If you're like me, you're not ready for the fantasy football season to be over yet. I've been getting my fix in (while I still can) over at DraftStreet in their DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) games. I've been running pretty well in their NFL Weekly Salary Cap Guaranteed leagues, so I thought I'd share my Divisional Round NFL Fantasy Rankings, which you can reference when setting your DFS lineups for daily league sites like DraftStreet, Fanduel, DraftKings and others. Good luck RotoBallers!
Playoff Rankings for Daily Fantasy Football Lineups
Obviously, the number one overall player this week is Peyton Manning. He's the most expensive player in the Salary Cap format (by a wide margin too), but he's the one guy that I'm starting with 100% confidence on all of my DFS teams. As of this writing, I'm registered for three teams, and what I've done is pair Manning up with the next three Quarterbacks in my rankings. Thus, I have one team with Peyton and Andrew Luck, another with Peyton and Russell Wilson, and a third team with Manning and Philip Rivers. As for the other Quarterbacks, I could see Tom Brady having a big game, but I think the Patriots will end up running the ball a lot with their three-headed monster at RB. I'm avoiding Drew Brees, Cam Newton or Colin Kaepernick this weekend.
At running back, Knowshown Moreno is my preferred option this week and I really like the prices on LeGarrette Blount, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles. Sproles, in particular, should easily gobble up five or more receptions, which is obviously a plus in a half-point PPR setting.
At wide receiver, you can't beat the price on Michael Crabtree, who is primed for a big game against the Panthers after posting an 8-125 line in freezing cold weather last week. Crabtree saw 28 targets in the playoffs last year and it's obvious he's Colin Kaepernick's go-to guy. Keenan Allen, Julian Edelman and Percy Harvin also have excellent price tags compared to how I expect them to perform.
Tight ends are fairly cheap this week and you can't go wrong with Greg Olsen at his price with all the targets he's been getting recently. I'm even rolling with Ladarius Green on one of my teams.
Finally, there's no better DST value this week than the Carolina Panthers. The Seahawks and 49ers are the only other DSTs I'd start with confidence this week.