SportsZone, Mike Aglialoro continues his 2014 Fantasy Football Preview, finishing off the sleeper wide receivers, with an emphasis on the unheralded receivers with the best opportunity for fantasy success.

Markus Wheaton, Pit- Didn’t exactly light the world on fire as a rookie, but the Steelers saw enough to let Emmanuel Sanders walk as a free agent. His only competition is Lance Moore and the rookie Martavis Bryant. Expect big things in the Ben Roethlisburger-led offense.

Jordan Matthews, Phi- Kelvin Benjamin is the popular sleeper choice among rookies, but I saw Matthews has as good if not a better year, and career. He doesn’t have to be the top weapon right off the bat like Benjamin does. He gets to ease himself into a larger role gradually instead of being thrust into it, but in the long run Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin are not number one receivers, and Matthews has the opportunity to fill that role for a long time to come.

Andrew Hawkins, Cle- Someone has to catch the ball with Josh Gordon’s suspension looming. Hawkins has a better chance than Miles Austin of being the number one for Johnny Manziel. (Notice no hesitation there).

Brandon LaFell, NE- A career-long disappoint, he now moves to an offense led by the long time disciplinarian Bill Belichek and Tom Brady. I expect these guys to make LaFell look like a completely different player, and he’s a late-round flier that could become a starting fantasy option during the season.

Doug Baldwin, Sea- Someone has to fill the void left by Sidney Rice’s retirement. He has the most game time with Russell Wilson out of the other receiving options, look for him to start opposite Percy Harvin.

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