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Two overvalued wide receivers for wild card DFS

We take a look at the overvalued wide receivers in this weekend’s four-game NFL wild card slate.

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett runs for yards after catch during the second half against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Wild card weekend is one of the best football weekends of the year for real football, but it also brings us a nice four-game slate in DFS. There are some quality value picks available at wide receiver, but also some selections you might want to be wary of. We broke down what wide receivers in this weekend’s slate could be overvalued.

Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks ($7,200)

Lockett has been hot and cold since Week 12, making it unclear what we can expect from him in the wild card round. He remains Russell Wilson’s favorite target but his streakiness is concerning. Lockett hasn’t reached double-digits in DKFP since Week 9 and has reached the end zone twice in the last eight weeks.

There’s still a chance he’ll raise the bar when it counts most, as Wilson is one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL when it comes to overcoming the odds to win in hostile environments.

A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans ($7,400)

Everyone was caught off guard when Brown, a 2019 second-round pick, emerged as Tennessee’s No. 1 wideout. The rookie tallied 1,051 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while finishing second in the NFL in yards per catch (20.2) at the end of his inaugural campaign. Brown eclipsed 100 receiving yards three times in the four weeks of the regular season, but his team’s lack of depth might might hinder his performance against the New England Patriots.

Tennessee is dealing with a slew of health issues across its receiving corps. Adam Humphries, Kalif Raymond, Cody Hollister, and Cameron Batson are all listed as questionable heading into the wild card round. If these other wideouts are ruled out, it’ll be that much easier for the Patriots to key in on Brown and slow him down. He appears to be the only dynamic weapon the Titans have, aside from Derrick Henry. He’ll receiver plenty of attention from New England’s secondary.