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) - $8500
Allen is coming into this game a completely different QB than he was in their Week 6 match up with Kansas City. I think he has the best match up of the 4 signal callers this weekend.
Leonard Fournette (RB) - $7200
Ronald Jones II's status for Sunday is still up in the air so that could pave the way for Fournette to get a solid workload against a Green Bay defense that is near the bottom of the league in rush defense.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (RB) - $6200
CEH looks to be on track to return this week (sorry about last week's recommendation!) If KC wants to replicate it's gameplan from Week 6 against the Bills, CEH will get plenty of carries.
Video from Patrick Mahomes at #Chiefs practice today. Clyde Edwards-Helaire also at practice today. https://t.co/M2ijYZwUfX— Harold R. Kuntz (@Harold R. Kuntz)1611253130.0
Cole Beasley (WR) - $5700
I think this is the week we see a big game from Beasley. Indianapolis and Baltimore made it a point to shut him down the first two weeks of the playoffs. I don't think KC's defense has the ability to stop him.
Allen Lazard (WR) - $5700
Lazard finally looks back to normal after his core muscle injury earlier in the year. The Packers will have to push the ball downfield against a stingy Tampa defense which should result into production for the Packers #2 WR.
Davante Adams (WR) - $8900
Adams is basically match up proof. With the player pool the smallest it's been all year, throwing Adams in the lineup is a bit of an insurance to keep your team's scoring floor higher.
Davante Adams’ releases and route running >>>> https://t.co/sv1fnHpZ1V— Field Yates (@Field Yates)1610836412.0
Robert Tonyan (TE) - $5700
I know we have a lot of Packers pass catchers this week, but Tonyan's scoring floor is really appealing at this price, so we are going to jump on it and hope for a big passing day.
Stefon Diggs (WR) - $8300
Diggs leads all WRs in Targets, Catches and Yards in the post season. Just like he did in the regular season. KC's defense is the worst Buffalo will have faced to this point so Diggs is a solid play.
Buffalo Bills (DEF) - $3700
Call me crazy, but a less than 100% Patrick Mahomes and a Bills defense playing its best football is a recipe for success.
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Earlier this week we released the first half of our 2021 power rankings for the upcoming MLB season.
Now that we know who ranks 30-16, we can take a look at the rest of the 15 teams, most of whom will be vying for playoff positions and dreaming about a World Series championship. It's been a wild offseason so far as we've seen a handful of superstar players finding new homes, and top contenders have gotten even better as teams attempt to separate themselves from the rest of the competition.
The Padres, Mets, and Cardinals all made attempts to improve their rosters to catch up with the Dodgers, but the defending champs made a splashy move themselves by signing one of the biggest fish in the free agent pond this winter by acquiring starting pitcher Trevor Bauer who they lured away from the Cincinnati Reds.
Position players, you’re up! https://t.co/N9LADklt0r— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Los Angeles Dodgers)1614015548.0
2021 may be a season that depicts the haves and the have-not's more than any other in recent history. Thus far, we've seen the top teams spending to get better, and the bottom dwellers shedding whatever talent they have left to build for the future. Let's take a look at the teams that have a good shot to win this season.
15. Los Angeles Angels
2020: Finished 4th in AL West (26-34)
This is a perfect spot for the Angels dead center in the middle of the rankings. The Angels have had Mike Trout for his entire illustrious career, and the entire duration of it has been an utter and complete waste. Trout is undoubtedly one of the most individually talented players the league has seen in 100 years, but whether it's his mentality, leadership skills, or an incapable organization around him, it hasn't resulted in any tangible success.
High, middle, or low, @MikeTrout can hit everything. https://t.co/NdBVWjSJWW— MLB (@MLB)1613781559.0
The team added some arms to help with their effort to leap over the A's and/or Astros in the standings this year, but offensively they only get Shohei Ohtani back, maybe? The fact that Trout has been able to go through most of his career without being criticized for his inability to help his team to the postseason baffles me. Don't forget that Trout had the opportunity to leave the Angels and test free agency to find himself in a better situation to win, but he chose to stay in California collecting a half billion dollar check while toiling in Middlesville USA with the Angels.
The 2021 MLB season is coming sooner than you'd think, judging by the temperatures we're seeing across the country.
As spring training is right around the corner, FindBet is releasing their initial power rankings for the 2021 season. These rankings will be updated throughout the season; but based on what teams have done since the end of last year, here are where we see all 30 teams standing going into this new campaign.
Whether it all falls down like Kim and Kanye's marriage or you found your only one, scouring through the waiver wire is bound to leave you paranoid.
But if you want to be stronger and have more power in your fantasy leagues, take four, five seconds (or more) to read this column so you can find free-agent gems like a gold digger or drop a player that you don't like.
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