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Potential Wide Receiver Sleepers for the 2019 Fantasy Football Season

Dan Israeli
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The wide receiver position in fantasy football is as deep as ever in 2019, but there is a bit of a drop-off after the top-tier guys are off the board. Even so, there are plenty of talented WRs that are being drafted outside of the top 40 at the position.

With that in mind, here are three WR sleepers ahead of the 2019 fantasy football season.

3. Donte Moncrief, Pittsburgh Steelers –  ADP: WR57

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After playing the first four years of his career on the Indianapolis Colts, Donte Moncrief spent 2018 with the Jacksonville Jaguars, finishing with 48 catches for 668 yards and three touchdowns. Now that he has signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the quarterback upgrade from Blake Bortles to Ben Roethlisberger cannot be understated. Additionally, Moncrief is reportedly opening camp as the No. 2 WR opposite JuJu Smith-Schuster. If he can stick as a starter, Moncrief may finally have his breakout season in year six of his career. Currently being drafted as WR57, Moncrief could be a steal if he builds chemistry with Roethlisberger.

2. Devin Funchess, Indianapolis Colts – ADP: WR51

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Devin Funchess finds himself in a similar situation to Moncrief for the upcoming season. After never really meeting expectations during four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Funchess will now get a fresh start as a member of the Indianapolis Colts. He's reportedly been performing well in camp, and the big-bodied WR could become one of Andrew Luck's favorite options, particularly in the red zone. Funchess hauled in eight TDs in 2017, and has a chance to exceed that total now that he's catching passes from Luck, who threw 33 red zone TDs in 2018 (No. 2 in the NFL).

1. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers – ADP: WR48

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The Green Bay Packers will be looking to bounce back this season after a disappointing 2018 that saw them go 6-9-1. One player that could be poised for a second-year breakout is Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who averaged 15.3 yards per reception as a rookie (No. 16 in the NFL). Already gaining praise from Aaron Rodgers in training camp, Valdes-Scantling could thrive as a deep threat next season. He's certainly worth a late-round gamble at his current ADP of WR48.

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