The AFC playoffs begin Saturday as the Texans and Titans play for the Patriots. It’s been a long time since New England played in the NFL Playoffs early on, but that means their defensive stack is affecting the FanDuel GPP series for the Wild Card on Saturday.
Hoping that most people fade the Titans, we have three in a row, as the Pats look as vulnerable as they ever were. The Tennessee Buffalo Couples stack up on our lineup to try and put the fantasy points on the road with some tough cornerback offsets making difficult pricing a lot tougher.
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QB Josh Allen, Bills @ Texans ($ 8,200). Houston allowed FanDuel’s fourth-most points to compete in a QB in the regular season, by far the worst of the four teams playing on Saturday. Maybe everyone is in Allen, but it still looks like the best game.
RB Derrick Henry, Titans @ Patriots ($ 9,500). Pricing on this slate probably means Henry will be extremely dominant, but it’s not worth the fuss of such a great player – we’ll put our turn with some of the other options.
RB James White, Patriots vs. Titans ($ 6,200). My action in this game goes along the path that will lead Tennessee and New England will try to come back. This might be wrong, but it’s the kind of luck you have to get in order to win a short track GPP and, consequently, the use of the White passer.
WR DeAndre Hopkins, Texans vs. Accounts ($ 8,700). Choose your poison from the top WRs – you can have Hopkins vs. Tre’Davious White or A.J. Brown v. Stephon Gilmore. I have chosen the veteran against perhaps slightly worse than the beginner.
WR N’Keal Harry, Patriots vs. Titans ($ 5,200). With Julian Edelman continuing to fight an injury, Harry continues to get on the field and pick up the occasional goal for the red zone.
WR Isaiah McKenzie, Accounts @ Texans ($ 4,600). Our cheapest game will be transferred to the Buffalo Gadget Player, whose role as the No. 3 WR has grown as the season has continued. It will participate, which is more than you can say with many people who have cut this low.
TO Jonnu Smith, Titans @ Patriots ($ 6,300). Hopefully, Jonnu’s disappointing Week 17 will have people jumping on the TE position, but being by far the most talented in his position and not having a ton of high prices is no obstacle to play.
FLEX John Brown, Bills @ Texans ($ 6,800). If anyone is going to open up deep against Houston’s defense, it’s Brown, and we need that ability to stack up to a little plate with Allen.
D / ST Tennessee Titans @ Patriots ($ 4,000). New England should have a good game plan, but Patch is more likely to win by scoring 20 rather than 40. There are many scenarios where Tennessee dictates this game and limits the Patriots and these scenarios are not really reflected on the Titans having lower D / ST value.