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Top wide receiver plays over $5,500 in Week 15 DFS

Best high-priced wide receiver plays for daily fantasy football on DraftKings.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin runs the ball during the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Sunday kickoffs for Week 15 are almost here, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 15 DFS lineups. In Week 14, a lot of the popular plays crushed at just about every salary level. The studs definitely showed up for their fantasy teams.

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 $5,500 that could provide the best value for Week 15. Values from DraftKings.

Chris Godwin (TB) - $7,700

The Buccaneers fell victim to one of the many key injuries in Week 14. Mike Evans has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, which means his 9.1 targets per game will be dealt out elsewhere. When Evans was on the field, the lowest amount of targets Godwin saw all season was six. Now as the clear WR1 going up against one of the most pass-friendly defenses, he should be at the top of your lineup considerations. Jameis Winston’s ($6,900) aggressive style has resulted in the second-most passing yards per game of any team. Meanwhile, the Lions are allowing the third-most passing yards per game.

Kenny Golladay (DET) - $7,200

Let’s stick with this game. Golladay is very similar to Godwin, at least as far as opportunity goes. Marvin Jones Jr. and T.J. Hockenson have been placed on IR, further solidifying Kenny G’s spot as the top receiver on the Lions. One of the two defenses allowing more passing yards per game is the Bucs defense, lining this tilt up for big shootout potential. Even with David Blough ($5,300) as the quarterback, Golladay has recorded a 10-216-2 stat line over his last two outings. There’s no reason to think he can’t have another massive week.

DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) - $8,000

The most expensive receiver on the slate will likely be worth the price tag. After surprisingly staying in the game during a blowout to Denver last week, Hopkins went 7-120-1 on 13 targets (a number he’s reached twice this season). This week, the Texans head to Tennessee for a massively important divisional game against a Titans D that’s allowing the eighth-most passing yards per game. With Will Fuller V ($5,600) possibly missing another opportunity to play, Deshaun Watson ($6,800) will key in on his top option. Hopkins is once again making a case for himself to be considered the best receiver in the league.

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