Week 17 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

Davante Adams ($9,300 FD, $9,200 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
Bears 27.25 155.1 13 33.4

On paper, the Bears are not a great match-up for Adams as they have been excellent in terms of limiting wide receivers this season. The Bears were also one of the few teams this season to slow Adams down but an off game for Adams is still an elite game. In the first game against the Bears Adams still had six catches for 61 yards and a score for 18.10 fantasy points. That level of production honestly seems like Adams floor as he has at least six catches in all but the game he left early due to injury, has at least 60 yards receiving in all but two games with one of those games being the game he left early due to injury and has a touchdown catch in all but three games this season with you guessed it one of the games being the game he left early due to injury.

DeAndre Hopkins ($8,200 FD, $7,900 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
Rams 21.75 132.2 7 29.2

Speaking of bad match-ups that is what we have with Hopkins and the Rams as the Rams rank first in almost every category against wide receivers this season. Like with Adams the match-up doesn’t bother me one bit with Hopkins as he is an elite talent who is putting up big numbers. Hopkins has at least eight catches in four straight games for the Cards, has at least 135 yards receiving in two of those games, and has at least 19 fantasy points in three of those games. One of the three games where Hopkins was able to produce 19 fantasy points also came against the Rams.

Mike Evans ($8,100 FD, $7,500 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 28.25 200.3 16 44.7

I wasn’t on Evans to start the week but it looks like the Bucs are going to make sure he gets to the 1,000-yard mark receiving. While Evans only needs 40 yards to hit that mark you never know what can happen when a team is forcing the ball to a player like the Bucs are going to be doing with Evans especially in an excellent match-up which is what we have with the Falcons. The Falcons have allowed the third-most receiving yards and fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. Evans also dominated them when he faced them a couple of weeks ago with six catches for 110 yards on his way to 43.10 fantasy points.

Justin Jefferson ($8,000 FD, $7,600 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
Lions 30.00 204.5 18 45.4

Jefferson is having one of the greatest rookie seasons you will ever see and only needs 111 yards receiving to hit the all-time record for most yards by a wide receiver in their rookie season. While it is going to be tough for Jefferson to hit that mark I think the Vikings with no chance to make the playoffs try to get him that mark against one of the worst secondaries in the NFL. This season the Lions have allowed the second-most receiving yards to wide receivers, the fifth-most touchdowns to the position, and the second-most fantasy points per game to the position.

Value Plays

Mecole Hardman ($5,300 FD, $4,200 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
Chargers 20.50 147.6 14 33.3

There are a ton of value wide receivers on this slate and picking the correct value wide receiver seems to be the key to winning this slate. While I honestly have no clue which of the value wide receivers are going to go off this week Hardman is one of the ones I am going to have the most exposure to. The reason why I am going to have a ton of exposure to Hardman is that he has at least six targets in two straight games for the Chiefs and has at least three catches in three straight games. Those numbers suggest to me that Hardman is going to be the Cheifs likely number one receiver this week with most of their starters sitting including Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Sammy Watkins.

Richie James ($4,600 FD, $3,100 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
Seahawks 19.50 209.1 13 46.4

The Seahawks rank dead last in a lot of statistical categories when it comes to wide receivers but those numbers are a bit misleading as that damage was done in the first half of the season. The second half of the season has been a different story as the Seahawks have been one of the best teams against the pass. With that being said if you want a dirt-cheap wide receiver I don’t mind James. James is only $100 more than the site minimum salary on both FanDuel and DraftKings this week and should be the 49er’s number one receiver as they are going to be without Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel.

 

 

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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