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Week 2 Wide Receiver DFS Targets

TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 04: Keenan Allen (13) of the Chargers runs with the ball after the catch during the regular season game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 04, 2020 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Week 2 DFS is among us! There are several amazing options at wideout this week. It may be difficult to choose between decipher between the top options, these guys will differentiate your lineups from others and while providing a great return. Below are eight guys that could be considered the best in their respective range of salaries.

Studs

D.K. Metcalf

2021 Stats: 5 targets, 4 receptions, 60 rec yards, 1 TD, (DK: 16.0 FPPG; FD: 14.0 FPPG)

vs TEN (30th)DK: $7,600FD: $7,000

Metcalf was on his way to being a Week 1 bust until he connected on a pair of passes, including the game-sealing touchdown in the 4th quarter. The matchup was there, but the game script fell out of his favor, resulting in Wilson attempting just 23 passes. This week should be a very favorable affair against a Titans defense that allowed 38 points and the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks (34.56) and wide receivers (65.6).

His salary on DraftKings is a tough sell, but FanDuel is where is value really sticks out. Being just $7k is a tremendous buy and provides you the flexibility to stack with Russell Wilson, while being able to spend up for multiple wide receivers in great spots.


Keenan Allen

2021 Stats: 13 targets, 9 receptions, 100 rec yards, (DK: 22 FPPG; FD: 14.5 FPPG)

vs DAL (24th)DK: $7,000FD: $7,400

Allen has been as reliable of a receiving threat as you can ask for. That held true last Sunday, being just one of five receivers to have at least nine receptions and 100 yards. This all game in spite of Mike Williams and Jared Cook combining for 20 targets themselves. Up next is a young Cowboys defense that continued their struggling ways against the pass.

They allowed three players to combine for 316 receiving yards and four touchdowns, resulting in all three exceeding 26.5 fantasy points on DraftKings. This game is projected to be the highest scoring game on the slate and there may not be a better receiver with a higher upside. Allen will be rostered in all of my lineups and should be considered a lock on both platforms.


Mid-Tiers

CeeDee Lamb

2021 Stats: 15 targets, 7 receptions, 104 rec yards, 1 TD, (DK: 26.4 FPPG; FD: 19.9 FPPG)

@ LAC (1st)DK: $6,400FD: $6,800

Lamb started out his sophomore season with a bang, finishing with 104 yards and a touchdown, but it should have been even better. He had three drops on the night, which would have put him in elite territory had he pulled in a few more of his whopping 15 targets. Amari Cooper made the most of his massive target share (16), finishing as WR1 on both platforms.

There is no reason both cannot continue to get looks, especially now that Michael Gallup is sidelined for a month. Between the two, I would side with Lamb to save salary. The Cowboys should be able to move the ball at will. This should lead to the former Sooner having the target share of a top five wideout.


Mike Evans

2021 Stats: 6 targets, 3 receptions, 24 rec yards, (DK: 5.4 FPPG; FD: 3.9 FPPG)

vs ATL (15th)DK: $6,100FD: $6,700

One of my favorite pivot plays could come in the hands of the veteran Evans. He took a backseat last week to Godwin, Brown, and Gronkowski, who thrived in a great matchup against Dallas. This makes the three-time Pro Bowler a bit of an afterthought going into a great spot against the Falcons, who are terrible themselves on the back end.

Last season, Evans was frustrating as a fantasy asset, but while inconsistent with his statistics due to a plethora of options for Tampa Bay, he still scored 13 touchdowns. I would anticipate four or five touchdowns by the Bucs this weekend. Evans should be in a spot to get in on the action as well.


Cooper Kupp

2021 Stats: 10 targets, 7 receptions, 108 rec yards, 1 TD, (DK: 26.8 FPPG; FD: 20.3 FPPG)

@ IND (23rd)DK: $6,000FD: $6,200

Kupp was phenomenal in Stafford’s Rams debut, leading the team in receptions (7), yards (108), and targets (10). He finished as WR8, yet barely cracks the top 20 in terms of salary this week. Kupp will attempt to mirror the production of Tyler Lockett, who torched the Colts last week for 100 yards and two touchdowns (WR5).

He and Robert Woods have seemed to exchanged big games over the past few seasons as teammates, but I would continue to ride the wave with Indianapolis’ struggles defending the slot last week. A 2-0 start for LA will be predicated on moving the ball on a hampered secondary, and Kupp should receive a fair share of looks and out-produce his modest salary.


Value

Cole Beasley

2021 Stats: 13 targets, 8 receptions, 60 rec yards, (DK: 14.0 FPPG; FD: 10.0 FPPG)

@ MIA (6th)DK: $4,600FD: $5,400

Beasley could be in the safest spot of all sub-$5k wideouts to provide a solid return with Buffalo looking to rebound this week. While Miami possesses one of the best cornerback duos, Allen was comfortable torching Miami last season, with the Bills putting up a combined 87 points in the two matchups. Those corners could provide a tough matchup for Stefon Diggs, which could lead to other ways for Buffalo to move the ball down the field. Enter Cole Beasley.

The 32 year-old veteran was targeted 13 times against the Steelers last week, producing a formidable stat. With nearly identical pricing this week, Beasley will have the opportunity to be a swiss army knife in this game. A touchdown reception will likely bring you 4x return on DraftKings, being an elite salary saver in the process.


K.J. Hamler

2021 Stats: 4 targets, 3 receptions, 41 rec yards, (DK: 7.1 FPPG; FD: 5.6 FPPG)

@ JAX (16th)DK: $3,800FD: $5,500

Hamler should have tremendous upside following the injury to Jerry Jeudy, which could keep him out until late October. Sure, the Broncos still have a former 1,000 yard receiver in Courtland Sutton, but they are still easing him back into things after his significant knee injury last season. The Jaguars defense allowed a whopping 37 points to the lowly Texans last week with over 4x value to both Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola.

Hamler is a formidable option that can emerge as a nice deep threat with more volume. Noah Fant will likely command the most targets, but Hamler will have a steady role for the time being. He will be a low-owned sleeper that is one deep ball away from being an excellent play this week.


Cedrick Wilson

2021 Stats: 4 targets, 3 receptions, 41 rec yards, (DK: 7.1 FPPG; FD: 5.6 FPPG)

@ LAC (1st)DK: $3,100FD: $4,900

Wilson will step into three receiver sets following the loss of Michael Gallup and should have a chance to be an excellent punt play. The former sixth round pick has shown his breakout potential in a solidified role, as evident by his 5-107-2 effort last season against the Seahawks. Now that should not be your expectation, but rather optimism for his role in an offense that had a league-high 58 pass attempts in Week 1.

There are several mouths to feed in this offense, but that fourth option is completely up for grabs between Wilson and the two tight ends. You may not find it necessary to go this cheap on FanDuel, but it will open up many intriguing spend-up options on DraftKings, perhaps even a double stack with Dak and a Cowboys wide receiver of your choosing.


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