It’s time for the Team Rise or Fall NFL Divisional Round FanDuel Strategy Guide! I’ll be giving a few of the players I’m interested in for the Saturday slate, Sunday slate, and the Saturday-Sunday slate.
Please keep in mind for cash games (Double ups, 50/50s, and Head-to-Heads) I’m looking to beat 40%-50% of the field. That means I’m targeting players with a solid floor and extreme value. I want running backs with a lot of rushes+receptions and pass catchers that will get a lot of targets. I need guys to have the ball in their hands a lot.
When it comes to GPPs (tournaments), I like stacking a quarterback with a pass-catching teammate or two and sometimes adding an opposing player as well. Since we’re looking at two two-game slates and one four-game slate there’s almost no way I won’t have an opposing player or two stacked along with my quarterback in the lineup.
Lamar Jackson (8k)
Jackson leads the Baltimore Ravens into upstate New York to take on Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. Lamar ranks as the second best value on the Saturday slate in the Team Rise or Fall NFL Study Hub. Jackson showed last week against Tennessee that he’s a dual threat at all times so a couple of passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown are very possible.
Josh Allen (8.8k)
Our NFL Study Hub ranks Allen as the top rated player, highest projected player, and highest value player on the Saturday slate. He’s every bit as much of a dual threat as Lamar Jackson. Combine that potential with an exceptional receiver in Stephon Diggs and it’s very easy to see Josh doing very well, even in a loss. (Not predicting a loss. I’m saying he should score well no matter how the game plays out.)
Quarterback: Josh Allen
Wide Receiver: Stephon Diggs
Opposing Tight End: Mark Andrews
The Baltimore Ravens – Buffalo Bills game has a 50 point implied game total while the Los Angeles Rams – Green Bay Packers game has a 46 point implied game total. I think the defenses are better in the Rams and Packers game (The Rams doing most of the lifting), so I wouldn’t be shocked if that game came in below 46 points.
As I tend to mention on smaller slates we need to get creative in order to have a unique lineup that carries plenty of upside. With a Josh Allen stack I can get him with Diggs and either Gabriel Davis or Cole Beasley. I can also swap out Josh Allen for Lamar Jackson while still using the same players (ie. Lamar-Andrews-Diggs-Beasley).
Baker Mayfield (7.4k)
Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns faceoff against the Kansas City Chiefs in a game with a 56 point implied total. Baker is the fourth highest value on the slate in our NFL Study Hub. He falls behind Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees. He’s a fine play on merit since he’s been playing much better lately. Now he’s in a game with the highest total on the day where most of us expect him to being playing catchup.
Travis Kelce (8.5k)
Kelce is one of the best players on the slate let alone best tight end. There’s no guarantees when it comes to predicting a player’s performance but Kelce is as close to a lock as we can get. I know the price tag is heavy but go for savings somewhere else.
So if everyone is using Kelce would it be a good idea for me to pivot? If we’re looking at matchups both Jared Cook and Austin Hooper are facing teams in the bottom four in the league in defense against the tight end position.
Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes
Tight End: Travis Kelce
Opposing Wide Receiver: Jarvis Landry
I’m always going to want exposure to a game with a high implied total. What’s cool about the Sunday games is that I can make an argument for every quarterback on the slate. That means no matter which quarterback you take to lead your stacks most of the players in your pool should have decent upside.
Devin Singletary (5.7k)
Singletary is the third highest value on the entire slate in our NFL Study Hub. Zach Moss is out for the season so Singletary should get plenty of opportunities against the Baltimore Ravens and their 18th ranked defense against the running back position.
Lamar Jackson (8k)
Jackson is the second highest rated and the second highest projected player on the slate in our NFL Study Hub. And he comes in $800 cheaper on FanDuel than the first ranked player, Josh Allen. On a slate full of baller QBs I like Lamar’s price combined with his upside.
Quarterback: Baker Mayfield
Wide Receiver: Jarvis Landry
Opposing Tight End: Travis Kelce
This is likely the end of the road for the Cleveland Browns but I like them to go out fighting. I can stack the three of these players with a couple of other studs depending on how much or how little I’m willing to pay at running back and wide receiver.
I’ve done some fooling around and was able to fit in Alvin Kamara and Stephon Diggs along with some guys I was willing to take a flyer on.
That’s all from me for now. Good luck to everyone this weekend. Let’s get this money!
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