We have six total playoff games around the NFL on Wild Card Weekend. Don’t forget, that’s including a pair of them that kicks off Saturday. Despite the small DFS slate, I have sifted through the player pool and identified three pillars I will be using in my main SuperDraft lineups.
Below are my core plays for the two-game Saturday NFL slate on SuperDraft DFS.
Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati (1.2x score multiplier)
Burrow finished the season strong, cementing his case for Comeback Player of the Year. Now, he steps into an incredibly exploitable matchup against the Raiders in their first playoff game.
Burrow has established himself as a dominant threat at Paul Brown Stadium. He’s averaged nearly 100 more passing yards at home (331.22) compared to on the road (232.86). With that, he’s also averaging nearly five more fantasy points per game. The Raiders’ defense is more often attacked on the ground, but with the plethora of weapons Burrow has among pass-catchers, his recent form and his home/road splits, this feels like a layup.
Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals (1x)
Even though I just campaigned to roster Burrow and exploit the passing game for the Bengals, Mixon finds himself in an equally enticing spot Saturday. Mixon ranks sixth among all running backs this season in touches per game (20.9). To that point the Raiders have allowed the eighth-most rushing touchdowns (18) in the regular season and ranked in the bottom half of the league in yards-per-attempt and total rushing yards on the season. There are very few other reliable running backs on the slate. With Mixon’s monopoly on backfield touches, he is a stud to ride with Saturday.
Damien Harris, RB, New Engalnd Patriots (1.2x)
Looking down the multiplier spectrum at the running back position, it thins out rather quickly. While he’s listed as questionable, the murmurs are that Damien Harris is trending more toward probable rather than doubtful. The Bills are a daunting defensive unit, but they’ve been exploited on the ground. Having allowed the fifth-most rushing touchdowns (19), the Bills were gashed for 111 yards on only 10 attempts by Harris a mere month ago. Assuming he suits up, this is an equally good spot as the two teams run it back. His 1.2x multiplier is a cherry on top.
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