Week 6 NFL DFS Wide Receivers (WR) Targets For FanDuel & DraftKings

Welcome to the FC Insights Wide Receivers  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 2020-2021 NFL DFS season.

Top Plays

Calvin Ridley ($8,600 FD, $7,800 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Vikings 26.00 204.0 9 45.6

There is a chance that Julio Jones returns for the Falcons this week but even if Julio comes back I don’t think it matters as Ridley has become the Falcons number one receiver. Ridley has at least ten targets and 100 yards receiving in all but that disaster of a game against the Packers. Ridley has not only been putting up huge numbers week in and week out but the match-up against the Vikings doesn’t get much better. The Vikings have allowed the fourth-most receiving yards this season to wideouts, most receiving touchdowns to the position, and fifth-most overall fantasy points.

Adam Thielen ($7,400 FD, $7,300 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Falcons 29.00 215.0 4 44.6

Thielen is my top overall wideout this week and it’s really not close. Thielen has been that good this season. In his five games, Thielen has at least six catches in three games, at least 80 yards receiving in three games, and at least one touchdown catch in all but one game. Thielen has at least 29 fantasy points in three of his five games including in two straight games. Thielen is also in a fantastic match-up against the Falcons. The Falcons have allowed the second-most passing yards per game this season with most of those yards going to wide receivers. We also might see the Vikings pass a little bit more than we are used to seeing them do which is not much as all signs point towards them being without Dalvin Cook who despite missing half of last week’s game leads the NFL in rushing yards.

Kenny Golladay ($7,200 FD, $6,200 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Jaguars 28.75 170.0 5 38.7

Golladay has played in two games this season. In those games, he has ten catches on 15 targets for 119 yards and two scores. Golladay has at least 16 fantasy points in each of those games. I don’t see a reason why Golladay doesn’t continue with his excellent numbers to start the season as he faces a Jaguars team that has allowed at least 50 yards receiving or a touchdown to ten wide receivers already this season.

Mid-Tier Plays

Jamison Crowder ($6,600 FD, $6,100 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Dolphins 19.75 187.2 5 38.7

Crowder has at least ten targets for seven catches and 100 yards receiving for 20 fantasy points in each of the three games he has played this season. Crowder also has a touchdown in two of those three games. If we look at his per-game numbers we will see that Crowder is second in targets per game, fifth in receptions per game, and first in receiving yards per game. Yet despite Crowder putting up the best numbers of frankly any wide receiver this season, he is still priced like an average wide receiver. I don’t really know why that is or what Crowder has to do to make his salary go up but I am going to take advantage of his low salary as long as I can. I am especially going to take advantage of his salary this week as we might see Crowder put up even bigger numbers than normal as the Jets just released Le’Veon Bell and the Dolphins are a plus match-up.

A.J. Brown ($6,500 FD, $5,600 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Texans TBD 162.0 6 37.9

Brown was excellent in his return from injury last night against the Bills. In that game, Brown saw nine targets and turned those targets into seven catches for 82 yards and a score. This week I expect we see Brown build off that game as he takes on a Texans defense that despite last week is not very good. This season the Texans have allowed nine passing touchdowns which rank in the bottom half of the league and really struggled prior to last week allowing both Vikings starting wide receivers to go for over 100 yards receiving.

Value Plays

Laviska Shenault Jr. ($5,800 FD, $5,200 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Lions 25.75 181.8 6 40.7

Shenault has been used all over the Jaguars offense so far in his rookie season and has at least 70 total yards in three of his past four games. Shenault has double-digit fantasy points in all but one game this season. What I really like about the rookie this week is the fact that I don’t think D.J. Chark plays this week which would put Shenault as the Jags number one target on offense and he should see double-digit targets for the first time in his career. The Lions are also a really good match-up for Shenault as they are allowing the tenth-most fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season.

T.Y. Hilton ($5,800 FD, $5,000 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to WRs Opponent Total Touchdowns Allowed to WRs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to WRs
Bengals 27.25 153.4 5 34.4

Hilton was good for the first time all season last week. In that game against the Browns, Hilton saw ten targets and caught six passes for 69 yards. Now, the Colts were behind in most of that game against the Browns which lead to the Colts throwing the ball more than they wanted which likely played a huge role in Hilton’s numbers. It is not likely that the Colts are playing from behind this week against the Bengals but with that being said I still like Hilton this week as a cheap option as the Bengals don’t defend well at all.

About Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.

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