Every owner is looking for a bargain in the draft or on the waiver wire to help push their fantasy team to a championship. Whether it is a guy coming off of injury, or a player that has struggled in their current situation. Let us look at 3 possible sleeper/breakout candidate third-year wide receivers that may be able to get you to fantasy football glory.
1. Josh Doctson
Former first-round pick Josh Doctson has yet to live up to his first-round potential. Making this season a make or break season for the 25-year-old receiver. He comes into the 2018 campaign after his first full season last year, in which he caught 35 balls for 502 yards and 6 scores. Doctson finished as the WR49 in standard scoring last year, leaving him room to improve this season.
Doctson is feeling very confident going into his second full year, as he now has experience and understands the pro game. He is expected to come into the regular season as the Redskins WR1, and should see a good share of targets from new quarterback Alex Smith. Smith had his best season as a pro last year, especially with the deep ball. That should bode well for Doctson who can use his elite size to win the 50-50 balls and red zone targets in this Redskins offense. If Doctson can remain healthy and build a strong rapport with Alex Smith, Doctson can easily find his way into a solid WR2 who should rack up 60-75 receptions, 700-900 yards, and 8-10 touchdowns for your fantasy squad.
2. Chester Rogers
The Indianapolis Colts pass game was not great last year without quarterback Andrew Luck, but with the news that Luck is throwing again Colts receivers value will go up. One of those receivers is current Colts WR3, Chester Rogers. Rogers in his only season with Luck caught 19 balls for 273 yards. Sure, that’s not all that impressive but at that point, he was the Colts WR4/5. That shows that the Colts passing offense is much better with Luck taking the snaps. This season the expectations are high for Rogers, as there is no clear WR after TY Hilton to collect targets. If Rogers proves he is that guy, Rogers could be the guy to breakout this season with the possibility of 50-60 receptions, 500-700 yards, with 4-5 touchdowns for the Colts.
3. Tajae Sharpe