The NFL playoffs roll on with two video games on Saturday (Rams-Packers, Ravens-Payments), and meaning each day fantasy soccer gamers have extra possibilities to money in. Our divisional spherical DraftKings event lineup feels a bit chalky, however on a two-game slate, that is largely unavoidable except you actually determine to fade the celebrities, which is a dangerous DFS technique in its personal proper.
All 4 groups are represented with a number of picks in our lineup regardless of some sturdy defenses in motion. Our largest stack is a Ravens trio going in opposition to the worst protection of the day. We’re additionally banking on a pair bounce-back performances from gamers who possible will not be as fashionable as they need to be.
Divisional Spherical Saturday DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS event playoff lineup
QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens @ Payments ($7,600). Jackson has the most effective QB matchup of the weekend, and he continued his season-ending scorching streak final week with 136 speeding yards and 179 passing yards. He solely managed one TD, however we all know he all the time has the potential for a number of scores. He is $200 greater than Josh Allen and $700 greater than Aaron Rodgers, so you are not precisely breaking the financial institution to make use of him.
RB JK Dobbins, Ravens @ Payments ($6,000). Dobbins has scored in seven straight video games, and regardless that his speeding numbers took a little bit of successful final week (9 carries, 43 yards), he is nonetheless Baltimore’s finest again and most certainly to be concerned within the passing recreation. The Payments gave up 153 yards on 27 carries to Colts’ backs final week, and the Ravens ought to pound them much more.
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RB Cam Akers, Rams @ Packers ($5,700). It is tempting to go for Devin Singletary ($4,500) with Zack Moss (ankle) out, however Akers has the significantly better matchup and has been a beast down the stretch. Over his previous 5 video games, he is averaged slightly below 25 touches and simply over 122 complete yards per contest. He is additionally scored twice in that span. Inexperienced Bay has struggled in opposition to the run all yr, so Akers can be a really chalky decide, however you realize he’ll get the alternatives, so fade him at your personal threat.
WR Robert Woods, Rams @ Packers ($5,900). With Cooper Kupp more likely to be out or restricted due to a knee harm, Woods ought to be peppered with targets. Fading Woods and as an alternative focusing on cheaper choices like Josh Reynolds ($3,200) or Van Jefferson ($3,000) is not a foul concept, however L.A. likes to get Woods the ball on quick passes or end-arounds, and he’ll nonetheless get these alternatives even with more durable protection. He is had no less than seven targets in eight straight video games, so, on the very least, he ought to be capable to rack up catches in DraftKings full-point PPR format.
WR John Brown, Payments vs. Ravens ($4,600). We actually favored Brown final week, and he proceeded to catch none of his 4 targets. In the meantime, Cole Beasley (7-57) and Gabriel Davis (4-85) have been each all around the subject. Because of this, Brown will possible be closely pale this week, particularly with the aforementioned Rams and Payments receivers presenting good worth. That is high-quality. We’ll stick to the proficient Brown, who, earlier than final week’s shutout, had posted no less than 4 catches for 72 yards in every of his earlier three video games.
WR Allen Lazard, Packers vs. Rams ($3,900). It is all the time troublesome to select a secondary Packers receiver, which is why many simply select to disregard them, however with Jalen Ramsey anticipated to be draped throughout Davante Adams, it is smart to take an opportunity on one other green-and-gold pass-catcher. Marquez Valdes-Scantling ($3,800) has extra big-play upside, which is extra interesting in most DFS contests, however Lazard has been enjoying a better share of snaps currently and has extra red-zone potential. Aaron Rodgers remains to be going to throw the ball, and whereas Adams will get his targets, it is possible Lazard and/or MVS will see an uptick in appears to be like, so it is smart to play one at their low-cost costs.
TE Mark Andrews, Ravens @ Payments ($5,000). Robert Tonyan ($4,200) has been stable this yr, however Andrews remains to be the most effective TE on the slate. Extra essential, he has by far essentially the most favorable matchup, as Buffalo permits the fourth-most fantasy factors to tight ends. Andrews dissatisfied a bit final week with simply 4 catches and 41 yards, however he has multi-TD upside each outing. It by no means hurts to pay down at TE and hope for a random landing, like Dawson Knox ($3,100) scored final week, however Andrews will get sufficient targets to repay his excessive worth.
FLEX Stefon Diggs, Payments vs. Ravens ($7,300). We tried to make this lineup with out Diggs, as loopy as that sounds, however after we received all the way down to our final decide, we nonetheless had sufficient cash for him. As an alternative of taking an opportunity with a backup RB like Jamaal Williams ($4,400) or Gus Edwards ($4,200) or a WR deeper down the depth charts, we determined to not overthink it and take the man who’s arguably been the most effective receiver in soccer this yr. Diggs has been computerized in any matchup, usually racking up receptions and going over 100 yards — each of that are large on DraftKings. We could not afford Davante Adams ($8,600) and did not actually really feel nice about Aaron Jones ($6,800), so Diggs was our decide.
D/ST Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. Rams ($3,900). The Packers are the plain decide on condition that they’ve essentially the most favorable matchup in opposition to a shaky QB, however everyone knows the most effective D/ST play usually comes all the way down to a random large play that any protection can pull off. Any of the 4 defenses on this slate are value contemplating, and the opposite three are all no less than $1,000 cheaper than Inexperienced Bay. If you’re searching for some differentiation, you’ll be able to in all probability discover it with one other protection.