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.
Kenny Golladay ($7,900 FD, $7,200 DK)
If you thought that David Blough was going to hurt Golladay’s numbers you would be wrong as Golladay has not missed a beat since Blough took over two games ago. In those two games, Golladay has ten catches for 216 yards and two scores. Golladay has at least 17 fantasy points in both of those games. This week we can expect another big game from Golladay as the Lions take 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.
Jarvis Landry ($7,400 FD, $6,700 DK)
Landry remains the Browns number one receiver and is playing some really good football right now. Landry has at least 75 yards receiving or a touchdown in six straight games and has double-digit fantasy points in seven straight games. This week we should see Landry extend both of those streaks as the Browns take on the Cardinals. This season the Cardinals are allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers and over the past eight weeks, they have allowed the third-most fantasy points per game to slot receivers where Landry does the most of his damage.
Robert Woods ($7,500 FD, $6,200 DK)
Woods started the season off slowly but has been on fire for the Rams. Woods has four straight games with at least six catches for 95 yards. In those four games, Woods has at least 15 fantasy points and is have allowed seven touchdowns to wide receivers over the past four weeks and have allowed seven wide receivers to produce double-digit fantasy points in that same time frame.
Chris Godwin ($8,400 FD, $7,700 DK)
Godwin is always on my radar as he has been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. This week he is at the top of my radar for two reasons. The first is the absence of Mike Evans should make Godwin even more of a focal point for the pass-happy Buccaneers offense. The second is the match-up against a Lions secondary that is struggling and has been bad for most of the season allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season.
Justin Watson ($4,500 FD, $3,700 DK)
Mike Evans is expected to miss the rest of the season and that has to put Watson on your radar. Watson slid into Evans’s role after he went down last week and looked great with five catches on eight targets for 59 yards and a score. While I know that is just one week I am expecting a similar performance from Watson this week for two reasons. The first is the Buccaneers are a pass-first offense. The Bucs are passing on over 62% of their plays this season and are averaging 39.7 passing attempts per game which is third-most in the NFL. The second reason is the match-up against the Lions. The Lions have allowed the fifth-most yards to wide receivers this season and ninth-most fantasy points per game to the position.
Greg Ward ($4,900 FD, $3,000 DK)
Ward is not a great receiver by any means. If he was he wouldn’t have been on the practice squad for most of the season. With that being said at Ward’s salary I am more than willing to use him this week as the Eagles are hurting big time at the position with Alshon Jeffery ruled out for the season. With Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and Nelson Agholor out that only leaves Ward and JJ Arcega-Whiteside as healthy Eagles receivers. Ward has also shown that maybe he is better than I give him credit for as he has at least four catches for 30 yards and seven fantasy points in two of his three games this season.
DeAndre Hopkins ($8,600 FD, $8,000 DK)
What is not to like about Hopkins? The answer to that question is nothing as you should like everything about Hopkins. Hopkins has at least five catches in every game this season, at least 80 yards receiving in five of his past seven games and at least 15 fantasy points in nine straight games. None of those streaks should be broken this week against the Titans and if you can afford Hopkins you need to play him.
Courtland Sutton ($7,000 FD, $5,900 DK)
In the two games since Drew Lock took over as the Broncos starting quarterback Sutton has seen twice the number of targets as the next closest receiver on the Broncos and has nine catches for 108 yards and two scores. Sutton should see similar volume this week as the Broncos take on the Chiefs in a game that they should be passing a lot in and he is one of the mid-tier options on this slate.
A.J. Brown ($6,000 FD, $6,000 DK)
Brown is finishing his rookie season off with a bang. In his past three games, Brown has 12 catches for 333 yards and three scores. Brown has at least 26 fantasy points in two of those three games. While it is hard to trust Brown on a weekly basis as he is an inconsistent player like most rookies and is playing in an offense that doesn’t throw the ball a ton I like Brown to continue to find success this week as he has a positive match-up against the Texans and Gareon Conley who is allowing 0.40 fantasy points per route run.
Russell Gage ($5,400 FD, $5,000 DK)
Gage has had a nice role in the Falcons’ offense since the trade of Mohamed Sanu. In those six games, Gage has 28 catches on 41 targets of 258 yards and a score. Gage had double-digit fantasy points in three of those six games. With Calvin Ridley now also out for the Falcons Gage’s role in the Falcons offense should only increase making him a solid value option on this slate even in a bad match-up against a 49ers team that is only allowing 29 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season which is the fourth-lowest in the NFL.