Top priced Fantasy Football Wide Receivers
Like last week and much of the 2020 season, there are some great value plays at wide receiver in daily fantasy football. For the most part, the usual cast of characters is atop the pricing too.
- Tyreek Hill – (vs ATL) $9,000
- Calvin Ridley – (vs KC) $8,500
- DK Metcalf – (vs LAR) $7,800
- Allen Robinson II – (vs JAX) $7,600
Kansas City Chiefs wideout Tyreek Hill has an NFL-best 17 touchdowns this season. Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley had a great showing in Week 15 with 10 receptions for 163 yards and a touchdown vs. the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hill has a good matchup this week but did sit out Wednesday’s practice, dealing with “mild hamstring tightness.”
I’ll have some exposure to Hill and Ridley in Week 16; a percentage of ownership will be based on the situation, health, and how much Travis Kelce I have at tight end.
Values/good plays at Wide Receiver
The mention of Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks is going to go along with the mention of one of his teammates. I’ll have exposure to both but likely won’t have both in the same lineup.
One of the reasons for this is the injury to Keke Coutee as his health is uncertain heading into Sunday’s game.
Another reason is Cooks and company get the Bengals this week. The Bengals defense has been playing better, including an impressive showing vs. the Pittsburg Steelers on Monday Night Football in week 15, but they’re still a favorable matchup for the Texans. At $6.2k, some Cooks might do you well.
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D.J. Moore returned with a bang to the Carolina Panthers’ starting lineup in Week 15, recording six catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. Moore gets the Washington Football Team this week in a matchup that looks difficult on paper as their defense has been one of the team’s bright spots. Things get a lot more intriguing with a closer look, however. Particularly with who will be lining up across the line of scrimmage.
The Panthers young wideout will see a lot of Kendall Fuller on Sunday. Fuller has allowed 158.6 daily fantasy football points over 12 games in 2020, which averages 12.2 points per game, — 11th worst overall and 16th worst on a per-game basis.
When we keep sifting through data on Moore, we discover that his average points per game have increased to 15.3 over the past seven games — up from 13.4 from Weeks one to six. In three of his last four games, he’s scored 19 or more.
Moore’s matchup against Fuller for a majority of the game is one that should be very profitable if you roster him. And you should.
As mentioned in the Cooks blurb, we’re going to mention his teammate here, Chad Hansen. Hansen joined the Texans roster following the P.E.D suspension of Will Fuller V and the injury to Cooks.
Over that three-game stretch, Hansen has been solid, scoring 18.1, 12.6, and 13.5, respectively. Last week he caught his first touchdown to add to his five catches for 101 receiving yards in that game. Beyond the box score numbers, his playing time and usage have been promising as well. Hansen’s played 92%, 80%, and 91% of Houston’s offensive snaps over the last three weeks, but what is really staggering is 100% route participation percentage.
The matchup for Hansen gets more intriguing when you realize his average depth per reception is 12.1 yards. The Bengals are vulnerable to the deep pass, as they are tied with four other clubs for the highest average explosive pass rate allowed this year at 10%, per Sharp Football Stats.
There are always going to be cheap wide receiver options in 2020. That’s just the way it is. Some give you more confidence than others.
As we continue to dive deeper into values plays, we come across Steelers’ wideout James Washington. In two of the last three weeks, Washington has out-snapped teammate Chase Claypool and even ran more routes than his rookie teammate.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s performances have fallen off as of late, but depending on health, one would think the Steelers’ offense can find their mojo back once again.
At $3.6k, he’s worth some exposure, but there isn’t a ton of confidence in this pick.
At first, glance doing my research, I was leaning Tee Higgins until I looked at the matchup for A.J. Green. Green will be paired up with Vernon Hargreaves III of the Texans. Hargreaves has allowed 187.3 fantasy points in total to opposing wideouts through the week of the 2020 season. He is allowing an average of 13.4 points per game.
He has been targeted 94 times, allowed 66 receptions (69% completion rate), and given up the fourth-most touchdowns among all active cornerbacks with six. His interception total on the year?
Hargreaves is a soft target for anyone at the pro-level. Even with Ryan Finley starting at quarterback for Cincinnati, there is good reason to expect production from Green in Week 15 with Tyler Boyd still recovering from a concussion that he received on Monday Night Football.