Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on DFS sites, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.

Most NFL DFS games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games, or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.

The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. Let's take a look at players we like in the first round of the NFL playoffs this weekend.


Players to Target:

Josh Allen (QB) - $9000

Allen has been on a role the past 5 games, throwing for over 1500 yards to go along with 15 TDs. The Colts defense is respectable, but the Bills have pulverized respectable defenses this past month.

Antonio Gibson (RB) - $6200

Gibson got through the Eagles game last week without any setbacks due to turf toe, he should be good to go against a Tampa Defense that has been excellent against the run. He's got a low floor, but the potential is there with his involvement in the passing game.

Cam Akers (RB) - $6100

The Rams may be getting Goff back this week, but if it either way, they are going to try to control this game via their stud rookie RB. Keeping the Seahawks off the field by sustaining long drives will be key.

Robert Woods (WR) - $6700

Woods may same like a peculiar start after what we just talked about with Akers, but he can still be a safety valve for whoever is playing QB for the Rams, and with a lessened field because of playoffs, you have to get creative with lineups.

John Brown (WR) - $5700

I think John Brown is primed for a big game against the Colts. Stefon Diggs will still get his share, but the Colts will be down Rock Ya-Sin, as he'll be out with a concussion.


Chris Godwin (WR) - $7800

Washington has a great defense, and with Mike Evans most likely being out for the game Saturday night, Godwin will get plenty of work from Brady.

Logan Thomas (TE) - $6400

What a surprise Thomas has been this year, finishing as a TE1 in standard formats. He's a safety outlet for Alex Smith and this WFT offense and I think he's a solid play this week.


Ronald Jones II (RB) - $6700

Jones and Fournette muddle the TB backfield significantly, but this game should be in cruise control bu the time the 2nd half rolls around.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DEF) - $4300

Same reasoning as above. I think the Tampa Defense should have a good scoring night against Washington.

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