Wild Card weekend featured some great football with two overtime games and a veteran quarterback losing at home. Those two may have seen the last action on their respective teams as well. There were a few players that were disappointing and few that hit it big! Hopefully, it was successful for everyone and it continues this weekend. Enjoy football while we still have it this season.
Lock: Patrick Mahomes (FD:$9.0K/DK:$7.5K). He is definitely the best quarterback on the slate for Sunday. A matchup against the defense that has given up the fourth-most points to the position is a great sign. With a week off, the Chiefs have had some time to heal up and will be ready to go for this one. The two teams played earlier in the season and Mahomes’ numbers were not amazing, but this time around will be different.
Value: Deshaun Watson (FD:$8.2K/DK:$6.7K). This is the quarterback showdown this weekend. The Chiefs defense has been better as of late. The only downside is that they did lose their starting safety, Juan Thornhill, which will have an effect on them for now. Watson also already showed what he could do against a defense that was supposed to be so highly ranked. Now is the time for him to do it again.
Lock: Aaron Jones (FD:$8.4K/DK:$7.4K). Jones has been an absolute rock for the packers over the last four games. Sometimes the game slows down a bit in the playoffs, which means running the ball a little bit more. If he doesn’t put the ball on the ground, he will be the workhorse all game. Expect 25-plus touches and a touchdown.
Value: Marshawn Lynch (FD:$6.1K/DK:$4.8K). Beast Mode is still here to play! In only two games of being back in the NFL, he has already posted a touchdown in each. When looking for value, he is a good pick to hit this weekend due to the Packers’ struggles against the running back position. This will be Lynch’s best week back; except 70 yards and a touchdown from him.
Lock: DeAndre Hopkins (FD:$8.1K/DK:$7.4K). The numbers might not pop out at you, but they have been pretty solid for Hopkins this season. He was supposed to be shut down last week but still netted nearly 100 yards. All he was really missing was a score. This week against an iffy Chiefs’ defense, he will finally break that 100 yards and score.
Value: Allen Lazard (FD:$5.4K/DK:$4.5K). It seems as if Aaron Rodgers might have found another wide receiver he can trust. The Seahawks will try to focus on slowing down Davante Adams, which will open up more chances for this value play. Over the last two games, Lazard has seen eight and nine targets. This trend should continue with a six-catch, 70-yard game capped off with a touchdown.
Lock: Travis Kelce (FD:$7.5K/DK:$6.4K). Kelce is the best tight end in the NFL. When it comes to tight ends, it’s been a tough season. This weekend is one of those times to find a way to lock him into your tight end or flex spot. He is definitely good for eight catches, 75 yards, and a touchdown.
Value: Jimmy Graham (FD:$5.0K/DK:$3.3K). This could be another sneaky play this week. For the money, there is a lot of value. Again, all you need from him is a touchdown and around 30 yards. The Packers look for him in the red zone quite often. He will surely hit the value this week.
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Tyreek Hill (FD:$7.9K/DK:$7.6K). Hill is truly the fastest player on the field. He will be able to burn this Texans defense just like he did earlier in the year. Last time, it was only 80 yards and two touchdowns. This week, he is even more ready, so expect around 130 yards and two scores. The Texans give up the fourth-most points to wide receivers, so get ready for a good day. Everyone knows Hill doesn’t need many targets to make some huge plays.
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