I don’t know what to tell you about Deandre Hopkins ($8,600). It’s amazing what 15 targets a game can do! He’s by far the league’s leader in targets and he’s taking full advantage. He’s not scored less than 27.1 DraftKings points in any of the last four games. His season outputs are just insane at 32.8, 10.3, 27.1, 27.7, 30.9 and 39.8. He’s the only game in town for the Texans and is proving to be one of the safer WR options. I could still argue that there’s room for improvement (how scary is that?!) since he’s only converting on 55.9% of his targets which is one of lowest rates of any top WR.
I love love love Julian Edelman ($8,200) but I have concerns this week. I am down on Brady as the Jets have really given him trouble in the last few matchups and the Jets defense is legit. Unfortunately for Edelman, it looks like he’s going to get the Darrelle Revis treatment as many around the industry believe that Revis will shadow Edelman this week. Edelman is another beneficiary of a ton of targets, but he’s going to have his work cut out for him this week. I think his upside is significantly capped.
Speaking of safe WRs, Larry Fitzgerald ($7,400) has cooled off from his hot start but is still putting up solid fantasy numbers. Fitzgerald leads the Cardinals in targets and is converting at a massive 78%. He has a great connection with Carson Palmer and you can expect that to continue this week against the dismal Ravens pass defense. Fitzgerald is another WR who has a very high floor and should have no problem reaching 15 points.
The mid-tier of WR is an absolute wasteland, but Eric Decker ($5,300) stands out. He’s been really solid this season and has returned at least 3x value in each of his last three games. He has a knack for finding the endzone as he has scored in all four of his games this season. There should be plenty of targets to go around this week as the Jets are significantly underdogs and will have to throw the ball all over the yard to stay in this game. That might not be a sound NFL strategy, but it’s perfect for fantasy purposes.
Stefon Diggs ($4,200) is going to be a DFS darling as he has exploded on the scene in the last two weeks. Diggs has hauled in 13 catches for 216 yards and averaging 18.8 DraftKings points per game in his two contests this season. The Vikings are a team that is desperately looking for someone to step up as the #1 WR. Diggs is a darkhorse to step into that role and he has clearly developed a nice rapport with QB Teddy Bridgewater. Another great matchup against the 26th ranked Detroit Lions.
This looks like a week to spend up on stud WRs. There’s so many bad matchups, that I want to make sure I can as much top notch exposure as possible. Commentary based on DraftKings strategy.