8 teams. 4 games. 2 days. Welcome to the Divisional Round of the 2019 NFL playoffs.
It all starts on Saturday afternoon with the Minnesota Vikings traveling to San Francisco to take on the top seed in the NFC before the Tennessee Titans head up to Baltimore to clash with the top seed in the AFC.
Sunday opens up with a pair of dynamic QBs going head to head between Mahomes and Watson in Kansas City, followed by a familiar battle between Wilson and Rodgers in Green Bay. This weekend has everything we’re looking for as football fans – including a chance to win big on DraftKings.
Here are some players from all 4 games to help you win – courtesy of the Sneaky Plays team!
Patrick Mahomes – QB, KC
Opponent – Houston Texans
Price – $7,500
Off the top of my head, I can’t remember Pat Mahomes playing poorly at any time throughout his young career. Despite missing 2 starts, Mahomes still found a way to toss for over 4,000 yards and 26 TDs on the season.
On Sunday afternoon, Mahomes and the Chiefs welcome the Houston Texans in Arrowhead Stadium. The Texans’ defense ranks 31st against opposing QBs and 29th in passing yards allowed per game.
With Mahomes having a plethora of weapons surrounding him in Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins, he should have a field day in Arrowhead.
Aaron Jones– RB, GB
Opponent – Seattle Seahawks
Price – $7,400
Aaron Jones has been on a tear as of late, averaging 23.2 fantasy points per game over the last 4 and finding the endzone 5 times in that span. He has been a key reason the Packers are where they are – in Green Bay following a bye.
In the final game of the divisional round, Jones and the Packers host a familiar foe in the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks are no longer the defense they were a few years ago and have been susceptible to giving up big plays both on the ground and through the air.
Their defense ranks 22nd against opposing RBs and 25th in total yards allowed per game. With Jones on a hot streak, look for him to have a monster day and carry the offense of the Packers.
Deebo Samuel – WR, SF
Opponent – Minnesota Vikings
Price – $5,200
Some of you will probably think I’m crazy for trusting a rookie in the playoffs and that’s fine. But do we recall what happened last week between the Seahawks and the Eagles? DK Metcalf took over the game for the Hawks.
As many might say: “It’s the playoffs. You’re no longer a rookie”. I think that statement will hold true for Deebo Samuel this week. In his last 9 games, Samuel is averaging 14.7 fantasy points per game and has become the second option in the passing game for the 49ers behind George Kittle.
Samuel has a fantastic opportunity this week to put up great numbers in a plus matchup against the Vikings’ defensive backfield. Their secondary ranks 26th against opposing WRs and don’t play as well in the outdoors as they do in domes.
With the 49ers being home favorites and Samuel getting involved in the offense through the air and on the ground, I like his chances for a big fantasy day.
Mark Andrews – TE, BAL
Opponent – Tennessee Titans
Price – $5,600
Andrews has been a pivotal part of the success of the Ravens’ offense this year from the TE position. He’s a solid blocker in their overwhelming run game and arguably their top option in the passing game. Andrews has found the endzone 10 times this year – a remarkable feat at the TE position.
I see Andrews’ production carrying over into the Divisional Round this week against the Titans at home. Tennessee’s defense has been good enough to get them this far into the playoffs, but I’m not sure they’ll be able to stop the Ravens on Saturday. Their defense ranks 23rd against opposing TEs and 24th in passing yards allowed per game.
With Andrews being both a TE and a focal point in the Ravens’ offense, he should be set for a big night under the lights in Baltimore.
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