Patient fantasy owners finally saw dividends from some slow-starting WRs. Calvin Johnson finally broke loose and Torrey Smith is getting hot, but a number of receivers are losing steam.
Depending on how much you invested in some guys, fantasy owners with sub-par records might look to move on. For instance, a guy like Andre Holmes looked to be a beast thanks to a hot start after the James Jones injury, but he's a dead duck now.
Here are five guys worthy of a pickup in most leagues:
Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars (owned in 41 percent of leagues) -- A couple seasons ago, the fantasy world fell in love with Shorts. Up until the past couple weeks, his hamstring issues have soured the feeling about him and he's still widely available. However, he's really picked it up and is coming off a 119-yard game against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. Additionally, he's been targeted 61 times on the season and has seen at least seven targets in every game since Oct. 12. The touchdowns won't be there, but owners in PPR leagues will take a seven- or eight-catch guy over a low-catch TD scorer any day. And looking at the schedule, he has a lot of great matchups on the horizon including one of the best playoff schedules -- against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15 and Tennessee Titans in Week 16. He should be owned in all leagues.
Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars (owned in 36 percent of leagues) -- As mentioned above, the Jaguars have a nice schedule and the loss of Allen Hurns should open up some things for Robinson. On any other team Robinson would be an absolute beast, but the Jaguars just can't score or move the ball consistently. He saw 10 more targets on Sunday and caught five of them for 60 yards. Robinson has also been targeted at least seven times in every game since Week 3 and it's led to at least four catches in every game. Quarterback Blake Bortles should get better with a solid schedule, so that should lead to more yards on all of these Robinson targets.
Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins (owned in 11 percent of leagues) -- The Dolphins are running out of weapons in the passing attack. Landry has been a bit under the radar, but he has quickly become a consistent option in the Miami offense. He's coming off a career-high 10 targets and seven catches against the Detroit Lions in Week 10. Landry does have a couple scores and also has a 75-yard game on his resume. Rookie receivers tend to pick it up late, so big things could be coming in PPR leagues. This week, the Dolphins get a really bad matchup for their run game, so look for them to pass. Landry is a WR4 in PPR right now.
John Brown, Arizona Cardinals (owned in 19 percent of leagues) -- Drew Stanton loves John Brown, and he hit him on a huge 48-yard TD in Week 10. Back in Week 3, in Stanton's last full start, Brown exploded for two TDs and 52 receiving yards against a tough San Francisco 49ers defense. Backup quarterbacks tend to have an affinity for WR3s on their team, so it wouldn't be a big surprise to see Brown break out. He's more of a matchup guy, but the upside is awfully attractive -- he's a stash to see if he gets it going.
Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles (owned in 22 percent of leagues) -- Just like with Brown, backups like WR3s. That was the case for Matthews as he caught a TD from Sanchez in Week 9 and then two more in Week 10. He's a solid matchup play, especially with the Eagles getting guys back in their O-line.