Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs vs Denver Broncos – $8600
A surprise atop the DraftKings wide receiver pricing. Tyreek Hill has been electric all season on the NFL’s most dangerous offense. There is a case to be made that Hill may be the most feared receiver in the league with his game breaking speed. This week the Chiefs are at home against a Broncos defense that has been one of the better units against opposing wide receivers. Hill has historically played poor as a receiver against Denver, managing one touchdown catch and two touchdown runs in four games against Denver. That still should not stop anyone who wants to pony up for Hill, he is a threat every time he touches the ball and looks to be only getting better.
Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers vs Cleveland Browns – $8500
The regular name atop these lists is now bumped to second with Hill’s rise. Antonio Brown is continuing to play like the NFL’s most complete receiver, despite some up and down quarterback play. Brown gets a Browns secondary that ranks ninth in points allowed to opposing receivers. Historically Brown has torched the Browns averaging over 100 yards per game on seven catches per game. He’s has eight touchdowns in those 13 games. This is an excellent chance to grab Brown in what is considered a down pricing for him.
A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers – $8000
Another AFC North receiver and main stay on this list is A.J. Green. The dominant playmaker is having another great season, thanks in part to better weapons around him and a mini jump from his quarterback. Green will look to expand on that against possibly the league’s worst secondary. Tampa Bay ranks third in points per game surrendered to opposing receivers. They’ve allowed a league high amount of touchdowns from the red zone to opposing receivers, Green’s sweet spot. This is shaping up to be another big week for Green.
DaVante Adams, Green Bay Packers @ Los Angeles Rams – $7900
DaVante Adams is continuing his rise to the top of receiving pricing. With the absence of other playmakers, Aaron Rodgers fed his favorite target two weeks ago and Adams made it worth his while scoring two touchdowns. Now the Packers travel to play and try to keep up with, the Los Angeles Rams. Rodgers and the receivers around Adams are starting to get healthy, which could hurt Adams’ target share (16 two weeks ago). The Rams defense will surrender points, and Adams could be the recipient.
Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Cincinnati Bengals – $7800
For as bad as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense has been against opposing receivers, it is a shame that Mike Evans can not play against them. The jumbo receiver is back to making plays with Jameis Winston in the lineup. Coming off a game where he led the team in targets, catches and yards, Evans travels to Cincinnati. He will likely draw shadow coverage from the NFL’s most underrated corner William Jackson. The Bengals rank towards the middle of the pack in points per game to opposing receivers. There are options above and below Evans will easier matchups that should peak interest.
Value Wide Receivers
Jordy Nelson, Oakland Raiders vs Indianapolis Colts $4700
There is a fire sale going on in Oakland evident by the Amari Cooper trade. That is a big knock for the passing game, unless your name is Jordy Nelson. The veteran receiver is priced crazy low given the amount of targets he should see this week. Nelson plays a Colts secondary that is playing above their head this season, ranking 25 in points allowed per game. Indianapolis’ offense should find success meaning a positive game script for Nelson. This is an opportunity for big savings and big opportunity.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Cincinnati Bengals $4500
A line heard throughout the offseason was that the Buccaneers were going to feature Chris Godwin as a starter. They have done just that, giving the second year wide out plenty of chances. He’s grabbed at least five passes in all but one game this season. Godwin gets a Bengals secondary that has been up and down this year. If you want to grab a piece of their passing attack but are afraid of the William Jackson shadow on Evans, Godwin is a good secondary option.