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NFL DFS Plays: Divisional Round

by Spencer Limbach
Updated On: January 10, 2020, 1:26 pm ET

This article aims to highlight some of the best NFL DFS Plays at every position for your cash game lineups. Keep in mind that the following player write-ups were constructed earlier in the week, and sometimes injury situations can alter the fantasy landscape. Monitoring our NFL News & Headlines Feed throughout the week will keep you in the loop while giving you the subsequent DFS consequences of each information piece.

We’ll take a look at the four-game Divisional slate starting at 4:35 ET on Saturday, January 11. 

QUARTERBACK

Lamar Jackson - Baltimore (vs. Tennessee) 

It’s a tough choice between Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes as a cash game quarterback, but the Ravens’ signal-caller ultimately gets my vote. Jackson’s elite rushing upside moves the needle in his direction, and he’s lining up against a subpar Tennessee team that ranks 21st in overall defense. The former Heisman Trophy winner has been an absolute beast this season, averaging 28 FPPG while topping 30 fantasy points in five of his last seven outings. Jackson will likely carry a heavy ownership rate, but I’m not taking chances in fading him for cash games. 

Also Consider: Patrick Mahomes, Jimmy Garoppolo 

RUNNING BACK

Damien Williams - Kansas City (vs. Houston)

Williams came on strong to end the season, and there’s a good chance of that spilling into Sunday’s playoff game. The Kansas City RB has posted 246 total yards with three touchdowns over his last two outings, seeing 28 rushing attempts with 10 receiving targets through that span. The Chiefs find themselves as home favorites against a Houston team that has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to running backs this season. That gives Williams upside with a surging workload, friendly matchup, and optimistic game flow to boot. 

Aaron Jones - Green Bay (vs. Seattle) 

Speaking of game flow, Aaron Jones could benefit from it on Sunday as well. The Packers’ RB has been up-and-down all season, but he’s currently brimming with confidence after posting 100+ rushing yards (and five total touchdowns) over his last four games. Fellow RB Jamaal Williams is expected to return after missing the last game of the season, but Jones should still dominate the snaps from Green Bay’s backfield (70% or so). The Seahawks have allowed the 12th most fantasy points to running backs this season, and I like Jones as a solid DFS choice on this abbreviated slate. 

Also Consider: Raheem Mostert, Dalvin Cook 

WIDE RECEIVER

Tyreek Hill - Kansas City (vs. Houston)

There’s no shortage of confident wide receivers this weekend, but Hill arguably has the highest upside of that group. While the Kansas City speedster was somewhat mediocre in his final games of the season, I’m looking forward to a breakout showing on Sunday. His opponent, Houston, ranks 29th against the pass, and Hill torched them for a sweet 5-80-2 line earlier this year. A similar performance isn’t out of the question. 

Deebo Samuel - San Francisco (vs. Minnesota)

The San Francisco receivers find themselves in a good spot, as Minnesota has a “funnel defense” that is tough against the run and generous through the air. Samuel is the preferred option to take advantage. On top of holding legitimate 100+ yard upside in the receiving department, Deebo has been finding success on the occasional end-around run too. That gives him another path to fantasy production, and he’s a solid mid-range DFS lift through all formats. 

Also Consider: Emmanuel Sanders, Marquise Brown 

TIGHT END

Mark Andrews - Baltimore (vs. Tennessee) 

Mark Andrews has been paying dividends for DFS backers all season. That should continue in the playoffs, especially considering a date with Tennessee - who has allowed the sixth-most FP to the tight end position. Andrews is the most obvious stacking extension of QB Lamar Jackson, and that’s an excellent spot to consider for DFS purposes. George Kittle and Travis Kelce are very much in play this weekend, but Andrews is cheaper with a better matchup, so I’ll be looking his way instead. 

Also Consider: George Kittle

DEFENSE

49ers Defense (vs. Minnesota) 

Selecting a defense is more about how much salary you have leftover than anything else. The 49ers find themselves in the best situation, as Minnesota will travel west to face a rested San Francisco squad with an intimidating defense. Vikings’ QB Kirk Cousins was good enough last week, but he has crumbled in high-pressure situations throughout his career. 

If you need a cheaper lift here, selecting the Chiefs Defense (they have been much better at home this year) isn’t a bad route to take. 

Also Consider: Chiefs Defense

Spencer Limbach
Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.