I don’t know about you but if I see a guy like Amari Cooper drop another egg because of quarterback play I am going to lose it. The wide receiver is one of the most important positions in your fantasy football lineup and it can really make or break you. If you were smart enough to draft Justin Jefferson, congrats to you. If you held onto Davante Adams and waited it out, congrats to you. On the flip side, if you threw everything into Golden Tate or Mike Evans, we are sorry.
Trusted Fantasy Football Breakout Wide Receivers
Thankfully for you, we are here to break down some of the top options for you to start at the wide receiver position this week. You aren’t going to find DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones or the aforementioned Adams on this list, you know to start these guys. We are going to dig a little bit deeper.
Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals:
I am a huge Christian Kirk fan. In fact, I’m still pissed at Todd Graham for not recruiting the Arizona kid to the Sun Devils during my time at ASU. Regardless of my bitterness, Kirk is putting up his best season in the pros yet. This year, he is averaging over 10 points per fantasy game, way up from the 7.7 he posted last year. He has 16 targets over the last two weeks and five touchdowns in the last three games. With a guy like Hopkins there this year, Kirk is seeing a lot more room. The Bills are getting torched in the air, Kyler is the move.
Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos
Everyone is giving Jerry Jeudy all the love in the Mile High City and rightfully so, but Tim Patrick has been playing out of his mind as well. In deeper leagues, Patrick is a solid option, averaging over eight points per game and with the ability to have a breakout game at any point in time. In the past four of five games, he either has a touchdown or at least 100 yards. Jeudy is the clear number one and will be facing off against the top corners which gives Patrick a huge opportunity.
Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers
Aiyuk was a steal in the 2020 Draft, maybe I just think that because of the Sun Devil connection, but my god this dude can ball. Aiyuk had to sit out last week against the Packers because of COVID-19 but the week before was a massive coming out party. He had 15 points with 91 yards and a touchdown and the week before he went over 100 receiving yards. He is Nick Mullens top option right now and should see plenty of targets against the Saints.
Hail Mary: Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tom Brady has plenty of weapons in Tampa but he advocated for Brown for a reason, he wants to use him. Last week Brown saw five targets in his first game with three catches and over 30 yards. Brown is facing a Panthers defense that’s been torched this season and I think a touchdown is in the forecast for him.
By: Matt Lively CruelFan.com