Week 3 of fantasy football was very interesting as we saw many young wide receivers shine. Below we’ll look at the most valuable young receivers on the market and likely to be in your waiver wire.
Torrey Smith (BAL) – with the absence of Derrick Mason and newly acquired Lee Evans, Smith has become a frequent target for quarterback Joe Flacco. Smith has the deep speed that Anquan Boldin and Lee Evans, two older receivers, lack so look for Smith to continue progressing as the season goes forward.
Victor Cruz (NYG) – Victor Cruz has taken full advantage of Mario Manningham’s concussion issues in week 3. Cruz scored two touchdowns while gaining 110 receiving yards against a stellar eagles defense. Look for Cruz to lose some touches when Manningham get back, but i would still keep him ready for action for favorable match ups.
Brandon Gibson (STL) – Gibson has finally started to catch fire as one of Sam Bradford’s primary targets. The 24 year old Gibson should continue to see a bunch of touches in a weak receiving corps. Although inconsistent, Gibson could be a great addition for a fantasy owner in a tight spot.