NFL Wildcard Weekend DraftKings Strategy Guide
Hello and welcome to the Team Rise or Fall Wildcard Weekend DraftKings Strategy Guide. We made it through 17 grueling weeks, now it’s time for the playoffs #insertJimMoragif. I didn’t think we’d have an NFL season so the fact we’re here in the playoffs, I applaud the NFL. We are going to cover both the Saturday and Sunday slates for both cash and tournament plays in the Strategy Guide. So buckle up!
Remember, in our cash games I’m not looking for a 2% owned play that no one else is on. I want high floor plays, receivers who are getting 7+ targets, and running backs who rack up the touches (carries and receptions). Remember we need to best half the field, not everyone.
In tournaments, we want to seek out correlation. I want to stack my quarterback with one, even two pass catchers and to run it back with a receiver on the opposing team. It is here where we can run out that 2% owned play in hopes of shooting to the top of the leaderboards and taking down a big one.
We know Josh Allen can sling the rock and score with the best of them. For the Colts to stay competitive Rivers is going to have to match him tit for tat. In review of the Team Rise or Fall Study Hub, he projects as the third-highest scoring quarterback on the Saturday slate. I like the value to fit in other studs. This game projects as the highest scoring.
While Diggs projects as the sixth-highest scoring receiver in the NFL Study Hub, he is Josh Allen’s favorite target. Over the last 4 weeks, Diggs has averaged nearly 12 targets a game, averaging over 23 DraftKings points per game.
Allen isn’t the highest projected quarterback in our NFL Study Hub for the Saturday slate. He’s projected as third highest. However, his team does have the highest implied total on the slate at 29.5 points. The Bills offense runs through Allen and I would fire him up with confidence this weekend.
Hilton ended the season on a high note scoring 31.30 DraftKings points in week 17. He’ll have to carry that moment into the playoffs if the Colts are to upset the Bills on Saturday. Hilton is not a high target wideout, seeing less than 7 targets a game over the last four. You just hope he makes those targets count.
QB: Josh Allen
WR: Stefon Diggs
Opposing WR: T.Y. Hilton
This will be a chalky stack on a three-game slate, however, I want exposure to the highest implied total on the board.
At $6.1k against a Browns defense that was in the bottom of the league allowing fantasy points to quarterbacks – yes, please! The Steelers anemic running game will make them lean on the pass heavily as they’ve done all season. I really like this spot for Ben.
Henry went bananas again last week going over 200 yards and scoring twice putting him over 2000 yards for the season. There is always risk involved in playing Henry on DraftKings because of his lack of involvement in the passing game. Henry is projected as the highest-scoring running back on the Sunday slate in the NFL Study Hub.
Jackson has the potential to break a slate with his rushing abilities. While he is the most expensive quarterback on the Sunday slate, he projects as the highest scorer at his position and he is still an excellent value per dollar in the NFL Study Hub. Tennessee allows the 4th most fantasy points to quarterbacks.
Davis is the runback I’m looking for if I’m playing Lamar Jackson. Assuming star cornerback Marcus Peters of the Ravens is going to shadow AJ Brown, I want to attack the opposite side. Davis has been a fantasy rollercoaster this season having big games then disappearing but on a three-game slate you have to get a little crazy to ensure your lineups are a little different.
QB: Ben Roethlisberger
WR: JuJu Smith-Schuster/Dionte Johnson/Chase Claypool
Opposing WR: Jarvis Landry
I’m running Steeler’s stacks for the Sunday slate. All three of the Steelers wideouts are relatively underpriced. You can choose to double stack them if you wish. On the other side, Landry isn’t quite the target monster we’ve seen in the past but projects as a top-four receiver on the Sunday slate.
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