WR Fantasy Football News

Emmanuel Sanders owners can rack up the points while Welker sits on the sidelines.

Fantasy WR - Wes Welker, the NFL slot machine who has recently made WR news, will be missing the first quarter of the season after violating the NFL substance abuse policy.

Welker was one of five Broncos who had 10 or more touchdowns last year and has been arguably the best slot receiver in the NFL over the last five years. Welker will be missed, but the Broncos still have plenty of weapons at their disposal, and Emmanuel Sanders is primed to have four monster weeks in Welker's absence.

Welker is still worth stashing on the bench for four weeks as he will be a nice WR3 or Flex option when he returns. Welker's suspension gives him more time to recover from his concussion, but Sanders owners will reap the biggest benefits of Welker's absence.

Sanders is now a must start and will be a solid option in both PPR and Standard leagues. Sanders had a quiet Pre-Season until Week 3 when racked up 5 catches, 128 yards and two TD's. 

The other guy to keep an eye on is Rookie Wide Receiver, Cody Latimer. Latimer was drafed in the second round of this year's NFL draft after a productive career at Indiana University. Standing at 6'3" and 216 pounds with breakaway speed, Latimer will get his chances to stretch the field and is just an injury away from Fantasy relevance.

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