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DraftKings NFL Conference Championship Weekend Picks, Sleepers and Strategies

The Divisional Round was #Lit as the kids say nowadays and we saw some big scores from the big time players as we all love to see. Now with it down to the last slate of the season and four teams squaring off, it’s as difficult a time as we’ll see trying to construct a roster.

Quarterbacks

  • Tom Brady ($7,700) – You might think paying up at this price against the NFL’s best defense/secondary might be crazy, but this is Tom Brady we’re talking about. The greatest QB will be put to the test, but he’s shown that in the brightest moments, he’ll shine. So many weapons will enable him to have good numbers spreading the ball.
  • Blake Bortles ($5,000) – Bortles is the guy I want if we’re going cheap. He’s shown he can use his legs if necessary which New England has sometimes struggled to contain. Jacksonville will need to keep it up offensively as well to go along with the Patriots offense.

Running Backs

  • Dion Lewis ($8,100) – Lewis thrived with the absence of Burkhead and the ineptitude of the Titans defense. The role of James White cut into what could have been an even bigger game, but he’s still running fantastically, and Jacksonville can be exploited on the ground.
  • Leonard Fournette ($7,200) – He ran like the man possessed we all saw at LSU with power and athleticism. He’s the heart of the Jags offense and should be featured again trying to reach the Super Bowl.
  • Jay Ajayi ($5,200) – Ajayi looked very good with the limited touches he received, it was confusing why he didn’t see the ball more. It was nice to see Ajayi work into the passing game as well, hopefully he gets featured more into the Eagles’ game plan.
  • James White ($4,900) – White burst onto the scene in Burkhead and Gillislee’s absence taking full advantage with two scores. We saw how productive he was in the Super Bowl, and he’s got a nose for big or scoring plays in the post season. Still solid value here.

Wide Receivers

  • Stefon Diggs ($6,900) – I’d rather have Minnesota Miracle Man Diggs over Thielen price wise, especially with how well the Eagles defense has been playing.
  • Danny Amendola ($5,500) – With Cooks likely to be bottled up on the outside, Amendola should come up big over the middle for Brady and the Patriots. His 11 catches on 13 targets is salivating for his 5.5k price tag.
  • Marqise Lee ($4,400) – Lee garnered the most value from Jags receivers in his return, despite a less than stellar line. Luckily, they weren’t asked to do much, but Lee seems to have the highest ceiling of Jacksonville’s wideouts.

Tight Ends

  • Rob Gronkowski ($7,900) – Gronk is a beast and his price certainly shows it. Watching him go up against the Jags will be fun to watch. He’s gonna be needed big time against this vaunted defense.
  • Kyle Rudolph ($4,500) – Rudolph is the guy I want if we’re going cheap. He sees respectable targets, while I don’t trust Ertz at the higher price or any Jags tight end.

Defenses

  • Minnesota Vikings ($3,800) – I think this game is going to be low scoring. Foles showed he has serious problems moving the ball through the air, and the Vikings have had a real good defense all year.
  • Philadelphia Eagles ($3,000) – Similar to above, a low scoring game expected as the Eagles will try to control the clock and eek out a close win. Keenum looked very vulnerable at times versus the Saints, so anything can happen here.

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