As we get deeper into the NFL season, it is becoming harder to find great value plays in the NFL DFS. If player has a great performance such as Bengals rookie wide receiver Tee Higgins, his value starts to skyrocket, making him a must-play each week. And then you have a player such as Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams, who is starting to catch fire but price is still reasonable. Here are some top wide receiver plays over and under $5,500 on DraftKings in Week 9.
Wide Receivers over $5,500
Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills vs. Seattle Seahawks (7,400)
If you decide to pass on DeAndre Hopkins or D.K. Metcalf as the top-two most expensive options in the NFL DFS this week. Then you should focus your attention on Stefon Diggs. The veteran star wide receiver is having a great first in Buffalo, being that No. 1 option for third-year quarterback Josh Allen.
This season, Diggs has 54 receptions for 695 yards and three touchdowns. He is also averaging 18.8 fantasy points per game, which is solid for a WR1. On Sunday, Diggs will be going up against a Seattle defense that is allowing a league-worst 366.4 passing yards per game. The Seahawks also rank 32nd against opposing wide receivers (OPRK).
This could be a prime spot for Diggs to get his first touchdown since Week 6 and possibly reach the 100-yard receiving mark for the first time since Week 5 against the Tennessee Titans.
Will Fuller V, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars ($6,800)
Finding good value plays over $5,500 was tough this week as there are a lot of favorable matchups. However, anytime you can stack Deshaun Watson and Will Fuller V in your DFS lineup, you must do it. The vertical deep-threat wide receiver is the No. 1 option for Watson and has scored a touchdown in five-straight games.
Also, in those five games, Fuller has scored at least 10 DraftKings points, which you will take every time from a WR2 option. This week, the Texans are taking on a Jaguars’ defense that is giving up 285 yards per game, good for 28th in the NFL. They are also rank 14th in the league against opposing WRs (OPRK).
That being said, it would be a travesty to not start Fuller. But if you need anymore incentives to add Fuller, he scored 15.8 DraftKings points (4 receptions for 58 yards, 1 TD) against this same Jacksonville defense in Week 5.
Wide Receivers under $5,500
Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals vs. Miami Dolphins ($5,300)
With all the attention that Hopkins will command on Sunday from the Dolphins’ secondary, it could open things up for Andy Isabella and Christian Kirk. The latter has been on a hot streak as of late, scoring four touchdowns and 20 plus DraftKings points in the last two weeks.
Now granted both those performances came against two bad pass defense in the Dallas Cowboys and Seahawks, but fantasy managers will take it. Kirk will be looking to score his sixth touchdown on Sunday against a Dolphins’ defense that is allowing 273.9 yards per game and ranks 26th against opposing wide receivers (OPRK).
With no Kenyan Drake in the backfield, expect coach Kliff Kingsbury to possibly lean on the passing game, meaning more opportunities for Kirk.
Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots vs. New York Jets ($4,300)
Meyers was a player I highlighted last week as a cheap WR3/FLEX play for your NFL DFS lineup. Against the Buffalo Bills last week, he had six receptions (10 targets) for 58 yards, which was good for 13.8 DraftKings points. It was the second week in a row that the young wideout reached the 10-point threshold.
Look out for Meyers to possibly score at least 10 points this week against a Jets’ defense that is giving up 290.4 passing yards per game and ranks 25th versus opposing WRs (OPRK). He is Cam Newton’s best option on the perimeter, especially with the Patriots running the ball more.