Now that the NFL regular season is over, we season-long fantasy players need to turn our attention to DFS in the playoffs. In this piece, I’m going to list a couple of intriguing plays to me in this weekend’s Wild Card round. With only a 4 game slate, we will have limited options but this round of games should be very interesting.
Russell Wilson, QB Seattle Seahawks @ Dallas Cowboys
DraftKings Salary: $5700
I’m not picking Russ Bus because I think that the matchup is a great one. It’s definitely not. Dallas has a very good defense that has given opposing QBs fits this year. Just ask Drew Brees. I’m taking Wilson as my QB because I think that if the Seahawks are going to go into Big D and upset the Cowboys, then Wilson is going to have to lead the charge for Pete Carroll’s boys. The Cowboys have allowed under 100 yards/game rushing this season which will more than likely force the Seahawks to get away from their ground and pound game. Wilson’s upside is only supported more with the fact that he will scramble, especially in a must-win playoff game.
Ezekiel Elliott, RB Dallas Cowboys vs. Seattle Seahawks
DraftKings Salary: $9000
“Oh, you’re choosing the best RB on the slate as a play you love? What a bold call!” – most people who will read this. Well, yes, I am choosing Zeke as my must play this week. Any lineup that I form will have Elliott in it after he led the league in rushing for a 2nd time in 3 seasons. The Cowboys will give him the rock over and over again. Where he will be most valuable, especially in DraftKings which is a full PPR format, is through the air. Elliott expanded his game this year to become dangerous through the air, and if the Cowboys are going to finally win a playoff game, I expect it to be on the back of Ezekiel Elliott.
Allen Robinson, WR Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles
DraftKings Salary: $5600
Quick, name a Cornerback on the Eagles! Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Yeah, I got nothing there either and it’s shown over the last couple of weeks for this Eagles defense. Philadelphia has surrendered the 8th most fantasy points to receivers the last 4 weeks and on the season allowed the 3rd most passing yards/game with 269 yards/game. When healthy, Robinson is one of the most talented wideouts in football and is more than capable of eating this secondary alive on Sunday. Matt Nagy is a genius playcaller and should be able to target the weakness on this Eagles team.
Good luck to everyone who decides to throw some money into DFS this week! The Steelers are a dumpster fire right now so I’m looking for a team to root for in the playoffs. Someone give me a compelling reason to root for their team. Hit me up on Twitter @Blitzed_Fantasy. Thanks for reading!
Hank Mardukas is a Steelers fan and has been a fantasy writer for years. You can follow him on Twitter at @Blitzed_Fantasy.