Sammy Watkins, WR, Kansas City Chiefs @ Cleveland Browns
DK Price: $4,900
Watkins is coming off his best game of the season last week where he managed 8 receptions for 107 yards and 2 TD’s. This gives Watkins back-to-back weeks of solid production (4/74/0 Week 7) and he has actually out-produced Tyreek Hill over that span. Hill is currently nursing a strained groin which could set up Watkins for another big week on the road against the Browns.
Watkins has always shown similar big play ability as Hill, just not on as consistent of a basis. The Browns have given up either 100 yards or multiple TD’s to a single wideout in three of the last four weeks which also bodes well for Watkins.
Watkins gives you loads of WR1 upside right under the $5k mark this week, making him a solid value as a budget friendly WR2/3 or Flex play.
D.J. Moore, WR, Carolina Panthers vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
DK Price: $4,300
Moore had easily his best game as a rookie with Torrey Smith out of the lineup last week. Moore not only caught 5 passes for 90 yards but even chipped in 39 rushing yards on two carries.
It looks like Torrey Smith is in line to miss another game this week which sets Moore up for an even more enticing matchup against a Bucs defense that has given up the second most fantasy points to wideouts this season. The Bucs have been gashed left and right by wide receivers this season as they’ve given up over 100 yards to a wideout 5 times this season and allowed multiple touchdowns to wideouts in 4 games this season, including last week against the Bengals.
Moore tied for the team lead in targets and led the team in receiving yards last week and could look to do the same again in what could potentially be a shoot out with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center for the Bucs. Moore is a great buy as a WR2/3 or Flex play once again this week.