Divisional Round Daily Fantasy

Only two more weekends to avail yourself of daily fantasy football before it is taken away by the powers that be for SEVEN WHOLE MONTHS!!!!!

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Quarterback

It’s hard to argue against playing most of the QBs this weekend (Brock doesn’t count as a QB).  However, if you’re looking for value, Dak Prescott is really the best option at the position.  Dallas vs. Green Bay promises to be a barn burner, and assuming the rookie quarterback doesn’t get overwhelmed in his first playoff start (he won’t), he should be in line for a pretty hefty fantasy total.

After Dak, I couldn’t argue against playing Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, or Matt Ryan.

Running Back

Thomas Rawls looked amazing last weekend, so maybe he’s back to full health?  Atlanta has been unable to stop the run this season, so Rawls should have plenty of running lane in which to operate.  Look for a big game.

Ezekiel Elliott torched GB earlier this season for 157 rushing yards, and Dallas should employ a similar gameplan this Sunday.  Aaron Rodgers has looked otherworldly for the past 2 months, and Dallas will want to keep the ball out of his hands by extending their own offensive drives.  Expect plenty of carries to the rookie MVP candidate.

I know that I say this every week, but Le’Veon Bell should probably be in your lineup.  If you miss out on his points it’s awfully hard to stay competitive.  Weather doesn’t look great in KC this weekend, so the running game will be important.  After all, he is the Steph Curry of football…

Wide Receiver

No Jordy Nelson means that both Randall Cobb and Davante Adams get a bump.  Adams is the more expensive option, but Cobb looked like good Cobb last week.  Which wideout to play between the two is essentially a dart throw, but I lean Cobb because of his cheaper price tag.

Julian Edelman hasn’t seen the end zone in awhile, but he has seen double digit targets in 6 of the last 7 games.  That usage should continue against Houston, and for someone of his caliber, he’s relatively inexpensive.

As far as small price tag plus big fantasy point total is concerned, it’s hard to do better than Tyreek Hill.  He is arguably KC’s biggest offensive play maker, and as mentioned above, KC will need to score points to hang with the Pittsburgh offense.

When Atlanta and Seattle faced off earlier this season, Julio Jones went absolutely ape-shit.  Expect more of the same this weekend.

Tight End

Without Jordy in the lineup, I like Jared Cook this weekend against Dallas.  The lack of a running game means Green Bay will have to air it out to keep pace with Cowboys’ scoring machine, and Cook is a tempting target over the middle of the field.

Defense

It’s a tough weekend for defensive match ups, but New England is facing Brock so maybe roll with them.  Also, the weather in KC looks nasty this weekend, so that has the potential to be an ugly game full of turnovers, so playing either Kansas City or Pittsburgh isn’t the worst idea.

 

 

 

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