Last Updated: Sept. 21 at 5:00 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
Tank Dell ($3,600 DK, $5,400 FD) – The rookie Dell excited in Week 2, catching seven of 10 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown. He certainly passes the eye test, and he will only continue to earn a bigger role in Houston’s passing offense, which proved to be somewhat capable last week. The Texans should be playing from behind in Jacksonville, and Dell may be able to capitalize once again.
Projected Targets: 6.1
Jahan Dotson ($4,900 DK, $5,800 FD) – There’s no doubt it has been a disappointing start for the talented second-year WR, but Dotson continues to project well in a game environment that should work in the favor of the Washington passing game. He remains underpriced relative to his ceiling, and that’s supported by his healthy 6.9 projected targets.
Projected Targets: 6.9
K.J. Osborn ($4,000 DK, $5,600 FD) – Osborn is certainly not the sexy Viking of choice this week, but he is a side-door, cheap option to get exposure to the best game environment of the slate. While there is little doubt that first-round rookie Jordan Addison has more talent than Osborn, it’s the veteran who has played a whopping 114 of 122 total Vikings offensive snaps through two weeks. Addison has played 76 of those 122.
Projected Targets: 5.1
DK “Only” (Over $6,000 on FanDuel, but Under $5,000 On DraftKings)
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