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Wide receivers DeAndre Hopkins and Julio Jones are two of the league's best wide receivers. They currently sit in the top three in yardage with Hopkins edging out Jones by just 30 yards heading into Week 6.


Both are WR1s in fantasy, putting up big numbers each and every week and have a prop bet over/under of 17.5 FanDuel fantasy points this weekend. ​It looks like they're both primed for another big output, but will they top that number?


First, let's look at each player's fantasy performance through five weeks:


Hopkins: 11.1 points, 20 points, 11.6 points, 27.9 points, 17.6 points

Jones: 23 points, 8.9 points, 12.1 points, 21.8 points, 8.7 points


So through five games, Hopkins has gone over 17.5 three times and Jones has done it twice. Of course, both of Hopkins' 20-plus point games came because of touchdowns, while Jones managed to rack up 23 and 21.8 points without reaching the end zone.


While they're both clearly capable of going over 17.5 points, it means it'll likely come down to the matchup. Jones is going up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Hopkins is facing off with the Buffalo Bills. The Bills sit at seventh in total defense and ninth in passing defense on the year. Meanwhile, the Bucs are 32nd in the league in passing defense and scoring defense, giving up 358 passing yards a game and 34.8 points.

Even though Julio hasn't scored a touchdown in 10 straight games, the matchup for him is too good to confidently take the under. If he can haul in something like eight receptions for 140 yards, then he'll manage to hit the over, and against this defense that stat line might even be a bit low. Hopkins will get his points, but if Deshaun Watson spends most of the game on his back then it'll be tough for the wideout to have a huge game.


From the looks of it, it will likely be Julio with the over and Hopkins with the under.


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