The NFL regular season is only days away, and with the NFL season comes the season for daily fantasy football lineups. If you’re a daily fantasy 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 three wide receivers that will likely provide some of the worst value for Week 2. (Values from DraftKings.)
Davante Adams (GB) - $7,700
Julio Jones was eventually able to find the end zone against the Vikings secondary in Week 1, but it still wasn’t enough to salvage the high price paid in daily fantasy. This week, it will be the equally talented Adams facing off against Xavier Rhodes. Adams, like Julio, might still get a touchdown, but he’s likely not going to produce the return expected of the third-most expensive wide receiver this week.
JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT) - $7,500
There were a lot of questions regarding JuJu’s ability to consistently get open when opposing defenses focus in on him as a No. 1 wide receiver. At least against the Patriots secondary and Stephon Gilmore, JuJu failed his first test. Even against a Seattle secondary that gave up a ton of yards to Andy Dalton and the Bengals offense, I’m still not paying this high a price for JuJu in Week 2.
Antonio Brown (NE) - $7,000
From JuJu to his former teammate in Pittsburgh, there is a lot of hype surrounding Antonio Brown’s Week 2 debut with the Patriots. The Patriots play the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, who just finished getting embarrassed by Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. I don’t envision a scenario where Antonio Brown sees the field deep into the third quarter, and with other talented receivers around him (i.e. Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman, and even Philip Dorsett who scored two touchdowns in Week 1), it’s not likely Brown puts up typical “AB-type” numbers this week.
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