When looking back at the top wide receiver fantasy scorers of Week 12, Rashee Rice (24.7 points) and Nico Collins (23.4 points) jump off the page of those finishing in the top five. More often than not, a surprise candidate is liable to break out on any given week, and if they happen to be an an under the radar player they can provide immense return on value for DFS managers.
Looking ahead to Week 13, here are a few of the best wide receiver plays with DFS prices courtesy of DraftKings.
NFL DFS Picks, Week 13: WR value plays
Devonta Smith, Eagles vs. 49ers, $7,300
After tinkering on the threshold over the last few weeks, Smith finally broke the 100-yard receiving mark in last week’s overtime win over the Bills. The former first-rounder is averaging a solid 15.0 DFKP per game this season, and now has a plus matchup against San Francisco’s secondary.
The 49ers backend unit is ranked bottom 10 in yards allowed to wide receivers, and a potential high-octane scoring outing would do wonders for Smith’s fantasy ceiling.
Bradon Aiyuk, 49ers vs. Eagles, $7,200
Aiyuk has now found the end zone in three straight games after connecting with Brock Purdy in last week’s win over the Seattle Seahawks. He’s normally a WR2 in fantasy, but he’ll have an intriguing WR1 upside as he faces an Eagles team who have allowed the fifth-most passing yards per game heading into Week 13.
With the 49ers having a chip on their shoulder, expect Aiyuk to be heavily involved as Kyle Shanahan works to scheme him open this weekend.
Michael Pittman Jr., Colts vs. Titans, $7,100
Pittman went off for 23.7 DKFP in last week’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, having hauled in 10 receptions for 107 yards. His performance marked the second week in a row he’s seen over 10 targets and the seventh time this season he’s hit that mark.
The fifth-year wideout is an appealing value play in all lineups as he lines up against a Titans secondary that is allowing 224.5 passing yards per game (18th) and a seismic 39.2 DKFP per game to the position.