The NFL expanded wild-card weekend to 6 video games this yr, and DFS managers are actually comfortable about having extra gamers to select from in the event that they’re enjoying the Saturday-Sunday full playoff slate. Whereas it does make it just a little tougher to hone in on one of the best picks, you’ve got extra high choices and potential worth sleepers. Our FanDuel match lineup fades a few the most costly gamers (Derrick Henry, Stefon Diggs) and as an alternative focuses on a number of under-the-radar game-breakers with multi-TD upside.
In fact, we would not make use of such a method and not using a few stable anchors, and the Ravens trio of Lamar Jackson, JK Dobbins, and Mark Andrews present that basis. From there, we take some dangers, however to essentially strike it large in a match, that is a needed technique.
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QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens @ Titans ($9,300). With so many high-upside QBs enjoying this week, it may appear odd to pay high greenback for Jackson, however he has a improbable matchup and all the time has a excessive ceiling. He is been torching dangerous defenses over Baltimore’s closing 5 video games (161.8 passing yards, 2.2 passing TDs, 86 speeding yards, 0.8 speeding TDs), and Tennessee qualifies as one other favorable matchup. To be truthful, the Titans restricted Jackson within the common season (186 yards passing, 51 yards speeding, one TD), however Jackson ought to actually have revenge on his thoughts after shedding to Tennessee final yr within the playoffs.
RB Nyheim Hines, Colts @ Payments ($5,600). Jonathan Taylor has been a power over the ultimate seven video games for the Colts, however Hines has been stable himself within the second half. Over Indy’s final eight video games, he averaged 66.9 whole yards and 4.4 receptions whereas scoring thrice. In a sport the place the Colts might discover themselves pressured to throw extra to maintain up with Buffalo’s high-powered offense, Hines has actual worth, even in FanDuel’s half-point PPR format. He has three multi-TD video games this yr, so he isn’t even essentially a low-ceiling play, particularly at this value.
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RB JK Dobbins, Ravens @ Titans ($6,800). It would not be shocking to see the Ravens lean on Dobbins extra on this sport. Over his previous six contests, he averaged 82.5 yards and scored seven whole TDs, however he is finished that on simply 12.8 carries per sport. That stretch began with a 70-yard, two-TD effort towards the Titans. Final week in a must-win sport, he obtained 13 carries regardless of Baltimore leaping out to an enormous early lead. Dobbins ought to get loads of alternatives towards Tennessee’s porous run protection, and each him and Jackson ought to proceed to submit large stats.
WR Terry McLaurin, Washington vs. Buccaneers ($7,100). McLaurin returned from an ankle damage final week, catching seven-of-eight targets for 40 yards and a TD. He was one of the vital constant receivers in soccer via the primary dozen weeks or so earlier than slowing down down the stretch, however with 14 catches on 20 targets in his previous two video games, he is nonetheless going to get appears. Tampa forces groups to go, and it would not be shocking if Washington was enjoying from behind most of this sport. Which means extra alternatives for the explosive McLaurin, who can simply repay this value.
WR Chase Claypool, Steelers vs. Browns ($6,100). Claypool obtained again on observe towards the Browns final week, catching five-of-11 targets for 101 yards and a TD. It was the primary time he scored since Week 11 and the primary time he posted greater than 59 yards since Week 9. That relative lack of manufacturing is worrisome, however the matchup provides us hope. Claypool had not less than 74 receiving yards and scored in each conferences towards Cleveland this yr, and he has the form of big-play upside that may carry lineups that take an opportunity on him above the money line.
TE Mark Andrews, Ravens @ Titans ($7,000). Andrews hasn’t been a constant landing producer this yr, however over his closing six video games, he averaged 5.3 catches, 7.3 targets, and 67.3 yards. That is stable for a TE, and Andrews may very well be focused much more ceaselessly in a must-win sport. He posted a 5-96-1 line towards Tennessee earlier this yr, and people sorts of numbers would not be loopy once more contemplating how mediocre the Titans have been towards tight ends. Andrews is the most costly TE, however he is additionally the most secure.
FLEX John Brown, Payments vs. Colts ($5,700). Brown returned from a prolonged layoff in Week 17, catching all 4 targets for 72 yards and a TD. He confirmed no indicators of his ankle damage slowing him down, nor did he take a backseat to breakout rookie Gabriel Davis. If Cole Beasley (knee) performs, we’d rethink this choose, however with Beasley nonetheless not training, we like Brown to be closely concerned towards a Colts go protection that has actually struggled down the stretch. He is a terrific pivot from the way more costly, way more well-liked Stefon Diggs.
D/ST Seattle Seahawks vs. Rams ($3,600). Seattle has had the next flooring than you would possibly assume over its previous eight video games, limiting offenses to 16 factors per contest and racking up not less than three sacks in all however one sport. With L.A. beginning both a banged-up Jared Goff (thumb) or John Wolford, the Seahawks ought to be capable of capitalize with not less than one or two turnovers to go together with the whole lot else they do. Because the second-cheapest D/ST on the slate, they provide great worth.