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What to do with Deebo Samuel, Emmanuel Sanders, Kendrick Bourne in NFC title game DFS

Breaking down the value on the 49ers’ WRs for this weekend’s two-game slate on DraftKings.

The good thing about the 49ers’ WRs is that they are all pretty cheap plays on DraftKings. George Kittle ($5,800) is the cheapest he’s been on DK since Week 6, and he destroyed the Packers back in Week 12 — going for 6-129-1 (27.9 DKFP). He’s going to be the most popular pass-catcher to roster on the 49ers, which leaves us some leverage on the WRs. Here’s how I rank them.

Deebo Samuel ($5,500)

Samuel has emerged as the WR1 for San Francisco, scoring 13 or more DKFP seven times since Week 10. While he was still being worked into the offense in this matchup back in Week 12, the rookie did catch both of his targets against the Packers for 50 yards and a touchdown. He should lead the WRs in targets, and comes at a very affordable salary. I’m not overthinking it, and consider him the best WR value on the Niners.

Emmanuel Sanders ($4,900)

Last week I would’ve flipped Sanders and Bourne, but the tables have turned. Sanders has been as much as $7,200 during his stint with San Francisco, and was $5,400 last week. This is the cheapest he’s been since he was a Bronco, and getting discounts on a two-game slate are tough to come by. Sanders had a really tough time in this matchup in Week 12, securing his lone target for 15 yards. But this is when you strike on a player.

Kendrick Bourne ($4,200)

Sanders’ salary is down $500, and Bourne’s jumps $500, which is why I have them ranked the way I do. Bourne was a great value against the Vikings, bringing in 3-of-5 targets for 40 yards and a touchdown. The five targets were the most he’s seen since Week 11, and he’s now at his highest price point of the season. It’s not wise to overpay on a slate where finding the salary to round out a lineup is so difficult.

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