Let’s break down 10 wide receiver sleepers to target for fantasy football Week 8.
Week 8 of the NFL season is officially underway.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers are on their respective bye weeks. Therefore, impactful fantasy wide receivers such as Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Mecole Hardman will be unavailable. If you are looking for a fantasy football wide receiver sleeper, here are 10 options.
10. Fantasy football wide receiver sleepers for Week 8: Tre’Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints
Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry are both listed as questionable. Neither player participated in Thursday’s practice.
Last week, Smith had five receptions for 59 yards on six targets in their absence. Smith has quietly recorded double-digit fantasy points in three out of his five games this season. If Thomas and Landry are ruled out, he is an excellent option in deeper leagues.
9. Fantasy football wide receiver sleepers for Week 8: Ray-Ray McCloud III, San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel is dealing with a hamstring injury. He did not participate in practice on Wednesday or Thursday. If Samuel does not play on Sunday, McCloud should see an increased workload. He is coming off his best performance of the season; he had four receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In addition, he will have a favorable matchup this week against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are allowing the 10th-most fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers this season.