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.
Davante Adams ($8,400 FD, $8,000 DK)
I really like what we have seen from Adams since his return from injury four games ago. Adams has seen double-digit targets in each of those four games and has at least six catches in each game as well. Adams has been especially great in his past three games with 20 catches for 225 yards and three scores. Adams has at least 19 fantasy points in each of those games and I don’t see why he wouldn’t have similar production against an average at best Redskins defense.
DJ Moore ($7,100 FD, $7,000 DK)
There are a lot of questions surrounding the Panthers this week after firing Ron Rivera but even with the questions I still love Moore as he is underpriced. Moore in my eyes should be closer to $8,000 in salary with the numbers he has put up the past five weeks. In those games, Moore has 36 catches for 517 yards and three scores. Moore has at least 17 fantasy points in each of those games and is averaging 23.04 fantasy points per game which averaged out through the whole season would be more than any wide receiver other than Michael Thomas. Moore is not just putting up big numbers but the Falcons are also a nice match-up for him as he already dominated in their earlier meeting and this season they do rank in the bottom ten in fantasy points allowed per game to wide receivers.
DeVante Parker ($7,200 FD, $6,900 DK)
Parker has officially shed his draft bust label as he is having a big season. Parker has at least 50 yards receiving or a touchdown in all but one game this season. Parker has been especially great in the past three games. In those games, Parker is averaging 6.67 catches for 128.3 yards and 25.5 fantasy points. This week I don’t see Parker slowing down as he takes on a Jets team that has allowed 16 touchdowns to wide receivers which is the fourth-most in the NFL this season.
Calvin Ridley ($6,900 FD, $6,700 DK)
Ridley has been inconsistent in his career but has put three strong games together in a row. In those games, Ridley has at least six catches for 85 yards and 17 fantasy points. One of those three games was against the same Panthers team that he faces this week and there is no reason to believe he cannot have a similar type of performance as the Panthers have allowed a 100-yard receiver in three of their past four games.
Zach Pascal ($6,100 FD, $5,500 DK)
I am a little skeptical on Pascal this week as prior to his seven-catch 109-yard performance last week he has not done much to write home about. With that being said Pascal is worth the risk as he is not only coming off that huge game but he is also dirt cheap and in the best possible match-up for wide receivers as he takes on the Bucs. This season the Bucs have allowed the most receptions, most receiving yards, second-most touchdowns, and most fantasy points per game to wide receivers.
DeAndre Hopkins ($8,300 FD, $7,400 DK)
The Broncos are a bad match-up for wide receivers but I have a hard time not rostering Hopkins each week. Hopkins is one of the top three wide receivers in the NFL and he never seems to have a bad game. Hopkins has at least five catches in each game this season, at least 60 yards receiving or a touchdown in nine of his games this season and has produced at least 15 fantasy points in eight straight games. Hopkins is not only great but he is priced down a bit this week mainly due to the match-up against the Broncos.
Jamison Crowder ($6,000 FD, $5,300 DK)
Crowder has been bad the past two weeks with only four catches for 26 yards but that does not bother me one bit this week for two reasons. The first reason is Crowder is still seeing the targets. Crowder had nine targets last week and leads the Jets with 85 targets on the season. The second reason is due to the elite match-up against the Dolphins. The Dolphins have allowed the most touchdowns to wide receivers this season and the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the position. Crowder also has the best individual match-up this week according to PFF’s WR/CB Match-up Chart that I love to use.
Dede Westbrook ($6,200 FD, $5,200 DK)
Westbrook made his return to the Jags lineup three games ago and has been solid since his return. In those games, Westbrook has 17 catches for 161 yards and a score. Westbrook has at least seven fantasy points in each of those games and has back-to-back games with at least 14 fantasy points. This week despite the bad match-up against the Chargers I don’t see Westbrook slowing down and he is one of the best value plays at the position.
Jarvis Landry ($7,200 FD, $6,500 DK)
Everyone thought that Landry would take a big hit in production with Odell Beckham Jr. on the Browns but that has not been the case as Landry leads the Browns in targets, receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Landry has been especially good over his past five games. In those games, Landry has 35 catches for 415 yards and five touchdowns. Landry has at least 13 fantasy points in each of those games and is averaging 21.9 fantasy points per game during this stretch.
Stefon Diggs ($8,000 FD, $7,600 DK)
You never know what you are going to get from Diggs this season which makes him a huge risk. With that being said he is a risk that I am willing to take due to his match-up against the Lions. The Lions have allowed the fourth-most receiving yards and sixth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. When these two teams met earlier in the season, Diggs also had a huge game with seven catches for 143 yards on his way to 24.3 fantasy points.