The NFL expanded wild-card weekend to 6 video games this yr, and DFS managers are definitely completely happy 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 a little bit tougher to hone in on the most effective picks, you’ve got extra high choices and potential worth sleepers. Our FanDuel event 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 technique with no 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 huge in a event, that is a mandatory technique.
Wild Card FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS money lineup
QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens @ Titans ($9,300). With so many high-upside QBs enjoying this week, it might sound odd to pay high greenback for Jackson, however he has a improbable matchup and at all times has a excessive ceiling. He is been torching unhealthy defenses over Baltimore’s remaining 5 video games (161.eight passing yards, 2.2 passing TDs, 86 speeding yards, 0.eight 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 definitely 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 drive 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 complete yards and 4.Four receptions whereas scoring 3 times. In a recreation the place the Colts might discover themselves compelled 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 is not 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 recreation. Over his previous six contests, he averaged 82.5 yards and scored seven complete TDs, however he is performed that on simply 12.eight carries per recreation. That stretch began with a 70-yard, two-TD effort in opposition to the Titans. Final week in a must-win recreation, he obtained 13 carries regardless of Baltimore leaping out to a giant early lead. Dobbins ought to get loads of alternatives in opposition to Tennessee’s porous run protection, and each him and Jackson ought to proceed to publish huge 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 crucial constant receivers in soccer by way of 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, you realize he is nonetheless going to get appears to be like. Tampa forces groups to go, and it would not be shocking if Washington was enjoying from behind most of this recreation. Meaning extra alternatives for the explosive McLaurin, who can simply repay this value.
WR Chase Claypool, Steelers vs. Browns ($6,100). Claypool obtained again on monitor in opposition to 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 offers us hope. Claypool had at the least 74 receiving yards and scored in each conferences in opposition to Cleveland this yr, and he has the sort 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 remaining six video games, he averaged 5.Three catches, 7.Three targets, and 67.Three yards. That is stable for a TE, and Andrews might be focused much more steadily in a must-win recreation. He posted a 5-96-1 line in opposition to Tennessee earlier this yr, and people kinds of numbers would not be loopy once more contemplating how mediocre the Titans have been in opposition to 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 decide, however with Beasley nonetheless not practising, we like Brown to be closely concerned in opposition to a Colts go protection that has actually struggled down the stretch. He is an excellent pivot from the way more costly, way more fashionable Stefon Diggs.
D/ST Seattle Seahawks vs. Rams ($3,600). Seattle has had a better ground than you would possibly assume over its previous eight video games, limiting offenses to 16 factors per contest and racking up at the least three sacks in all however one recreation. With L.A. beginning both a banged-up Jared Goff (thumb) or John Wolford, the Seahawks ought to be capable of capitalize with at the least one or two turnovers to associate with the whole lot else they do. Because the second-cheapest D/ST on the slate, they provide large worth.