Six receivers to target late in fantasy football drafts

      September 2, 2012 @ 08:34:33 PDT

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Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
Loving Kendall Wright can't be wrong late in your fantasy football draft

Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans - Kenny Britt (knees) can't stay healthy or out of trouble with the law. Nate Washington, while productive as of late, is just a guy. Wright, a rookie, has impressed during the summer. He will be part of the Titans offense and see chances this year. He deserves better than his 202nd overall draft placement, folks. Don't be afraid to tuck him away as a WR5 or WR6; he'll probably start half of the season for Tennessee.

Davone Bess, Miami Dolphins - Why is Bess rarely drafted? When he is, he is taken around 207th overall. In his four years in the league, he's averaged 65 receptions, 667 yards and almost three touchdowns a season. He's not going to post fantastic numbers, but he's steady in PPR styles and, as it stands right now, is the most dependable option the Miami Dolphins have to offer at wideout. Then again, that's not necessarily a ringing endorsement, is it?

Devery Henderson, New Orleans Saints - I've never been big on Henderson, but he's on one of the most lethal offenses in the league and typically in the starting lineup. Robert Meachem is gone, leaving more opps for Henderson to be the stretch-the-field option. He won't catch a ton of balls (he hasn't gone over 34 in each of the past two years), but he's in a position to succeed. His 209th overall ADP doesn't hurt matters at all. Of this group, he's the one I have the least confidence in because I'm pretty sure we know who he is already - a 30-40 catch, inconsistent receiver - but it's a new year and with that comes new opportunities.

For additional wide receiver fantasy football sleepers, be sure to check out our free preseason fantasy football draft guide.

I'd much rather take a flier on these players than I would a backup tight end, kicker or defense in my fantasy football draft. If they hit early, it saves you fighting the masses in your waiver wire pool or spending valuable free agent auction money on a player you could have had at the cost of a very late draft choice. What do you have to lose? Absolutely nothing! Don't be afraid to go big on some receivers who could be this year's big surprise.

Have I suffered too many concussions or do you also see some talent to be had here during your fantasy football draft? Are you willing to bank on any of these receivers this year? Am I seeing something that simply doesn't exist with each of them?

Furthermore, which wide receivers do you think are horribly undervalued this year and steals on draft day that I didn't list? Help your fellow fantasy football fanatics out and share your wisdom. I welcome you to chime in with your thoughts in the space below.

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About Ryan R. Bonini

Founding KFFL in 1996, Bonini now serves as VP of Fantasy Sports Solutions for USA TODAY SPORTS, KFFL's parent company. Bonini was named 2009 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year by the FSWA, received honors with the Best Fantasy Football Series in '10 and was named into their Hall of Fame in '13.

His work has been found in USA TODAY Sports, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NFL.com, and many others. He has also been featured on numerous radio programs around the country. Bonini is a member of the PFWA, FSWA and FSTA.

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