Fantasy WR Sleepers for 2022
Finding good sleeper options at the WR position can be a daunting task. For every rookie hotshot like Ja'Marr Chase, there are at least five other guys that wind up being busts. To help you make some crucial decisions late in your DFS draft, here are our Top 3 fantasy WR sleepers for 2022.
1. Jarvis Landry, New Orleans Saints (ADP: 148)
After back-to-back disappointing seasons in Cleveland with only five total TDs, Jarvis Landry has found himself a new home with New Orleans. We talk all the time about trying to buy players at a low point. We think Landry fits this criteria in 2022.
The former LSU Tiger is coming off his worst season as a pro. He posted career-lows in receptions (52), yards (570), and touchdowns (2) in 2021. However, we think the move back home to the Big Easy will help rejuvenate Landry's career.
Though most folks are targeting rookie Chris Olave in their drafts, we think that Landry could have a much better 2022 season than the former Buckeye. After all, Landry is still only 29 years old and should still have plenty of production left in the tank. Keep in mind that Landry made five straight Pro Bowls from 2015-to 2019.
We love how much Jameis Winston improved as a passer last season and we think adding a veteran wideout like Landry should help him progress even further this season. We could see Landry flirting with 1,000 receiving yards and possibly 5 or 6 TDs in 2022.
2. Jamison Crowder, Buffalo Bills, (ADP: 191)
Speaking of wideouts that have found new homes for 2022, Jamison Crowder heads to the Bills after three seasons with the Jets. Geez, talk about going from the outhouse to the penthouse (sorry, Jets fans).
Though he was dogged by injuries in 2021, we think this will be a bounceback year for Crowder with a big-time QB like Josh Allen throwing the ball to him. At 5-9 and only 177 pounds, Crowder isn't a huge target, but he has 4.5 speed and can be very elusive after the catch.
The former Duke Blue Devil should slide right into the third wide receiver slot for Buffalo. With most of the defensive attention on Stefon Diggs and Gabriel Davis, Crowder has the potential to put up some sneaky-good numbers in 2022.
3. David Bell, Cleveland Browns, (ADP: 221)
Though he slipped to the third round in the draft, Bell is our favorite rookie sleeper for 2022. The former Purdue Boilermaker doesn't have blinding speed as he only ran a 4.65 at the combine.
Nevertheless, Bell has a large frame (6-2, 205) and the ability to high point the football. If Deshaun Watson starts every game for the Browns under center, we think Bell could surprise a lot of folks as a rookie.
Bell caught 93 balls for 1,286 yards and 6 TDs against lots of double coverage last year for Purdue. With Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones firmly entrenched as the team's top two wideouts, Bell shouldn't have to worry about any double teams in 2022. Since Bell does most of his damage in the short and intermediate passing game, he may be of particular interest to folks in PPR and Half-PPR leagues.