Sammie Coates- Won’t win you games but gives you depth
Sammie Coates was on a lot of sleeper lists this year. With the absence of Martavis Bryant, there was a void to fill as the Steelers’ number 2 receiver and Sammie Coates was thought to be a top candidate. He has mostly failed but still has some value. This week on the wide receiver waiver wire there are not many great choices that have not already been covered but I have a few suggestions that will give you some decent depth.
Sammie Coates (17% owned) plays as the 3rd Wide Receiver on the Pittsburg Steelers. With Markus Wheaton disappointing, Sammie Coates has stepped up. Coates has had at least 50 yards receiving in every game this year. That kind of high floor consistency is a good commodity in a high volume passing offense. He is yet to find the end zone this season but that is bound to change soon.
Cole Beasley (45% owned) of the Dallas Cowboys is still under owned. His targets have been dropping, but his consistency is still there. In his 4 games this year he has had over 60 yards in all of them. Similar to Coates, Beasley’s fantasy floor is relatively high. With Dez Bryant to miss some time, look for Beasley’s ownership to rise considerably.
Eddie Royal (12% owned) of the Chicago Bears has been surprisingly consistent. The Bears are still a mess. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer looked for Royal 7 times for 111 and a touchdown. He caught everything thrown his way. If Hoyer refuses to throw into Alshon Jeffery’s constant double team, Eddie Royal could be the beneficiary.
Dontrelle Inman (2% owned) of the San Diego Chargers will be a popular add this week. I still think Tyrell Williams is the receiver who benefits the most from Keenan Allen’s injury. The Saints actually cover the outside receiver pretty well. Look at the Falcons (Julio Jones) and Giants game. Inman plays out of the slot where the Saints defense really struggles. 11 targets, 7 catches for 120 yards and a touchdown is exploiting that matchup to the extreme. Worth an add if you are desperate.