NFL DFS DraftKings Picks for Championship Weekend (Fantasy Football)
Welcome to the Conference Championship weekend! This article will focus on the two-game slate available on DraftKings. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive breakdown on the slate, be sure to listen to the DFS Podcast where Kyle and I go through both games in detail. The Vegas Report article is also a helpful resource to look at each game from a stacking perspective. Let’s get to it!
Most weeks, we break down our picks by cash plays and GPP plays. On a small slate like this, these plays can be used interchangeably across both formats. We recommend using the Roster Percentage Report, which comes out on Friday afternoons to get a better of understanding of how the field values the players listed below.
Patrick Mahomes $7,400
No question about it, Patrick Mahomes is the top projected QB play on the slate. If playing cash games on this two-game slate, he’s an easy selection thanks to his floor but I’m comfortable being overweight compared to the field on my Mahomes exposure this weekend for obvious reasons. Since Week 14, Mahomes is white-hot, throwing for multiple TD passes in every game for a 20:2 TD-to-INT ratio, 72% completion rate, and 8.5 yards per attempt in that sample. Another reason to get excited about the NFL’s best real-life QB is that he tends to run more in the playoffs, averaging more than 30 rush yards per game in the playoffs vs. about 18 yards per game in the regular season during his career. With Kansas City playing at home with by far the highest team total on the slate, it’s difficult to poke many holes in this spot for Mahomes.