Week 11 NFL DFS Wide Receivers (WR) Targets For DraftKings & FanDuel

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 2021-2022 NFL DFS season.

Top Plays

Brandin Cooks (DK- $6,000, FD- $6,600)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passes Defended at LB/CB Per Game Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game To WRs
@ TEN 17 24 46.08

With TEN still floating around the top of teams surrendering fantasy points to the WR position and being number one to do so gives HOU and Brandin Cooks an edge. The volume also won’t be in question with Cooks leading the season with 84 targets and the next highest is 23 by his teammate. The price has been slightly going up as well on both sites but has decreased this week so now may be a good time to get him while the price is low.

Tee Higgins (DK- $5,400, FD- $6,500)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passes Defended at CB Per Game Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game To WRs
@ LV 31.04 7 47.19

The majority of the WR volume has been funneling towards Ja’Marr Chase as of late for CIN but this gives a perfect opportunity for Higgins to perform well and under-owned. Due to Casey Hayward Jr. having pass deflections on the lower end compared to other defenders and being on the right side of the the field he’d have to defend Higgins most snaps. That being said Higgins may end up exploiting his defensive flaws as of late and for a good bargain more so on Draftkings where he has a mid-range price. Since this matchup is tied at the top for most projected Vegas points the scoring could go all around which may lead to more points.

Robby Anderson (DK- $4,600, FD- $5,600)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passes Defended at CB Per Game Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game To WRs
WAS 23.25 19 42.17

Since the signing of Cam Newton CAR has added another playmaker that defenses will have to focus on which could relieve some attention from the receivers. Although WAS has pulled off an upset last week the fact, they are second in allowing fantasy points to the WR position will come back to haunt them if it continues that way. The balancing is starting to surface among Anderson and his teammate DJ Moore last week volume wise so this could be a plus for Robby Anderson going forward. DJ Moore does lead the way in targets this season but Anderson has had higher target separation of 1.76 compared to Moore’s 1.61. This will benefit Anderson more down the field and potentially accumulating a lot of points. The price is also on the lower end on both sites so Anderson can be a nice filler for lineups.

DeAndre Hopkins (DK- $6,500, FD- $7,100)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passes Defended at CB Per Game Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game To WRs
@ SEA 25.25 14 34.56

After a somewhat up and down season and with the addition of WRs to the ARI team that has been giving them versatility, Hopkins has potential for a breakout game here. Hopkins status is up in the air due to not practicing throughout the week so it should be worth monitoring. However, if he does play he’d be facing off with Sidney Jones IV on the right side of the field most of the game and Jones IV has pass deflections on the lower end (4) and less compared to his cornerback teammate on the other side. This should allow Hopkins to perform really well especially if Kyler Murray returns. SEA is in the middle of the pack giving up fantasy points to the WR position but the opportunities will be there for Hopkins to flourish.

Corey Davis (DK- $5,000, FD- $6,400)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passes Defended at CB Per Game Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game To WRs
MIA 20.75 16 41.33

Corey Davis could not have returned at a perfect time last week and now facing a divisional foe in MIA in which he could end up dominating. Although Elijah Moore has steadily been getting more involved in the offense Corey still has been targeted more during the season and has a higher catch rate of 59.2% compared to Moore’s 54.3%. Also, with MIA allowing the third highest fantasy points to the WR, Davis is potentially in for a great game. The price is also in the mid-range more so on Draftkings so if anyone were to roster him that should be the site of the two.

 

T.Y. Hilton (DK- $4,300, FD- $5,700)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passes Defended at CB Per Game Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game To WRs
@ BUF 21.25 33 37.74

Despite returning from the concussion protocol Hilton can still be a down the field threat against BUF when their best cornerback in Tre’Davious White has not been as dominant this season and only has 4 successful pass deflections so far. Also, with Michael Pittman becoming the number one receiver against man coverage so far this season White may end up wanting to challenge/shut him down. This leaves Hilton the chance to take advantage and since Hilton has been averaging more yards per reception (14.4) compared to Pittman’s 13.1 he can potentially accumulate a good number of points during this game. In addition, the price is getting closer to minimum due to Hilton not playing as much this season but if there’s any time to take advantage of that before a potential increase now would be the time.

DeVonta Smith (DK- $6,400, FD- $6,600)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passes Defended at CB Per Game Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game To WRs
NO 22.5 19 39.81

The balancing of volume has been occurring lately in PHI between Smith and Quez Watkins which is great but DeVonta has had more route participation (91%) versus Watkins’ 68.2% so more than likely Smith will end up causing more havoc for the NO defense. Fortunately for PHI, NO is fourth in surrendering fantasy points to the WR position so this bodes well for Smith to perform well even more. However, the price is starting to get on the more expensive side so it may be more difficult to fit him in lineups. On the other hand, the floor should be there for Smith and he’s still leadings the PHI WRs in targets (68) next to 37 which is the next highest on the team. That being said for those that would want to take the safer route for WR selection Smith may be that player to target especially with the advantage against the NO secondary.

Top Value(s) for DK/FD

DK/FD- Quez Watkins ($3,700, $5,300)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passes Defended at CB Per Game Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game To WRs
NO 22.5 19 39.81

At almost the minimum price on Draftkings and gradually receiving just as much targets per game as of late compared to his teammate Smith, Quez Watkins can still perform well under the radar. The fact that Watkins has a higher target separation 1.81 compared to Smith’s 1.55 may cause Quez to dominate down the field too. And with the price being so low with potential volume coming his way going forward Watkins will be difficult not to roster for those desperate for the salary relief and or filler.

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