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What Kenny Golladay, Tyreek Hill performances tell us about Week 14 WR DFS salaries

The wide receiver position was packed with high-scoring players in Week 13. Steve Buchanan dives into the outlook for two different players ahead of Week 14.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay walks off the field during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Just like the quarterback position, it was a Miami Dolphin that topped the leaderboard for wide receivers with DeVante Parker. While Parker’s performance was extremely impressive, we have a couple of other names to look into for Week 14. Salaries via DraftKings.

Kenny Golladay ($6,700) vs. Vikings

Maybe you were eating Thanksgiving dinner and missed the Lions starting rookie QB David Blough ($5,200) against the Bears. Or maybe, you didn’t pay much attention because, well, it was the Bears vs. Lions. Either way, Blough impressed in his debut, thanks in large part to Golladay, who caught four of his five targets for 158 yards, a touchdown and 28.8 DKFP. Golladay roasted CB Prince Amukamara twice for 95 of his 158 yards and the touchdown. He always has that big-play ability and even with the rookie under center, was able to come away with a monster game. For an offense not many were looking toward on the three-game Thanksgiving slate, having a low-owned Golladay proved to be one of the biggest difference makers in lineup construction.

With Blough set to remain under center with QB Jeff Driskel landing on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, this combo will certainly be interesting moving forward. Golladay received a $700 increase in salary ahead of their matchup against a Vikings secondary that’s really been struggling as of late. Over their last five games, these group of defenders has allowed over 200 receiving yards in three of those games along with eight total touchdowns. With Golladay mainly lining up on the right side, he’ll draw CB Trae Waynes in coverage, who has allowed a 69% catch rate with 12.3 YPR and four touchdowns scored against. If we see from Blough on Thanksgiving again in this matchup, it should be nothing but good things for the Lions WR1.

Tyreek Hill ($8,100) vs. Patriots

Wind certainly played a factor in the Chiefs 40-9 win over the Raiders. In a game where they scored so many points, it was a bit shocking to see Hill with 10.1 DKFP, catching five of his eight targets for 55 yards. However, with that in mind, the Chiefs had only one pass play over 20 yards. Hill and Travis Kelce ($6,200) accounted for the majority of Patrick Mahomes ($7,000) yardage, combining for 145 of his 175 yards. Now, Hill will be tasked with a tough game against the Patriots and more specifically, CB Stephon Gilmore.

While Gilmore has been one of, if not the best corner in the league, he did struggle a bit against the Texans on Sunday. He was tasked with shadowing DeAndre Hopkins, who would catch five of his eight targets for 65 yards, which were the most receiving yards on the team. Now Gilmore will fast the ultra-fast Hill, who is averaging 16.5 YPR. These two will likely be battling all throughout the game, which doesn’t make the $8,100 salary all that enticing, even with an $800 drop from Week 13. Hill makes for an excellent tournament option with his slate breaking abilities but is shaky in cash in case Gilmore can contain him. Hill has only been shadowed on one other occasion this season, which came against the Titans and Adoree’ Jackson in Week 10. In that game, Hill caught four of his eight targets for 60 yards and 10 DKFP.