A.J. Green, Julio Jones, Mike Evans, Michael Thomas, and Brandin Cooks headline the top salary-cost fantasy running backs on DraftKings. Who do I think offers the most value? Which wide receiver to do I feel fantasy players should shun? Check it out!
NFL Week 12 Top Fantasy WRs
1. A.J. Green, $8,000, Cincinnati vs Cleveland
2. Julio Jones, $7,700, Atlanta vs Tampa Bay
3. Mike Evans, $7,400, Tampa Bay at Altanta
4. Michael Thomas, $7,200, New Orleans at L.A. Rams
5. Brandin Cooks, $7,100, New England vs Miami
Most Overpriced Salary
Julio Jones, $7,700, Atlanta vs Tampa Bay
Jones is banged up with an ankle issue as well as a slight knee injury. He was a limited participant in practice this past Wednesday on Nov. 22. Could he come up huge versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Sure. But, Tampa's defense is so bad, there's no reason for Atlanta to push it with Julio. I think he's a pass for sure.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Brandin Cooks, $7,100, New England vs Miami
The problem with adding Cooks is that QB Tom Brady might very well lean on TE Rob Gronkowski to punish the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 26. Still, it's difficult not to make Cooks the value wide receiver based on Top 5 salary this Sunday. A.J. Green's quarterback doesn't always show up. I already wrote about Julio.
Mike Evans? Tampa Bay doesn't have a rushing attack. Evans should be double-teamed all day. The Rams have one of the worst rushing defenses in the NFL. That means the Saints are going to shelve Michael Thomas unless they absolutely need him. Cooks is the play.
NFL Week 12 WRs Options
Devin Funchess, $6,100, Carolina at New York Jets
Carolina QB Cam Newton has looked Funchess' way with regularity since the Panthers traded WR Kelvin Benjamin. Funchess scored over 26 fantasy points in Week 10. The Panthers go to the Jets off their bye. Maybe, Cam leans even more on Funchess in Week 12.
Danny Amendola, $5,800, New England vs Miami
Chris Hogan likely won't play. Terrific Tom hasn't decided if he should lean on Philip Dorsett or not. Miami's defense is awful. Week 12 might be the perfect storm for Danny Amendola to bust out with a 2 TD game.
Paul Richardson, $4,700, Seattle at San Francisco
San Francisco's defense is horrendous. Richardson offers much value because he's scored 4 TDs while there's no chance the Seahawks don't try to get a long TD by throwing the football to Richardson. He should beat San Francisco's secondary any time he wants.
Marqise Lee, $4,500, Jacksonville at Arizona
Lee's a solid wide receiver. Arizona is almost guaranteed to put an extra man in the box to stop Jacksonville's rushing attack. Lee is listed as questionable. I'm hoping he plays because I believe he could beat Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson one on one.