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Worst DFS wide receiver play for Week 4

Mike Evans and Adam Thielen are in prime letdown spots after big games last week

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans makes a reception against New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins during the fourth quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

Entering Week 4 of the season, it is more imperative than ever to avoid putting anyone in your lineup that posts a lemon. There are some wide receivers this week that look like great plays because of value, so whiffing on higher-priced receiver is a real no-no. Here are the wide receivers to avoid in DFS this week:

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams, $7,100

There is recency bias, and then there’s recency bias. After last week’s destruction of the Giants’ secondary, Evans has never looked better, and that should cause higher ownership than normal to come his way. But look at his first two weeks, then remember that the Rams’ defense is actually good. Of all the plus-$7K receivers this week, Evans is most likely to bust. Let the masses deal with that problem.

Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears, $6,600

Thielen posted his first 20-plus fantasy points game of the season last week after a pair of underwhelming performances. But look again and realize he needed the six points from a one-yard rushing touchdown to hit that mark. Otherwise, Thielen has only been targeted 16 times ALL SEASON. And now he faces the stingy Bears defense? Pass.

John Brown, Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots, $5,300

He’s been a tremendous value all season and the Josh Allen-Brown stacks have been profitable through three weeks. His price is certainly favorable. But this is the Patriots we’re talking about, and though the Bills historically have played the Pats tough in Buffalo, I have to figure Bill Belichick is making Brown his top shutdown priority. Too risky, even at a risk-taking price.

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