Last Updated: November 30th at 1:00 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
Jahan Dotson ($4,600 DK, $5,900 FD) – Dotson makes the primary list over honorable mentions this week purely as a way to gain exposure to perhaps the best game environment of the week. While Dotson has come back down to Earth after DK scores of 27.8 and 16.9 in Weeks 8 and 9, he still earned six targets last week, and at least showed the ability to flash that upside.
Projected Targets: 5.7
Jonathan Mingo ($3,300 DK, $5,400 FD) – It’s a thin value week when Mingo sneaks onto the DK/FD list. The rookie is super cheap on both sites, and he has target shares of 25%, 20%, and 21.2% over the last three weeks since the Panthers changed OCs. Now, he gets a potentially revitalized team that fired HC Frank Reich, and a fantastic matchup with a Tampa Bay team that has been killed through the air all season. Mingo is a sneaky punt this week.
Projected Targets: 5.5
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