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Best and Worst DFS wide receivers plays for Week 4

Massive Week 3 performances can be misleading. Here are the ones you should buy and the ones you should avoid heading into Week 4 DFS.

Wide receiver Mike Evans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrates after a first quarter touchdown during the game against the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

If you’re a DFS player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.

If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.

So here are the wide receivers that will likely provide some of the best and worst value for Week 4. (Values from DraftKings).

BEST: Keenan Allen (LAC) - $7,600

Despite a price tag that makes Allen the third-most expensive wide receiver in daily fantasy this week behind only Julio Jones and DeAndre Hopkins. Allen has an incredibly favorable matchup against the lowly Miami Dolphins in Week 4, so look for Allen to help lead the Chargers to an early lead.

WORST: Mike Evans (TB) - $7,100

Don’t let his massive Week 3 performance convince you to pay a premium in Week 4. This week, Evans has a tough matchup against the Los Angeles Rams on the road in L.A. The Rams just finished largely shutting down Odell Beckham Jr. and the Cleveland Browns, and with Jameis Winston still his quarterback, Evans is a risky play in Week 4.

BEST: Sterling Shepard (NYG) - $5,800

A strong Week 3 performance you can believe in is Sterling Shepard of the New York Giants. Shepard could easily wind up being rookie quarterback Daniel Jones’s favorite target and the Giants are set to face off against Washington in Week 4, who rank dead last against opposing wide receivers so far in 2019.

WORST: Brandin Cooks (LAR) - $6,200

Going back to the Buccaneers and Rams matchup, it’s probably a good idea to avoid Brandin Cooks from the Rams as well. It’s always a mystery which Rams receiver will put up big numbers on any given week, but it is starting to become clear that Cooper Kupp is Jared Goff’s preferred go-to target. The Buccaneers have been surprisingly solid defending big plays and Cooks is more of a home run threat than volume receiver. Avoid Cooks in Week 4.

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