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RotoBallers, welcome to the Conference Championship Round of the daily fantasy football season. In this column, you will find my recommended DraftKings DFS Lineup Picks to target for the Conference Championships of the NFL season.

The goal is to identify players to start on DraftKings this week based on various factors including the opponent, the player's opportunity, analysis of the game's matchups, and the DraftKings price.

Let's find some DFS lineup sleepers, and win on DraftKings. Good luck in Conference Championships!

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DraftKings Quarterbacks - Conference Championships DFS Picks

Case Keenum - MIN @ PHI (DK - $6,600)

Keenum is the second most expensive quarterback on the board this week, but I think he is the best option. Yes, Brady is on the slate, but he is so expensive, it limits the options for the rest of your lineup. Playing these smaller slates means you have to approach it different from a normal slate, since there are fewer options, and the price gaps between players makes roster construction a bit difficult. Keenum does have a tough match up since the Eagles have the 6th DVOA against the pass, but he was able to put up over 300 yards and one touchdown last week against a good Saints secondary.

 

DraftKings Running Backs - Conference Championships DFS Picks

James White - NE vs JAX (DK - $4,900)

White is in a good spot this weekend, and also isn't that expensive. He offers some good PPR value out of the backfield, and showed that last week with four receptions on seven targets. The Jaguars have the 29th DVOA against the run, and the 10th DVOA against running backs in the passing game, so a good overall spot for him. Slotting him into your roster is easy since he isn't expensive, and you are getting exposure to the Patriots, who have the highest implied team total on the weekend sitting at 27 points.

Leonard Fournette - JAX @ NE (DK - $7,200)

Fournette is the clear top option on the slate when it comes to running backs, and with good reason. He has seen 21 or more carries in both of the Jaguars playoff games, and is now up against the Patriots, who have the 32nd DVOA against the pass. The Jaguars will likely try to eat up some clock and keep the Pats offense off the field, which means plenty of work for Fournette. It should be noted that he was limited at practice as of Thursday, but it's highly unlikely that he won't play in this game.

 

DraftKings Wide Receivers - Conference Championships DFS Picks

Danny Amendola - NE vs JAX (DK - $5,500)

The Patriots two top receivers, Brandin Cooks and Chris Hoganwill likely be shadowed by the Jaguars top corner backs Jalen Ramsey and AJ Bouye. This could present a small opening for Amendola, since he runs out of the slot a good amount. Last week he had 11 receptions on 13 targets for 112 yards. Massive numbers out of him, and if he can do even half of that this week, he will be worth the roster spot.

Alshon Jeffrey - PHI vs MIN (DK - $4,600)

Jeffrey is in a very tough spot this week, but the Eagles will need their best receiver to step up and help the offense. Last week he had four receptions on five targets for 51 yards, which were the high for the Eagles. He isn't too expensive, and in the two games that Foles started at the end of the season, he saw 12 targets. One of the saver options for Foles, and should see some good volume.

 

DraftKings Tight End - Conference Championships DFS Pick

Kyle Rudolph - MIN @ PHI (DK - $4,500)

Rudolph might be the best option on the slate considering the pricing. If you have the salary, Gronkowski always makes a good option, but again, he is super expensive, so Rudolph makes a cheaper option. Last week he ended with five receptions on eight targets for only 28 yards. The PPR value was there, just not a lot of yards behind it. The Eagles have the 17th DVOA against the tight ends, so a solid spot for him, and should be good for all formats.

 

DraftKings Defense - Conference Championships DFS Pick

Philadelphia Eagles vs Minnesota Vikings (DK - $3,000)

With only four teams on the slate, you are put in a spot where you might be forced into a corner. If you have a solid roster, and only one defense is available, you may have to pick them. The Eagles defense was able to show up last week and slow down the Falcons offense, and they should be looking to do much of the same this week. They had three sacks last week, and with the pressure they can bring, it may lead to easy picks for their great secondary.

 

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