Sometimes you want to be stingy with your daily fantasy budget, finding cheap players who’ll out perform their salary. Other times you might just want to get crazy and decide that your entire budget should be spent on wide receivers and every other position can just deal with it. Personally, I wouldn’t recommend the later strategy, but rather somewhere between the two extremes.
Regardless, your DFS lineup will need at least one expensive wide receiver and that’s where I come in. Here are three wide receivers who are well worth their salary this weekend and should be in every one of your lineups regardless of their high price tag. (Salaries via DraftKings.)
Julio Jones (vs Buccaneers) - $8,000
Jones is the second most expensive wide receiver this week but by jingo he’s a must play this week. Would you like to hear just how bad the Bucs defense has been this year? The Bucs are allowing the fourth most receptions, the most receiving yards, the most touchdowns, and the most fantasy points to wide receivers this season. With the Falcons offense starting to click back into gear with Matt Ryan back under center, I wouldn’t be surprised for Jones to have one of his patented 200 yard, three touchdown games that he seems to have once a season. You wouldn’t want to miss out on that, would you?
Calvin Ridley (vs Buccaneers) - $6,500
STACK THE FALCONS RECEIVERS! Or if you don’t want to pay up for Jones, you can still get a piece of this Falcons offense with the mildly cheaper Ridley. Ridley is coming off his best game of the season in which he had 143 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers. He’s seen six targets in all but two weeks this season, meaning he’s got a clear role in this offense and Ryan’s looking to get him the football. Like I said about Jones, this is a TERRIBLE Bucs secondary so six targets could go a loooooong way towards a big fantasy outing.
Tyrell Williams (@ Jets) - $5,900
Remember when all Williams would do was catch touchdowns? Weren’t those fun times? Well worry not those who have been worrying, the good times will soon roll again for the Raiders number one receiver. The Jets have allowed a staggering 10 touchdowns to wide receivers over the last four weeks and their secondary has been picked apart all season. I’m fully expecting Williams’ touchdown drought to end and wouldn’t be surprised if he managed to haul in two touchdowns. After all, this was the Jets secondary that turned Darius Slayton into a touchdown machine back in Week 10.
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