Fantasy Football: 3 wide receivers you want on your team the rest of this season

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Who are the wide receivers that are going to be league winners this year? For those owners that don't have Justin Jefferson (when healthy), Ja'Marr Chase or Davante Adams, we have that answer for you.

The NFL is a passing league and has been for a while. But many fantasy managers still fall in love with the running back position. This trio of wide receivers could carry you to the championship.

If you have any of these guys, hold onto them as they are going to hit their stride at the perfect time. If you don't have any of them, perhaps you want to go to the manager in your league that does and propose a trade.

Adam Thielen, Carolina Panthers
Oct 15, 2023; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Adam Thielen, Carolina Panthers

Not too many people would have predicted this when the season started, but Adam Thielen has been one of the most consistent wide receivers in the league in his first year with the Carolina Panthers.

His 49 receptions rank seventh in the entire league as he has become the No. 1 target in the passing game for Bryce Young. That's not likely to change as a rookie QB needs a player they can trust often and for Young, that will clearly be Thielen.

In three of the Panthers' last four games, Thielen has been targeted at least 13 times, has 11 receptions in all three of those games, well over 100 yards and a touchdown. So not only will Thielen have a chance to produce, he has a chance to produce a lot.

The Panthers have been rumored to be looking for another wide receiver ahead of the trade deadline and it's possible that one of the Denver Broncos' guys, Courtland Sutton or Jerry Jeudy, could end up there. Even if they do, don't fade Thielen.

Thielen is a guy who won't be looked at as a top option in the passing game this season, so he's great for DFS lineups too. He is going to finish this season with big numbers and be in consideration for a trip to the Pro Bowl.