Week 3 is heading our way and there are already some surprising break-out receivers and some who are not helping us win money. So, check out this week’s high-end picks, best values, and some buyer beware picks at wide receiver.
Stefon Diggs – ($7,600 DK, $7,700 FD) – Diggs’ salaries are very close on both sites but he’s certainly one of the most expensive players this week. However, he is worth paying up for this week as the Bills take on Washington at home. Washington is 26th in giving up fantasy points to receivers. In addition, Diggs averages 18.35 fantasy points per game and is 100 percent consistent doing it. Make sure you get him on your teams.
Tyreek Hill – BEWARE – ($8,400 DK, $8,700 FD) – Hill is the most expensive receiver on both sites this week. However, this week may be the one you pass on him. Hill is playing the Chargers at home and the Chargers are ranked second in giving up fantasy points to wide receivers. Hill’s history when playing at home versus a good defense is 16.58 fantasy points and only 67 percent consistency. He’s not worth paying up for this week.
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Best Value – WR – Quintez Cephus – ($3,900 DK, $5,300 FD) – Cephus is quietly averaging 14.30 fantasy points per game and is still only $3,900 on DraftKings. The Lions play at home this versus a Ravens pass defense that ranks 24th in giving up points to wide receivers. The Lions defense is also terrible which is why this should be a shoot-out this week and Cephus can continue his productive ways for your DFS teams.
Best Mid-Value – WR – Sterling Shepard – ($5,900 DK, $6,400 FD) – If someone told you that a Giants’ receiver would be in the Top 10 in fantasy after two weeks, you would have probably guessed Kenny Golladay. You would have been wrong. It is Sterling Shepard. He’s currently ninth overall and perfectly consistent. This week, the Giants play home against the Falcons who are ranked 23rd in giving up fantasy points to receivers. Shepard is averaging 28.95 fantasy points per game when playing at home against a bad defense. He’s an excellent mid-value this week.
Calvin Ridley – BEWARE – ($7,000 DK, $8,100 FD) – Ridley is the third most expensive receiver this week on both sites. Ridley is off to a horrendous start and this week isn’t looking much better. History shows that Ridley has been terrible on the road versus an average defense. The Falcons face the Giants on the road this week. Ridley has only averaged 7.62 fantasy points per game and is only 40 percent consistent in those games. He is certainly not worth paying up for.
Bob Lung is a professional fantasy football writer who runs the fantasy football expo in Canton, Ohio every summer. He writes his Consistency Articles and also contributes to Dr. Roto’s new site.
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