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 splurge elsewhere in your DFS lineup, you might need to scrap the bottom of the barrel to fill out the rest of your lineup. If you’re able to save a little more money on a player, who not make it the wide receiver position?
So here are three best wide receiver plays under $5,000 that could provide the best value for Week 8. Values from DraftKings.
Sammy Watkins (KC) - $4,900
In Matt Moore’s first full game at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, Sammy Watkins still finished the game with 8 targets. With a more favorable matchup this week against the Minnesota Vikings, Watkins - who has averaged more points per week than the likes of Odell Beckham Jr. and Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster - could very well have another strong showing. If the Vikings choose to ask Xavier Rhodes to follow Tyreek Hill all game, the inexperienced Moore could opt to try his luck with Watkins instead.
Mohamed Sanu (NE) - $4,500
Give Mohamed Sanu more than a week on the New England Patriots’ roster before you judge what he can do with Tom Brady at quarterback. His debut might have been a letdown for some, but all that’s done is caused his follow-up game in New England to come with little fanfare. Julian Edelman will still get the attention from Tom Brady, but he’ll also get the attention from the Baltimore Ravens’ defense, so Mohamed Sanu could thrive in his new role under Bill Belichick.
Marquise Brown (BAL) - $4,800
The New England defense sure sounds scary when you read off the stats on points allowed, but then you look at the teams offenses they’ve faced, and you realize that maybe they’re not quite as good as you might think. Luke Falk, Colt McCoy, Daniel Jones, Ryan Fizpatrick, Matt Barkley... Those are some of the names who have lined up at quarterback against the New England Patriots. They will have a real test this week in Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, but the believers in the New England defense have dropped to Marqise Brown’s DFS price to practically pennies. If the Ravens are able to finally expose the holes in the Patriots defense, Marquise Brown will be one of the primary culprits.
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