Check out the Top Fantasy WRs on DraftKings for NFL Week 8. The first 4 names are well-known to all NFL DFS contest fans. The final name in the Top 5, Michael Thomas, is New Orleans' WR1. Does Thomas offer the most value this week?
NFL Week 8 Top Fantasy WRs
1. A.J. Green, $8,600, Cincinnati vs Indianapolis
2. Julio Jones, $8,400, Atlanta at New York Jets
3. Mike Evans, $7,900, Tampa Bay vs Carolina
4. Dez Bryant, $7,700, Dallas at Washington
5. Michael Thomas, $7,600, New Orleans vs Chicago
Michael Thomas, $7,600, New Orleans vs Chicago
Nope. Michael Thomas doesn't offer the most value. $7,600 is way too much to pay for the WR1 on the New Orleans Saints. The Saints' offense doesn't revolve around anyone. Not even QB Drew Brees. Chicago's secondary is decent. What it means is that the game plan should revolve around RBs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram. Both guys can catch the ball out of the backfield, or rush the football. Thomas is also slightly injured. He's a must not add for Week 8.
Best Choice Based on Salary
Mike Evans, $7,900, Tampa Bay vs Carolina
I don't feel that $7,900 is too much money to add a wide receiver that should have a huge game. Carolina versus Tampa Bay should turn into a shootout. Carolina doesn't rush the football all that well. The Panthers' defense is going to have a heck of a time containing QB Jameis Winston. Evans could have one of those 10 catch, 2 TD days.
NFL Week 8 WR Options
Keenan Allen, $7,300, L.A. Chargers at New England
The Chargers ride a 3-game win streak to Foxboro for their intriguing showdown with the New England Patriots. Allen isn't exactly at an optimal salary, $7,300. He's Philip Rivers favorite target, though. Rivers should really target Allen against what I believe is still a suspect New England secondary. Allen could post fantasy stats that make his $7,300 salary look like a bargain.
Kelvin Benjamin, $6,400, Carolina at Tampa Bay
The Panthers must keep pace with Tampa Bay in this game. Benjamin figures to be the guy that gets the most looks from QB Cam Newton. This is especially true because WR Devin Funchess is listed as questionable.
Ted Ginn, Jr., $4,700, New Orleans vs Chicago
Ginn Jr.'s been a fantasy stud in the past couple of Saints' games. He should continue producing fantasy points beyond what his salary predicts because defenses have no choice but to leave TGJ in single coverage. That's what happens when you're worried about Drew Brees' other weapons.
Josh Doctson, $3,900, Washington vs Dallas
He's starting ahead of Terrelle Pryor Sr. He's gotten more and more targets week to week. His head coach, Jay Gruden, said that he wants to get Doctson more involved. I'm not in love with Dallas' secondary. Doctson could surprise with around 16 to 20 points. For a $3,900 salary, he's worth a look, that's for sure.