Wide receivers have become a valuable asset in fantasy football and finding some decent talent towards the end of your draft for depth is imperative. The NFL is a passing league and several players are primed for a breakout season and this is a closer look at the top sleeper wideouts for the upcoming football season.
Dexter McCluster was drafted as a running back, but the 24-year-old has become a do-it-all type player. The youngster has 98 receptions for nearly 800 yards and two scores over the past two years, but with a new west coast offense and head coach Andy Reid now running the show, McCluster should have a career year in 2013.
Vincent Brown showed some promise in his rookie season with the San Diego Chargers in 2011, but missed all of last year with an injury. This year Brown will get a shot to earn a starting job and if he can reclaim the form he showed towards the end of 2011, 40-50 catches and five touchdowns are realistic numbers for the 24-year-old.
Andrew Hawkins quietly made 51 catches for over 500 yards last year with Cincinnati and became the starting slot receiver. With quarterback Andy Dalton now entering year three in the NFL, Hawkins should benefit with more passes thrown his way and with another year of experience, this young receiver is looking to become a Wes Welker type player and 70+ receptions could be in the cards for 2013.