If you’re a DFS player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.
If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.
So here are the wide receivers that will likely provide some of the best and worst value for Week 11 (Values from DraftKings).
BEST: Mike Evans (TB) - $7,400
Evans might have gotten zero’ed out of the box score the last time the Tampa Bay Buccaneers played the New Orleans Saints, but there are two major differences this go-round: the game will be played in Tampa and Marshon Lattimore could miss the game. It was Lattimore who shadowed Evans all game last time, but after injuring his thigh in the Saints’ upset loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Evans could be in for a big game on Sunday. After holding Julio Jones without a catch before leaving to injury, Matt Ryan immediately attacked Lattimore’s replacement for a 50+ yard gain to Julio on the very next play. Jameis Winston and Mike Evans will try to find similar success.
WORST: Emmanuel Sanders (SF) - $7,200
Emmanuel Sanders had a great game against the Arizona Cardinals just two weeks ago, catching seven balls for 112 yards and a touchdown. I wouldn’t bank on Patrick Peterson letting Sanders get the best of him two games in a row just two weeks apart, so against the Arizona Cardinals defense, expect Kyle Shanahan to go back to utilizing the incredible rushing attack from the 49ers to beat the Cardinals.
BEST: Mohamed Sanu (NE) - $5,100
Mohamed Sanu looked great in his first full game as a member of the New England Patriots, With Tom Brady at quarterback, Sanu caught ten passes for 81 yards and a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens. This week, the Patriots are set to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles, who have been dreadful against the pass (ranked 25th in the league in 2019). With Josh Gordon not in the picture any more and Rob Gronkowski still retired, it will be up to Julian Edelman and Sanu to keep the passing attack - and the Patriots offense - moving in Philly.
WORST: Christian Kirk (ARI) - $5,700
It is honestly shocking to me that Kirk is more expensive than Sanu this week. Granted, Kirk just had the breakout game of his career last week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 138 yards and 3 touchdowns - but he’s only two weeks removed from two catches for eight yards performance against the San Francisco 49ers. And who do the Arizona Cardinals play this week? Is it the worst passing defense in the NFL in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? No, that was last week when Kirk had a career day. This week, it’s the 49ers on tap again. Avoid Kirk in all formats this week.
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