Your seasonal fantasy football league may be over, but that doesn't mean you have to take a break in fantasy football until fall. During the playoffs, there are still plenty of opportunities for everyday imagination.
The best DFS playoffs are this week's wildcard round and next week's division matchups, as you don't need just two games for the championship weekend or the exclusive, highly volatile single-game / showdown formats for the Super Bowl in either game.
The madman expects low-score competitions, at least in all games in which the Saints and Vikings are not involved. We will of course have a lot of contact with the players of the top NFC game – Drew Brees or Kirk Cousins, a lot from Michael Thomas, who shares the shares of Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, a touch of Jared Cook.
Where we don't invest a lot in this game, it runs back. Yes, Dalvin Cook was a juggernaut this season, but he sustained a shoulder injury and has to face a strong Saints Run defense. Sure, Alvin Kamara is a superior talent, but he had trouble finding the end zone, and Latavius Murray lurks in the neighborhood of 40 percent of the stretcher before the vulture.
Who will DFS players turn to this week when they back down? To do this, we aim at a defense rather than a specific player and then find that specific player who matches the defense.
Since their reunion in week 10, the Texans have allowed more than 168 rushing yards per game. This breakdown was overshadowed by the unsubstantiated number of allowed touchdowns. In the last six games before week 17, when the Texans had nothing to play, they allowed 14 passing TDs. During the same period, they gave up six rushing scores. They scored two points and three Derrick Henry touchdowns last week.
The whole point is that the quick defense in the second half of the season got lost in step with the temporary defense. As much as we want to take advantage of this temporary shortcoming, we don't have a lot of faith in Josh Allen to do this, and there are other viable quarterback options, as mentioned earlier.
Setbacks in good matchups this week are in short supply, so our favorite is the one these Texans face. Download Devin Singletary, which should have a Texas fantasy day.