FanDuel, Week 8: Which 5K or Less WR Will Have the Best Fantasy Score?
A big fantasy score from a low priced and low owned WR will shoot up the standing in DFS. Week 8 offers at least four WRs that look to be in...
A big fantasy score from a low priced and low owned WR will shoot up the standing in DFS. Week 8 offers at least four WRs that look to be in a position to do just that. Which one of these four do you think will best fantasy score on Sunday's Main Slate?
Kendrick Bourne (SF, $5,000) is a great value option as he should also see an uptick in targets with the absence of Deebo Samuel. Bourne is a good choice for an opposing WR to QB Russell Wilson. Seahawks CB Shaquill Griffin should cover Bourne. "The 49ers have a favorable passing matchup overall, facing a Seahawks team allowing the most schedule-adjusted fantasy points (aFPA) to the receiver position, wrote Woellert. "Bourne has run 60% of his routes on the right, which matches him up with Shaq Griffin for most of the day. Griffin has allowed four scores and is second in yards allowed in his coverage, 390 total. He's allowing 2.2 fantasy points per target." It's worth considering that the double stack of Garappolo with Bourne Aiyuk only costs $17,500. That's an opportunity to cram in a high-end WR and two top RBs.
Adam Humphries (TEN, $5,000) is slate to have a 3X week. This is if you believe in patterns. Here is Humphries off, on, and off again results in terms of fantasy score: (7.7, 13.3, 6.1, 15.4, and 2.4). Humphries may again be in store for a good day as he has a plus CB matchup against Bengals CB Mackensie Alexander, who has allowed a 66.7% catch rate and 2.04 fantasy points per target.
Denzel Mims (NYJ, $4,900) is a rookie who missed the beginning of the season with a hamstring injury. He was not targeted in his debut in Week 6 but then caught four of seven targets against the Bills last week. Mims has the best CB matchup of the Jets WRs. Mims has the second-best CB on the Main Slate in terms of fantasy points allowed per target. Mims should be covered by Chiefs CB Charvarius Ward, who has allowed a 66.7% catch rate and 2.47 fantasy points per target. The Jets will likely trail for most of the game, so Mims should see a wealth of opportunity. Mims, it's also likely available on the waiver wire if you are looking to plug a WR in for season-long leagues.
Damiere Byrd (NE, $4,900) is another super sneaky play and makes a great choice for an opposing WR to Josh Allen. Byrd will likely serve as the Patriots number one WR with Julian Edelman (knee) out and N'Keal Harry ($5,100) endanger of missing with a concussion. Byrd should be covered by Bill CB Josh Norman, who we frequently pick on. Norman has allowed an 82.4% catch rate and 1.96 fantasy points per target. read less