FanDuel NFL Divisional Round Cheat Sheet: Daily Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Stacks (Download Free)
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LAR @ GB
The splitting of the two slates on FanDuel drives me nuts to start this off. I 100% prefer the combined slate like DraftKings is doing. And while they are offering it, the prize pools and offerings are noticeably lower. The reason I hate it is that there is so much more overlap for lineups. I prefer single entries this weekend. Alright enough complaining, let’s get to it. The Packers have a 26 implied total this week and the Rams are at 19.5, which is the lowest on the slate. The Packers have the fourth highest but of course, facing the Rams defense is going to weigh on everybody’s minds. The Rams are top-five against the run and the pass this season and obviously have intimidating defenders like Jalen Ramsey who will shadow Davante Adams and then Aaron Donald on the line. Despite the tough matchups, they are still in play. Cam Akers is certainly the big name to mention because the volume has been tremendous over the last few weeks and this is a run defense that still ranks in the bottom half against the run but also bottom-five in FPPG allowed to backs. Now the Packers also have a strong corner of their own with Jaire Alexander, and Robert Woods will likely be his main focus. The floor and ceiling are a bit limited but volume is still something I value. Woods has averaged 8.1 targets per game and also gets some rushing looks at times. The cheaper options and tight ends are viable here. MVS and Josh Reynolds would be intriguing if Cooper Kupp can’t play.
BUF @ BAL
The weather might be the bigger talking point this week as there is rain in the forecast right now and wind going over 15+ mph. That could throw a wrench into this one as it could be a bit lower scoring especially if the snow is coming down midgame. The receivers on both sides are facing very tough secondaries and I trust the Bills more because of Josh Allen being able to throw more downfield and also they are just a far-better core of receivers. Stefon Diggs, John Brown, and Gabriel Davis are all in play despite facing the Baltimore secondary. The Baltimore receivers are really not that good outside of Marquise Brown, but even him he is still limited, and seeing names like Tre’Davious White is not appealing. Mark Andrews is the more enticing option in the passing game given the Bills have really struggled against them this season. We saw Jack Doyle come out of the woodwork last week and I would expect Andrews to be a big threat this week. JK Dobbins is still underpriced on FD and both him and Akers make it easy to just plug them in and get a reasonable set of backs in the best matchups for the best price. The Bills have struggled against the run the last few seasons and we have seen those cracks continue.
CLE @ KC
This game is the more straightforward one to attack because of the glaring mismatches and defensive weaknesses. Starting with the Chiefs passing game, going up against a Browns defense that ranked bottom-ten in fantasy points allowed to tight ends, quarterbacks, and wide receivers. Now add in they face Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce, good luck with that. These are certainly the premium options that don’t need much explanation. As for the other options, CEH continues to be listed as questionable and I am not sure if I want to go with the Chiefs backfield either way in this one. Cleveland’s run defense isn’t that bad and this team is sharp, they will attack through the air. For Cleveland, the running backs are key to their offense and the Chiefs still hold one of the poorer run defenses, so both Chubb and Hunt are well in play this week. Hunt comes in a bit cheaper than Chubb but I actually don’t mind using them both together. Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper are in play as a value tight end or WR3 option for Landry.
TB @ NO
Both of these defenses are actually kind of similar. They are very good against the run, especially Tampa, but the secondary can give up some fantasy points to talented receiving cores, which both of these teams have. Now the Bucs gave us some disappointing news with Ronald Jones being a late scratch and we still haven’t got a clear report for his status. Leonard Fournette would get a heavy workload but the Bucs will remain pass-happy. Antonio Brown is someone that I like a lot this week and should match up well against this Saints defense out of the slot. Especially with Brady looking to get the ball out quick against a good pass rush. Michael Thomas on the other side has a good track record against the Bucs, even with some new names in the secondary he is enticing once again as a go-to option for Drew Brees. This game is a great fill-in for wide receivers and cheaper tight ends because the volume will be there as well as the upside. Tom Brady is intriguing despite two games against the Saints where he struggled. I prefer him over Brees just because Brady doesn’t have Taysom Hill coming in the red zone.