FanDuel NFL Conference Round Cheat Sheet: Daily Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Stacks (Download Free)
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TB @ GB
This game has weather concerns as snow is in the forecast, and it will be frigid. Of course, we don’t know how bad the snow will be this far out as it could be a factor or could be a light dusting. Either way, keep an eye on the weather in this one. This slate is a fun one because it is loaded with four strong pass offenses and deep receiving cores. While these teams actually have solid secondaries, they won’t be enough for me to shy away from anyone. While these two teams played back in the middle of the year, I won’t take much stock into either of the prior two games that both matchups have faced. The Buccaneers secondary is easier to attack compared to their run defense. Given Aaron Jones has a high price tag and is still succeeding touches to Williams and Dillon, I will look more towards the passing game. The Bucs allowed 23.1 points per game to quarterbacks, and Rodgers has been in MVP form since that loss to Tampa. The Buccaneers allowed the 10th most PPR points to WRs and TEs. Davante Adams and Robert Tonyan are intriguing plays, and as a WR3, you can take shots on MVS and Allen Lazard.
Tampa has had some frustrating committees, and the backfield has been one of them. Leonard Fournette has played really well in the playoffs, in a game where Ronald Jones was a late scratch and then the last game where Fournette worked ahead of them. Now Jones has the big price difference, and I like his upside this week. The Packers have allowed the 5th most PPR points to backs, and overall they have allowed 4.5 yards per carry. Jones has really broken out some massive runs, and I like him as a cheap salary relief option. As for the passing game, Brady gives you salary relief at quarterback but doesn’t quite have the same upside as others at the position. I still like him and will have some exposure, but Josh Allen and Aaron Rodgers are my preferred options this week. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are both $7,000 to help the lineup build. Green Bay allowed the third-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers this season, but the Bucs will be able to put up theirs. Evans continues to be the touchdown upside play with 21% of the targets and nine red-zone touchdowns. Cameron Brate has weirdly cut into the production of Gronk in the postseason but remains a dart throw on a two-game slate.
BUF @ KC
Two of the top-scoring AFC teams will square off this week, but much of the attention will be on the Chiefs injury report. Patrick Mahomes left in the Cleveland game to what looked to be a nasty hit. There have been positive reports out of KC, but I would have been surprised to see anything else. The line is a bit more telling as the Chiefs are favorites. Both of these quarterbacks have tremendous upside even against the secondaries on paper. Kansas City has been more forgiving, allowing 23.9 points per game, but the Bills are not far off with 22.7 but allowed quite a bit of rushing production, as did the Chiefs. Allen, I like quite a bit this week, and he is a slight discount compared to Mahomes. The running games are almost excluded from the offense here, as both are dealing with injuries. CEH coming back would be a surprise but also a boost for the Chiefs. Devin Singletary is a cheap RB2 option, though, and should see 10+ touches. Kansas City struggled against the run and allowed a lot of receiving production. For the price, he makes sense if you want to jam in the top pass-catchers. The Chiefs have allowed the 8th most fantasy points to running backs.
One of the weekend’s big mismatches is Travis Kelce against this Bills unit that allowed the 5th most PPR points to tight ends on the year. Kelce had two touchdowns against this team earlier this season and has been on a tear in 2020 overall. Kelce is far and above the best TE option, and trying to fade is a tough task given there is such a wide scoring gap. Both the Chiefs and Bills ranked top five in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers this season. However, there is a lot to like here, with Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs essentially being matchup proof and dominating in volume. However, taking shots on cheap options like John Brown, Mecole Hardman, Gabriel Davis, and Cole Beasley are worth looks just because the offenses shouldn’t struggle this week.