NFL FanDuel Market Watch: Divisional Round

Jan 10, 2017

Russell Wilson shouldn't have a hard time producing against a soft defense in a dome

Russell Wilson shouldn’t have a hard time producing against a soft Falcons’ defense within a domed stadium

Let’s take a look at notable salary changes as we head into Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

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Quarterbacks

Russell Wilson (SEA): $8,200 @ ATL (+$500)
Wilson scored 16.66 FDP in the Wild Card Round against the Lions, but he should find an easier go of it this weekend. Not only will he be protected from the elements, but he will also draw just as good of a matchup.

The Seahawks have an implied team total of 23.5 points on the road, and with a projected total pushing 52 points, there should be plenty of fantasy production from Wilson. With three quarterbacks priced ahead of him, he’s a fine spend this week.

Ben Roethlisberger (PIT): $8,100 @ KC (-$400)
Roethlisberger has shed his walking boot, and it’s looking as if he will be able to play this Sunday. FanDuel dinged his price after being injured towards the very end of last week’s game, and with a tougher matchup awaiting, I’d be cautious with my usage of Roethlisberger.

Running Backs

Thomas Rawls (SEA): $7,500 @ ATL (+$400)
Rawls is coming off of a 22.7 FDP performance last weekend, which was the most fantasy points he had produced since December 4. He will face a Falcons’ defense that ranked in the bottom third in terms of fantasy points allowed to running backs, but I expect his ownership levels to inflate after last week’s outing.

Le’Veon Bell (PIT): $9,900 @ KC (-$400)
C’mon, man! Despite scoring 30.4 FDP last week, and a neutral matchup awaiting him this week, Bell’s price went down. I am not sure as to the rationale here, but as last weekend showed, he’s a tough fade regardless of the circumstances.

Wide Receivers

Randall Cobb (GB): $6,500 @ DAL (+$1,200)
Cobb saw the biggest price increase among all positions this week, as he turned back the clock and scored 32.1 FDP. Most of the production came after Jordy Nelson was lost to injury, but it’s looking very uncertain that Nelson will be able to play, which could open the door for more looks for Cobb. Keep an eye on this situation as the week unfolds.

DeAndre Hopkins (HOU): $7,100 @ NE (-$300)
This is obviously a less than desirable situation for Hopkins and the Texans, but I’m going to bet that they find little room to run the ball. On top of that, the game flow could dictate more passing (Texans are currently 15 point underdogs), thus increasing the likelihood that Hopkins sees some volume.

Tight Ends

Jimmy Graham (SEA): $6,800 @ ATL (+$200)
A 5.2 FDP performance last week caused Graham’s price to rise this week, or was it more related to the looming matchup? I’m going with the latter, as the Falcons struggled against tight ends this season. With this game projected to feature scoring from both sides, Graham makes for a fine tournament play this weekend.

C.J. Fiedorowicz (HOU): $5,200 @ NE (-$100)
Much like teammate DeAndre Hopkins, this tick down in salary is likely due to the upcoming matchup. Also like Hopkins, I think game flow could benefit the passing game some, although it’s important to keep in mind just how bad the Houston passing game has been. Still, Fiedorowicz is worth a tournament flier this week.

Adam Sutton is a correspondent at FantasyPros. To read more from Adam, follow him @DraftStars_Adam. You can find more of Adam’s work at DraftStars.net

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