I think it’s safe to assume you’re going to hate your WR lineup during this slate … and probably your team in general since many of the top players are either hurt or not performing up to previous standards. In that case, I think you look towards consistency and touches because usage rates of guys that just randomly go off should be fairly low enough to not hurt you. 2 WRs will jump out at me that usually get enough touches each week to make a difference in your fantasy lineups.
Here are the games we are picking from on the Thursday/Friday slate. If you’re playing Wed/Thur – you can reference my Tue/Wed plays posted earlier in the week.
Virginia Tech @ Georgia Tech (-3.5) 53.5 o/u
Louisiana Lafayette @ South Alabama (-2.5) 61 o/u
USC (-16.5) @ Colorado 61.5 o/u
Doesn’t have much of a chance at reaching traditional value – but in this slate I think you’re going to want to hunt for consistency more than anything. Spruce has been delivering on a game-to-game basis for nearly 2 seasons now. If he can get you more than 15 fantasy points do a happy dance.
Clinton Lynch – GTech
I think he’s overpriced but I like a WR that always gets carries out of the backfield every game too.
Isaiah Ford – VTech
Not a horrible option but unlikely to have real high upside.
JuJu Smith – USC
Hasn’t caught passes yet in practice this week. I think he’s a flyer tournament pick because he’ll be low-owned but the USC offense is trending towards the run & he’s been hurt.
Shay Fields – Colorado
Like JuJu, has been injured and there’s questions if he’ll play. I think he’s overpriced but all that will add up to a low-owned tournament play with upside.
Al Riles – ULL
Too inconsistent & a tough matchup makes him a fade in cash but he is capable of 20 fantasy points with only 1 TD.
Ricky Jeune – GTech
If you’re starting QB Justin Thomas in a tournament, I could see rolling with June who can occasionally break off a big play.