10 last-minute wide receiver sleepers to start in Week 1


Aug 27, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. (88) tries to get away from Pittsburgh Steelers safety Donovan Stiner (26) during the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Week 1 of the fantasy football season is here. While the big-named receivers are already in your lineup, these ten guys are names to consider.

Fantasy matchups begin this week, which come with tough decisions that must be made. A lot of these decisions hinge on what player to start at what position. Your big-named guys are solidified, but finding a sleeper at your WR2 or FLEX spot could help give you the edge in your matchup.

10 wide receiver sleepers for Week 1 of the NFL season

10. Terrace Marshall, Carolina Panthers

Although Terrance Marshall is the third wideout in the pecking order in Carolina, his upside against a bottom-tier Jets defense may be too high to pass up.

D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson will get plenty of looks, but keep an eye on Marshall, the rookie out of LSU. He should be open often with the defense focusing on Moore and Anderson.

Marshall is a middle-of-the-road FLEX play for Week 1.

9. Elijah Moore, New York Jets

On the other side of the Jets-Panthers Week 1 matchup is Jets’ rookie receiver Elijah Moore, who has turned heads in the offseason. Moore and fellow Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson have began to build the rapport that Jets fans hope to see for years to come.

Corey Davis, who the team signed in the offseason, is slated to be their WR1, and looked the part after catching 4-of-6 targets for 70 yards from Wilson in the Jets’ final preseason game. But Moore wasn’t playing in that one due to injury.

Fire Moore up as a FLEX as he should quickly turn into a high-volume receiver with the Jets, especially with Jamison Crowder out.


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