This week’s Monday Night Football matchup will be between the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams. Both teams have strong pass defenses and will make it hard on the top pass catchers. That may mean we will see an ancillary receiver hit pay dirt this week and when you look at this showdown, the value plays are mostly pass catchers.
The bulk of the fantasy points are going to go to Jared Goff, Nick Foles, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson and David Montgomery. The question is, who are those one or two players further down the radar that will become critical in this game and help you roster more studs in the DraftKings Showdown?
Josh Reynolds, WR, Rams, $2,800
Reynolds has been getting decent work as the No. 3 Rams receiver. Last week against the 49ers he caught 2-of-5 targets for 45 yards and a touchdown and he’s seen four or more targets in his last four games.
Gerald Everett, TE, Rams, $4,800
Everett is someone who can put up big numbers on limited touches. In his last two games he’s caught 7-of-8 targets for 117 yards. He’s splitting time with Tyler Higbee and despite Higbee being a little dinged up, he is set to go this week alongside Everett.
Anthony Miller, WR, Bears, $2,200
Darnell Mooney, WR, Bears, $4,400
These two are running behind Allen Robinson with similar snap counts, but Mooney has seen 30 targets to Miller’s 26, while Miller has a slight lead in fantasy points with two touchdowns to one. Both have similar opportunity, but Miller is still my favorite of the two based on ability and he’s much cheaper.