Albert Wilson, Chris Conley Fantasy Value for Week 7



Injuries continue to tear apart the Kansas City Chiefs offense. First it was Jamaal Charles. Now it’s Jeremy Maclin, who missed Wednesday’s practice after suffering a concussion last Sunday.

For fantasy football purposes, the next players up should Maclin be unable to play in Week 7 would be Albert Wilson and Chris Conley. But who is the more trustworthy option?

In last week’s game, Wilson caught three of six targets for 57 yards and a touchdown, while Conley caught three of seven targets for 16 yards. After Maclin left the game with 13:24 remaining in the fourth quarter, Wilson caught one of four targets for a 42-yard score, while Conley saw just one target for a five-yard reception.

Wilson showed off his impressive jets on his touchdown:

If you’re a Maclin owner and need a handcuff, or if you’re super thin at wide receiver, it’s probably worth adding Wilson if you have room at the end of your bench. While he isn’t the same kind of ridiculous athlete as Conley (not many people in the league are), he’s a speed demon who should get more screens and other short throws where he can rack up yards after catch. He’s a better fit for the noodle-armed Alex Smith.

Likely serving as the No. 2 target (behind tight end Travis Kelce) against a shaky Pittsburgh secondary, Wilson will become a serviceable WR3 should Maclin’s concussion keep him out. At a bare minimum $3,000 in DraftKings’ millionaire maker contest, he makes for an extremely intriguing option in daily leagues.

Conley, on the other hand, is more of a stash in deeper leagues. His physical gifts are extremely alluring, but he just hasn’t shown the consistency–seven catches on 18 targets–to be trusted yet.