The Top-2 highest priced receivers, much like the quarterbacks, are your Top-2 receivers this week as far as projections go, as Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams get good matchups and see enough work on top of their elite ability to be safe picks.
After them, DeAndre Hopkins gets a tough matchup but is matchup proof and worth a play, but I prefer Adams and Hill. After those three, things get dicey, as we often have multiple receivers to choose from a single team and some tough matchups on the docket.
Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers ($7,800) vs. Seahawks
Adams moves all around the formation, but lines up on the left side the most, which is against Trey Flowers, who has been the weakest Seattle cornerback this season. The Seahawks are thirteenth-worst at allowing fantasy points to the left side. But even if Adams’ matchup was tougher, he’d still be a top play based on his usage. Over his last three games, Adams has seen 13, 16 and 13 targets and caught 27 of those for an average of 104 yards, adding two touchdowns in those three matchups as well. He’s had double-digit targets in nine of his last ten games and in DK scoring, he’s the safest play due to his reception totals.
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs ($7,600) vs. Texans
Hill has more upside than Adams due to his big play ability and gets a little better matchup based on the cornerbacks who will see him the most in coverage. Vernon Hargreaves and Gareon Conley are two of the worst PFF graded cornerbacks going this weekend and both will be tasked with stopping Hill. The last time this team met in Week 6, Hill was just returning from his injury and put up 80 yards and two touchdowns. An extra week of planning for Andy Reid and Hill’s matchup make it hard to fade the speedster.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers ($5,200) vs. Vikings
The Vikings coverage on the outside is extremely poor, as Xavier Rhodes has been awful, they just lost Mike Hughes to I.R. and their slot corner, Mackensie Alexander isn’t 100 percent. On the season they rank second-worst against both left and right outside receivers, which puts Deebo Samuel and Emmanuel Sanders in a good position as the main outside wide outs.
On the year, Samuel averaged 5.2 touches per game, which have been padded by his rushing attempts with eight over his last four games. Over the last six games he has four touchdowns and averaged 75 total yards per game. He’s become a a huge factor for this offense and I expect that to continue this week.
Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens ($4,400) vs. Titans
After his monster Week 1, Brown hasn’t lived up to those lofty numbers but he’s also dealt with injuries and an overall lack of targets. Those lack of targets likely aren’t going away but Brown should be at his healthiest in a while. It doesn’t take many targets to get Brown enough fantasy points to be worth his low price, as he has seven touchdowns on 46 total receptions. You aren’t using Brown for safety in a cash lineup, but he’s hard to pass up in GPPs where his low price could get you huge numbers.