The Sunday kickoffs for Week 14 are almost here, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 14 DFS lineups. In Week 13, the popular plays crushed at just about every salary level, and there were a lot of great options in the $5,000 range.
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 $5,500 that could provide the best value for Week 14. Values from DraftKings.
Jamison Crowder (NYJ) - $5,300
At first it appears difficult to justify Crowder as a value. He is coming off of games of 2.8 and 3.8 fantasy points respectively. However, a deeper look at the numbers will reveal a target leader destined for a breakout. Since the return of Sam Darnold in Week 6, Crowder leads the Jets with 55 targets, good for 20% of the team total. He also is seeing those targets at an 8.5 average depth of target, perfect for DraftKings PPR scoring. Additionally, Le’Veon Bell finds himself questionable this week due to an illness that has left him unable to practice. His absence would likely tilt New York towards more of a passing attack against the Dolphins, who have allowed more receiving touchdowns than any team (21), and have the 32nd ranked pass defense according to Football Outsiders DVOA.
Diontae Johnson (PIT) - $4,300
JuJu Smith-Schuster will be out again in Week 14, and that means Johnson should be a starter for the Steelers in two-wide sets. Johnson has actually seen the most targets of any Pittsburgh wideout this year from starter Devlin Hodges, and has seen just one less target than James Washington from him the past two weeks. The issue is he has only caught two of those targets, and is priced accordingly. The Cardinals have the 29th ranked pass defense by DVOA, and play at the second-fastest pace in the NFL. Their opponents have run the most plays in the league. Even if the Steelers skew run-heavy with an inexperienced quarterback, there should be plenty of chances for Johnson.
Corey Davis (TEN) - $3,900
Adam Humphries has been ruled out, which should shorten the focal points of the Titan passing game down from three players to two. On top of that, A.J. Brown is wearing a sleeve on his calf after being limited in practice on Thursday. Davis could certainly be looking at a featured role on Sunday, and costs $1,400 less than Brown. The Titans/Raiders game is tied with the third-highest game total of the main slate, and Oakland ranks 28th in pass DVOA. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill leads the entire NFL in yards per pass attempt.