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Victiv Daily Fantasy Football: Cheat Sheet and Lineup – Wild Card

Top Victiv NFL value plays at every position and optimized lineup for the wild card round.

Dan Herron

XN Sports is introducing a new daily fantasy site called Victiv, which has one of the best features in all of daily fantasy, in addition to a sleek design, and a few ways to play daily fantasy football.

After you have signed up, be sure to take on Victron. This is Victiv’s computer, and if you beat it, you can win cash prizes. This is yet another way to play daily fantasy football, so try Victiv today.

On Victiv, you are given $50,000 in cap space to play a lineup composed of a quarterback, two running backs, two wide receivers, a tight end, two FLEX, and a defense/special teams. The scoring is a regular half-point PPR scoring system, which can be found in detail on the site.

How can we beat Victron, other players and win real money? First, sign up for Victiv here.

Second, take a look at XN Sports’ Cheat Sheet and lineup for Victiv for this weekend’s slate in fantasy football:

In a cheat sheet, we will list our top plays in terms of value at each position in order.

Quarterback

Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers $9,200

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens $8,400

-Short slates like this weekend’s four-game schedule make it more challenging to find tons of value, but on Victiv, a red hot Cam Newton is just the fifth-most expensive quarterback of the week. In the two games since his car accident, Cam has looked like Super Cam, averaging 57 yards per game on the ground, and scoring a rushing touchdown in each game. He’s also tossed two touchdown passes compared to just one interception.

I like this matchup because even though Arizona’s defense is strong, Cam’s abilities match up really well here. The Cardinals either play man coverage or blitz, which makes it easier for quarterbacks to step up, scramble, and run for big gains. We saw Russell Wilson rush for 88 yards and a score and Colin Kaepernick post 7-63 against this defense this year, and Cam is averaging 7.3 rushing attempts per game this year, an insane amount. I also think Arizona’s struggling offense gives Cam some extra possessions whether it be by three and outs or turnovers. In the biggest game of the year, a healthy Cam should try to put the team on his back and run with the football a ton, and we know he loves to call his own number at the goal line, too.

Running Back

Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals $6,800

Giovani Bernard, Cincinnati Bengals $5,900

Dan Herron, Indianapolis Colts $3,800

-Boom Herron is one of my favorite players this week, at least in terms of his price tag. He’s currently listed as the 11th-most expensive back, behind guys like Reggie Bush and Kerwynn Williams. I’ll take Herron over them easily in a game where the Colts are projected to score around 27 points against an exploitable Bengals run defense. And while some may worry about Trent Richardson eating into his workload, Adam Levitan makes a great point in his edition of Levitan’s Leverage, stating how last year, the Colts gave Richardson a whopping four offensive touches in two playoff games. The guy is averaging just over three yards per carry in his career with the Colts, and I’m sure they realize that Herron gives them the better chance on offense. Meanwhile, the Bengals rank inside the bottom-12 in rushing yards allowed per game (116.3) and a whopping 42.1 percent of touchdowns they allowed during the regular season came on the ground, the second-highest rate in the NFL.

Wide Receiver

Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions $6,400

Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens $5,200

Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers $3,100

-After being an absolute bust to open the season, Torrey Smith has been the best Baltimore wide receiver in fantasy at season’s end. He only caught 49 balls, but 11 of them wound up in the end zone, making up nearly 25 percent of his total receptions. Still, no one will complain about the 11 scores, which ranked 10th in the NFL. He’ll now face a very bad Pittsburgh secondary that has allowed 1.9 passing touchdowns per game this year, good for the third-most in the league. They’ve been very susceptible to surrendering big plays down the field, coughing up a healthy 15 passing plays of 40 yards or more, the second-most in the league. Expect him to get a handful of deep targets in this game, as Smith ranks 15th in all of football in aDOT (15.5), according to Pro Football Focus. I also like Martavis Bryant in this game, serving as just the 17th-most expensive wideout on Victiv. He leads the NFL in aDOT (19.5) and Baltimore’s secondary is very beatable, too, surrendering 54 passing plays of 20 yards or more and 10 plays of at least 40 yards this year.

Tight End

Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers $4,000

Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers $3,900

-With Le’Veon Bell already ruled out for his first career playoff tilt, Pittsburgh may be throwing the football more than normal in this contest. That gives an uptick to guys like Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and Heath Miller, who has hauled in 14-of-20 targets over the last three games. The Bengals, meanwhile, have been in the middle of the pack in terms of defending the tight end position, allowing a respectable 7.41 fantasy points per game to the position (17th). However, Miller could see more efficient looks, especially in the red zone. Without Bell in the backfield, Pittsburgh will give carries to Josh Harris, who is making his first career start and has nine career NFL carries, Dri Archer, a 5-foot-8, 173-pound scatback, and Ben Tate, who is on his third team–this season. Expect Miller to get some end zone targets, especially since he is playing on 97 percent of the Steelers’ team snaps over the course of the year.

Lineup

QB – Cam Newton $9,200

RB – Dan Herron $3,800

RB – Kerwynn Williams $4,000

WR – Antonio Brown $9,000

WR – Calvin Johnson $6,400

TE – Jermaine Gresham $3,500

FLEX – Torrey Smith $5,200

FLEX – Mohamed Sanu $3,300

DEF – Colts $5,300

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