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

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George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers
Oct 8, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) / Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers

George Pickens is the wide receiver you want in Pittsburgh ahead of Diontae Johnson, and I don't feel it's particularly close.

Pickens is a guy a lot of fantasy players overlook because of the quarterback throwing him the ball. But Kenny Pickett is quietly having a good season and Pickens is not so quietly having a big year as well.

As a Pickens owner, you'd like to see him find the end zone a little more often (he has 2 TDs on the season) but he is averaging eight targets per game and he has topped the 100-yard mark three times.

The Steelers' offense seems to be finding its footing and as the season progresses, the second-year wide receiver out of Georgia should become a strong option for fantasy owners who is a week-in, week-out fixture in the starting lineup.

If there is an owner in your league who isn't in love with Pickens (maybe he doesn't like his QB situation), float him an offer and see if you can take him off of your hands. I feel that many fantasy league champions will have Pickens on their roster at season's end.