This list of WR’s isn’t really in any kind of order since I’m hunting for value for the most part with this group. Since there’s no real clear #1 stud QB, and the WR’s are all on a similar level, we’re liking paying up for RB production this week.
– Boise State
UNLV’s pass defense stats look ok on paper, but they’ve played a lot of run-heavy or weak teams. Good WRs have a decent shot at hitting averages against UNLV. Over the last 3 games – Sperbeck has been delivering nice point-per-dollar production and I think at these prices you are going to have him in lots of cash game lineups. McNichols and a blowout should limit Sperbeck’s upside, so keep that in mind.
Taywan Taylor – WKU
Stretches the value capability with this price, but he has produced at a high level and this is a poop defense he’s facing.
Keyarris Garrett – Tulsa
There’s probably people on both sides of Garrett this week. I think he can be used fairly liberally at these prices … however I think his upside is more like 30 and not 60 like last week.
JuJu Smith – USC
A status check on Saturday, especially on late swap sites like DK would be wise. Pairing him with Kessler is the obvious play here.
Zach Pascal – Old Dominion
Can’t say that I’ve seen him play. However the box score reveals a big-play type WR who can produce on limited touches. This is a great matchup because Western Kentucky should be up by tons of points and WKU’s pass defense isn’t very good. I could see Pascal delivering 15 – 20 fantasy points and that’s not factoring in a big play or two.
Pharoh Cooper – South Carolina
He’s right on the edge of being priced to perfection in my opinion, so he’ll have to outperform to really deliver in excess of his salary. The matchup isn’t great, but it’s not terrible.
Courtland Sutton – SMU
Seems like he’s been a value play all year. His stats have been kind of up/down but so has the QB play. Looks like SMU is rolling with 2 QBs, and the 2nd QB is a better passer than Davis. I see Sutton as an above average tournament play because he could 5x his salary without really breaking out from what he’s done this season.
Sterling Shepard – Oklahoma
If you think Oklahoma will go back to passing against a terrible Kansas defense, Shepard at $6,400 should be a no-brainer. However if they stick to the ground/pound Shepard could put up a dud again.
Alex Erickson – Wisconsin
Somewhat risky, but Erickson has been delivering against weak defenses. Rutgers gives up lots of yards so Erickson could deliver some nice value at these prices.
Tevaun Smith – Iowa
Good value on DK and FD. This is a good matchup against a weaker pass defense.
Kenny Lawler – Cal
Cheap enough that you have to take a look at him since he’s better than a lot of WRs priced in the same range. Has a higher dud-potential than you’d like.
Thomas Duarte – UCLA
Somewhat TD dependent, but he’s scored at least 1 4 weeks in a row. Jordan Payton at $5,900/$6,300 is viable as well.