Another weekend of NFL playoff action of the 2021 season brings another DraftKings showdown slate- the Divisional divisional game of San Fransisco @Green Bay. Aaron Rodgers has never beaten the 49ers in the playoffs, but leads the Packers who are favored by six points in this game. These two met in Week 3, with the Packers getting the edge in a 30 to 28 game. However, the weather in this one could play a part, which is why the O/U has been set at 47.
DraftKings Divisional Showdown 2021-San Fransisco @Green Bay Captain Picks
Davante Adams ($17,400/ $11,600 Flex)
Adams is just an auto-captain in this game. He is the Packers receiving offense, with a massive target share, as well as production to back that up. While it might be wrong to draw constant parallels to the game in Week 3, Adams did finish that one with 18 targets, 12 receptions for 132 yards, and a TD. Don’t overthink it!
Deebo Samuel ($16,800/ $11,200 Flex)
Samuel is a top-tier player, and the teamwork to get him the ball whenever they can. Either through the air, or out of the backfield. In his last five games, he has had over 80 yards in each and scored a TD in four of them. If the 49ers are going to cause an upset, it will be from the play of Samuel.
DraftKings Divisional Showdown 2021- Cincinnati @Tennessee Flex Picks
Aaron Rodgers ($10,800)
Rodgers had a great season, which has made him the favorite to win the NFL MVP award again. Even with the toe injury, he has been able to move in the pocket, as well as rush the ball if the situation has allowed. The script feels set for Rodgers to have a solid game. The 49ers pass defense isn’t the best in the league, and a home game against his hometown team just feels like one that will end well. **Please end well**
Aaron Jones ($9,200)
I’m not a massive fan of the ground attack in this game, because that is the strength of the 49ers defense. But, if I were to opt for one I’d be going for Jones over AJ Dillon ($5,000). Jones is a more rounded back, with his usage in the passing game as well as being the lead back. That versatility should enable him to have opportunities. If the Packers do get an early lead, then Jones should see plenty of work.
Eli Mitchell ($8,200)
Mitchell’s price seems almost too good to be true. The Packers defense is one of the worst units at defending the run, with just under 4.3 yards per attempt. The importance for the run in the 49ers playbook should mean plenty of touches for Mitchell. Even if Samuel is used out of the backfield there should be enough attempts to be very viable in this game.
George Kittle ($7,200)
Playing Kittle is a bit of a risk, given his performances in recent games. He has disappointed for fantasy, barely being used in the offense. But, a player of Kittle’s ability has the threat to be productive in any game. And earlier in the season, he ripped the Packers defense apart with 7 receptions and over 100 yards.
Allen Lazard ($5,600)/ Randall Cobb ($4,600)
With Marquez Valdes-Scantling set to miss the game, it looks like the three-receiver sets are set with Lazard and Cobb set to be on the field with Adams. Let’s not bury the lead, Adams is going to be the primary receiver in the offense. But, there is every opportunity for at least one of these receivers to have a good game. Given the familiarity and the fact he is going to be playing closer to the QB, I’d opt for the cheaper play in Cobb. Which also frees up some salary to use elsewhere.
Mason Crosby ($4,200)/ Robbie Gould ($4,000)
The kickers in this one could see some action, with both veterans having longs over 50 yards on the season with a high percentage of accuracy overall. This game is likely to have some stalled drives with the strength of the defenses, in which case having a kicker gives you a nice insurance against that. And it’s not like we are going to be seeing a blowout either.
Kyle Juszczyk ($2,600)
A good salary-saving option is Juszczyk. He has the ability to perform if given the opportunity, and has had 30 receptions on the season. It is a risk to opt for him, as he isn’t the cheapest but if he sneaks into the endzone he will be hitting value straight away.
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