If you’re a DFS player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.
If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.
So here are three wide receivers that will likely provide some of the worst value for Week 7. Values from DraftKings.
Michael Thomas (NO) - $7,900
The New Orleans Saints are set to be without the following players in Week 7 against the Chicago Bears: Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook, and Tre’Quan Smith. Who exactly is left on this offense to try to carry the team to a victory? Austin Carr? Basically, the entire offense on Sunday will be Latavius Murray on the ground and Michael Thomas in the passing game. Expect the Bears to key in on Thomas without the threat of Kamara underneath, so it could be a long day for Michael Thomas owners until either or both of Kamara or Brees return.
Adam Thielen (MIN) - $6,900
After back-to-back-to-back weeks of scoring a touchdown, Adam Thielen has seen his daily fantasy price continue to raise. Unfortunately for Thielen, this will likely be the week that breaks his touchdown streak as the Minnesota Vikings are set to face off against the Detroit Lions and the 10th-best defense against opposing wide receivers. At the same time, the Lions have struggled this year against the run, so it will likely be another week for the Vikings to go back to their primary focus of running the ball with Dalvin Cook, meaning Thielen will take a back seat in the offense.
Terry McLaurin (WAS) - $6,100
Rookie Terry McLauring has been a great story for an otherwise struggling Washington football team. Washington, despite getting their first win of the season last week against the Miami Dolphins, will likely see a return to their losing ways as they are set host the undefeated San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers have gotten after opposing quarterbacks all year, so McLaurin will likely struggle to get open quickly enough for Case Keenum. McLaurin could very well see some yards and receptions in garbage time, but it’s hard to bank on garbage time stats in your daily fantasy lineup.
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