When it comes to DFS, everyone looks for those slate-breaking players (and if you are not, then you should be!), players who can win you the big bucks if they have a day and lower ownership, even better! This especially matters in tournaments, where you are looking to differentiate from your competition and sometimes even yourself and your other lineups, as opposed to cash games, where you would be after more ‘safer’ lineups to secure a more likely pot of cash.
These articles will highlight those players who I feel can break the slate and players you should be, at the very least, considering, going for position-by-position.
Studs (3x plus return): 18
Average Joes (2.1 – 2.9x return): 23
Scrubs (2x or lower return): 17
Tennessee seems to be trending in a positive direction heading into the postseason, and this has primarily correlated with Ryan Tannehill’s ($5,800) uptick with a lack of tendency to turn the ball over. In his last three games, seven passing touchdowns and zero turnovers from the former Miami QB is very much against the norm of his 2022 season, which 14 interceptions have dominated. This efficiency was most highlighted by his four-touchdown performance against Houston in Week 18, scoring the QB 27.3 points, Tannehill’s highest DK total on the season, and hardly an easy matchup, which has been highlighted earlier on in the season. Cincinnati represents an easier matchup heading into the postseason, giving 18.4 ppg to QBs over the last month.
There is the caveat of Derrick Henry’s ($7,500) return, whose role could be significant on his first game since Week 8. Tannehill will still be prominent in the red zone, where he has seven rushing touchdowns on the year and is due one after not seeing the endzone since Week 15.
Sticking with the theme of teams heading in positive directions and funnily enough, another No.1 seed, let’s chat about Aaron Rodgers ($7,100). Closing the last seven games with a 20:0 TD to INT ratio, last season’s MVP is in fine form in his rumoured ‘last dance’. The NFC North outfit are entering the playoffs in fine form whilst their opponents this weekend, San Fransisco, are not. Following their win over Dallas, injuries galore came out of the game. Garoppolo with shoulder and thumb sprains, Nick Bosa left the game with a concussion, and Fred Warner also was a casualty. On the plus side, Warner seems to have recovered, but Garappolo is struggling through practices, and Bosa has not appeared yet this week as of writing this. The accumulative point to take here is that San Fransisco is hurting, which A-Rod can take full advantage of in this point, especially if Nick Bosa misses.