In NFL DFS, we are always looking for the player who will triple or quadruple their salaries. For example, a player worth $6,000 who scores 24 points has quadrupled, or 4Xed, their salary. Those are the guys we want throughout the lineup. Here are our best wide receiver plays for Week 6. Salaries via DraftKings.
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs ($7,400)
There are really no bad matchups at the high end of the price pool this week: Julio Jones and Michael Thomas are just as good here. But after last week’s relative dud (and Will Fuller’s explosion) people might be off Hopkins more than usual, and that makes him a terrific play against a Chiefs defense that routinely gets burned by opposing No. 1 receivers.
Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles ($6,700)
Thielen got the squeaky wheel treatment last week and he made the most of it with a 7-130-2 line against the Giants. The Eagles have been even more generous with handing out wide receiver points, and all indications are that the Thielen train is back on track and ready to dominate. He offers a bit of salary savings, which only adds to his appeal.
Dede Westbrook, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New Orleans Saints ($5,100)
All eyes have been on D.J. Chark, who is enjoying one of the top breakout seasons at the position. But Westbrook is also starting to come on here, and his individual matchup against the Saints should be a bit easier than Chark trying to elude Marcus Lattimore. Westbrook should be the lower-owned of the two Jags receivers, helping to make him the better play.
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