Are owners going to avoid Julio Jones ($9,200) after his 4 catch, 38 yard performance in Week 4? I certainly hope so. I am buying as much Julio stock as possible. He was simply “gameflowed” out of this matchup. The Falcons got up so much, so quickly on the back of Davonta Freeman, that they did not need to throw the ball. Good luck trying to keep Julio down for two weeks in a row, this time against a bottom third pass defense in the Redskins.
I can’t figure out the price on DeAndre Hopkins ($7,200) this season. He is averaging 24.5 DraftKings points per game which is fourth best amongst Wide Receivers. His price has barely budged off his Week 1 salary of $7,400. It’s actually dipped a tiny bit the last two weeks and is down to $7,200 this week. The Texans are at home against a seriously struggling Colts secondary that has surrendered the 4th most DraftKings points to opposing WRs. Hopkins is a TARGET MONSTER (see below):
I am hoping that Alshon Jeffery ($6,500) can find a way to suit up for this game. He wasn’t officially ruled out until Sunday of last week so that leaves me a glimmer of hope that he will play against the Chiefs. KC has surrendered the most points to opposing WRs this season and Jeffery is a big time talent. You’d have to believe that he would steal the vast majority of attention from QB Jay Cutler if he were to return and his ownership numbers will be dismal.
Speaking of dismal ownership, that’s what you’re going to get from Brandin Cooks ($5,900). A very poor start to the season has the highly-touted WR only averaging 10.4 DraftKings points per game and he has yet to find the endzone. I think we can buy this stock really low this week. Optimistically, Cooks is still the leading target for Drew Brees and the Saints. Brees was extremely effective against the Cowboys last week and if he is going to continue to work underneath with quick-hit passes, Cooks may be a beneficiary of some scripted screens. The matchup with Philadelphia is sublime as they haven’t been able to stop a nosebleed this season. Throw in the fact that this one of the highest projected totals on the board and we could see some fireworks from Cooks.
If you’ve read the QB preview, you know that I love Marcus Mariota this week. And Mariota loves Kendall Wright ($5,400). Wright is Mariota’s favorite target and he has had an interesting season. Wright finished Week 1 as WR5 (23pts) and Week 3 as WR14 (23.80) but in-between he only scored 3.7 points in Week 2. That type of Boom or Bust result is great for GPPs and stacking with Mariota is certainly in play.
Let’s go really deep here and take a look at Kamar Aiken ($3,800). With Steve Smith out with broken bones in his back, Aiken is going to have to be WR1 for the Ravens. Aiken showed some great hands in Week 4 with 5 catches for 77 yards and a TD. He’s going to be the cheapest WR1 available and should be able to score well vs. CLE who has struggled to cover WRs in three of the four weeks this season.
A loaded Wide Receiver position this week. Plenty of top plays across all salaries. Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.