Conference Championship Pick’Em Selections on DraftKings
GPP: Dion Lewis vs. Jacksonville
Even with James White‘s added involvement last week, Dion Lewis still saw 25 opportunities (15 carries and 10 targets). That should tell us that even with Rex Burkhead likely returning from injury this week, Lewis is still going to be plenty valuable on Sunday. Plus, if Jacksonville’s defense is vulnerable anywhere, it’s against the run. The Jaguars ranked seventh worst in run DVOA and allowed the 12th most rushing yards during the regular season.
Cash: Rob Gronkowski vs. Jacksonville
For the second week in a row, Gronk is my favorite pass-catcher on the entire slate. Although he costs more this week, again, it’s tough to fade a player like Gronk in a two-game slate because there are few solid options to pivot to. Gronk’s 7.5 targets per game average during the regular season is tied for third out of all pass catchers playing this weekend. But the three players tied with him or above him, Adam Thielen, Zach Ertz, and Alshon Jeffery catch passes from Case Keenum and Nick Foles. Gronk, of course, gets to catch passes from Tom Brady and gets to play at home this week.