After his awesomeness in Week 8, Houston Texans' WR Dustin Hopkins is a massive salary-cost WR on DraftKings. Hopkins is at an incredible $9,200. Julio Jones is at $7,800 while Mike Evans is at $7,700. A.J. Green at $7,400 and Saints' WR Michael Thomas at $7,200 fill out the Top 5.
NFL Week 9 Top Fantasy WRs
1. Dustin Hopkins, $9,200, Houston vs Indianapolis
2. Julio Jones, $7,800, Atlanta at Carolina
3. Mike Evans, $7,700, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
4. A.J. Green, $7,400, Cincinnati at Jacksonville
5. Michael Thomas, $7,200, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
Most Overpriced Salary
Mike Evans, $7,700, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
The Saints' secondary isn't as bad as advertised. More importantly, Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston hasn't been right in the past couple of games. Oh, don't get me wrong. Evans should score some fantasy points. I don't believe he's scores enough to make a $7,700 salary worth it.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Dustin Hopkins, $9,200, Houston vs Indianapolis
I know how tough it is to land on the highest-salary cost player in any category. Hopkins does have the best shot of scoring massive fantasy points versus his opponent on Sunday, though. Indianapolis has a bad, bad, defense while it's apparent that QB DeShaun Watson loves to throw the football to Hopkins.
NFL Week 8 WR Options
Tyreek Hill, $6,700, Kansas City at Dallas
Dallas' secondary is a mess. The Boys are going to have to pay attention to TE Travis Kelce and RB Kareem Hunt. Hill could have a monster night with over 100 yards receiving to go along with 2 TD catches.
Demaryius Thomas, $6,000, Denver at Philadelphia
Thomas has a great rapport with QB Brock Osweiler. His rapport with Osweiler is much better than Siemian's rapport with him. The only way for Denver to beat Philadelphia is via the passing attack. I think Thomas has a sneaky good shot at over 20 fantasy points.
T.Y. Hilton, $4,900, Indianapolis at Houston
Jacoby Brissett hasn't sent the ball long to Hilton in the past couple of games. That's because the opponents that Indy has faced have taken away Hilton's ability to shake free. Houston's defense, due to injuries, isn't good enough to take anything away from the Colts' offense. Hilton might surprise at a less than $5,000 salary.
Willie Snead, $3,800, New Orleans vs Tampa Bay
Coach Sean Payton said that the Saints are going to go with Snead from now until the end of the season. That's good news because Willie's got excellent hands. Expect Snead to take away targets from both Ted Ginn Jr. and Michael Thomas on Sunday. Before Thomas emerged as New Orleans' WR1, Snead had been Drew Brees' most reliable pass-catcher.