Cheap wide receivers outplayed their price tags on more than one occasion in Week 1 to return major value, and DraftKings hasn’t adjusted prices accordingly for some promising pass catchers ahead of Week 2. We’ll go over some of the best options worth considering at or under $5,000 here
Darius Slayton ($5,000), New York Giants vs. Chicago Bears
Slayton went over 100 yards through the air and scored two touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers’ stellar pass defense in Week 1 and outperformed Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram. The second year wideout stands out as the Giants’ premier deep threat and has a real chance to emerge as New York’s WR1. Buying in now while his price is relatively low could give you an edge.
Russell Gage ($4,800), Atlanta Falcons vs. Dallas Cowboys
Gage is one of three Falcons receivers who went over 100 receiving yards in Week 1. The slot receiver was pegged as a potential breakout candidate ahead of the 2020 season, but nobody was expecting Matt Ryan to open up the year by totaling 450 passing yards. Ryan leads the NFL with 54 passing attempts and Julio Jones is questionable for Week 2. If Jones sits or is limited, Gage could get a larger role.
Quintez Cephus ($3,800), Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers
Cephus didn’t have a Week 1 performance that could match Slayton’s or Gage’s, but he was highly involved in his team’s season opener while Kenny Golladay was out. Cephus led all Lions receivers with 10 targets, and Golladay is progressing slowly ahead of Detroit’s Week 2 matchup against the Packers. It’s clear that Matthew Stafford trusts the rookie, and he has major boom-or-bust potential.