Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 7! Here, we analyze each of the outside matchups one by one, as well as 10 of my favorite matchups in the slot. Especially now with the injuries and bye weeks in full force, it is important to find the best matchups to gain a competitive advantage, optimize your starting lineups, and crush your opponents. This article is also critical for fantasy football DFS players, as this will help you find the right matchups to target when setting your lineups. You can follow me on Twitter, @FantasyCoachJB, and reach out with all your fantasy football questions as well.

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Fantasy Football WR/CB Matchup Report Week 7

Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
Marquise BrownARI$5300 / $6700Tariq WoolenSEASafe
The heavy target volume continued last week and Brown has double digit targets in 4 of the past 5 weeks. In those weeks, he has also scored at least 16 fantasy points in a PPR setting in 4 of the 5 weeks as well. Last week was a down week with Arizona struggling as a whole, but this week he will match up with Tariq Woolen who has allowed a 70% reception percentage and 2 touchdowns in his coverage. The volume will be there and Arizona will throw so Brown is a safe play in a PPR.
Drake LondonATL$5100 / $6900Jamel DeanTBSafe
We finally saw a heavy volume week from London last week and it was great to see him targeted 12 times and catch 9 passes for 125 yards! In the past 2 weeks, London has 15 catches on 21 targets and over 200 receiving yards. The Tampa Bay secondary is its weakness and Dean has allowed 2 touchdowns and 218 receiving yards in his coverage this season. Finally, we can call London a safe play with increased volume and a plus matchup.
Odell Beckham.BAL$3900 / $5100Jerry JacobsDETModerate
Beckham and Rashod Bateman are basically sharing this postiion with each playing a snap perecntage in the 40% range, but Beckham has been the one of the two that has received more targets when he's on the field. Odell is the 3rd option behind Andrews and Flowers, so the volume isnt great, but he has Lamar Jackson's trust and has a good matchup this week. Jacobs has allowed 260 receiving yards, 10 yards per reception, and 3 touchdowns in his coverage. Even without a heavy target volume, Odell can find the endone this week in a good matchup and pay off handsomly at a low price in DFS.
Stefon DiggsBUF$8900 / $9000J.C. JacksonNESafe
In 4 of the first 6 games Diggs has seen double digit targets and he is coming off a game where he got 16. As the clear focal point in the offense, we know Allen will look his way plenty, especially in a great matchup this week. The Patriots secondary is decimated and just got Jackson back last week who was benched in Los Angeles because he was playing terribly. He is ranked 99th of 112 corners graded on PFF and Diggs should be able to feast on him this week.
Jonathan MingoCAR#N/ABye#N/ABye
DJ MooreCHI$6500 / $7500Jakorian BennettLVModerate
I downgraded Moore from safe to moderate because of the loss of Justin Fields. That said, film on Tyson Bagent shows that he is pretty sound mechanically and can distribute the ball. Its a good matchup against a weak secondary, BUT, the Raiders pass rush will be a factor and will make the undrafted rookie have to rush passes and that causes misfires. Id still use Moore in season long but its risky in DFS without knowing what kind of quarterback play we will get.
Ja'Marr ChaseCIN#N/ABye#N/ABye
Amari CooperCLE$6100 / $6800JuJu BrentsINDModerate
This is another one where we dont know what we will get at quarterback. Watson is considered day-to-day so we dont know if it will be him or PJ Walker out there this week. Even with Walker, Cooper was targeted 8 times and had 108 receiving yards. Indianapolis also has a banged up secondary and Brents has become the default number 1 corner. He is a promising rookie, but the veteran Cooper still has the matchup advantage. Hes a good play this week and gets a bump if Watson is able to play.
Michael GallupDAL#N/ABye#N/ABye
Courtland SuttonDEN$5200 / $6600Jaire AlexanderGBModerate
Denver struggled to get anything going offensively last week, but Sutton did once again find the endzone. He has 4 touchdowns on the season and is Wilson's favorite redzone weapon when they get there. The matchup this week is a tough one facing Green Bay coming off a bye. He could see a shadow from Jaire Alexander, but even if he doesnt get the full shadow, it is a strong secondary and a negative matchup for Sutton.
Jameson WilliamsDET$3800 / $5600Brandon StephensBALModerate
Marvin Jones is still technically listed as the starter, but the change is in process. Jones had a 28.6% snap share last week to Williams' 22.9% but it was Williams who was tied for 2nd on the team in wide receiver targets even with his limited snap share. Williams had a 33.3% targets per route run so that shows us that when hes out there he has a good chance of being involved. With a likely increase in playing time in his 2nd game back, the targets and opportunities will also increase and he has already shown his big play potential. Baltimore is good in coverage so it still has some risk, but as a low priced DFS play Williams could pay off exponentially.
Romeo DoubsGB$4900 / $6200Damarri MathisDENSafe
It was perfect timing for the Packers bye coming off a game where the offense really struggled against the Raiders. Doubs had his worst game of the season with only 1 catch for 4 yards, but fresh off the bye and in a fantastic macthup, he should bounce back this week. Denver ranks last in PFF coverage grade and Christian Watson could see shadow coverage from Surtain, leaving Doubs with a matchup against Mathis who has given up 4 touchdowns in his coverage on the year.
Nico CollinsHOU#N/ABye#N/ABye
Michael PittmanIND$6600 / $7000Martin Emerson Jr.CLEModerate
Cleveland has a good defense and their pass rush ability will put pressure on Gardner Minshew. The corners have not played up to their ability and Emerson has given up 138 yards and 23 yards per reception in his coverage. Pittman is coming off a 14 target game where he put up just under 20 PPR points with Minshew so the volume was there, but I expect them to run more this week to neutralize the pass rush so with the decreased volume, shaky quarterback play and a tough matchup, I downgraded Pittman this week.
Calvin RidleyJAC$6400 / $6800Marshon LattimoreNOModerate
It was a dissapointing week for Ridley last week who we expected more from. He did lead the team with a 28.6% target share, but only caught 4 passes for 30 yards. Lattimore is still regarded as a top cover corner and he is yet to allow a touchdown in his coverage this season. Ridley should bounce back, but it is a tough matchup for him this week and I'd rather use someone else in his price range in DFS.
Kadarius ToneyKC$3800 / $5500Asante Samuel Jr.LACModerate
Last week Toney had the second lowest snap percentage of the 5 rotating Chiefs receivers, but had the highest target percentage of the group with 15.4%. That means that when he is out there, they are looking to get the ball in his hands to make a play. The Chargers secondary is one thats fun to target and Toney is a guy with that big play upside on any given play. He is a high risk/high reward option for DFS as always.
Davante AdamsLV$8200 / $8000Kyler GordonCHIModerate
Yes he had a bad game last week, not even getting to 5 PPR points, but as long as Adams is on the field he is a must start in season long leagues. With Jimmy G likely to miss this game, it does downgrade the matchup so at the high price tag for DFS, you could look in other directions. The Bears are a bottom 5 coverage defense so they're one we like to target but it is hard to trust a backup quarterback in a struggling offense. Adams would be a contrarian play in GPP contests only for me this week.
Joshua PalmerLAC$4800 / $6500L'Jarius SneedKCModerate
It was nice to see Palmer step up and make some nice catches in prime time last week. He didnt have a big game, but he had a 18.9% target share and a 97.2% snap percentage which is very promising. He should see a lot of L'Jarius Sneed who is a solid cover corner so it's not a great matchup. Sneed has only allowed a 58% reception percentage and no touchdowns in his coverage. Palmer has a decent floor with the increased volume in a likely shootout, but the ceiling is limited against a good corner. I like his price in DFS and he can be a stable floor option to build with.
Tutu AtwellLAR$4300 / $5200Levi WallacePITModerate
Atwell has taken a back seat after the return of Cooper Kupp, but he is still playing a 87.7% snap percentage and operating as the 3rd receiver. He won't see the volume he saw early in the season, but he still has big play potential and gets a matchup against Wallace who has allowed over 300 receiving yards in his coverage with a 14.7 average depth of target. Atwell is a boom/bust DFS dart throw that you hope gets behind Wallace for a big play for a payday.
Jaylen WaddleMIA$7500 / $7100Josh JobePHISafe
It's been back to back weeks with a Waddle touchdown and the volume was there for him last week as well with a 30% target share. Philly has a good defense, but Darius Slay missed last week with a knee injury and if he misses agains this week, Waddle will see a lot of Josh Jobe who has been getting beat all season. Even if Slay does play, he has allowed a 71.1% reception percentage and Waddle will still be a safe play in what should be the best game of the week.
K.J. OsbornMIN$4600 / $6000Deommodore LenoirSFRisky
As expected, Osborn saw an increased target share without Justin Jefferson. He tied Jordan Addison for the team lead in wide receiver targets and had more catches and yards than Addison but Addison had the touchdown. With Addison and Hockenson ahead of him, Osborn will have limited opportunities and against a solid San Francisco secondary he is a risky play.
DeVante ParkerNE$3400 / $5000Christian BenfordBUFRisky
Parker is out there running routes but isn't doing much with the snap share. The Patriots passing game is terrible and Buffalo is a good defense. Parker is a no-go for me, especially with Bourne coming on hot on the other side.
Michael ThomasNO$4900 / $5800Montaric BrownJACSafe
Thomas has seen at least 6 targets every game and has at least 8 targets in 4 of the 6 games this season. He has an 89.8% route percentage and a 22.4% target share on the year. He will also get a favorable matchup this week against backup corner Montaric Brown and a Jacksonville secondary that has allowed almost 1,700 yards and 9 touchdowns in their coverage this season. At a good price in DFS and a solid matchup for season long, Thomas is a must start this week on Thursday night.
Jalin HyattNYG$3000 / $4700Kendall FullerWASRisky
There is a little more clarity in New York with Hodgins taking a back seat and it is Hyatt who has increased his snap share to 74% last week. He still only manahed 4 targets and 3 catches playing with Tyrod Taylor at quarterback. We still dont know if Daniel Jones will be back this week, but facing Kendall Fuller is a tall tak for the rookie Hyatt. Fuller has the 5th highest coverage grade of all cornerbacks graded on PFF and has only allowed 17 catches in his coverage.
Garrett WilsonNYJ#N/ABye#N/ABye
A.J. BrownPHI$7900 / $8500Eli AppleMIASafe
This game is the highlight of the slate this week and has potential shootout written all over it. Brown has 60 targets and 45 catches on the season and draws a good matchup against a very beatable Eli Apple. Apple has allowed 216 receiving yards but has yet to give up a touchdown so far in his coverage. That should change this week and I expect Brown to be heavily involved in a high scoring contest and get the best of Apple.
Diontae JohnsonPIT$5000 / $6000Derion KendrickLARSafe
Dionte Johnson is returning from the IR this week and Pittsburgh had the bye week to formulate a gameplan to get him involved. Its a perfect matchup too since the Rams have the 3rd worst coverage grade on PFF and they have allowed over 1,300 receiving yards in their coverage. In addition, the Rams have a high powered passing offense so Pittsburgh will have to throw to stay with them so the targets should come Johnson's way early and often and give him a good PPR floor.
Brandon AiyukSF$6700 / $7700Akayleb EvansMINSafe
Christian McCaffrey is banged up, Deebo Samuel is banged up and Brandon Aiyuk will benefit from the injuries around him.He saw 10 targets last week and the heavy volume should continue this week against Evans who has allowed a 72% catch rate and 2 touchdowns this season.
DK MetcalfSEA$6800 / $7700Marco WilsonARISafe
We are still waiting for the big breakout game from Metcalf and this could be the one this week. He will be lined up against Marco Wilson who is graded 101 of the 112 cornerbacks graded on PFF. He has allowed nearly an 80% catch rate, 466 yards and 3 touchdowns in his coverage. The hulking 6'3 Metcalf should be able to dominate the 5'11 Wilson this week and is one of my favorite plays of the week.
Mike EvansTB$7100 / $7600A.J. TerrellATLModerate
We were worried about Evans being limited last week with the hamstring injury but he still saw 10 targets and a healthy 80% snap share. The Buccaneers offense struggled last week and have a tough matchup this week against an underrated Atlanta secondary. Terrell is good in coverage, but Baker Mayfield loves throwing to Evans and the targets will be there. I dont expect a monster game from Evans in a tough matchup, but the floor is there with the volume he sees.
DeAndre HopkinsTEN#N/ABye#N/ABye
Jahan DotsonWAS$4600 / $5400Deonte BanksNYGRisky
What a huge letdown Dotson has been for fantasy managers this season. Many expected a breakout but instead he is being outplayed and outtargeted by Curtis Samuel thusfar. Dotson is still playin an 80$ snap share and had an 89.3% route percentage last week so he is still getting the usage but the targets and production arent there. I am not ready to drop him yet from season long rosters like some are doing this week, but he is a risky start until we see better usage.
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Michael WilsonARI$3800 / $5400Tre BrownSEASafe
The DFS price tag is still too low on Wilson who is playing 88% of the snaps for Arizona and getting a 12% target share. Seattle gives up 27.6 points per game to outside wide receivers and the matchup and gameflow should favor Wilson getting taregted and having opportunities to cash in the discounted pricing.
Mack HollinsATL$3400 / $5100Carlton Davis IIITBRisky
London and the tight ends have seen an increase in volume and production, but theres still not enough meat on the bone for Hollins. Especially against the Bucs top corner in Davis, Hollins is a risky start.
Zay FlowersBAL$5700 / $6300Cameron SuttonDETSafe
Flowers continues to move around the formation a lot but played the most of his snaps on the right side. He has become a trusted weapon for Lamar Jackson very quickly and continues to find ways to get open and make plays with the ball in his hands. Sutton has allowed 11.7 yards per reception and that total should go up this week against the uber athletic Flowers.
Gabe DavisBUF$5900 / $6700Jonathan JonesNESafe
After 4 straight games with double digit fantasy points, Davis crashed back to earth last week with 3 catches and 21 yards. This week he gets a matchup aganist the Patriots secondary that allows 24.5 fantasy points per game to outside receivers. While he will always play second fiddle to Diggs, Davis has a good matchup this week to get back in to double digits.
DJ Chark Jr.CAR#N/ABye#N/ABye
Darnell MooneyCHI$3500 / $5300Marcus PetersLVRisky
The good: Mooney is super cheap in DFS and is playing 78.8% of the snaps and had over a 90% route percentage last week. The bad: The Bears run a lot of 2 TE sets and are playing with a backup QB who is an undrafted rookie from a D2 college. Opportunity is there, the matchup is decent, but there is also a lot that can go wrong and makes Mooney risky.
Tee HigginsCIN#N/ABye#N/ABye
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$3200 / $5000Jaylon JonesINDRisky
There has only been 1 game where DPJ caught more than 1 pass in the 5 he has played this season. He is just simply not being incorporated in the offense and can't be trusted.
Brandin CooksDAL#N/ABye#N/ABye
Marvin MimsDEN$3600 / $4900Rasul DouglasGBRisky
In any given week, Mims is going to have the big play impact that we are all waiting for. The problem is that he is getting less than a 30% snap share and can't be trusted with the limited volume. He is capable of getting behind the defense for a game breaking play, but the usage is scary and the matchup against the Packers secondary is not a good one this week.
Josh ReynoldsDET$4300 / $6100Marlon HumphreyBALModerate
Besides Amon-Ra St. Brown, Reynolds is the receiver who is getting the highest snap and route percentage of the outside receivers in Detroit. Humphrey is still a good corner, but Reynolds is still a guy who is tied for the team lead in touchdowns and has the trust of Jared Goff. In a week with many injuries and bye players, Reynolds is certainly a viable play.
Christian WatsonGB$5600 / $6600Pat SurtainDENModerate
Coming off the bye and with an extra week to get healthy, Watson should be back at full strength. He played an 84.5% snap percentage in week 5 and led the team in targets and receiving yards. The problem this week is that he will likely see a shadow from Patrick Surtain. Denver's secondary has been shredded this year, but Surtain is one of the best corners in the league and the shadow coverage bumps Watson down from safe to moderate for me this week.
John MetchieHOU#N/ABye#N/ABye
Alec PierceIND$3300 / $5000Denzel WardCLERisky
Pierce did see 6 targets last week but only caught 3 passes for 25 yards. Downs is taking target share from Pierce and that makes him a risky start, especially in a matchup against a premier corner like Ward.
Christian KirkJAC$5700 / $6700Paulson AdeboNOSafe
I like staying with Kirk this week who is leading the Jaguars in targets, receptions and receiving yards despite a week 1 where he only caught 1 pass. With Lattimore on Ridley on the other side, Trevor Lawrence should continue to feed Kirk the targets against Adebo who has given up 16.9 yards per reception in his coverage this season.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC$3200 / $5000Michael DavisLACRisky
There is nothing to like about a guy who leads his teams receivers in route percentage and snap percentage but only has a 5.5% taregt share. it doesnt matter if hes matched up against Michael Davis or Viola Davis, hes not startable.
Jakobi MeyersLV$6200 / $7400Jaylon JohnsonCHISafe
Here is a guy who is making the most of his opportunities. Meyers has been extremely impressive in his first season in Las Vegas and leads the team with 4 touchdowns after scoring another last week. Chicago's secondary has given up 25.8 fantasy points per game to outside receivers and while Johnson has been their best corner and has played well, Meyers has too and should continue to be peppered with targets regardless of who is at quarterback for the Raiders this week.
Quentin JohnstonLAC$3800 / $5500Joshua WilliamsKCRisky
The Chargers didnt play a lot of 3 wide sets last week and Johnston was the one who came off the field when they went 2 wide. He didnt seem to be able to get open or create any separation and didnt catch a pass on his 2 targets. This game should be a shootout, so he may see more targets this week, but until we see him step up and make plays he will be a risky start.
Puka NacuaLAR$7600 / $7300Patrick PetersonPITSafe
Last week we saw a season low 6.6 fantasy points from Puka but he still saw 7 targets and played a 96.5% snap percentage. With the loss of Kyren Williams, the Rams will likely pass even more and the matchup is good for them this week. Puka especially will see a bunch of Peterson who has already allowed 4 touchdows in his coverage this season.
Tyreek HillMIA$9400 / $10000James BradberryPHISafe
The cell phone grabbing, back flipping Hill is always a good play. Even in a matchup against a strong defense like Philly, there will still be opportunity for a playmaker like Hill. This game should be a high scoring battle and Hill will need to be involved if Miami wants to win this game. Bradberry is a very good corner so maybe I dont pay all the way up to Hill in DFS this week, but he is always a safe play as long as the playmaker is on the field.
Jordan AddisonMIN$5800 / $7200Charvarius WardSFModerate
Addison stepped in to the lead receiver role after the loss of Justin Jefferson. In his first full game as the #1 last week, he caught a touchdown and had a team leading 11.8 fantasy points. This week he has a much tougher matchup against Ward who is the 16th highest graded cornerback in PFF rankings and has yet to allow a touchdown in his coverage. Temper your expectations this week in a tough matchup against San Francisco.
Kendrick BourneNE$4400 / $5800Kaiir ElamBUFRisky
Out of nowhere, Bourne exploded with 10 catches on 11 targets last week. Until we see it consistently I cant recommend starting Bourne, especially againts a Buffalo defense that has the 6th best coverage grade according to PFF.
Rashid ShaheedNO$3800 / $5700Darious WilliamsJACRisky
Shaheed put up 18.3 PPR points last week, but he only caught 2 passes on his 6 targets. He has a 12.9% target share and is facing a Jacksonville devense that has the 3rd best PFF coverage grade and leads the league in takeaways including 8 interceptions.
Darius SlaytonNYG$3700 / $5700Benjamin St-JusteWASModerate
Slayton continues to lead the Giants in snap and route percentage but is behind Robinson, Waller and Barkley in target percentage. Daniel Jones seems to be trying to play this week, but we dont know who will be under center yet. Even in a plus matchup against a weaker secondary, I dont trust Slayton enough to call him safe. His usage does make him a viable DFS contrarian dart throw though at this low price.
Allen LazardNYJ#N/ABye#N/ABye
Devonta SmithPHI$7000 / $6900Xavien HowardMIAModerate
It has been a dissapointing start to the season for Smith who hasnt produced the WR2 numbers that we expected from him. He did lead the team in targets last week, but with a couple of drops included, he only caught 5 passes for 44 yards. Howard does allow a 72.2$ reception percentage and has given up 2 touchdowns in his coverage. In a potential shootout game, Smith will be involved and is a decent play for fantasy for volume and hopefully he gets involved in the scoring in this one.
George PickensPIT$5500 / $7100Ahkello WitherspoonLARModerate
The Rams secondary has been playing surprisingly well this season. As a unit, they have only allowed 4 receiving touchdowns and Witherspoon has allowed less than 40% of passes in his converage to be caught. The 25% target share that we were loving from Pickens will decrease with Johnson coming back this week so even though he has nearly 400 yards and 2 touchdowns, Pickens does come with some risk and thats why I have downgraded him to Moderate.
Deebo SamuelSF$6000 / $7000Byron Murphy Jr.MINModerate
Deebo is questionable with the shoulder injury. My fear here is that he will be limited and if San Francisco gets out to a big lead against a bad Minnesota defense, they may limit Deebo even more and could even choose to rest him. Even in a plus matchup, with him being banged up, struggling and possibly limited, he is not a safe start this week.
Tyler LockettSEA$6000 / $6800Antonio Hamilton Sr.ARIModerate
Arizona does give up over 26 fantasy points per game to outside receivers, but Hamilton has played pretty well. He is actually ranked in the top 25 of PFF coverage grades and has yet to allow a touchdown in his coverage. I see this being a big game for Samuel, but Lockett wont be completely shut out either. He is getting a healthy 22.2% target share on the season so he will still be involved, but downgraded due to the matchup against Hamilton.
Chris GodwinTB$6900 / $6500Jeff OkudahATLModerate
Godwin is another guy with a healthy target share but is being outshined by his teammate. He has a 23.7% target percentage with a team elading 87.4% route percentage. Unfortunately, this week he has a tough matchup against Okudah who has only allowed a 33.3% reception percentage in his coverage. A modest game is likely for Godwin, but he cant be considered safe in a tough matchup against a sneaky good Atlanta secondary.
Chris MooreTEN#N/ABye#N/ABye
Terry McLaurinWAS$5400 / $7200Adoree' JacksonNYGSafe
Jackson looks washed up so far this season and he has allowed a 75% reception percentage and 345 yards in his coverage. With Dotson struggling, Terry has been stepping up and saw 11 targets last week. In a plus matchup as the most trusted receiver in Sam Howell's stable, this is a good spot for McLaurin to have a nice game at a favorable price in DFS.

Top matchups in the slot for Week 7

Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Chris OlaveNO$6300 / $7400Tre HerndonJACSafe
The Saints have been moving Olave around between the slot and outside positions but he will get a favorable matchup this week when he is lined up in the slot. Herndon has allowed an 80.8% reception percentage and 149 yards after the catch in his coverage. This sets up nicely for Olave to make some big catch and run plays this week to help get this offense kick started in a big Thursday night game.
Cooper KuppLAR$9500 / $9700Chandon SullivanPITSafe
Its like Kupp didnt miss a beat! In his 2 g ames since returning from injury, Kupp has seen 21 targets and caught 15 passes for 266 yards and a touchdown. With the injury to Kyren Williams, the Rams should pass more this week and plenty of that will go Kupp's way. Sullivan is one of the worst slot corners in the league and will be no match for one of the leagues premier wide receivers in Kupp.
Amon-Ra St. BrownDET$8000 / $8200Arthur MauletBALSafe
St. Brown looked plenty healthy last week after missing the week 5 game. He abused the Tampa Bay secondary last week and caught 12 passes on 15 targets for 124 yards and a touchdown. This week he gets to matchup with Arthur Maulet who is a mediocre backup cornerback. With the Safetys having to focus on the emerging Sam LaPorta, ARSB should be able to take advantage of this matchup and have another solid fantasy performance this week.
Jerry JeudyDEN$5800 / $6000Keisean NixonGBSafe
Jeudy was still playing a limited snap share last week but even with a 65.4% sanp percentage, he saw a 23.8% target share. There are rumors about Denver potentially trading him in a fire sale, so Jeudy is out there auditioning to hopefully land with a contender. Nixon is a corner who has allowed an 82.9% reception percentage in his coverage so Jeudy should be able to rack up the receptions and give a solild floor in a PPR at a reasonable DFS price tag.
Keenan AllenLAC$8600 / $9200Trent McuffieKCSafe
This is a game with one of the highest expointed points scored this week and if the Chargers are going to keep up with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs, Allen will have to produce. He is seeing a heavy 96.2% route percentage and a 30.7% target share on the season and will be the go-to target for Justin Herbert as long as he is on the field.
Curtis SamuelWAS$4000 / $6400Cor'Dale FlottNYGSafe
Samuel has stepped into a solidrole over the past few weeks and is now tied for second on the team in targets, is a clear second on the team in receptions and receiving yards, and leads the team in receiving touchdowns. He has 3 straight weeks with at least 14 fantasy points and matches up with a Giants secondary who allows the 4th most fantasy points per game to slot receivers.
Jayden ReedGB$3700 / $5300Ja'Quan McMillianDENModerate
The bye week allowed Christian Watson to get healthier and thats not great for Reed. With Watson back in week 5, Reed's target share went down to 7% so he lost some of the volume he was getting earlier in the season. Denver is a good matchup overall though, and McMillan has allowed 2 touchdowns in his coverage. The volume is down so Reed has some risk, but at the $3700 price on DK he is a good dart throw salary saving option in DFS.
Elijah MooreCLE$4200 / $5600Kenny MooreINDModerate
We still dont know who will be at quarterback for Cleveland this week, but what we do know is that Moore is out there and getting opportunities. He is second on the team with a 20% target share and leads the team with a 85.3% route percentage on the season. Kenny Moore has allowed receivers in his coverage to have a 76.7% reception percentage so Moore is a guy who has a solid floor with his target share regardless of who is playing quarterback this week.
Josh DownsIND$4500 / $5700Greg Newsome IICLEModerate
I really like this rookie and he has stepped up to become the number 2 target on this team behind Pittman. He had 8 targets last week and caught the lone touchdown for the Colts. I would like him more this week if the matchup was better, but Newsome is a solid slot corner and will be a tough matchup for the youngster.
Rashee RiceKC$4700 / $5600Ja'Sir TaylorLACModerate
If I am going to play any Chiefs receiver its going to be Rice. They are still all sharing snaps and Rice is only getting a 47.9% snap share but he saw a 10.3% target share and the second highest targets per route run among the wide receiver group. The Chargers secondary is one thats fun to target and both Rice and Toney are guys who can certainly beat them for big plays this week. Theyre risky starts due to the limited usage, but theyre high upside options for DFS if you like to gamble.

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus and from Kevin Tompkins' Target Report