Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons @ Pittsburgh Steelers
DK Price: $5,800
Ridley has been a menace over the last three weeks as the first round draft pick out of Alabama has totaled 6 TD’s (most in the league amongst wideouts) during that span. Ridley is one of the young season’s biggest surprises as a top-12 wideout in fantasy. Though Ridley is only running on 69% of the teams offensive snaps, he’s making the most of his time on the field by ranking tops in the league amongst wide receivers this season with 3.75 fantasy points per target according to PlayerProfiler.com.
Ridley gets a prime opportunity to keep the good times rolling this week against a Steelers defense that is top-5 in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers. The Steelers have allowed a single wideout to go for at least 100 yards in each game this season. Their 220 average receiving yards per game to wideouts also ranks 2nd most in the league.
Ridley provides a great value as a high upside WR2 this week priced as the WR20 despite his 20.4 FPPG ranking him as the WR11 amongst Sunday’s wideouts. That is more points per game than names like Antonio Brown (18.6 ppg, $9,100), A.J. Green (19.7 PPG, $7,200) and Odell Beckham Jr. (17.8 ppg, $8,000).