NFL Wild Card Weekend challenges us in putting together DFS lineups for the playoffs because of the small slate of four games. On FanDuel, the QB pricing is such that it almost doesn’t matter who you pick because they’re so tightly bunched. That means that to win a GPP on FanDuel, you’ll want to pick the right passing stack and nail your RB selections.
For this tournament lineup, the stack we’ve chosen is Houston, bringing in Deshaun Watson, DeAndre Hopkins and Kenny Stills against Buffalo. Playing Hopkins means we fade Michael Thomas and instead play both Alvin Kamara and Derrick Henry, good floor/ceiling combos at the RB position.
NFL DFS Wild Card Weekend: FanDuel GPP Picks
QB Deshaun Watson, Texans vs. Bills ($8,100). The Buffalo defense has had a number of high points this season, but Watson is talented to the point that he could have a monster game against basically any opponent at any time. A home playoff game seems as good a time as any.
RB Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks @ Eagles ($5,900). I’m going to have Beast Mode all over the place in my lineups this weekend – he’s simply going to have to be someone Seattle relies upon for double-digit carries (like in Week 17) to win games.
RB Alvin Kamara, Saints vs. Vikings ($8,200). This lineup fades Michael Thomas and instead takes Kamara from the Saints offense. After ending his touchdown drought and scoring twice in back-to-back weeks, the hope here is that Kamara again is the one finding the end zone.
WR DeAndre Hopkins, Texans vs. Bills ($8,300). Hopkins faces off with Tre’Davious White but is still too obvious a top stack candidate with Watson to avoid.
WR Kenny Stills, Texans vs. Bills ($5,600). With Will Fuller V likely out again, Stills should heal up and be the No. 2 WR for Watson and the Texans – that’s a spot that might benefit him away from the White shadowing.
WR Greg Ward, Eagles vs. Seahawks ($5,600). We’ve got the Seattle defense, yes, but Ward should do most of his damage over the middle of the field and away from the end zone, meaning both can have solid games.
TE Taysom Hill, Saints vs. Vikings ($5,200). Still psyched that FanDuel lets Hill be a tight end, and he’s basically guaranteed touches at what’s a relative value price.
FLEX Derrick Henry, Titans @ Patriots ($9,300). Not gonna let myself be scared away by what looks like a tough matchup on paper – Henry is simply too good and will get too many carries to think he’ll be anything but great.
D/ST Seattle Seahawks @ Eagles ($3,600). Maybe Seattle proves that the NFC East was really as bad as some think and stomps all over the Eagles.