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 the wide receivers that will likely provide some of the best and worst value for Week 6. (Values from DraftKings).
BEST: Adam Thielen (MIN) - $6,700
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? After speaking out about a lack of on-target targets, Thielen had a monster game in Week 5 with 130 receiving yards and two touchdowns against the New York Giants in a Vikings win. This week, the Vikings are set to take on the only secondary worse than the Giants, and that’s the Philadelphia Eagles. If it helped lead the team to a win last week, why not target Thielen early and often again in Week 6?
WORST: Julio Jones (ATL) - $8,000
The Arizona Cardinals are surprisingly ranked 10th against opposing wide receivers in 2019. In Week 6, those Cardinals defensive backs will have their hands full with the most talented wide receiver group they’ve faced all year. The Cardinals will be without Patrick Peterson for one more game, so expect Julio to still have a solid performance, but in a game where the Falcons are likely to quickly build and keep a lead, don’t expect Julio to provide value as the most expensive wide receiver in daily fantasy this week.
BEST: Demarcus Robinson (KC) - $5,900
One of the worst secondaries in the NFL, a #1 wide receiver in Tyreek Hill on the shelf for another week, the #2 wide receiver also likely to miss in Sammy Watkins, and your quarterback’s name is Patrick Mahomes. What more could Demarcus Robinson ask for in Week 6 as the Kansas City Chiefs are set to face off against the Houston Texans? As long as Hill and Watkins miss Week 6 - which seems like the most likely scenario - the passing attack will likely flow through Robinson and Travis Kelce.
WORST: Michael Thomas (NO) - $7,800
Like Julio Jones, this is not a situation where I expect “Can’t Guard Mike” to have a bad game necessarily. I just don’t see him repeating his 180+ receiving yard and two touchdown performance from a week ago, which has caused his price tag to take a big jump in Week 6. Sean Payton knows he’s facing one of the league’s worst run defenses, and - for now - Jalen Ramsey is still on the team. Sean Payton will likely focus on making the Jaguars stop Alvin Kamara, so Thomas will go back to being the second option in the New Orleans offense in Week 6.
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