Nov 22, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver
(10) is tackled by New York Jets cornerback
(24) during the first quarter of a game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
DeAndre Hopkins ($9400) Texans vs. Saints – One very common strategy is to stack your quarterback with his #1 receiver in both cash and tournament games. I sometimes like to differentiate myself from the pack and take a second or third receiver with my quarterback, but this is a week that I will go with the aforementioned strategy. Hopkins has simply been one of the best receivers in the game each and every week all season. He is the most expensive guy on the board but should be the top wide receiver at the end of the week this week. Play him with confidence as the Saints will have no way and nobody to slow him down.
Travis Benjamin ($5900) Browns vs. Ravens – If you are starting to sense a theme here you would be correct. The Browns and McCown have a great match up and Benjamin is the most talented wide receiver on their squad. I think he may end up being a bit under-owned this week as he seemed to show better chemistry with Manziel and hasn’t been as good with McCown. If McCown is going to have a 300+ passing day, you can bet safely that Benjamin will be heavily involved in it.
Demaryius Thomas ($7700) Broncos vs. Patriots – One takeaway that I have so far with Denver and Brock Osweiler at Quarterback is that he seems to have excellent chemistry and is locked on to Thomas. Young signal callers have a tendency to lock on to a certain player they like early in their career as they are unable to read defenses as well as some veterans. Thomas has benefited early and often from this with Osweiler and this is a play that might be a bit off the radar from some of the more popular receiver plays. The Patriot defense has been pretty solid this year but they are in the bottom 10 for points allowed to wide receivers. Some of that is due to teams playing from behind and getting garbage stats which may be exactly what happens this week. Stats are stats and Thomas is a sneaky receiver play.
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