With the amount of throwing that goes on in today’s NFL, there is definitely value to be had when it comes to selecting your wide receivers each week in daily fantasy. Team’s second and third string wideouts could go off for a big day, something you cannot say about any other position.
Taking a look at the wide receiver injury report, Minnesota’s Adam Thielen sat out for the fourth time in five games on Monday night. Dan Quinn said Julio Jones is trending upward leading into Atlanta’s matchup with Carolina. Frank Reich said he is hopeful T.Y. Hilton plays at some point the rest of this season, which is not good news for his availability against Tampa Bay. Keep an eye on the injury report throughout the week and look for value in their potential replacements.
Let’s dive into Week 14’s wide receivers who provide the most value and the guys who provide the least (Values from DraftKings).
BEST: DJ Moore (CAR) - $7,000
Sunday’s game against Atlanta is setting up for a big game for DJ Moore, who is listed as the 10th best receiver going into Week 14. Moore has been featured a ton in the Carolina offense with at least nine targets in each of his last seven games. He has gone over 100 yards in three of his last five. This week he is set up to play an Atlanta team that does not have a lot to play for especially after its Thanksgiving loss. Moore has a very high floor with the potential to go off against this Falcons secondary.
WORST: Michael Thomas (NO) - $8,300
Yes he may be the best receiver in the NFL, but Michael Thomas is coming off his worst yardage total of the season and does not provide much value going as the highest priced receiver in Week 14. It’s not so much Thomas or the New Orleans offense, but it’s more about the way San Francisco has played defensively in 2019. He may have a solid game, but paying top dollar for a guy going against the best defense covering that position? Look elsewhere this week.
BEST: Zach Pascal (IND) - $5,500
If you’ve spent top dollar elsewhere on your roster, you could do worse than Zach Pascal at this price. With pass catchers going down left and right in Indianapolis, Pascal might be the last man standing. He went for season highs in targets (10), catches (7) and yards (109) during Sunday’s game against the Titans. Not bad for a guy who is going into Week 14 tied for the 28th highest priced receiver. He is going up against Tampa Bay, which has been the worst against receivers this season.
WORST: DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) - $7,400
DeAndre Hopkins comes in to Week 14 as the sixth most expensive wide receiver going up against the sixth best defense against wide receivers in the league with the Denver Broncos. Hopkins accumulated 64 yards against a good New England secondary last week with much of it coming in the fourth quarter, and he failed to reach the 100-yard mark in November. Value could be found elsewhere.