Here are about 15 WR’s on the radar this week. Listed in no real order.
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WR – Paul Richardson – Colorado
Got held in check last week against OSU … but still had 5 catches for 70 yards and a TD. Before that he had 10+ catches and 200+ yards in week 1 & 2. Oregon has given up only 10 points per game, but Colorado should be throwing most of the game so at least the targets should be there, we’ll see if he can have a big game against a tough team.
WR – Jarvis Landry – LSU
Has been a consistent target and end-zont threat the entire season for LSU. This week they face off against Mississippi State, and LSU is about a 10 point favorite. Miss. State is acutally not that bad against the pass, but LSU is a strong test for them. Landry is a solid play this week – but you hope the game doesn’t get too out of hand late so LSU is still throwing.
WR – Antwan Goodley – Baylor
A BIG PLAY type WR, that only gets about 4 or 5 catches per game, but he’s averaging over 25 yards ++ per catch. This week they face off against West Virginia, and Vegas has this game near the top-end of the o/u rage at 70 points. The only problem is Baylor is a 4 score favorite, meaning Goodley will need to get his numbers early.
WR – Jordan Matthews – Vanderbilt
This guy has caught 8 passes per game in the last 3 weeks, and also has some touchdowns. This week he faces off against a Missouri team which is somewhat average against defending the pass. Vegas also has this one as a virtual pick-em game, so there should be opportunites for Matthews all game.
WR – Stefon Diggs – Maryland
Florida State (Diggs oppenent) has been pretty solid against the pass this year. Maryland is a 2+ underdog in this game, so he should have plenty of opportunities. Had a tough week, where he appeared to be injured before last weeks bye. Was sensastional before that, but don’t expect huge PPR numbers from him.
WR – Tevin Reese – Baylor
See Antwan Goodley above. Same game, similar WR who gets big chunks. The only issue is that Baylor is such a huge favorite, if Reese doesn’t get busy early … it might be over by halftime. But keep in mind, 1/2 might be better than most teams do this week in 4 quarters.
WR – Allen Robinson – Penn State
The curious thing is that on this site, Robinson is listed as out … which might keep him out of lineups. He is by no means cheap, and he has a great matchup this week – that should be high scoring. Last week Robinson struggled for the first time, only having 3 catches. On some DFS he’s the #1 WR, so if you can find him for less … he’s a pretty good option this week.
WR – Chris Conley – Georgia
This week Georgia faces off against Tennessee – which has one of the worst pass defense in the NCAA. Vegas does have Georgia as a 11 point favorite but the over/under is 64 – so there should be some scoring in this game. Conley is one of the cheaper Georgia WR’s but lead the team in receptions last week (5) and had 5 receptions the week before too. He’s not super cheap, but he’s only $4,000 on this site – which is below average.
WR – Cody Latimer – Indiana
This guy has been beasting the last 2 weeks – catching over 130+ yards in both games … along with getting 1 TD in each game. His salary is $4,500 on this site – but that is still below average for a player that has been on a hot streak. Indiana has lots of WR’s, so trying to pick the one that will go off is difficult. Vegas does have this game being close (Penn State a small favorite on the road) … and the over/under is rather high at 66 points.
WR – Gabe Marks – Washington State
Not exactly cheap on all sites, but if you consider his matchup this week (Cal) … who has given up an average of 45 points per game to teams this year … AND Vegas has this one basically a pick-em game with an o/u of 67 points! That should lead to tons of opportunites in this game. 2 weeks ago Marks was targeted on almost 30% of the passing plays.
WR – Jaelen Strong – Arizona State
Another WR that is not exaclty super cheap … but you don’t want to go too low on your board considering there are some major studs at this position this year. Jaelen Strong has been a steady performer for ASU this season – and is a mid-tier option on most DFS, so you are saving a bit with him, along with having upside. This week he faces off against Notre Dame – who have struggled against the pass at times this year. The last 2 weeks Strong has had 19 total catches against Pac 12 teams (Stanford & USC) – so this could be another strong game for Strong.
WR – Darius Joseph – SMU
Hasn’t had less than 8 catches in a game all season! PPR dream, and this week he goes against Rutgers – who isn’t exactly the worlds best pass defense, but they aren’t too bad. Vegas has this one being a close and somewhat high scoring game. You can have Joseph for $5,000 on this site, which is a few thousand cheaper than the top-end WR’s this week.
WR – Tyler Lockett – Kansas State
This week he faces off against Oklahoma St. who aren’t the best passing defense – but OKST is 2 TD favorite in this game, meaning Lockett’s team should be in throw-mode most of the game. He had 13 catches for 237 yards last week … but hasn’t found the end-zone much this year. A 1pt PPR league is the only leagues worth starting him in.
WR – Jeremy Johnson – SMU
Has 7 or more catches in 3/4 games this year. His only downside is that he hasn’t found the endzone very much, but usally gets over 100 yards. This week he faces a Rutgers team that is not near the top of the NCAA pass defenses, so he’s not a bad option – but there are a few talent WR’s on this team, including Darius Joseph mentioned above.
WR – DeVante Parker – Louisville
Has an amazing matchup this week that could turn into a blowout by halftime. Temple is one of the worst passing defense teams in the NCAA, so Parker should have time early in this game to score. He’s never gone over 6 catches this year, but has a TD in every game, and 2 in two games. I think his upside this week is if he can get 2 TD’s again (and hopefully 100+ yard bonus), because he probably won’t get many targets late in a blowout win.
WR – Michael Campanaro – Wake Forest
His team sucks, but he’s putting up good numbers. Vegas has a 47 o/u on this game against North Carolina State, and Wake Forest is a 7.5 point underdog. That means Campanaro will see plenty of looks, and he’s the only one that really can get open. However, he is a little pricey on some sites, given he only has 1 huge game this year.
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