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It's never a great sign for an NFL team when their top wide receiver option comes down to two rookie talents, but it could be a dream come true for fantasy owners looking for a waiver-wire steal in the playoffs. 

Following Denver Broncos WR Emmanuel Sanders' reported Achilles-tear in practice Wednesday afternoon, it looks like the Broncos will be looking to rookie WRs Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton to bear the brunt of the passing load in Week 14 against the San Francisco 49ers. 

After the Broncos traded Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans back in late October, Denver and fantasy owners alike were expecting Sutton to start taking over the show for the Broncos. However, Sutton has just one touchdown reception in the five games since Thomas was sent to Houston. 

But now that Sanders is out of the picture, by process of elimination, fantasy owners should expect Sutton and Hamilton's production to increase. 

As for Hamilton's fantasy role, the new Broncos No. 2 WR option has been dealing with injury issues this season but has done next to nothing numbers-wise. Hamilton has played in 10 of the Broncos' 12 games but hauled in just five receptions for 61 yards and no scores. 

Hamilton was a stud in college at Penn State, but he has yet to prove himself in the NFL. And there's no better way to do that than step up when your team needs you most. 

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