FanDuel NFL Lineup Advice: Divisional Round

Jan 13, 2017

Julio Jones

Julio Jones torched the Seahawks Week 6

Welcome to the Divisional Round Weekend NFL FanDuel lineup article. This article will focus on the main slate on FanDuel which features all four games this weekend. Since there are only four games this weekend I will be gearing my lineup more towards GPP contests. With that being said, let’s go ahead and take a look at my FanDuel lineup for the Divisional Round.

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Quarterback

Aaron Rodgers (GB): $8,800 at DAL
I think more people will cling to  Dak Prescott and Russell Wilson this week. However, I believe that Aaron Rodgers is the best option out of all three. Rodgers is locked in with four touchdowns in each of his last three games and no interceptions since Week 10. With essentially no running game, Rodgers should continue to put up huge numbers in a solid matchup against an average Cowboys’ pass defense.

Other Notables

  • Dak Prescott (DAL): $7,700 vs. GB
  • Matt  Ryan (ATL): $8,300 vs.  SEA

Running Back

Ezekiel Elliott (DAL): $8,500 vs. GB
Ezekiel Elliott will probably be pretty popular this week, but I don’t think he will be as popular as Le’Veon Bell. I think the Packers will try and sell out to stop Elliott, but many other teams have tried that as well. Elliott should see 20+ carries and he shouldn’t have any problems against the Packers who have not been nearly as good against the run as they were earlier in the season.

Dion Lewis (NE): $5,400 vs. HOU
Before you think I am crazy, remember that this is a tournament lineup and we need to pick some spots to differentiate ourselves from the pack. LeGarrette Blount has an illness and will likely be less than 100% for the game on Saturday. Lewis has had at least 11 carries in each of the three games. Also, the game script greatly favors the running game of the Patriots. The Patriots will likely get out to an early lead and could decide to rest Blount if he truly is not healthy.

Other Notables

Wide Receiver

Julio Jones (ATL): $8,300 vs. SEA
Many people will likely look at this matchup and immediately avoid Julio Jones. Hopefully, people forget that Jones had a huge game in Seattle back in Week 6 with seven receptions, 139 yards and a touchdown. If the Seahawks decide to shadow Jones with Sherman again, Jones will likely have another huge game since he will have single coverage.

Tyreek Hill (KC): $6,600 vs. PIT
Tyreek Hill benefits from being involved in the rushing, receiving and return game for the Chiefs and has been a huge X-factor with eight touchdowns since Week 12. Hill should continue to be heavily involved this week and if the Chiefs win this game, Hill will likely be a huge reason for it.

Davante Adams (GB): $7,400 at DAL
Jordy Nelson left the game early last week and it was later confirmed that he had a couple of broken ribs. Even though it appeared that Randall Cobb was the greatest beneficiary with three touchdowns, Devante Adams was actually targeted more by Aaron Rodgers. Many people will likely try to chase Cobb’s huge game, so Adams should come in at lower ownership, and he is the better option.

Other Notables

Tight End

Jason Witten (DAL): $4,900 vs. GB
I imagine that Travis Kelce will be the chalk tight end option this weekend, but I believe that the Chiefs will be conservative once they get a lead. Jason Witten has been one of Dak Prescott’s favorite targets this season and he does have the potential to outscore Kelce at a much lower salary and a much lower ownership percentage.

Other Notables

Kicker

Stephen Gostkowski (NE): $4,900 vs. HOU
Stephen Gostkowski is one of the most accurate kickers in the league, and the Patriots should provide him with plenty of attempts against the Texans.

Other Notables

D/ST

Kansas City Chiefs: $4,800 vs. PIT
The Chiefs are a great correlation play with Tyreek Hill. If Hill scores a return touchdown, you will get double points since you have the defense and the player. Also, the Chiefs are in a great spot against the Steelers since Ben Roethlisberger is not nearly as good on the road as he is at home.

Other Notables

  • Patriots (NE): $5,100 vs.  HOU


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