FanDuel Lineup Picks: Divisional Round Playoffs
By Justin Sablich (@JustinSablich)
FanDuel Lineup Picks: Divisional Round — Your DFS player pool will be cut in half next week, so for many, this is the final week to have an enjoyable DFS experience. Below are the players I particularly like this week, and who will be in my tournament lineup (play it at your own risk).
Case Keenum ($7,600) — He’s the fifth most expensive QB on FanDuel, but to me he’s probably the most trust-worthy option behind Brady. He had two touchdowns in each game from Weeks 12-15 (any stats since then are irrelevant from a fantasy perspective). The Saints defense has improved this season but is still beatable, as Jameis Winston and Cam Newton have proved over the past two games.
Leonard Fournette ($7,900) — While others run away screaming after last week’s dud, stick with Fournette and his 20-plus carries. Remember that Fournette had the best game of the season against the Steelers in Week 5 (181 total yards and two touchdowns), and that’s when Pittsburgh still had Ryan Shazier. Since he’s been out, the Steelers have yielded 546 yards (5.0 Y.P.C.) and six rushing touchdowns over five games.
Dion Lewis ($7,600) — He closed out the regular season with two monster games (29.8 and 28.3 FD points). Yes, Rex Burkhead missed both of those games and he is expected to return this weekend, but his knee is still causing him pain so expect his impact to be limited.
Adam Thielen ($7,600) — It’s not exactly clear who Marshon Lattimore will be shadowing, but if you had to lean one way or another, it seems Thielen would avoid him more in the slot. Both Thielen and Stefon Diggs torched the Saints in Week 1, but Lattimore has since developed into one of the best young defensive backs in the game. Regardless, Thielen is an attractive play against the Saints, who as a team has struggled to cover the slot al season long.
Dede Westbrook ($6,100) — He managed 48 yards on eight targets in last week’s dumpster fire. He’s averaged seven targets per game since Week 11. Still, he hasn’t topped 10 FD points since Week 14, but that just keeps his price and ownership low.
Eric Decker ($4,800) — A dart throw, but he has a team-high 21 targets over the past three games, so he could easily return value and then some at this price. The Patriots have struggled against the slot as well, so you can do a lot worse for $4,800.
Rob Gronkowski ($8,500) — Not counting Week 17, Gronk finished the season strong, with at least 15 FD points in four-straight. For once, he’s healthy in the postseason. If you can afford the best, why not?