Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


FanDuel NFL DFS Lineup Picks For Championship Sunday - Daily Fantasy Football

Here we are, the final (real) NFL DFS slate before the Super Bowl. With only a limited amount of options, one wrong move will destroy your chance to make some noise in tournament play, so let's make this our best week yet. The first game of the day begins with Derrick Henry and the Titans heading to Kansas City to meet with the Chiefs to decide the AFC Champion. Tennessee has been hot, thanks in large part to the stellar play of Henry over the last two weeks. To finish out the night, and for the NFC Championship, the 49ers will host the Packers in a rematch from earlier in the year. San Francisco has been hot on the defensive end. However, you can never really count out Aaron Rodgers, despite his lackluster play historically in NFC Championship contests.

In this article, I will be providing you with daily fantasy football picks on FanDuel for Sunday, January 19, 2020 (Championship Sunday). These lineups can vary from higher-priced players and elite options to lower-priced players and value picks on FanDuel.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading my column throughout the year. It is very much appreciated. Feel free to give me a follow on Twitter @Den_Clausen and let me know how I did this season.  Good luck on Sunday.

Editor's Note: Get any rest-of-season NFL Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive DFS Tools, Lineup Optimizer and Premium DFS Research through the Super Bowl. Sign Up Now!


FanDuel Quarterbacks - Championship Sunday

Patrick Mahomes - QB, vs. TEN ($9,500)

Though you don't really need me to inform you that Mahomes is an efficient DFS option, I will highlight why the other starting quarterbacks are not. As mentioned, Aaron Rodgers has not played well in the NFC Championship throughout his career, throwing only four touchdowns while tossing five interceptions in three lifetime NFC title game appearances. He has also completed just 57.8 percent of his passes in those games and will be up against a 49ers Defense that gave up 122 passing yards to the Vikings during the divisional round.

Rodgers didn't play well against San Francisco back in Week 12 either, finishing with a miserable 9.46 fantasy points. Ryan Tannehill, on the other hand, did record three total touchdowns against a rough Ravens Defense last weekend. However, with only 29 combined passing attempts over his previous two games, it should be the Derrick Henry show once again against the Chiefs. Lastly, Jimmy Garoppolo has been relegated to the role of an innocent bystander as the team continues to run the ball more often than not. Garoppolo attempted just six passing attempts after he threw an interception late in the second quarter against the Vikings, which doesn't give me a warm feeling heading into Sunday. While past results don't necessarily mean that these guys will continue to play like garbage, I will play it safe and pinch my pennies in order to roll with Mahomes as my DFS quarterback.


FanDuel Running Backs - Championship Sunday

Damien Williams - RB, vs. TEN ($7,600)

We know that Derrick Henry has been a stud, but with a $9,800 price tag, it will be much more challenging to squeeze him in if you are hoping to throw some of the other big names in your DFS lineup. Williams, just like Henry, has played well and will cost you $2,200 less. In his three games since returning from a rib injury that he sustained back in November, the 27-year-old is averaging just under 24 fantasy points per game. He likely won't carry the ball a ton against the Titans, but he should supplement that by catching a few passes out of the backfield, similar to what he has been doing all season.

Raheem Mostert - RB, vs. GB ($5,800)

Mostert experienced cramping in his calf during last weekend's outing against the Vikings and finished with only 12 carries as a result. He would go on to yield carries to Tevin Coleman, who had a career-high 22, to total 105 yards and two touchdowns. Coleman is priced higher than any of the other 49ers' running backs, but Mostert, who had at least one touchdown in his previous six games heading into the matchup against Minnesota, should be back as the No. 1 option on Sunday.


FanDuel Wide Receivers - Championship Sunday

Tyreek Hill - WR, vs. TEN ($7,400)

Patrick Mahomes was feeding plenty of mouths against the Texans, which resulted in Hill finishing with only three catches for 41 yards. Nonetheless, with this game against Tennessee expected to be a shootout, I would rather spend my cash here, as opposed to dropping $8,300 on Davante Adams, who will have a tough task against a 49ers Defense that gave up just 126 passing yards against Minnesota. Meanwhile, the Titans haven't been as glamorous on the defensive end, allowing an average of 277 yards through the air in each of their two playoff games. Since I also hate all of the San Francisco receivers (not personally, just from a fantasy standpoint), I wouldn't have an issue throwing Sammy Watkins into the equation as well.

A.J. Brown - WR, @ KC ($6,800)

Brown has played horribly in his last two games, but I'm not ready to sleep on him just yet. With the Chiefs likely to pay extra attention to Derrick Henry, the door could open for Brown to get back on track in this crucial contest. He went bananas in December, averaging 18.74 fantasy points per game, and also scored at least once in three of those five games. Adam Humphries may be back after injuring his ankle at the end of the year, but his presence shouldn't do much to diminish Brown's production.


FanDuel Tight Ends - Championship Sunday

Travis Kelce - TE, vs. TEN ($7,800)

Kelce has been limited with a knee issue and is officially listed as questionable. Nonetheless, he should be good to go against the Titans in the AFC Championship game. Kelce caught 10 of his 12 targets for 134 yards and three touchdowns during the comeback win over the Texans, and should remain heavily involved in this one. Outside of George Kittle, there really isn't anywhere else to turn at this position, so if you have to take a hit at the wide receiver spot (I'm looking at you Corey Davis and Sammy Watkins) to pay the cost to acquire Kelce's services, do it.

More Fantasy Football Analysis

More Recent Articles


2020 Starting Pitcher Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Points leagues may seem like a slight variation from traditional 5x5 category scoring leagues but you must approach draft day with a very different strategy if you wish to truly compete. All preseason long, RotoBaller has you covered with the latest rankings for all fantasy baseball league types. Here we present our points league rankings... Read More

Second-Half Improvements: Buy Into These Starting Pitchers

The second half of the season is always put under a microscope for starting pitchers. Fantasy players have a love for the second half of the season, as the belief is that pitchers who take a step forward could carry over that success the next season and perhaps even build upon it. But, as we... Read More

How to Attack RP in SV+HLD Leagues

No position has seen as much evolution in recent seasons as the relief pitcher. Gone are the days where starters were expected to go seven innings as most teams have embraced the idea of "super-bullpening" and try to fit as many pitchers that can throw 95+ MPH into their bullpen as they can. Many fantasy... Read More

Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitch Info

One of the most fundamental questions in fantasy sports is if a player's current performance is sustainable. More than any other sport, baseball has a slew of statistical measures that can be dissected in numerous ways to analyze player performance. Pitch Info is a publicly-available pitch tracking system that provides a lot of different data to... Read More

2020 Fantasy Baseball Staff Rankings

Below you will find RotoBaller's 2020 fantasy baseball rankings, tiers and auction dollar values for the 2020 MLB season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Mixed, Head-to-Head, Points, AL/NL Only, Two-Catcher Top 2020 prospects, Dynasty leagues, Keeper values Export the rankings easily... Read More

Mock Draft Review: Best Late-Round Targets

Last week, some members of the RotoBaller staff completed a 12-team mock draft for standard 5x5 format. After the draft, we each broke down our strategy and some of our favorite picks, which can be found here. However, I want to take a closer look at one portion of the draft in particular. Since we know that... Read More

Faster and Furious: Pitchers with Rising Velocity/Performance

Welcome fantasy baseball players! I’m sure that you, like me, are anxiously counting down the days until your drafts and Opening Day. While the fantasy season may not start for several weeks, there are plenty of things we can do to start preparing for a successful season. One of those things is to take a good... Read More

James Karinchak Is A Relief Pitcher To Know in 2020

One of the lesser-known players that intrigues me for the 2020 MLB season is Indians relief pitcher James Karinchak. The former Bryant Bulldog was drafted by Cleveland in the ninth round in the 2017 draft and went on to have one of the most outrageous statistical seasons in minor league baseball history. As someone who... Read More

2020 Relief Pitcher Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Often regarded as an inferior fantasy baseball format, points leagues offer a different style of boasting over your friends or coworkers similar to that of fantasy football. These setups are typically head-to-head formats for a one-week stretch where the player with the most points gets a win. Easy right? While it's true that roster construction... Read More

2019 Barrel Breakouts: Who's For Real and Who's Next?

As pitchers and catchers get even closer to reporting and most fantasy leagues prepare for their drafts, everybody is looking for a leg up on the competition - a way to get in on a guy before everybody else does. In this article, we're going to look for a way to identify hitters who improved... Read More

Using Sabermetrics for Fantasy Baseball: Pitcher BABIP

While FIP is a useful tool to predict a pitcher's future ERA performance, fantasy owners should remember that ERA, not FIP, is what really matters in most formats. This means that we are interested in the "luck" that separates the two statistics. While some of this luck is unpredictable, we can and should predict some... Read More

Second Year Player Preview: Fantasy Baseball 2020 ADP Analysis

Host Anthony Aniano of RotoBaller Radio discuss the 2020 fantasy baseball season and keeps you updated with all the latest news and analysis Be sure to tune into RotoBaller Radio on SiriusXM (channel Sirius 210, XM 87) - every weekday morning between 6-7 AM ET, every weekday afternoon from 1-2 PM ET, Saturday nights from 9-11 PM ET... Read More

2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers - Jorge Alfaro

Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro was a key piece in the J.T. Realmuto trade that was executed before the 2019 season. The Marlins have high hopes for Alfaro and he continued his development in 2019 by slashing .262/.312/.425 with 18 HR, 57 RBI, 44 R, and 22 BB. The overall numbers may not seem all that... Read More

2020 Shortstop Rankings - H2H Points Leagues

Points leagues may seem like a slight variation from traditional 5x5 category scoring leagues but you must approach draft day with a different strategy if you wish to truly compete. Rankings themselves are a different beast altogether, as category specialists like Mallex Smith and Dee Gordon (stolen bases), Kyle Schwarber and Franmil Reyes (home runs),... Read More

2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers – Victor Reyes

With a 457 ADP in 2020 NFBC leagues, Detroit Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes is an afterthought in all but the deepest leagues.  Perhaps the 25-year-old shouldn't be, though, as Reyes was quietly solid in 2019, slashing .304/.336/.431 in 292 plate-appearances, with three home runs and nine stolen bases. Having made stops in Arizona and the... Read More