As important as it is to focus on finding the right value plays in your DFS lineup, the most important thing a DFS player must do, MUST DO, is avoid putting any dead weight into your teams, especially a high-priced player who busts. Here is a look at the trap plays at wide receiver in Week 2. Tread lightly here, my friends!
BIG TICKET BUST
T.Y Hilton, Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans, $6,800: Usually there’s a top-priced wide receiver that for one reason or another has some red flags attached to him entering a particular week. This is not one of those weeks, as you have to drift down to Hilton, the 13th-highest priced receiver, to find someone who doesn’t have a dream matchup this weekend. Hilton hasn’t had the best home-road splits in the best of times, and these are not the best times for the Colts offense, having to face a Titans defense that suffocated the Browns last week.
Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers at Detroit Lions, $5,500: This could be made a moot point by Friday afternoon if Williams is unable to practice with a bad knee and is ruled out. But just the fact that he’s on that edge of getting an OUT designation says a lot about why you probably want to stay away from him this week, even if he’s active. Williams will have his moments with Philip Rivers this season, but Sunday probably isn’t that time.
RIGHT GUY, WRONG GAME
Danny Amendola, Lions vs Chargers, $3,900: Amendola was a waiver darling this week after being targeted 13 times and putting up a 7-104-1 on the Cardinals last week. But that was the Patrick Peterson-less Cardinals, and this is a Chargers defense led by Desmond King, who figures to be in Amendola’s grill all day. Amendola might get thrown to 13 times again, but that 7-104-1 thing? Highly doubtful.
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