Welcome back for another edition of Playoffs DFS here at Blitzed. I hope those of you who read last week listened a little bit, as two out of our three calls (Ezekiel Elliott and Allen Robinson) went fucking bonkers and were definitely on some tournament winning rosters. We can only hope to recreate that success this week as we get closer and closer to the Super Bowl. In this piece, I’ll list 3 plays that stand out to me in this very interesting divisional round.
Andrew Luck, QB
Indianapolis Colts @ Kansas City Chiefs
DraftKings Salary: $6200
In general, I don’t like paying up too high at Quarterback in DFS. This week could be a little bit different though as the red hot Andrew Luck has a sweet and juicy matchup against the Chiefs and their vulnerable defense. On the season, the KC defense gave up the 5th most fantasy points to QBs and this game has all of the makings of a potential shootout. Sign me up for some of that action, boss. Captain Andrew Luck and his trusty sidearm could be forced into a lot of action on the road against the explosive Chiefs offense. I’m going to try and fit Luck in my lineup in both cash and tournament games this weekend.
Damien Williams, RB
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Indianapolis Colts
DraftKings Salary: $5100
Can you tell that I’m a big fan of the IND-KC matchup this week? Normally, I spend up at Running Back in DFS and try to fill in the other spots with players in decent matchups. But, this week I’m not in love with the top tier guys except maybe Alvin Kamara at home against the Eagles. And because of that being the case, I can see myself spending up at QB and WR and trying to find the mid-range plays at RB. This leads me to Damien Williams. It appears that Williams has taken the backfield over in KC after the suspension of piece of shit Kareem Hunt and the injury to Spencer Ware near the end of the season. The Colts have been pretty good against RBs, but it’s very difficult to avoid a lead back in an offense like the one the Chiefs have. Just make sure you select the right Williams on DK because I’m pretty sure the Chiefs have like 10 of them.
Golden Tate, WR
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints
DraftKings Salary: $4600
My favorite WR play of the week is definitely Michael Thomas going against the Eagles secondary who has guys playing that not even the guys who update the rosters on Madden have heard of. But, to save you some money so you can spend up, let me introduce you to the Golden Taint. Tate has a glorious individual matchup this week against the Saints nickel corner PJ Williams. For the most part, the Saints have improved over the season, but Williams on the other hand, he #sucksbutts. Tate should eat him up on the inside and if Big Dick Nick Foles can continue his impressive play, I see Tate being a great play this weekend in the SuperDome.
Good luck to everyone this week! Thanks for reading!
Hank Mardukas is the #TeamBlitzed Fantasy expert. You can follow him on Twitter at @Blitzed_Fantasy.