FanDuel Divisional Round Advice (Sunday Only)
During the first two weeks of the playoffs, FanDuel is giving us two main slates each weekend. The first was on Saturday and the second is for the two Sunday games, which I’ll cover today. Keep in mind that late-swap is an option to use to your advantage. If you miss on good chalk in the first game or use a player or two who busts, make sure to switch your lineup in between games to go more contrarian in game two so that you have a chance to catch up. With that said let me tell you about my four cornerstone plays then I’ll give you my entire cash game player pool that I’d consider to be decent options.
Damien Williams (RB – KC): $7,300 vs HOU
For most of the season, Kansas City’s running game was so unpredictable that it may still feel difficult to trust in it, but Andy Reid has clearly gone back to Williams as the lead-back over the second half of the season. It was split into two chunks but in those four starts, he went for 73 touches and 84 fantasy points. Playing at home as nearly 10-point favorites makes him a virtual lock to see 15 touches, and seeing that his opponent is the easiest matchup on the slate, I’d feel comfortable spending an extra $1,500 on him if FanDuel required it.
Davante Adams (WR – GB): $8,500 vs SEA
I understand people wanting to play Tyreek Hill versus the Texans’ secondary or DeAndre Hopkins in a useful game script, but it is Adams who is the superior cash game option this week. He has 19+ fantasy points in six of seven contests since the Packers’ bye, and last year, was every bit as consistent. What’s more, is that Aaron Rodgers was substantially better at home once again this season, and that Seattle’s’ secondary is vastly overrated considering how weak their schedule was. Adams is near-certain to see double-digit targets for the ninth time in ten games.
Travis Kelce (TE – KC): $7,500 vs HOU
With the landscape of tight ends this year, it should be no surprise that in a four-game slate, there is only one who is really worth considering. I mean, sure, you could save $2,000 by going down to Hollister, but he is also projected for just 40% of Kelce’s points. Essentially, Kelce would have to be $12,000 for him to be a lesser projected value than Hollister. He has double-digit fantasy points in all but one game this season so try not to overthink this one.
Sammy Watkins (WR – KC): $5,200 vs HOU
Yes, I’m spending on Watkins along with Kelce, Williams and the Chiefs’ D/ST. I’d love to buy Mahomes too, but it isn’t in the cards considering his hefty price-point and the four-player stack limit. Watkins hasn’t been reliable of late, but what did you expect with terrible matchups versus the Patriots, Broncos, Bears and Chargers to close the season? Those are literally four of the top eight pass defenses in football. The fact of the matter, is that he plays nearly every snap, has a tremendous home matchup, and plays with the best passer in football. At this price point, he is difficult to pass up.
The Rest of My Cash Player Pool
- Patrick Mahomes (QB – KC)
- Aaron Rodgers (QB – GB)
- Aaron Jones (RB – GB)
- Carlos Hyde (RB – HOU)
- Duke Johnson (RB – HOU)
- Tyler Lockett (WR – SEA)
- Allen Lazard (WR – GB)
- Jacob Hollister (TE – SEA)