- Jonathan Taylor is listed at $7,900 on DraftKings.
- Marquise Brown is priced at $5,400 on DraftKings.
- DraftKings has Jared Cook listed at $4,600.
BUFFALO, N.Y.— With the NFL Wild Card round of the Playoffs just on the horizon, those that participate in daily fantasy football can take advantage of DraftKings $2.5 Million Wild Card Millionaire contest.
This is easily the most popular daily fantasy football contest of the weekend being that the first-place prize is $1 Million. With that being said, it would be best to choose some of the best value players when drafting for this contest on both Saturday and Sunday’s Wild Card games.
Saturday Value Plays
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts, $7,900: Jonathan Taylor has been on an absolute tear to end the NFL regular season from both a football standpoint and fantasy standpoint. He finished the NFL season having notched five games in a row with over 19 fantasy points including a 33.5- and 41.4-point outings.
He is in line to carry on that scoring pace in the Wild Card round and a Buffalo Bills defense that ranks 23 in the league against opposing running backs. Not to mention they have allowed at least one rushing touchdown in each of their last three games.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams, $6,000: Kupp is returning to the lineup after testing positive for COVID-19 and is looking to get back on track from where he left off. Luckily for Kupp that should be no problem as he has a very beneficial matchup against one of the worst pass defenses in the league in the Seattle Seahawks who rank 28 in the league against opposing wide receivers.
Kupp has matched up with the Seahawks twice this season and both times he has hit double-digit fantasy points as he went for 10 in Week 10 and 14.6 in Week 16. Being that Kupp is fresh off of a two-week break due to COVID, he would be a great receiver to fire up in any lineup.
Dawson Knox, TE, Buffalo Bills, $3,200: Knox has not had the follow-up season that many fantasy GM’s were hoping for after he had a solid rookie season last year. However, things are starting to look up for the second-year tight end which has raised his fantasy value. He has seen eight or more points in two of his last three games which is a good sign considering that he has not gone over eight points more than once prior to that.
It also helps that he has seen four or more targets in his last five games as well. Also, although the Colts defense has looked good against opposing tight ends this season, in two of their last three games they have allowed the position to go for 50 or more yards and a touchdown in each game.
Sunday Value Plays
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Baltimore Ravens, $6,600: Dobbins should be an obvious play here on Sunday as he is being set up for stardom. He has a great matchup with the Tennessee Titans who rank way down at the bottom in the league against opposing running backs at 28. Dobbins has faced off against the Titans earlier in the season where he had a great game as he went for 70 yards and a touchdown for 18.5 points.
It also helps his value that he has gone for 13 or more points in his last five games as well including a 31-point outing in his last game out. Something else to keep in mind here is that the Titans have allowed for two or more rushing touchdowns in their last three games. With that said, this makes him a must draft.
Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens, $5,400: Brown is joining Dobbins here as a value play being that the Titans defense is weak all around as they rank 31 in the league against opposing wide receivers as well. Also, Brown has seen his value skyrocket in the Ravens last six games of the season as he has gone for over 13 points in each game being that he has scored six touchdowns across those games. With Hollywood Brown showing off his explosiveness as of late, he surely be drafted here in all formats.can
Not only has Brown proven his fantasy value, but for those that are looking to bet on his game props on legal betting sites, he has helped bettors cash out on his game totals each week.
Jared Cook, TE, New Orleans Saints, $4,600: With the tight end position being very thin this season, there aren’t many options. However, Jared Cook has been able to blossom into a valuable option at tight end for the Saints as he has gone for double digits in the Saints last two games. He also has a matchup with the Bears defense that rank 30 in the league when it comes to defending opposing tight ends.
Luckily for Cook, he has faced off with the Chicago Bears before in which he went for 51 yards and a touchdown for 16.1 fantasy points. He is also one of the primary receiving options for this team without Michael Thomas on the field. Knowing this he should be a top fantasy play come Sunday.
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