NFL DFS value for Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, and Nelson Agholor for Wild Card Weekend

The Pats face the Bills in another cold-weather game. What should we expect from Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, and Nelson Agholor in DFS?

The New England Patriots have an unassuming cast of characters at the wide receiver position, but there has been a surprising amount of fantasy football points to go around for them this year. In a cold-weather game against the Buffalo Bills, what should we expect from Jakobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne, and Nelson Agholor in DFS?

Jakobi Meyers has developed into a primary threat

It was a long-running joke that Meyers hadn’t found the end zone, considering he played his first 38 games and logged 1,522 receiving yards without one. In Game 39, Week 10 of this year, he finally scored.

Since Week 12, Meyers has been a focal point of the offense, seeing 8 or more targets in each of the last six weeks, excluding the weird snow game where the Patriots threw the ball only 3 times. In the last two weeks, Meyers has tallied over 70 receiving yards and caught his second career touchdown. He’s nowhere close to a fantasy WR1, but he’s capable of producing WR2/Flex numbers.

Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor round out the receiving corps

Michael McCorkle Jones has been the best rookie quarterback in the NFL this year, but it hasn’t been enough for Bourne or Agholor to see consistent fantasy production. Agholor operates as more of a big-play threat that doesn’t receive stable targets. He only has 37 receptions on the year for 473 yards and 3 TDs.

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Bourne’s season-long numbers are very similar to Meyers’. He checks in with 800 yards and 5 TDs, compared to Meyers’ 866 yards and 2 TDs. Lately, though, it’s clear that Meyers has taken over as the primary threat. Bourne has averaged only 4.3 targets, 3.3 receptions, and 44.3 yards with 0 TDs in the last four games.

Fantasy expectations for Meyers, Bourne, and Agholor

When looking at DFS, all three Patriots wide receivers are priced the same at $4,500. Going against the Bills and their No. 1-ranked passing defense, it’s hard to trust any of these options.

The fact that they are priced the same is a bit mind-blowing to me. I think it’s pretty clear that Meyers has established himself as their top threat. Still, I don’t think any of these receivers can be trusted, as we might have another low-scoring cold-weather game against Buffalo with limited passing work.

This year, the Bills’ defense gave up only 6 touchdowns to opposing WRs. That’s not a defense I want to target in any playoff fantasy or DFS formats.

Jon Helmkamp is a fantasy football and NFL contributor for Pro Football Network. You can find him on Twitter: @JonHelmkamp and find more of his work here. Don’t forget to listen to the PFN Fantasy Football podcast and check out our free fantasy newsletter.


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