We are into the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, and with that brings us our final four-game daily fantasy slate of the season. The wide receiver position is loaded with studs such as DeAndre Hopkins and Davante Adams, but here I’ll look to get you looking in the right direction for some value plays at the position. Here are your divisional round WR sleepers
Will Fuller, Houston Texans ($5,000)
Fuller left early in Week 16, and has since not played for Houston. Even this week, his status appears to be in question. That doubt and lack of field time has diminished Fuller’s price and likely ownership heading into the divisional round.
This contest against the Chiefs has by far the highest total on the weekend, currently at 50 on DK Sportsbook. No other game total is above 46.5. The spread is 9.5 points in favor of Kansas City, but there is still certainly shootout potential here. Fuller is the wideout that correlates best with Deshaun Watson (per FantasyLabs) and has a massive ceiling, as evidenced by his 56.7 DKFP performance in Week 5. That’s a ton of upside for this price.
Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs ($4,100)
If you want to fit in the top-end players across positions this week, you will likely need to get into the low-$4,000 range at receiver to make it all work. Hardman is not yet a full-time player in this offense. In fact, teammate Sammy Watkins routinely plays on twice as many snaps as Hardman, and costs just $200 more.
But this is the playoffs, and it stands to reason that Andy Reid and the coaching staff may be looking to get their lightning-rod rookie on the field over the oft-injured veteran who hasn’t found the endzone since Week 1. Hardman has just 41 targets on the year, but has scored six times. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown in Week 17. If the Chiefs decide to unleash Hardman for the post-season, it could pay major dividends at low salary.
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