The divisional spherical is jam-packed with 4 high-profile matchups, setting NFL DFS gamers up for an entertaining weekend on the gridiron. For these in want of recommendation and picks for the weekend slate, our DraftKings lineup options a number of big-named stars together with a handful of worth sleepers, giving us an opportunity to take residence some money on Sunday evening.
We crafted our traditional lineup round a three-player Payments’ stack and some sub-$5K go catchers who ought to put up better-than-expected fantasy showings.
Earlier than we break down all of our picks, listed here are probably the most notable scoring guidelines for DraftKings contests: Full-point PPR, four-point passing TDs, three-point bonuses for 100 dashing yards, 100 receiving yards, and 300 passing yards.
Divisional Spherical DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup for playoff GPP tournaments
Saturday-Sunday fundamental slate, $50,000 price range
QB Josh Allen, Payments vs. Bengals ($7,800)
Even with Allen committing three turnovers within the wild-card spherical, he nonetheless completed with 28.1 DK factors. One other stable fantasy exhibiting appears probably this week. We all know the Payments are going to go at a excessive charge, as Allen’s averaged 33.7 go makes an attempt per sport, and for a QB main the league in air yards (5,218), he will take his fair proportion of deep pictures. Cincinnati’s protection underwhelmed final week, permitting Tyler Huntley to throw for 226 yards and two TDs, and with a significant step up at school, we’re not so certain how effectively they’ll defend the go this week.
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RB Christian McCaffrey, 49ers vs. Cowboys ($8,000)
We’re not fazed by the robust matchup, as McCaffrey all the time has 20-point upside in San Francisco’s high-powered offense. He is at present driving a seven-game TD streak and is prone to enhance it to eight with one other 15-20 contact exhibiting this week. Elijah Mitchell’s return actually limits CMC’s ceiling, however we nonetheless suppose he’ll finish the weekend main all RBs in fantasy factors. He nonetheless leads all RBs in goal share (21.8 p.c) and is probably the most environment friendly RB when it comes to anticipated factors added (+33.0 EPA).
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RB Miles Sanders, Eagles vs. Giants ($5,700)
Sanders’ wage has hit a low level, as he hasn’t been priced beneath $5,800 since Week 3. He earns sufficient utilization to warrant a roster spot, coming into the divisional spherical averaging 15.2 carries and 1.5 targets per sport. A 15-plus contact sport provides him a shot to eclipse double-digit DK factors, one thing he hasn’t finished in his previous 4 video games. Sanders’ third-best exhibiting of the season got here in Philadelphia’s Week 14 drubbing over New York, because the Penn State product rushed for 144 yards and two TDs on 17 carries. He has a sensible shot to achieve 100 dashing yards in a plus matchup in opposition to a Giants protection permitting the third-highest rush EPA this season (0.043).
WR Stefon Diggs, Payments vs. Bengals ($7,700)
Diggs bought off to a scorching begin to the postseason final week, hauling in seven of 9 targets for 114 yards (21.4 DK factors). He was held with no catch within the second half, however we’re not too nervous about that carrying over in opposition to a Bengals go protection that simply let Tyler Huntley and Baltimore put up an 0.27 EPA/go on early downs (73rd percentile). Diggs averages 9.1 targets per sport on a 28.4-percent goal share (tenth amongst WRs), and one other near-double-digit goal efficiency is possible.
WR Gabriel Davis, Payments vs. Bengals ($4,800)
We usually would not roster each Diggs and Davis, however Davis’ wage has hit its low level this season, so we’re firing him up after his greatest efficiency since Week 5. Davis scored 26.3 DK factors within the wild-card spherical (six receptions, 113 yards, one TD), and with an aDOT of 15.2 yards (sixth amongst WRs), he is all the time able to popping off for monster video games as he did in final season’s divisional spherical in opposition to Kansas Metropolis (eight receptions, 201 yards, 4 TDs). Davis additionally ranks third amongst WRs in yards per reception (17.4 yards), and so long as Allen’s slinging it, Davis is able to being the beneficiary of an extended reception.
WR Michael Gallup, Cowboys @ 49ers ($3,800)
Gallup has worth at simply $3,800 now that he is beginning to settle again into Dallas’ offense. He is recent off a five-catch, 46-yard, one-TD effort in Dallas’ drubbing over Tampa Bay and has a shot to duplicate that this week. Dallas could be pressured into throwing at a excessive clip if San Francisco can put some early stress on them, which might probably lead to the next goal share for Gallup. He logged the second-highest snap share amongst Cowboys’ WRs behind solely CeeDee Lamb final week, taking part in 67 p.c of snaps. Whereas Lamb might feast within the slot in opposition to Jimmie Ward, he will be a focus of the 49ers’ defensive technique, probably leading to a higher-usage day for Gallup outdoors.
TE Evan Engram, Jaguars @ Chiefs ($4,300)
Engram’s been underpriced all season, and we’ll gladly embrace him in our construct at solely $4,300 in a plus matchup. With Kansas Metropolis’s offense anticipated to attain their fair proportion, it would probably consequence within the Jaguars throwing at a excessive charge. Engram, who sees 5.8 targets per sport, ought to garner a decent goal share, giving him an opportunity to attain 10-plus DK factors.
FLEX Zay Jones, Jaguars @ Chiefs ($4,700)
We’re banking on a high-scoring matchup between the Jaguars and Chiefs the place each receiving corps have a profitable day. Jones snapped his mini-cold spell with a 21.4-point effort in final week’s come-from-behind win, securing eight catches for 74 yards and a TD on 13 targets. Much like Engram, Jones has a shot to see one other 10-plus goal sport. That sort of utilization, particularly in opposition to a Chiefs protection that ranks twenty sixth in opposition to WRs, greater than justifies rostering Jones at $4,700.
DEF Eagles vs. Giants ($3,200)
Whereas the Giants’ offense was just about unstoppable final week in opposition to the Vikings, replicating that effort in opposition to the Eagles is a tall activity. Philadelphia ended the common season sporting the bottom drop-back EPA (-0.087), and its secondary figures to carry its personal in opposition to the Giants’ receiving corps. The Eagles’ protection additionally ranks second in stress charge (25.5 p.c), as their means to win on the level of assault might result in a handful of sacks and errant throws. We anticipate Jonathan Gannon’s protection to indicate out on Saturday evening.