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Best daily fantasy football wide receiver plays over $5,500 in Week 14 DFS

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

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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, 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 14. Values from DraftKings.

Michael Thomas (NO) - $8,300

DraftKings dynamic pricing has Thomas all the way down at $8,300, his lowest price in a month. Of course, this is not without cause. The 49ers have the top-rated pass defense in the NFL according to Football Outsiders DVOA. With that said, Thomas’ volume is unassailable. He has 110 receptions on the year, 24 more than any other player. Thomas also owns massive home/road splits. He is averaging three receptions, 40 yards, and 0.34 touchdowns more at home than on the road this year. Thomas has not scored less than 18.5 fantasy points in the Superdome in 2019, with five games of at least 25 points.

Davante Adams (GB) - $8,000

Since returning from injury earlier this season, Adams has been an absolute target monster:

Week 9 - 11 targets (31%)
Week 10 - 10 targets (34%)
Week 12 - 12 targets (32%)
Week 13 - 10 targets (30%)

This is the kind of volume we expect from a high-priced daily fantasy wideout. And he finds himself in another great spot for Week 14. The Packers are 13 points home favorites against the Redskins, and have the second-highest team total on the main DraftKings slate. Washington gave up quality outings to both D.J. Moore (19.2 points) and Curtis Samuel (16.5 points) last week. They have allowed 15 or more fantasy points to a wideout 10 times in 2019.

Julian Edelman (NE) - $7,100

Thomas has a massive lead in receptions this year, but Edelman is only eight targets behind him as one of the most-used wide receivers in the NFL. He has seen at least 10 targets in seven straight games. The Chiefs are another team with a quality pass defense, but that has led to the volume being discounted. And much like Thomas, Edelman produces better at home, where he has seen an additional 1.3 catches, 16.4 yards, and 0.3 touchdowns. The Patriots have struggled greatly all year to get consistent production from any other receiving options, and that should keep Edelman well-insulated in this marquee matchup against the Chiefs.