money.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, Bills
Goodwin is 5’9”, 179lbs and ran an astounding 4.27 40 time. He was a track star at Texas and the Bills were lucky to get their hands on him in the 3rd round in the 2013 NFL draft. He was also on the U.S. Olympic team in 2012. He is small but blazing fast and projects to be another deep threat for the Bills, who have restocked their own stable of WR’s in this year’s draft. He projects as a #3 WR but the Bills will be moving their WR’s all over the formation this year.
Robert Woods, WR, Bills
Woods is 6’1”, 190lbs and was taken by Buffalo in the 2nd round of this years draft. Everyone in the Bills organization is hoping he can be that #2 wide out Buffalo has desperately needed to play opposite star Stevie Johnson. The Bills have been without a #2 WR for some time now and hopefully he takes pressure off of Johnson. Woods was a star at USC and there is no reason he can’t be in Buffalo with their new No-Huddle, fast paced offense. He could be the #1 in a few years if Stevie ever decides to move on or his role is diminished over time.
Kenny Stills, WR, Saints
Stills is a 5th round pick out of Oklahoma and stands 6’0”, 194lbs and ran a 4.32 40 time at the combine. The Saints need a new #3, and deep threat, as they lost Joe Morgan to a season ending injury and they cut Steve Breaston. Stills has the potential to emerge as Chris Givens and Josh Gordon last year, having the ability to score 50 yard TD’s each week. He is a nice little weapon to keep on your bench for a rainy day.
Ace Sanders, WR, Jaguars
Sanders is on the Jags so take this with a grain of salt. Justin Blackmon has a 4 game suspension to start the season so Sanders could carve out a place in the Jags #2 WR role. He is 5’7”, 198lbs, another small guy, but he has impressed in the preseason so far. Before long, he will be helping Cecil Shorts get some one-on-one matchups. Once Blackmon comes back, he could turn into the Jags deep threat, however, they are also lining him up all over the offense just as they are doing with Denard Robinson. If Blaine Gabbert finally breaks out this year, this Jags offense could surprisingly be entertaining. Entertaining doesn’t necessarily mean winning, however.
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