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Daily Fantasy Football: DraftKings Cheat Sheet – Wild Card Weekend

Top DraftKings NFL value plays and optimized lineups for the Wild Card round of the playoffs.

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The details of this week’s contest:

-DraftKings $100K Play-Action

-Turn $2 into $10,000

-$100,000 in Total Prizes

-$10,000 First Place prize

-Just $2 to enter

Without further ado, your NFL cheat sheet for Wild Card Weekend in the NFL.

Quarterback

Ben Roethlisberger, PIT vs. BAL $7,300

Matthew Stafford, DET vs. DAL $7,200

Andy Dalton, CIN vs. IND $6,100

Running Back

Jeremy Hill, CIN vs. IND $6,200

Kerwynn WilliamsARZ vs. CAR $3,700

Dan Herron, IND vs. CIN $4,700

Keep an eye on the Steelers’ injury report. If Le’Veon Bell is out, look for Dri Archer as a GPP play.

Wide Receiver

Antonio Brown, PIT vs. BAL $8,900

Dez Bryant, DAL vs. DET $8,500

Steve SmithBAL vs. PIT $5,000

Calvin Johnson, DET vs. DAL $8,800

Martavis Bryant, PIT vs. BAL $4,100

Fade A.J. Green as he is going against Vontae Davis, who is one of the best cover corners in the NFL. Davis has given up just 31 catches for 405 yards, and has allowed zero touchdowns in coverage this season.

Tight End

Greg Olsen, CAR vs. ARZ $5,500

Heath Miller, PIT vs. BAL $3,900

Defense

Bengals vs. IND $1,900

This price is insane, and the Bengals should be added to your lineup. Of course, the Colts offense scores a lot of points, but Andrew Luck has turned the ball over a lot of late, and the Bengals can get to the quarterback (the Colts’ offensive line has a -34.8 grade in pass protection this season, according to Pro Football Focus) which would give the Bengals an excellent chance to reach value. In order to do so, just seven fantasy points are needed.

Analysis

With the Bengals defense and a cheaper tight end allowing a lot more cap room for your lineup, this is the week to target top receivers. A Roethlisberger/Antonio Brown stack will be the key play for most, but stacking Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller with Roethlisberger may be a good play in a GPP for this weekend.

With Le’Veon Bell questionable, and DeMarco Murray set to face one of the best defensive lines in the NFL, look to go cheaper at running back with Jeremy Hill and Kerwynn Williams.

As always on DraftKings, wide receivers have the most value. In a full PPR scoring format, each receiver should net you double-digit fantasy points, and this is the week to fit in Brown, Dez Bryant and possibly Megatron, depending on your cap situation. If you go with a cheap quarterback and two cheap running backs, you can fit all three into your lineups. It’s worth a shot in a GPP with Lindley, Miller, and Kerwynn Williams to go big at wide receiver.

Here are some possible lineups that could be had with the Bengals defense, good luck this weekend.

Lineup 1

QB – Ben Roethlisberger $7,300

RB – Jeremy Hill $6,200

RB – Kerwynn Williams $3,700

WR – Antonio Brown $8,900

WR – Dez Bryant $8,500

WR – Steve Smith Sr. $5,000

TE – Heath Miller $3,900

FLEX – Martavis Bryant $4,100

DST – Bengals $1,900

Lineup 2

QB – Ryan Lindley $5,200

RB – Dan Herron $4,700

RB – Kerwynn Williams $3,700

WR – Antonio Brown $8,900

WR – Dez Bryant $8,500

WR – Calvin Johnson $8,800

TE – Heath Miller $3,900

FLEX – Reggie Wayne $4,300 (Pivot to Sanu if Green is out)

DST – Bengals $1,900

Lineup 3

QB – Matthew Stafford $7,200

RB – Jeremy Hill $6,200

RB – Dan Herron $4,700

WR – Calvin Johnson $8,800

WR – Steve Smith Sr. $5,000

WR – Golden Tate $5,500

TE – Greg Olsen $5,500

FLEX – Michael Floyd $5,200

DST – Bengals $1,900

Statistics found from numbers on ESPN.com, ProFootballFocus.com, and DraftKings.comGood luck this weekend.

* Indicates possible inactive, check inactive reports an hour before kickoff.

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