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DFS NFL Wide Receiver Picks for Week 8 – 2021

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SANTA CLARA, CA - JANUARY 11: Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass as San Francisco 49ers Cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (23) falls down during the NFC Divisional Playoff game between the Minnesota Vikings and the San Francisco 49ers on January 11, 2020, at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. (Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire)

Most of the big names are back this week after last week’s huge bye week. So, check out this week’s high-end picks, best values, and some buyer beware picks at wide receiver.

Stefon Diggs – ($8,100 DK, $7,300 FD) – This is a rare occasion as Digg’s price on DraftKings is much higher than FanDuel. On DraftKings, he’s the second most expensive receiver but the 11thmost on FanDuel. So, play him on FanDuel because he’s got a great matchup this week versus the Dolphins at home. The Dolphins rank 30th in giving up fantasy points to wide receivers. Diggs has averaged 16.30 fantasy points per game while being 100 percent consistent. Start him on FanDuel this week.

Cooper Kupp – BEWARE –  ($9,000 DK, $9,200 FD) – Kupp is the most expensive receiver on both sites this week. However, he may be overvalued this week. The Rams play the Texans who actually rank sixth in giving up the fewest points to receivers. This is mostly because they suck against running backs and tight ends. Throw in the fact that the Texans offense is putrid and you see why I don’t think Kupp is going to have a huge game this week. Therefore, that makes him overvalued. I’ll pass this week.

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Best Value – WR – Laviska Shenault, Jr. – ($4,700 DK, $5,800 FD) – The Jaguars are coming off their bye and are traveling to Seattle. Just in case you forgot, the Jaguars lost DJ Chark to a season-ending injury leaving Shenault as the top target. He was targeted 10 times in the last game and should benefit from this game as well. The Seahawks are ranked 14th in giving up points to receivers and Shenault has averaged 15.03 fantasy points per game and has been 67 percent consistent. He’s an excellent value this week.

Best Mid-Value – WR – Emmanuel Sanders – ($5,400 DK, $6,700 FD) – Just in case, you can’t afford to put Stefon Diggs in your lineups, there’s a lesser-priced alternative on the Bills in Emmanuel Sanders. So far this year, Sanders has averaged 17.80 fantasy points per game and has been 67 percent consistent when playing against a bad defense, so make sure you get him in if Diggs is too pricey for your lineup. 

Ja’Marr Chase – BEWARE –  ($7,500 DK, $8,200 FD) – Chase has been almost as good as Cooper Kupp this season. So, that’s making him pretty pricey this week. In fact, currently, he’s the second most expensive on FanDuel and the fifth most expensive on DraftKings. So, just like my “beware” status for Kupp versus the Texans, Chase versus the Jets has the same scenario. The Jets are currently ranked third in giving up the fewest points to receivers. But they’re dead last versus running backs and their offense stinks. So, teams don’t have to throw a ton to beat them, so the receivers don’t get as many targets. Therefore, based on Chase’s price, I’ll pass on his value.

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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