NFL DFS DraftKings Divisional Round Picks (Fantasy Football)
The Divisional Round is here! This weekend, both FanDuel and DraftKings are offering Saturday only and Sunday only slates as well as a four-game Saturday to Sunday Main Slate. This article will be focused on the Saturday – Sunday slate on DraftKings. Below are a list of our top cash game plays as well as GPP targets, but in order to best prepared for this slate, I’d recommend checking out these key resources:
In addition, our Roster Percentage Report can be a useful tool to identify some players who may go overlooked in large field tournaments this weekend. Let’s dive in!
Note: Plays listed below are in order of salary, NOT necessarily ranked by preferred plays.
Patrick Mahomes $8,000 vs. JAX
Mahomes at home off a bye against a Jaguars secondary that ranks 30th in pass defense DVOA with a team implied total of 30.8? Yup! The Jaguars’ defense also ranks 31st in red zone DVOA, notable as a ridiculous 83% of Mahomes’ TDs have come inside the 20-yard line this year. This year’s MVP cooked the Jags for 331 passing yards, 39 rushing yards and four TDs when these clubs met in Week 10.
Josh Allen $7,800 vs. CIN
Cincy’s defense has played much better of late, but we know Allen is matchup proof, especially with the added fantasy points we get from his rushing. Among QBs, Allen is fourth in rushing yards and third in rushing TDs, and in the playoffs over the last three years, he’s averaging 301 passing yards, 2.8 passing TDs and a whopping 49.8 rushing yards per game. Buffalo has the slate’s third-highest team total.
Jalen Hurts $7,600 vs. NYG
I wouldn’t fault anyone for playing Hurts in cash games, but when you think about cash, it’s all about safety and finding holes you can poke in these players. I think it’s very, very likely Hurts is healthy enough to run like he did in the playoffs, but there’s a non-zero chance that he’s not. In addition, stud RT Lane Johnson is playing through an adductor injury. For those reasons, I lean Allen or Mahomes in cash games, but that doesn’t mean I won’t have plenty of Hurts in my GPP portfolio this weekend. We know Hurts is very capable of finishing the slate as the QB1 thanks to his rushing ability and goal line role, but the main reason I love Hurts for GPPs is that his primary pass catchers are not going to be popular. I’ll touch on DeVonta Smith and A.J. Brown in a bit.