Saturday, December 2

FanDuel Picks from the Full Wild Card List: NFL DFS Lineup Tips for GPP Playoff Tournaments

We finally made it to the first round of the NFL playoffs and while our traditional main DFS tournaments are over, we have 12 teams in action during the extended wild card 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 must be careful not to get too chalky. It is true that we are paying the most chalky play of the weekend, but some boom or bust WRs will give us enough variation for our FanDuel lineup.

Before we get into this week’s lineups, here are the basic rules for FanDuel contests. The punctuation is pretty standard, and the only notable settings are Four-point pass TD Y Semicircular PPR.


FanDuel Picks From The Full Wild Card List – NFL DFS Lineup Tips

Saturday’s main roster, $ 60,000 budget, no more than four players on one team

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

Stafford-Kupp stacks are as confusing as it sounds, but we are paying for high-potential play in this tournament. Stafford has been on the decline a bit in terms of FD production, but with one more chance to show he can do it in the playoffs, we’ll take the journey with him.

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

Williams is a more explosive running back and receiver than Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder), and Pittsburgh has been among the worst teams against fantasy running backs. Tyreek Hill (heel) is hit and Travis Kelce has been somewhat inconsistent this year, so RB’s position in Kansas City has never had a better chance to shine.

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

The Raiders gave up the third-most FD points to the RBs during the regular season, and Mixon has scored at least 23.1 FD points in six of his last 11 games. Simply put, you generally triumph in favorable matchups, so here’s another place we’re not afraid to spend a lot.

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

No one needs to be convinced that Kupp is an attractive play in any game, so let’s keep it simple. His floor is somewhere around 20 FD points, especially in a showdown with Arizona, who has yielded the fourth most points to the position this year. The chalk pays off, as it’s hard to see a path to top spot in tournaments without Kupp in your lineup.


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

With pure pocket passers like Matthew Stafford, it’s a good idea to consider stacking it with two pass receivers, so we’re doing exactly that here. Jefferson and Odell Beckham Jr. are the two most viable plays, but we will take the discount with Jefferson, who has the same advantage and should have less ownership.

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

Aiyuk has scored in double figures in six of his last eight games, and this meeting in Dallas has shooting potential. Dallas is a top 10 defense against WR in FD and honestly Aiyuik’s price feels awfully low so we’re taking advantage of it.

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TE Dallas Goedert, Aguilas @ Bucaneros ($ 5,900)

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

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

Perriman is his classic big-play, touchdown, or bust option for DFS, so we’ll play him considering it looks like Cyril Grayson (hamstring) won’t be playing. Perriman will replace the speedy outside WR in the absence of Antonio Brown and Grayson.

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

Tampa Bay should 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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