Week 12 NFL DFS Wide Receiver (WR) Targets For FanDuel & DraftKings

Welcome to the FC Insights Wide Receiver Targets Article. In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays at the WR position for each DFS week of the 2019-2020 NFL DFS season.

In this article, I am going to give you the top ten wide receivers in my personal model which uses a number of factors like Vegas total, match-up, salary, etc. Please note that just because a player is not in this article doesn’t mean that I don’t like them or that they are not in my player pool.

Last Weeks Results

Based off of DraftKings scoring

  1. Michael Thomas (28.40 points, 2.9x value, WR4)
  2. D.J. Moore (17.5, 3x, WR15)
  3. D.J. Chark (33.40, 5.4x, WR2)
  4. Deebo Samuel (24.40, 6.1x, WR8)
  5. Mohamed Sanu (3.20, 0.6x, WR78)
  6. Julio Jones (14.70, 2x, WR18)
  7. Hunter Renfrow (11.6, 2.9x, WR29)
  8. John Brown (37.70, 5.9x, WR1)
  9. Terry McLaurin (9.90, 1.8x, WR35)
  10. Mike Evans WR31 (10.9, 1.5x, WR31)

Michael Thomas ($9,200 FD, $9,300 DK)

Thomas is still priced up a significant amount this week, and I still think he’s an excellent play, even at the increased price point, which will help keep his ownership levels from astronomical levels. Going up against the quietly terrible Panthers secondary should allow him to post another 20+ fantasy point week.

Odell Beckham Jr. ($7,000 FD, $7,000 DK)

Much like John Brown last week getting a match-up against the Miami Dolphins can solve what woes you. Baker has been afraid to throw Odell the ball because he’s been covered but the Dolphins secondary isn’t talented enough to cover Odell. Should be lots of volume early and often!

D.J. Chark ($7,000 FD, $6,400 DK)

The price point on Chark is still too cheap given his match-up against a Titans secondary that is dead last over the last month. The switch back to Nick Foles didn’t stop Chark as he got 15 targets in this game. Don’t think they’ll need to throw the ball as much against the Titans but when they do they’ll be highly successful.

James Washington ($6,100 FD, $5,000 DK)

Assuming Juju and Dionte Johnson both sit with their concussions, James Washington gets thrust from WR3 duties to WR1 duties. With Steelers other passing game options being WR’s I didn’t even know were in the league til this week, Washington should get all the volume he can handle against a Bengals secondary that gives up the 2nd most points to WR’s.

Calvin Ridley ($6,700 FD, $6,500 DK)

Using WR’s against Tampa in this article shouldn’t be allowed but since I’m allowed to use them I’m going to take the free squares. Matt Ryan and the Falcons have been throwing a ton after the bye week and it’s resulted in two big division wins. Look for that to continue this week with Ridley being the solid 2nd option in the passing attack with Austin Hooper still sidelined.

Julio Jones ($8,400 FD, $8,000 DK)

Julio has been pretty quiet of late after a great start to the season, and is in a prime get-right spot this week against the Tampa secondary that gives up passing production to everyone.  The target volume for Julio is outstanding; he has seen at least 7 targets in every game this season.  With Tampa likely to put up more points than Carolina or New Orleans did I think we see even more Matt Ryan volume, and gets Julio in the end-zone this week for the first time in seven weeks.

Tyrell Williams ($6,400 FD, $5,900 DK)

The Raiders have been able to have lots of success running the ball in recent weeks but against the Jets the Raiders are gonna need to throw in order to score. Tyrell Williams scored in each of his first 5 games but hasn’t scored since. Look for that drought to end against the Jets secondary whose given up the 3rd most points to WR’s in the last month.

Tyler Lockett ($7,400 FD, $7,600 DK)

Tyler Lockett got in a limited practice Thursday making him on track to play this Sunday against the Eagles which is good because it’s a fantastic match-up against an Eagles secondary that loves to give up big plays. Lockett should be looking at 10+ targets in this match-up and in a game I expect lots of points Lockett should be a key to that.

Chris Godwin ($7,800 FD, $7,200 DK)

The Falcons defense has played out of it’s mind the last two weeks but should regress this week against the high-powered Tampa passing attack. The Falcons have been very good against the run all year and given Tampa’s lack of a running game I don’t expect that to change this week. Godwin has a had a few down weeks after an incredible start to the season but expect him to rebound this week with 8+ targets and hopefully a TD.

Mike Evans ($8,000 FD, $7,300 DK)

In a game that should be high scoring, look for Mike Evans to produce for the Bucs. The Falcons haven’t faced a passing attack with multiple options like the Bucs have had since the bye week. Much like Chris Godwin above, this should be a situation where Evans gets a ton of targets. Only question will be does he get the TD. In a game I expect to shootout that answer is more likely yes than no.







About CJ Kaltenbach

CJ has been around a long time having started playing DFS in 2014. He focuses on MLB/NBA/NFL but has become quite passionate about the XFL. CJ is originally from Boston (explains his die-hard Boston sports fandom) but currently lives in St. Louis. CJ can be reached on Twitter @TheSeigeDFS

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