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Best wide receiver DFS plays in Week 8

All signs point to monster games for DeAndre Hopkins and Tyler Lockett this week

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins celebrates after a run during the second half against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

In NFL DFS, we are always looking for the players who will triple or quadruple their salaries. For example, a player worth $6,000 who scores 24 points has quadrupled, or 4Xed, their salary. Those are the guys we want throughout the lineup. Here are our best wide receiver plays for Week 8:

DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders ($8,100)

Hopkins had his first big blow-up game since Week 1 last week, and it’s probably not a coincidence that Will Fuller was injured and barely played with a bad hammy. Fuller is already ruled out this week, and that just adds to the perfect storm of a matchup against the Raiders. Oakland has been routinely torched by wideouts and Hopkins has seen 12 targets in consecutive weeks. This has 30-point bomb written all over it.

Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks at Atlanta Falcons ($7,000)

Teams have been feasting on the Atlanta pass defense all season and slot receivers in particular have had free reign to pile up yards and touchdowns. Russell Wilson-to-Lockett has been about as dialed in a combo as there is the league this year, and even DK Metcalf ought to get in on the fun in this one with Will Dissly no longer siphoning off targets. Seahawks stacks look really good this week.

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tennessee Titans ($6,600)

This could be the most overlooked blow-up spot of the weekend. You’ve got two pass defenses that routinely get beat up and a fairly tight corps of likely pass-catchers on both sides. The Titans are mostly vulnerable to the perimeter receivers, and that’s where Evans will make them pay. Evans had been pretty much all or nothing this year (literally nothing three weeks ago), but the “alls” have been pretty substantial. This is a week Chris Godwin takes a backseat to the veteran Evans.

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