• DFS Minute: NFL Lineups for Divisional Round Weekend

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    This is your DFS Minute for Divisional Round Weekend. Here are my Draft Kings and Fanduel lineups for the Sunday Divisional round slate of games.


    Anyone who plays Daily Fantasy Sports wants their share of the pie. May you find this week’s lineups to be helpful in putting some cash in your pockets. There are several ways to play DFS in the playoffs. 

    My main focus will be the Sunday slate of games, but you can also see a listed lineup for the Saturday games and my Captain/MVP picks for each individual game below! Due to the extra lineups, I have omitted an OwnersBox lineup. 

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    Quarterback

    Patrick Mahomes: Fanduel $8,500/Draftkings $7,300

    The obvious choice for the Sunday contests is between Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen. I do not think you can go wrong with either one on Sunday. Each quarterback played equally great last week. The Bills beat the Chiefs 38-20 in week five, but it is obvious the Chiefs are playing at another level right now. I expect Mahomes to get the edge on Sunday and outplay Allen.

    I have Mahomes for two to three passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown.

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    Running Backs

    Cam Akers: Fanduel $5,700/Draftkings $5,500
    Devin Singletary: Fanduel $7,200/Draftkings $5,900

    How great was it to see Cam Akers last week? He looked like he was never injured. I expect the Rams to try to control the clock by running Akers and Sony Michel on Sunday. Akers will find the endzone this week and also have three to five catches. 

    Devin Singletary has been a solid play on a weekly basis as of late. Since week 15, Singletary has had eight touchdowns. The Bills have trusted him at the goal-line. While the Bills and Chiefs game may be an aerial assault on Sunday, I believe Singletary will run in a goal-line touchdown or two. 

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    Wide Receivers

    Byron Pringle: Fanduel $6,000/Draftkings $4,300
    Odell Beckham: Fanduel $6,500/Draftkings $5,300
    Stefon Diggs: Fanduel $7,800/Draftkings $6,500

    Pringle is not going to turn many heads when it comes to yardage but in the final week of the season, he saw eight targets, and last week in the Wild Card round he saw seven. He added two touchdowns against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. In what is expected to be a shootout, I see Pringle finding the endzone again. 

    Beckham was the focal point of the passing offense in the first half of the Rams’ first-round playoff game Monday night. He finished with four catches for 54 yards and a touchdown. If the Buccaneers succeed in slowing Cooper Kupp down, Beckham will be heavily relied on.

    Diggs had a quiet three catches for 60 yards in the Buffalo Bills Wild Card game against the New England Patriots. Josh Allen has shown he is more than willing to spread the ball around in the offense. I expect the Bills and Chiefs game to be quite the show. I see Diggs putting together a memorable playoff game with over 100 yards and two touchdowns. 

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    Tight End/D/ST

    Rob Gronkowski: Fanduel $7,100/Draftkings $5,800
    Los Angeles Rams: Fanduel $4,300/Draftkings $3,000

    If you want to use Travis Kelce as your tight end for the Sunday games this round, I would not blame you. I am giving the nod to Rob Gronkowski this week. Gronk will be relied on to help take pressure off Brady on shorter routes. This is the week we will be reminded of the greatness that is the Brady to Gronkowski connection. 

    It is hard to pick any defense on Sunday because I believe all games will be high-scoring. I sided with the Rams due to their defensive line and Jalen Ramsey in the secondary. The Rams did a great job against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday night. I believe they will get to Brady and cause a few unwarranted throws. 

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    Flex

    Dawson Knox: Fanduel $6,500/Draftkings $4,900

    I have littered this lineup with a Buffalo Bills stack. Knox is the icing on the cake. He is coming off a stellar two-touchdown performance. The Buffalo Bills tight end looks fully healthy and Josh Allen loves to target him in the red zone. You can play Knox with confidence in the flex spot this week.

    Since it’s the playoffs, things are a little different in the NFL. This means things are a little different with my lineups! I’ve set lineups for both the Saturday AND Sunday games, plus I set some MVP/Captains for individual games!

    Saturday

    Fanduel

    Quarterback: Joe Burrow

    Running Backs: Eli Mitchell, Aaron Jones

    Wide Receivers: Ja’Marr Chase, Allen Lazard, Brandon Aiyuk

    Tight End: Anthony Firkser

    Flex: Deebo Samuel

    D/ST: Cincinnati Bengals

    Draftkings

    Quarterback: Joe Burrow

    Running Backs: Eli Mitchell, Aaron Jones

    Wide Receivers: Ja’Marr Chase, Allen Lazard, Brandon Aiyuk

    Tight End: C.J. Uzomah

    Flex: Deebo Samuel

    D/ST: San Francisco 49ers

    Sunday

    Fanduel and Draftkings

    Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes

    Running Backs: Devin Singletary, Cam Akers

    Wide Receivers: Stefon Diggs, Byron Pringle, Odell Beckham Jr

    Tight End: Rob Gronkowski

    D/ST: Los Angeles Rams

    FLEX: Dawson Knox

    Captain/MVP Picks- Individual Game Contests

    Cincinnati Bengals vs Tennessee Titans: Ja’Marr Chase or Joe Burrow

    San Francisco 49ers vs Green Bay Packers: Eli Mitchell or Davante Adams

    Buffalo Bills vs Kansas City Chiefs: Josh Allen or Travis Kelce

    Los Angeles Rams vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Cooper Kupp or Tom Brady


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