Draft Kings NFL Guide (DIVISIONAL ROUND)

Admittedly, I didn’t have a great showing on Draft Kings in the wildcard games last week. I’m not here to point fingers, but if I were to point fingers, I would blame Chris Carson and Jordan Howard for sabotaging all 3 of my lineups with their lack of yards or touchdowns. But the past is the past, and I’m looking forward to hopefully achieving more of the success I had on Draft Kings during the regular season. There’s 4 games to choose from this weekend, so without any further ado, let’s hop right into my power rankings for the divisional round

QUARTERBACKS

  1. Andrew Luck ($6,200) Vs. Kansas City
  2. Pat Mahomes ($7,000) Vs. Indy
  3. Jared Goff ($5,500) Vs. Dallas
  4. Tom Brady ($5,600) Vs. LA Chargers
  5. Drew Brees ($6,700) Vs. Philly
  6. Nick Foles ($5,400) Vs. New Orleans
  7. Dak Prescott ($5,200) Vs. LA Rams
  8. Philip Rivers ($5,700) Vs. New England

RUNNING BACKS

  1. Alvin Kamara ($7,300) Vs. Philly
  2. Todd Gurley ($8,000) Vs. Dallas
  3. Ezekiel Elliot ($8,200) Vs. LA Rams
  4. Marlon Mack ($5,800) Vs. Kansas City
  5. Damien Williams ($5,100) Vs. Indy

Cheaper Sleepers- James White ($4,900) Vs. LA Chargers, and Rex Burkhead ($3,600) Vs. LA Chargers

WIDE RECIEVERS 

  1. Julian Edelman ($6,300) Vs. LA Chargers
  2. Dontrelle Inman ($4,800) Vs. Kansas City
  3. TY Hilton ($6,700) Vs. Kansas City
  4. Michael Thomas ($7,900) Vs. Philly
  5. Tyreek Hill ($7,400) Vs. Indy

Cheaper Sleepers- Ted Ginn Jr. ($4,400) Vs. Philly, Demarcus Robinson ($4,100) Vs. Indy, Michael Gallup ($4,000) Vs. LA Rams, and Phillip Dorset ($3,800) Vs. LA Chargers

TIGHT ENDS

  1. Eric Ebron ($5,500) Vs. Kansas City
  2. Travis Kelce ($7,000) Vs. Indy
  3. Zach Ertz ($5,700) Vs. New Orleans
  4. Blake Jarwin ($3,400) Vs. LA Rams
  5. Antonio Gates ($3,200) Vs. New England

Cheaper Sleepers- Nobody’s really worth it, but roll the dice on Higbee or Everett if you have to

DEFENSE/SpECIAL TEAMS

  1. Saints ($3,300) Vs. Philly
  2. Patriots ($2,600) Vs. LA Chargers
  3. Rams ($3,000) Vs. Dallas
  4. Chargers ($2,400) Vs. New England
  5. Chiefs ($2,500) Vs. Indy
  6. Colts ($2,100) Vs. Kansas City
  7. Cowboys ($2,200) Vs. LA Rams
  8. Eagles ($2,000) Vs. New Orleans

LINEUP 1

QUARTERBACK- ANDREW LUCK ($6,200) VS. KANSAS CITY

RUNNING BACK- TODD GURLEY ($8,000) VS. DALLAS

RUNNING BACK- MARLON MACK ($5,800) VS. KANSAS CITY

WIDE RECEIVER- TY HILTON ($6,700) VS. KANSAS CITY

WIDE RECEIVER- JULIAN EDELMAN ($6,300) VS. LA CHARGERS

WIDE RECEIVER- DONTRELLE INMAN ($5,500) VS. KANSAS CITY

TIGHT END- ERIC EBRON ($5,500) VS. KANSAS CITY

FLEX- BLAKE JARWIN ($3,400) VS. LA RAMS

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS- SAINTS ($3,300) VS. PHILLY

LINEUP 2

QUARTERBACK- JARED GOFF ($5,500) VS. DALLAS

RUNNING BACK- TODD GURLEY ($7,300) VS. DALLAS

RUNNING BACK- ALVIN KAMARA ($7,300) VS. PHILLY

WIDE RECEIVER- JULIAN EDELMAN ($6,300) VS. LA CHARGERS

WIDE RECEIVER- DONTRELLE INMAN ($4,800) VS. KANSAS CITY

WIDE RECEIVER- DEMARCUS ROBINSON ($4,100) VS. INDY

TIGHT END- ERIC EBRON ($5,500) VS. KANSAS CITY

FLEX- DAMIEN WILLIAMS ($5,100) VS. INDY

DEFENSE/SPECIAL TEAMS- SAINTS ($3,300) VS. PHILLY


I had a real rough time on Draft Kings last week, and as I was making these lineups I realized the smaller slate of games is my kryptonite. I was doing a lot better during the season despite the wider variety of options, and these limited rosters have me second guessing myself a lot more. In my first lineup, I decided to go with Andrew Luck and much of the Colts receiving core, in the hopes for double points should a touchdown happen. Additionally, I played Marlon Mack too, so I’m almost guaranteed to accrue points anytime the Colts are on offense or score. My second lineup is a lot more random, as I went with players from a number of different teams. I definitely went a bit run heavy with both Gurley, Kamara, and Williams as my flex, but in my experience I’ve had a lot more luck going run heavy than receiver heavy. I filled in the rest of the gaps with some randoms, so fingers crossed it works out. As you can probably see, I have a lot of faith in Gurley, Edelman, Inman, Ebron, and the Saints defense. This is probably the most players that I’ve played in both lineups all year, but given the smaller slate of games, I decided to go with consistency more than usual. Not much else to do now but sit back, drink some beers, and hope to fuck that everybody finds the end zone.

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