The top DFS bargains for the Divisional Round
The Wild Card weekend was anything but wild. All the home teams and higher seeds moved on to the Divisional Round.
But last week there were some fantasy surprises. We witnessed a Thomas Rawls resurrection from the seemingly dead, an Aaron Rodgers carving up of the otherwise strong New York Giants defense, and Randall Cobb going into a game questionable and leaving with an MVP-style performance.
And now, here come the big guns. The Falcons, Patriots, Chiefs and Cowboys offer a whole new slate of DFS potential.
Here are some Divisional Round DFS bargains. And like last week, I’m not going to list every cheap player available, because if they don’t score points, they aren’t a bargain.
Earlier this week I went into detail as to why I cannot suggest Ben Roethlisberger because he’s at Arrowhead and his home/away splits were abysmal this year.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks (at Atlanta)
FanDuel: $8,200 (fourth)
DraftKings: $6,900 (fourth)
Yahoo: $33 (fourth)
Wilson only threw for 270 yards, with no touchdowns or interceptions, against the Falcons in Week 6. However, in the middle of the season Wilson was dealing with injuries (like an ankle, knee, pectoral, etc.). The Atlanta offense produced the second-most total yards in the league (6,653) and scored a league-high 33.8 points per game. If the Seahawks want to compete in an away game against an offensive juggernaut, a healthier Wilson must put up numbers. The Falcons allowed an average of 280.9 passing yards per game to opposing quarterbacks over the regular season, the fifth-most in the league. He’s priced a lot lower than the three players that are more expensive than him in this small slate.