The Sunday kickoffs for Week 9 are almost here, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 9 DFS lineups. In Week 8, a lot of the usual suspects dominated, but we had some under-the-radar names step up in a big way to key folks to victory.
If you find good value elsewhere in your DFS lineup, that affords you the luxury of ponying up for a premium player at a different position. If you’re able to spend a little more money on a player, who not make it the wide receiver position?
So here are three best wide receiver plays over $5,000 that could provide the best value for Week 8. Values from DraftKings.
Kenny Golladay (DET) - $7,700
Golladay is the second-most expensive wide receiver in daily fantasy this week, coming in between a pair of Minnesota Vikings receivers in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. But unlike the Vikings, Golladay’s Detroit Lions have a favorable matchup on paper against the Oakland Raiders and the league’s-worst defense against opposing wide receivers. And unlike Thielen, Golladay doesn’t have a player the caliber of Stefon Diggs eating up touches. Add in the fact that Detroit is missing their starting running back, and it could be a big game for Golladay.
Tyrell Williams (OAK) - $5,900
On the other side of that same game, look no further than Tyrell Williams. While not a Diggs-level talent, Kenny Golladay still has to contend with Marvin Jones for targets. What other wide receiver is there in Oakland right now? In the passing game - especially at wide receiver - it’s Tyrell Williams or bust for the Raiders. While not quite as bad as the Raiders, the Lions secondary isn’t particularly stout either, ranking 22nd in the league against opposing wide receivers, so it could be an offensive shootout in Oakland.
DK Metcalf (SEA) - $5,700
This one might seem to contradict the rationale behind the previous two entries on this list as not only does Metcalf have another wide receiver on his own team, but that other receiver is actually atop the depth chart in Tyler Lockett. But look deeper into the numbers, and you can see incredible value for Metcalf. Over the past three weeks, Metcalf has more touchdowns and targets than Lockett, and with the Seahawks facing off against one of the NFL’s worst secondaries in the Buccaneers, Metcalf could find pay dirt at a modest value this week.
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