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Fantasy Football: Top Sleeper Wide Receivers To Play In Week 2 – Forbes

This is an exciting week.

Not only will I give you a couple tremendous wide receiver values for your fantasy football Week 2 matchups, but I give you a player that isn’t even ranked on FantasyPros. There’s a lot of depth at the wide receiver position this year, but they went 152 players deep, and the player I’m following this weekend didn’t make the cut.

Who was it? Let’s dive down the rabbit hole.

NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 10: Karl Joseph #42 of the Oakland Raiders defends a pass attempt to Eric Decker #87 of the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on September 10, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

1. Tennessee Titans WR Eric Decker (FantasyPros Rank, 47)

The Jaguars may have the best cornerback duo in the league.

Yes, the Jaguars may be the best at something.

Frankly, after 11 sacks in Week 1, they may have the best defense in the league. Although, let’s give that a few non-Tom Savage weeks before fully committing.

So, Zach. If they have the best corner duo, why would I play one of the Titans’ wide receivers?

Glad you asked.

With Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews lined up on the outside, they are will likely line up against top corners A.J. Bouye and Jalen Ramsey. This leaves Decker and his redzone prowess to roam free in the slot.

With just three catches for 10 yards in his debut, it’s the perfect time to buy low on a receiver that’s done nothing but produce at this level. He still received eight targets and played in 94% of the snaps, so the metrics we’re looking for are there.

As great as Davis looked, he made most of his yards down the field. Going against a defense that just registered 11 sacks, compared to a Raiders defense that outside of Khalil Mack doesn’t generate a ton of pass rush, Marcus Mariota won’t have nearly as much time to let routes develop. He’ll need to go shorter, and that’s where Decker and his 7.9 air yards per target (number courtesy of Matt Harmon of NFL.com) will come in handy.

I’d fade both Davis and Matthews this week and bump up Decker in all league formats.

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 02: Allen Hurns #88 of the Jacksonville Jaguars hands off Patrick Robinson #25 of the Indianapolis Colts to score a touchdown during the NFL game between Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

2. Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (FantasyPros Rank, 52)

I told myself before the season I’d never invest in anything close to Blake Bortles again.

I’m not sure this totally counts, considering he’s the 52nd ranked receiver, but a number one target with Hurns’ proven history this low in the rankings? Even I’ll take the bait.

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