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What Week 5 WR performance tells us about Week 6 DFS salaries

Will Fuller broke the wide receiver position with his performance in Week 5. Steve Buchanan looks at his upcoming matchup as well as Robert Woods in Week 6.

Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller runs with the ball during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

It was hard to miss out on landing on at least one receiver who came away with a big Week 5. Seven of them scored at least 30 DKFP in a week that had some massive scoring overall. We’ll take a look at two different receivers who had completely different outcomes in Week 5 and see how they look ahead in Week 6. All salaries via DraftKings.

Will Fuller ($6,000) vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The blowup game for Fuller finally came to fruition in Week 5 against the Falcons. Drawing a massive 16 targets, Fuller caught 14 of them for 217 yards, three touchdowns and a slate breaking 56.7 DKFP. Essentially, if you didn’t have Fuller in a receiver spot, you could be struggling to cash. This performance was so massive, it was more yardage than he had throughout weeks 1-4 and he nearly matched his touchdown total from the entire 2018 season, in which he scored four times through seven games. As you’d expect, his salary bump is one of the highest of the week, jumping $1,500 ahead of a matchup against the Chiefs. Ready for Fuller chalk week?

Fuller lines up almost evenly on both sides of the field while occasionally dabbling in the slot. Altogether, his primary region is on the right side, where is where he’s taken 41% of his snaps from. With that in mind, he’d see a healthy amount of coverage from CB Morris Claiborne. He just came back from suspension so we only have one game to look at so far this season. If we go back to his 2018 season with the Jets, he was targeted against 80 times allowing 45 receptions for 662 yards, 212 of which came after the catch and four touchdowns. With numbers like that, it’s hard to imagine Fuller can’t post another huge game for the Texans in a projected shootout. The bump in salary won’t do much do dissuade anyone, he’s fully in play once again.

Robert Woods ($5,600) vs. San Francisco 49ers

I think it’s safe to say that overall, Woods has been a disappointment on the season. Aside from his Week 4 outburst against the Buccaneers where he caught 13 of 15 targets for 164 yards and 32.4 DKFP, it’s been quiet. If you take out his Week 4 performance, Woods is averaging just 10.3 DKFP despite averaging eight targets in those games. In Week 6, the Rams have a matchup against the surprising 49ers, who have only played three games as of Monday morning. Of the 448 receiving yards they’ve given up, the majority came against the Bengals, who accounted for 260 in Week 2.

Woods lines up on the right side on 51% of his snaps, meaning he’ll see a good dose of CB Richard Sherman. Through three weeks of action, Sherman has been great in coverage, as he’s allowed eight receptions on 13 targets but for only 49 yards. While we can take some solace in the fact that this will be a home game for the Rams, which Jared Goff performs to a much higher level, this could be an overall tough matchup for the Rams as a whole. While the salary of Woods continues to rise, his fantasy production has not. This could be a week to search elsewhere.

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