Wild Card Full-Slate FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS Line-Up Tips for GPP Playoff Tournaments

Wild Card Full-Slate FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS Line-Up Tips for GPP Playoff Tournaments

We’ve finally reached the first round of the NFL Playoffs, and while our traditional DFS tournaments are over, we have 12 teams in action during the extended wildcard round to choose from. Since there are so many studs (and potential sleepers) in the playoffs, we have plenty of viable daily fantasy football options, but we have to be careful not to get too chalky. Granted, we’re paying for the chalkiest game of the weekend, but a few up or down WRs will give us enough variance for our FanDuel lineup.

Before getting into this week’s lineup, here are the basic rules for FanDuel contests. The notation is fairly standard, the only notable parameters being Four Point Pass TDs and PPR half point.


Wild Card Full Slate FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS Composition Tips

Main roster for Saturday, budget of $ 60,000, no more than four players on a team

QB Matthew Stafford, Rams vs. Cardinals ($ 7,600)

Stafford-Kupp’s stacks are as chalky as they get, but we’re paying for the high potential play of this tournament. Stafford has seen a slight dip in terms of FD production, but with one more chance to prove he can make it in the playoffs, we’ll take the tour with him.

RB Darrel Williams, Chiefs vs Steelers ($ 6,600)

Williams is a more explosive runner and receiver than Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder), and Pittsburgh has been among the worst teams against Fantastic RBs. Tyreek Hill (heel) is slapped and Travis Kelce has been somewhat inconsistent this year, so RB’s position in Kansas City has never had so many opportunities to shine.


RB Joe Mixon, Bengals vs. Raiders ($ 8,500)

The Raiders have surrendered the third-highest number of FD points to RBs in the regular season, and Mixon has scored at least 23.1 FD points in six of his last 11 games. Put simply, he usually crushes in favorable matches, so here’s another place we’re not afraid to spend big.

WR Cooper Kupp, Rams vs. Cardinals ($ 10,000)

No one needs to be convinced that Kupp is an engaging game in any game, so let’s keep it simple. His bottom sits around 20 FD points, especially in a clash with Arizona, which have surrendered the fourth-most points to the post this year. The chalk is worth it, as it’s hard to see a path to a top spot in tournaments without Kupp in your roster.


WR Van Jefferson, Rams vs. Cardinals ($ 5,700)

With pure pocket passer like Matthew Stafford, it’s a smart idea to consider stacking him with two pass catchers, so that’s what we’re doing here. Jefferson and Odell Beckham Jr. are the two more viable pieces, but we’ll take the discount with Jefferson, who has just as many advantages and should be owned less.

WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers @ Cowboys ($ 6,100)

Aiyuk has scored in double digits in six of his last eight games, and this game in Dallas has shootout potential. Dallas is a last 10 defense against the WR on FD, and honestly Aiyuik’s price looks woefully low, so we’re taking advantage of that.

TE Dallas Goedert, Eagles @ Buccaneers ($ 5,900)

Goedert may not have the same consistency as some of the league’s elite tight ends, but he has a similar advantage. Since this is DFS, we are not concerned with a “safe” floor; we prefer to have high ceilings. He’s disappointed for much of the season thanks to the Eagles’ first offense, but against an elite Tampa before Seven, more volume should be in order.

FLEX (WR) Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers vs. Eagles ($ 5,200)

Perriman is your classic big play, touchdown, or bust option for DFS, so we’ll be playing with him as Cyril Grayson (hamstring) appears not to be playing. Perriman will replace the rapid outside the WR in the absence of Antonio Brown and Grayson.

DEF Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Eagles ($ 4,200)

Tampa Bay is set to harass a young QB in his first playoff start, and since we’re expecting Jalen Hurts to be a high-volume passer here, sacks and turnovers are imminent.

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