Taylor Gabriel, WR, Chicago Bears vs New England Patriots
DK Price: $4,700
I actually wanted to fade Taylor Gabriel so bad this week after he has blown up for over 100 yards in back-to-back games but I just can’t. This situation is just too friendly going up against a Patriots defense that has given up the fourth most fantasy points to wideouts this season. Mitch Trubisky has also been taking big strides and has utilized Gabriel as his best option for big plays over the last two games.
The Patriots are coming off a game where they just got absolutely torched in primetime by the best big play guy in the league, Tyreek Hill, who lit them up for 7 receptions, 142 yards and 3 TD’s. While it would be crazy to expect that kind of production out of Gabriel this week, he has a great shot at either keeping his high yardage total trend alive or at least finding the end zone once. The Pats have given up multiple TD’s to the wideout position in half of their games this season.
If you want to go all out on Adam Thielen at the top of the pay scale this week, Gabriel is a solid buy as a value play for your WR2 who offers big upside that you can pair with another player we will talk about next as your WR3.