After final week’s defensive-minded battles that noticed no workforce rating greater than 24 factors, these in NFL DFS second-round playoff contests ought to be capable to profit from some offensive fireworks this week. The Saints, Rams, Chiefs and Patriots all return to motion, giving us no scarcity of potential day by day fantasy soccer picks regardless of the restricted divisional spherical slate. Our FanDuel GPP lineup targets  three of those groups, however our major stack is a a lot riskier possibility that did not precisely mild up the wild card spherical.

We’re hoping possession is low for the Chargers, who can be enjoying of their third straight street sport and will face unhealthy climate. If the forecast is just too ugly, we’ll make some pivots, however for now, we’re keen to benefit from low costs for Philip Rivers and his receivers. Due to the Bolts bargains, we’re in a position to to jam in two stud RBs and a stud TE, which is a luxurious not everybody can afford. Certain, we’re fading chalk performs Marlon Mack and Eric Ebron, however it’s a must to take a number of dangers in tournaments with solely eight groups in motion.

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QB Philip Rivers, Chargers @ Patriots ($7,300). We’ll be able to pivot based mostly on climate studies, but when issues look manageable, we like Rivers as the most affordable — sure, the least expensive — beginning QB on the slate. After throwing not less than two TDs in every of his first 12 video games, Rivers has solely completed that feat as soon as in his previous 5. He is additionally thrown six INTs in that span after throwing six complete in his first 12. Melvin Gordon’s harm probably did not assist, however some robust matchups, not less than previously three video games (vs. BAL, @ DEN, @ BAL), probably made issues harder. New England is not practically as tough, because the Pats are under common towards fantasy QBs. A powerful end bolstered their numbers, however their matchups weren’t overly tough down the stretch. Search for Rivers to air it out extra typically and repay at this cut price value.

RB Todd Gurley, Rams vs. Cowboys ($9,000). Gurley has missed the previous two video games due to a knee harm, however he must be able to go towards the Cowboys. Fantasy’s most bankable commodity had a number of slight hiccups down the stretch, however we all know what he is able to in any matchup. The Cowboys have been strong towards RBs this yr, however they’ve allowed not less than one RB landing in every of the previous 5 video games (in addition to two 100-yard speeding performances in that span). Even at his sky-high value, Gurley is a strong possibility.

RB Alvin Kamara, Saints vs. Eagles ($8,400). That is pretty dangerous choose, particularly while you issue within the value, however Kamara at all times has main upside. The stud second-year again had over 100 complete yards in every of his closing two video games, scoring thrice in that span. He did all of it on 32 touches and was held out of Week 17 — one thing Mark Ingram wasn’t — which would appear to point New Orleans is gearing him up for an enormous workload this week. The Eagles have been struggling towards RBs within the second half previous to principally shutting down the Texans, Redskins, and Bears previously three video games, however they have been shredded by the Saints in Week 11, with Kamara going for 108 complete yards and a rating and Ingram including 103 speeding yards and two scores. 

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WR Keenan Allen, Chargers @ Patriots ($7,100). Allen is priced all the way in which down because the WR8 this week. Like many members of the Chargers passing sport, Allen has slowed down a bit over the previous 4 video games, however we all know what sort of potential is there. That is merely a price play for a confirmed stud receiver, and given our stud RBs, we have to discover choices like this. 

WR Tyrell Williams, Chargers @ Patriots ($4,900). Williams has had fewer than 24 yards in 5 of his previous six video games, so that is actual longshot, however he is a confirmed big-play man who can repay with one lengthy catch. We have to spend down given our RBs, so we’re taking possibilities right here. We’re able to pivot to Chris Conley ($4,700) if the climate forecast turns south, however for now we’ll stick to this (hopefully) low-owned receiver.

WR Josh Reynolds, Rams vs. Cowboys ($5,600). We needed a bit of the Rams receiving sport, and Reynolds is available in at one of the best value. With not less than seven targets in three of his previous 4 video games, he has upside even when he is the No. Four possibility after Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and Gurley. The Cowboys are sturdy towards WRs, however for the reason that begin of Week 12, secondary receivers like Keith Kirkwood, Trey Quinn, Cody Latimer have scored towards them, so there’s loads of hope for Reynolds.

TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs vs. Colts ($7,500). The excessive value is value it given Indy’s struggles towards TEs (sixth-most fantasy factors allowed). Paying up for Kelce is like paying up for a very good No. 1 WR. We may’ve gone low-cost right here and paid up for somebody like Robert Woods as our WR2, however your TE (probably Blake Jarwin or Gerald Everett) would have had even much less upside than guys like Reynolds and Williams, who usually tend to repay with one massive play.

FLEX Damien Williams, Chiefs vs. Colts ($5,100). It appears like Williams has earned the beginning RB spot even when Spencer Ware (hamstring) is energetic. We count on Ware to be concerned, however Williams flashed every kind of means and flexibility as a runner (203 yards, 6.Zero yards per carry, three TDs) and receiver (14 catches, 119 yards, TD) in his three begins. The Colts have been 22nd in fantasy factors allowed to RBs throughout the common season, however it’s value noting they ranked tied for second in receptions per sport (6.9) and seventh in receiving yards per sport (52.1) allowed to RBs, so Williams has extra upside than the typical again given his position in Kansas Metropolis’s high-powered offense. His value makes him a chalk candidate, however we’ll take the bait.

DEF Chargers @ Patriots ($4,300). The Chargers’ go rush is the kind that might give Tom Brady issues, and even a touch of unhealthy climate raises the ceiling right here. With mainly no favorable matchups for D/STs on paper, we’re going with a less expensive, big-play choice to get us by means of the week. 

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