The Top-2 priced receivers are also the two best receivers going this week by a wide margin. This week will be about making sacrifices, as we will need to roster players whose consistency and upside are way below the one or two studs at each position.
Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams are without a doubt the best receiver plays this week but we’ll need to find some value to get even one of them on a balanced team. Adams has the toughest matchup and is the most expensive but also the most targeted while Hill is slightly cheaper in a better matchup. That has me leaning Hill, but then things get trickier as we look for value.
Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($7,200)
The last time Hill faced the Titans, in Week 10, he saw a crazy 19 targets and caught 11 for 157 yards and a touchdown. The Chiefs were playing from behind and Patrick Mahomes threw the ball 50 times, so the chances of seeing that kind of workload again is slim, but the Titans are the weakest defense against wide receivers going this weekend and Hill’s upside is out of this world. I’ll be paying up for him on most of my teams.
Deebo Samuel, 49ers ($5,500)
Samuel isn’t exactly cheap, but his usage and production compared to the remaining receivers is worth the price. He only saw two targets tin Week 12 when the 49ers hosted the Packers, but he caught both for 50 yards and a touchdown. Last week he just missed a touchdown agains the Vikings, as he was stopped at the one-yard line and if the Packers can make this a closer game this time around, Samuel should continue to be the de facto No. 1 receiver.
Mecole Hardman, Chiefs ($3,800)
Finding real cost-saving plays is tough this week, but I’m staking my claim on Hardman, who saw four targets last week and looked good as a return man. His usage isn’t consistent enough to feel safe playing him, but his ability to score in a flash is always on the table and at his price, the risk should be worth it this week.