FanDuel DFS NFL Week 18 picks and lineup advice: Wide Receiver
Cooper Kupp ($10000) is the premier play at the wide receiver position this week and should be able to deliver a big game against a poor 49ers secondary that is now dealing with COVID issues.
My favorite tournament play of the week will likely be Justin Jefferson ($8500), who has a good matchup against the Bears and should be able to end the season on a high note with Kirk Cousins back in the lineup.
Stefon Diggs ($7700) is simply too cheap for his talent against a lowly Jets team. Even though his season has had its ups and downs, the Bills should be going all out against the Jets and I like Diggs’ chances of a big game.
For some mid-priced options, A.J Brown ($7500) has a great matchup with the Houston Texans, and his boom-bust nature makes him one of the stronger tournament plays of the week at the receiver position.
Speaking of fantastic tournament plays, Tyler Lockett ($6900) has historically destroyed the Arizona Cardinals and always has big-play upside. With the Seahawks’ offense trending up, getting Lockett at this price feels like a steal.
As for some cheaper options at the receiver position, there are plenty that I am keeping my eyes on. While there will definitely be a few no-names that climb their way to the top this week, as is tradition in the final weeks of the year, there is really no point in guessing which fourth or fifth string receiver has a big game.
Christian Kirk ($6200) has a great matchup against Seattle and has stepped up as the Cardinals WR1 in DeAndre Hopkin’s absence. With Chase Edmonds and possibly James Conner both out, Kirk could play a big role in this Cardinals offense on Sunday.
Additionally, with the Bengals likely playing their backups, Jarvis Landry ($6000) could be due for one of his vintage volume games, and with Case Keenum arguably playing better than Baker Mayfield, he could find the end zone as well.
Finally, the sleeper of the week for me is Ray-Ray McCloud ($4900) against the Ravens with Diontae Johnson sidelined. He has seen eight and ten targets the past two weeks and does not have to do much against a depleted Ravens secondary to pay off his price tag.