Pretty much every fantasy owner is rolling the dice with a sleeper or two this week with six teams on a bye week and injuries plaguing the entire NFL.
Luckily, there are some wide receivers out there that are widely available and ready to produce for your fantasy team. Ted Ginn, DeAndre Hopkins and Myles White lead the crop of Week 9 WR sleepers.
Tedd Ginn (WR – CAR)
Tedd Ginn appeared as one of our wide receiver sleepers earlier in the season and he didn’t disappoint. Ginn has been quietly having a nice season and Week 9 might end up being a decent week with Ginn’s dream match-up against the Falcons.
Ginn put up another double-digit performance in Week 8 against the Bucs leading his team in receptions with five and yards with 80. Ginn also dropped what was a sure touchdown as well which would have put him over 20 fantasy points for the game.
Ginn put up double-digit fantasy points in a PPR format in four of his seven games and it looks like he has a good chance to do the same against a below-average Falcons pass defense.
DeAndre Hopkins (WR – HOU)
The Houston Texans had high hopes for rookie receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, when they drafted him in the first round of this year’s NFL draft. Hopkins has been relatively quiet with flashes of greatness throughout the season.
Hopkins had a really productive Week 8 performance during Case Keenum’s first career start racking up 76 yards and a touchdown on the road against a really stout Kansas City Defense. Hopkins has a much better match-up at home this week against the Colts and has potential for a great game if Keenum can play well. Given the Week 9 circumstances, Hopkins is a decent WR3 or Flex play in most leagues.
Myles White (WR – GB)
Myles White was thrust into Green Bay’s lineup with injuries to Randall Cobb, Jermichael Finley and James Jones in Week 8. Jones is no lock to play during Week 9 so White should see plenty of playing time on Monday night against the Bears.
Last week against the Vikings, White was second on the team in targets with seven and had five catches for 35 yards. Not great numbers, but owners have to be happy about the seven targets and five catches. With Aaron Rodgers throwing White the ball, good things are bound to happen in the future.
White is a very deep sleeper but does have upside playing with one of the best quarterbacks in the game in a offense that likes to pass a lot. White is is low end WR3 or Flex play this week but has a lot of potential if he can gain Rodger’s trust in the coming weeks.