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 this week.
Players to Target:
Jalen Hurts (QB) - $8200
Hurts dazzled last week against Arizona and gets an even better matchup this week against the Cowboys in Dallas. Hurts should have no issue moving the ball against Dallas' defense.
David Montgomery (RB) - $7800
I'll gloat a little bit this week because Montgomery has been excellent the last 4 weeks and he's been in multiple lineups for us during this hot streak. Chicago is in Jacksonville Sunday, and he should keep his streak going for a fifth consecutive week.
In his last 4 games, David Montgomery has 571 all-purpose yards along with 6 touchdowns. 32 is balling. https://t.co/i6WR0tzzWA— Bears Film Room (@Bears Film Room)1608498731.0
Malcom Brown (RB) - $5500
Brown may be a bit of a peculiar choice this week, but with Cam Akers out, and Brown's seemingly knack to find the endzone against Seattle, I like taking a chance on him this week. Seattle's defense has still been brutal, and division match ups always bring out the best in these two teams.
Jarvis Landry (WR) - $6500
Landry and the Browns offense have been rolling, and they get a Jets team fresh off their first win over the Rams. Landry has been a go to for Mayfield the past few weeks and he has a great chance to find the endzone this week.
Calvin Ridley (WR) - $8700
Ridley has been a monster this year. With another week without Julio Jones, going against the high powered KC offense, Ridley is a great option this week.
Most 100+ Yard Rec Games in 2020: 💥 Calvin Ridley - 7 💥 DeAndre Hopkins - 7 https://t.co/4Xn6bnlhJ4— PFF (@PFF)1608679862.0
Keke Coutee (WR) - $6100
Coutee had his 2020 breakout last week. With the Texans getting the Bengals this week, Coutee is an under the radar sleeper who could pay off big dividends as a WR3 in lineups. We'll take advantage of that this week while we're building this entry.
Logan Thomas (TE) - $6000
Thomas is currently in the Top 10 for TEs in scoring this year, which is a massive surprise considering he has not put up any of that type of scoring in his career in the past. Alex Smith is on track to get back this week, and that raises Thomas' stock even further.
Tyler Lockett (WR) - $6900
Jalen Ramsey will be all over DK Metcalf for most of the game, leaving an increased workload for Lockett. He is a solid play, even if it is against the #1 ranked pass defense in the NFL.
Philadelphia Eagles (DEF) - $4200
The one and only time we will pick the Eagles in this blog, but their match up this week warrants consideration at this price.
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Sunday's NFL Playoff action featured six teams who don't like each other at all.
All these games were played between teams who had played each other at least once during the regular season. If you thought those games in the regular season were intense, Sunday's playoff matchups upped the stakes even more.
The Chicago Bears even replicated a dubious feat from their regular season matchup, as one of their wide receiver Anthony Miller was ejected after throwing a punch at C.J. Gardner-Johnson. The New Orleans cornerback also got into the head of Chicago wide receiver Javon Wims in the November matchup, causing Wims to get ejected in that game after he threw a punch at Gardner-Johnson.
The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs has passed, and we're now down to the remaining four teams that are vying for a Super Bowl championship this season.
HOW ‘BOUT THOSE CHIEEEEFS?!?!? https://t.co/rWt2MIdoP2— Kansas City Chiefs (@Kansas City Chiefs)1610995798.0
As the NFL postseason got underway last week, it became clear we need to make some halftime adjustments with our picks this week.
The Ravens were an easy cover for us, especially once Lamer found his groove and the grooves in Tennessee's D. Throw in a few head scratching punts by Mike Vrabel and that does the trick.
Meanwhile, Stefon Diggs came up two catches short for us with three targets left on the table. It was always going to be tough to get that many grabs, but it was worth a few bucks just to see what would happen.
Please, please, please remind me never to bet unders. I haven't hit one all year and yet the siren's song calls me to shore. I maintain this is the best one I bet all year. The pick 6 and DK Metcalf bomb in the second quarter killed after the best start imaginable. After 15 minutes, we had a combined score of 3, 15 minutes of game time later? 30. Bananas.
Then I don't really know what else to say about Pittsburgh losing to Baker Mayfield and co. that hasn't already been said. I just have to edit my list of completely impossible things to put, "Snowing in the Sahara desert," and "Taylor Swift ever getting back together with Jake Gyllenhaal" above "The Browns beating the Steelers in the playoffs."