Every week, it is tough trying to put together your wide receiver trio without depleting your entire $50K salary cap. At WR1, you are tempted to take a top-tier wideout such as Julio Jones or Davante Adams. Then, at those next two spots, you fill them in with receivers who are value picks. Here are some top wide receiver plays under $5,500 on DraftKings in Week 8.
Wide Receivers over $5,500
Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Tennessee Titans ($6,600)
We are starting off this week’s list with Joe Burrow’s favorite target, Tyler Boyd. The veteran wide receiver and rookie Tee Higgins have been great plays both in fantasy and DFS.
This season, Boyd has 48 receptions for 517 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also scored at least 15 DraftKings points in four games this season. Last week, the 6-foot-2 wideout had a tremendous performance, bringing in 11 receptions for 101 yards and a touchdown (30.9 DraftKings points).
Boyd will be looking to replicate that stat line against the Titans on Sunday. Tennessee’s defense is giving up 276.2 passing yards per game and ranking 28th against opposing WRs (OPRK).
Travis Fulgham, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys ($5,900)
The legend of Fulgham continues to grow as he has established himself as the top receiving option for Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound wideout has been targeted at least 10 times in the last three games.
Last week against the Giants, Fulgham recorded five receptions (11 targets) for 73 yards. Despite not scoring a touchdown, he still scored 12.3 DraftKings points. We should expect Fulgham to be targeted a lot on Sunday night against the Cowboys as their defense is prone to giving up big passing plays.
Wide Receivers under $5,500
Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills vs. New England ($5,300)
When the Bills take on the Patriots on Sunday, wide receiver Stefon Diggs will draw a lot of attention from New England’s secondary. This means that should open up things for slot wideout Cole Beasley.
This season, the 31-year-old Beasley has been a safety valve for quarterback Josh Allen. He has 39 receptions for 470 yards and two touchdowns. Beasley has also scored at least 10 DraftKings points in every game this season.
On Sunday, Beasley will be taking on a New England secondary that is reeling and could be without standout cornerback Stephon Gilmore. The Patriots’ defense is giving up 228.2 yards per game, which is pretty good. However, New England ranks 21st against opposing wide receivers (OPRK).
Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills ($3,500)
With both Julian Edelman and N’Keal Harry out with injuries, somebody has to step up at wide receiver for the Patriots in a must-win game. That somebody could be second-year wideout Jakobi Myers.
In last week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, Myers played 79 percent of offensive snap, finished with four receptions (six targets) on 60 yards. With that stat line, he scored 10.2 DraftKings points, which is perfect for a potential FLEX play. At Myers’ price, you might be able to spend more, especially if you have him slotted as the WR3.