We had a pretty solid Week 15 with the WR value plays on DraftKings. It wasn’t too hard to identify some of these options. The Houston Texans were down a few top wideouts with WR Nico Collins and WR Tank Dell out. That helped Noah Brown haul in eight catches for 82 yards and a TD in the Texans’ 19-16 win over the Titans. The Packers struggled big time overall but WR Jayden Reed caught six of eight targets for 52 yards and a TD. The one play that didn’t land was Commanders WR Jahan Dotson, who only had one catch for 12 yards despite playing 77% of the snaps.
Let’s take a look at some WR value options for Week 16’s main slate on Sunday.
NFL DFS Picks, Week 16: WR value plays
Green Bay Packers WRs vs. Panthers
There’s a ton of value on the Packers in a must-win game against the last-place Panthers. Jayden Reed ($5,400) is dealing with an injury and could miss Week 16. Christian Watson ($4,700) has been inactive the past two weeks due to a hamstring injury. Romeo Doubs ($5,300) continues to play a lot of snaps but has failed to reach double-digit fantasy points in three of the past four games. The name to monitor is Dontayvion Wicks ($4,300) who is the cheapest of the bunch and could be in line for a lot of snaps/targets. If Reed and Watson are out, Wicks could be the top WR behind Doubs. Both Doubs and Wicks would be good tournament plays if the injuries pile up.
Garrett Wilson, NYJ vs. WAS, $5,800
Wilson is a bit higher than we’re used to paying for a value play. But the matchup is really good against an awful Commanders secondary. Despite having some of the worst QB play again this season, Wilson is on pace to eclipse 1,000 receiving yards and has an outside shot at 100 receptions. Who knows what the Jets will do at QB — go with Zach Wilson again or just start Trevor Siemien. Neither is “good” for Wilson but we’ve seen the volume and ceiling show up plenty this season. For tournaments, Wilson isn’t a bad option if lineups are scared off by the QB play.
Alec Pierce, IND vs. ATL, $4,000
Monitor the injury report for the Colts. WR Michael Pittman Jr. is in concussion protocol but could clear in time to return. If Pittman is sidelined, Pierce would be in line to be the WR1 for the Colts. Pierce has one of the biggest differences in snaps and production. He’s played 900 snaps this season over 14 games, which is 64 per game. That’s translated to 57 receptions on 84 targets for 426 yards and a TD. So we know Pierce is getting the snaps and is on the field plenty, he just isn’t see consistent targets. You’d think that changes if Pittman is out. So Pierce could become a very good floor play if Pittman sits Even if Pittman plays, Pierce isn’t a bad GPP option.