DraftKings NFL Strategy: Top 5 WR Value Plays for Week 3

We’ve arrived at Week 3 of the 2015 NFL season, and once again it is time to put some serious thought into your Millionaire Maker lineup at DraftKings. To help you finalize your team we’ve put together a list of our Top 5 value plays at each position. Read on to find out who our sleeper picks are at wide receiver for Week 3!

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DraftKings Week 3 Value WRs

1. Rishard Matthews
Miami vs. Buffalo                                                                                                                                    $3,800

On DraftKings, you want to find shifty wide receivers that are a great bet for 5+ catches on a weekly basis. When a receiver catches 5 balls, they are almost a lock for double-digit DK points, and Matthews has caught 10 balls for 149 yards and a TD to average 17 DK PPG so far this season. The quick slot receiver played on 79% of offensive snaps in Week 1, and 78% of snaps in Week 2, as veteran Greg Jennings saw his playing time decrease, while catching 0 of his 5 targets. The Dolphins host a Bills defense that essentially gives up nothing on the ground, which is why Buffalo is coughing up the 2nd most passing YPG (345.5) through 2 weeks of action, and why the Dolphins would be wise to implement an offensive game plan that includes plenty of quick passes to Matthews and Jarvis Landry ($6400).

2. Donte Moncrief
Indianapolis @ Tennessee                                                                                                                        $4,800

The Colts offense looked to be in shambles on Monday night, but Moncrief looked outstanding. The second-year receiver was the only receiver who demonstrated separation skills, as he even burned Darrelle Revis a couple times on his way to a 7-122-1TD line. Now Indianapolis will try to right the ship against a Titans defense that is stout, but not as tough as the Jets fearsome secondary, and Andrew Luck absolutely steamrolled Tennessee for 543 yards and 6 TDs through the air last season. With T.Y Hilton (knee) way below 100 percent, and Andre Johnson (aging) unable to generate much separation, Moncrief could emerge as the go-to-guy for Luck over the next couple weeks.

3. Ted Ginn Jr.
Carolina vs. New Orleans                                                                                                                                      $3,300

Ginn was a hair away from a couple of huge games over the Panthers first two contests, and remains an excellent punt play for GPP lineups as he heads into a fantastic Week 3 matchup. The Panthers host the hapless Saints, who have given up the 5th most PPG (28.5) and 8th most total YPG (380.0) through 2 weeks after allowing the 8th most passing YPG (251.2) in the NFL last season. New Orleans gave up 54 pass plays of 20+ yards last year, and Ginn Jr. is a true seam-stretcher, who has seen a ton of deep throws from Cam Newton. While Newton isn’t the most accurate passer, and Ginn has had a case of the drops (he’s hauled in just 6 of his 16 targets this season) the Panthers are very short on options in the passing game, and Ron Rivera should continue to send his speedster deep in the hopes that Newton and Ginn can connect on a big play in this divisional matchup.

4. Kendall Wright
Tennessee vs. Indianapolis                                                                                                                      $5,000

Wright laid an absolute goose egg in Week 2, as he drew plenty of coverage from Browns shutdown corner Joe Haden. Now, if Vontae Davis (concussion) is able to suit up for the Colts in Week 3, Wright might be best avoided in cash games, but if Davis is out, you can use the Titans passing game options liberally. Indy would be without their top 3 corners if Davis can’t play this Sunday, and Marcus Mariota should be able to pass all over that struggling defense in his first home game. Wright emerged as Mariota’s favorite target during the preseason, and flashed plenty of upside with a 4-101-1TD line in Week 1, so he’s worth a look in any format if the matchup seems right for him.

5. Terrance Williams
Dallas vs. Atlanta                                                                                                                                  $4,600

The Cowboys are very, very low on options offensively, so Williams is in line for heavy usage in Week 3. He played 67 snaps (79%) for Dallas in a runaway road win in Week 2, and should be needed in a potentially high-scoring affair with the Falcons. We don’t know how Brandon Weeden will fare in his first full game of the year, but he looked sharp in relief of Tony Romo as he completed 7 of 7 passes, and nailed Williams in stride for a 42-yard touchdown. He’s still a GPP play because of the unknown nature of his QB and his relatively limited skill set, but Williams has the speed to break away from a vulnerable Falcons defense and put up big numbers at home.

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