The Rams-Packers and Ravens-Payments kick off the second spherical of the NFL playoffs on Saturday, and every day fantasy soccer gamers can have some powerful choices to make when placing collectively DFS lineups. Our FanDuel picks focus on three doubtless well-liked Payments, however we discover some differentiation with secondary receivers from the Rams and Packers.
Finally, you’ll be able to solely afford so many contrarian picks on slates like this, and sure “chalk” picks are exhausting to keep away from. For this slate, Cam Akers and even Devin Singletary could be these guys. Singletary could be light (although we do not), however Akers is nearly a must-play. If you happen to fade him and he struggles, you will be in nice form, however that is an enormous threat, particularly with so few high-upside backs out there.
Divisional Spherical Saturday FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS event playoff lineup
QB Josh Allen, Payments vs. Ravens ($8,800). Lamar Jackson, who’s priced $800 lower than Allen, is a greater worth, however Allen has simply as excessive of a ceiling, if not larger. He is been matchup-proof this yr, and he confirmed final week with 11 carries for 54 yards and a TD that he’ll run extra within the playoffs. With Zack Moss (ankle) out, Allen is a greater guess for a dashing TD, and you realize the passing quantity shall be there. Even on the highest value level in a reasonably powerful matchup, Allen is a good possibility.
RB JK Dobbins, Ravens @ Payments ($6,500). Dobbins will look to increase his seven-game scoring streak in opposition to a below-average Payments run protection that simply allowed over 150 dashing yards and a TD to Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. It was a bit disappointing and stunning to see Dobbins obtain only one extra carry than Gus Edwards final week, however the rookie stays extra explosive and is trusted in all places on the sector, giving him a superb quantity of upside.
SATURDAY PLAYOFF DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings
RB Cam Akers, Rams @ Packers ($7,000). Akers is assured quantity, which is proven by his virtually 25 touches per recreation because the begin of Week 13. He is produced with all these alternatives, too, averaging simply over 122 complete yards per recreation in that span. The Packers allowed the fifth-most FanDuel factors per recreation to RBs throughout the common season, so count on Akers to be closely owned. If you happen to fade him and he goes off, which appears doubtless, you will have a troublesome time cashing.
WR Josh Reynolds, Rams @ Packers ($5,200). With Cooper Kupp (knee) restricted or out, Reynolds figures to see a major uptick in targets. There’s an opportunity he turns into a chalky play, however contemplating he wasn’t even focused final week, he most likely will not be as extremely owned as he ought to. Even when Kupp is energetic, Reynolds, who had 10 targets in Week 16 when Kupp performed and 6 targets in Week 17 when Kupp was out, is a stable worth.
WR Stefon Diggs, Payments vs. Ravens ($8,600). Diggs has had at the very least 128 yards in 4 of his previous 5 video games and at the very least six catches in all however one recreation this yr. He is as automated as you will discover at this level within the season, and if you happen to’re taking part in Allen, you virtually must stack Diggs with him.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers vs. Rams ($5,500). With Jalen Ramsey anticipated to cowl Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers won’t throw to him fairly as a lot. That opens the door for MVS, who stays one of many final bom-or-bust performs in all the league. Simply have a look at his previous 4 video games: 85 yards and a TD, no catches, no catches, 87 yards and a TD. Even within the video games by which he did not have a catch, he nonetheless performed a wholesome quantity of snaps, so the potential is there for him to get unfastened for one massive play and repay.
TE Mark Andrews, Ravens @ Payments ($6,600). Choosing Robert Tonyan ($6,200) at a less expensive value is sensible if you happen to purchase into the speculation that Ramsey will shut down Adams, however we’re high-quality paying up barely for Andrews, who ought to see extra targets and has a significantly better matchup. Buffalo allowed the sixth-most FanDuel factors to TEs this yr, making Andrews a risk for 80-plus yards and a number of scores.
FLEX Devin Singletary, Payments vs. Ravens ($5,700). Singletary seems like a little bit of a entice, as he’ll be well-liked with Zack Moss (ankle) out, however Singletary averaged 17.3 touches and 77 complete yards per recreation when Moss missed three weeks earlier this yr. He ought to see at the very least 12 touches, and though it is a barely unfavorable matchup, Singletary ought to have a reasonably excessive ground. His landing upside could possibly be capped by Allen’s short-yardage prowess, however Singletary continues to be a good play.
D/ST Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. Rams ($4,600). Jared Goff (thumb) nonetheless would not determine to be 100%, which provides the Packers by far essentially the most favorable matchup on the slate. L.A. ($3,800) and Baltimore ($3,600) have higher defenses and will all the time make an enormous play, so if you wish to avoid wasting cash, take an opportunity with certainly one of them.