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Wide Receiver Sleepers on DraftKings Best Ball Milly in 2022 | $100 Underdog BONUS + FREE Stokastic SUB

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Here are several wide receivers that are being slept on in the DraftKings Best Ball Milly maker in 2022. They provide value and you should be able to get them above recommended draft position while also holding off longer than expected. This is a group of wide receivers that are going past the 10th round but can still change your season. Stay up to date on all the complete recommended draft positions of all players with the Stokastic Best Ball Kit available here. 

Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (DraftKings  ADP: 229)

Last season, Buffalo offensive coordinator Brian Daboll led the Bills to the number one offense in the NFL. Now he’s the head coach of the New York Giants, and that should mean an upgrade for this offence. If Daboll is going to make the Giants into anything like his former Bills’ offense, he’s going to need Sterling Shepard to stay healthy. And if Shepard can rebound from an Achilles injury suffered in 2021, he could be looking at a massive bounce-back year. His yardage was halved in 2021 compared to 2020, because he missed so many games.  

Shepard started off 2021 really strong, leading the Giants in targets through the first four games — highlighted by a whopping 14 on October 17th against the Rams where he posted a 10-76-0 line. Over that timespan, Shepard’s YBC and ADOT were both over 10 yards per reception. Additionally, Daniel Jones was 30th in pass attempts in 2021 and that number is primed for a big jump in this new, pass-heavy offence. 

Shepard’s current Stokastic recommended draft position is 187.5. His current DraftKings ADP is 229. You should be able to get him in the last few rounds and feel great about this pick, especially in a PPR format.

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DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks (DraftKings ADP: 59.1)

Unfortunately, the Seahawks took a downgrade under center this season after trading Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos, and will likely start one of Geno Smith or Drew Lock at QB. So where does that leave former 2nd round fantasy football pick DK Metcalf? Based on his DraftKings ADP, the field is baking in the QB downgrade heavily, dropping him all the way down to the 5th round in most best ball drafts. On the plus side, if the Seahawks can get serviceable play from Smith or Lock, there is no denying Metcalf’s talent and upside (what if the QB downgrade isn’t as bad as we think it is?). And DK Metcalf has one big thing working for him: Red Zone targets and Red Zone efficiency. In 2021 Metcalf caught over 60% of his targets in the Red Zone and ended the season top-ten in several Red Zone categories. With his catch radius, he should still maintain that level of efficiency, which mitigates some of the downside of the QB change.

It’s hard to call Metcalf a “sleeper,” but he is undervalued and he does have already proven upside. His current ADP is 59.1, almost a full round lower than his Stokastic recommended draft position of 50.9 in our Stokastic Rankings, available here.

Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Tennessee Titans (DraftKings ADP: 231)

The Titans find themselves entering 2022 without two big pieces of their offence, in Julio Jones and AJ Brown, who combined 160 targets in 2021. They now enter the season with an unproven rookie (Treylon Burks) and a veteran coming off an ACL tear (Robert Woods) as their first and second WRs. If either of those two are unable to deliver, Westbrook-Ikhine could find himself as a central cog in this offence, running primarily out of the slot. And in fantasy football, opportunity is king. Some 2021 stats for you:

  • 2nd on the Titans in targets
  • 2nd on the Titans in receiving touchdowns
  • 2nd on the Titans in receiving yards
  • Averaged over 12 yards per catch
  • Catch rate of over 65% 

If you are looking for a WR in the final rounds of our draft, Westbrook-Ikhine makes for a nice pick, with tons of upside. His Stokastic recommended draft position is two rounds earlier in our Stokastic Best Ball Rankings. 

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Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers (DraftKings  ADP: 166)

The Carolina Panthers were a mess last season. New starting QB Sam Darnold finished at 31st out of 32 in QBR and presumed WR2, Robby Anderson, who was coming off an 1100 yard year, finished with 110 targets, 53 catches and 519 yards.

But that was 2021, and the Panthers just sniped Baker Mayfield from the Cleveland Browns. Though Mayfield had his own struggles last year, he should provide an upgrade on the 2nd worst qualified  QBR QB in football from 2021  Mayfield, based on QBR isn’t a massive upgrade, but he is an upgrade, with something to prove. The Panthers also upgraded their offensive line, which should provide an overall boost to the passing game. 

Because 2021 was statistically the worst season of Anderson’s career and he recently tweeted a veiled message about hanging up his cleats, his ADP is tanking. Currently he’s getting drafted late in the 13th round or early in the 14th round. His recommended draft position in the best ball draft kit is 123rd. Expect Anderson to get back to his typical output, making a viable pick in the 11th or 12th round. Certainly he has the upside to warrant a pick that late in your draft.

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