Last Updated: November 16th at 1:30 PM EST
Welcome back to the Cheap WR Volume column — your one-stop shop for all of our favorite discounted wideouts. Realistically, this list can be used for cash games or tournaments as we can be looser with the WR spots in our lineups, showing profit with lower-owned plays (vs. RBs) and cheaper salaries (vs. RBs). I’ll try to be sure to contextualize the plays we expect to be popular both as cash-game “locks” and tournament options, as well as hit on some deeper cuts.
There are many paths to increased volume for cheap WRs throughout the season, especially early on. Volume is what we’re looking for — even at the cheap end. The surest path to fantasy points is simply opportunity, and this article will explore projected opportunities for these cheap wide receivers.
Each week, I’ll discuss my favorite main-slate wideouts at under $5,000 on DraftKings and $5,500 or cheaper on FanDuel who we project for 5+ targets. Please note that this is not a full look at all cheap WR options, just the ones we deem worth mentioning. Be sure to consult our Projections (DraftKings, FanDuel), Top Plays (released Friday night), and Silva’s Matchups for more context on the position as a whole.
DraftKings & FanDuel
Jaxon Smith-Njigba ($4,300 DK, $5,500 FD) – After three straight weeks of double-digit targets and coming off a Week 9 in which he led the team in targets, JSN took a backseat in Week 10, with both DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett each exceeding 10 targets, while the talented rookie earned five for only a 12.5% share. Yet, still, there are reasons to be optimistic here. The Seahawks have made it a priority to have JSN more involved over the last month or so, and he was able to rack up four catches for 53 yards on those five targets.
Projected Targets: 5.3
Curtis Samuel ($3,600 DK, $5,900 FD) – Samuel made his return in Week 10 after missing the previous week and stepped back into his slot WR3 role in which he’s had success so far this season. Samuel earned a season-high eight targets in this same matchup with the Giants in Week 7, and he works as a form of salary relief for an offense that should put up points.
Projected Targets: 5.6
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