Five Wide Receivers That Will Carry You to a Week 12 Win

By Brandon Anderson, November 22, 2017
Kenny Stills Miami Dolphins

Kenny Stills MIA vs New England

Stills is a must add and a must start this week against the Patriots. New England’s defense is no longer the sieve it was early in the season, but the Patriots have still allowed the second most yards to opposing wideouts. So why Stills in particular? Miami’s usual starting quarterback Jay Cutler remains in concussion protocol, so it looks like backup Matt Moore will get the call. Moore has featured in six Dolphins games over the last two seasons. Miami was shut out in one of them, and Stills scored a touchdown in every other game. That includes two Week 7 against the Jets and another long one with seven catches for 180 yards last week. Stills is a top ten play this week if Moore is under center.

T.Y. Hilton IND vs Tennessee

Hilton has been one of the worst sort of fantasy players to own this year, the sort of player that infuriates owners with a monster 30 point game one week bookended by four-point games on either side. Hilton can single handedly win your game one week and then cost you several others. Lucky for you, this is the last matchup of the season that tilts heavily in Hilton’s favor. Tennessee has allowed the second most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers, and yet Hilton is ranked outside of the top 30. That makes him a huge boom possibility for DFS owners too and a guy that can save your Thanksgiving weekend.

Mohamed Sanu ATL vs Tampa Bay

Sanu continues to be overlooked in fantasy circles, again ranking outside of the top 30 receivers despite his continued production. Sanu has scored double digit fantasy points in PPR leagues in all but one healthy game this year, and he’s found the end zone three of the last four weeks. Now he gets a dream matchup with the Bucs, a team that has allowed the most catches to opposing receivers this year. Julio Jones continues to grab opponents’ attention and Sanu just keeps making plays. Get him in your lineup.

Devin Funchess CAR vs New York Jets

Funchess has quietly been one of this year’s breakout receivers for the Panthers. Early in the season he was outproducing Kelvin Benjamin many weeks while on the field together. Now Benjamin is gone and Funchess has become Newton’s go to guy. Greg Olsen should be back this week and that could steal some of the luster, but it might also open things up a bit for Funchess. The Jets rank among the five worst defenses in receptions and touchdowns allowed to opposing receivers. It’s Thanksgiving weekend, and Funchess should eat.

Corey Davis TEN vs Indianapolis

If you’re looking for a sleeper this week (and Stills isn’t available), Corey Davis might be a strong option. Davis hasn’t really gotten going yet this season after an early season injury, but this could be his chance to break out. The Colts allow more passing yards than any team in football, and Mariota has been looking Davis’s way early and often lately and made him one of the feature targets in this offense. Davis has some late season rookie Odell Beckham potential about him, and this could be the game it all starts.

 

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