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Best Week 1 daily fantasy football wide receiver plays over $5000

There are some big names on the slate for Week 1. We go over the best wide receivers over $5,000 on Sunday.

Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers runs after making a reception during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. The 49ers defeated the Packers 37-20. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

There is a strong group of wideouts in Sunday’s 12-game NFL slate on DraftKings. While there’s a good chance the more expensive players will get plenty of targets, there’s also a chance they’ll bust. We’ll go over the top DFS options worth paying up for here.

Davante Adams ($7,300), Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings

Adams was affected by turf toe throughout the 2019 season. Despite missing four games, he was a top 30 wideout in standard and PPR leagues by tallying 83 receptions for 997 yards and five scores. The Packers didn’t draft any receivers and lost Jimmy Graham in free agency. I expect Adams to amass an absurd amount of targets against a Minnesota Team that lost Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes over the offseason.

Michael Thomas ($9,000), New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Thomas is the second most expensive player in the slate for a reason. He broke the NFL’s single-season reception record in 2019 and will up against a defense he tallied 19 receptions for 296 yards and three scores against in two games last year. Brees has a ton of trust in him and the Saints’ WR2 spot is up for grabs right now. Brees will likely go to his favorite target early and often while Tre’Quan Smith and Emmanuel Sanders look to establish rapport.

Chris Godwin ($7,100), Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints

It’ll be tough for Godwin to live up to expectations after how well he performed last year, he could get off to a strong start on Sunday. Mike Evans will be a game-time decision in Week 1 because of a hamstring injury, and Godwin benefits most from that. He averaged 123 receiving yards per game in the two games he played without Evans in 2019 and has some of the surest hands in the NFL. He’s underpriced if Evans can’t suit up.