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 5. Values from DraftKings.
Stefon Diggs (MIN) - $6,200
Credit to Diggs for not completely throwing his quarterback under the bus like Adam Thielen appeared to do (and later attempted to walk back). At the same time, maybe Diggs should have been more critical if it leads to Cousins acknowledging to the media that he needs to do a better job of throwing the ball Diggs’s way. Because Cousins has said he will make it a point to be better in getting the ball to Thielen, and because the Minnesota Vikings have shown they are not a team that’s going to throw the ball 35 times a game, that means Diggs will likely be one of the victims of Thielen taking up more targets.
Larry Fitzgerald (ARI) - $6,000
Fitz is still one of the greatest wide receivers to play the game, but he can only do so much in 2019 with rookie Kyler Murray under center. Against the Cincinnati Bengals who boast the 4th-best defense against opposing wide receivers, and it doesn’t appear to be a recipe for a big week for Fitzgerald. Add in the fact that the Bengals struggle against opposing running backs and the Cardinal’s have one of the game’s best in David Johnson, and Fitz might not be needed much in Week 5.
Mike Evans (TB) - $7,100
Mike Evans and New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore have a bit of a history together to say the least. In Week 5, it will likely be Lattimore again who has the responsibility of guarding Evans for the majority of the game. That means Chris Godwin will be the beneficiary of lining up against Eli Apple, a former first-round pick in his own right but definitely still a tier below players like Lattimore. The drop-off from Lattimore to Apple is significant, and definitely larger than the drop - if there is one - from Evans to Godwin.
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