Saturday kicks off the last weekend of the NFL regular season with a couple of contests. The Broncos host the Chiefs in the afternoon and the Eagles host the Cowboys in the cup. However, you won’t find any Broncos in this Saturday FanDuel lineup. Not only are we with the Chiefs defense, but the Broncos, for the most part, have failed to deliver fantastic performances that are worthwhile over the past few weeks. The game in Philadelphia is difficult for DFS to navigate as both teams have questionable motivations here, but the lead is strong, which is why our top picks on Saturday include a pair of Eagles and Cowboys. There are a ton of possible chalk plays on the board, so we found a misleading value suitable for GPP tournaments.
Before we get into this week’s lineups, here are the basic rules for FanDuel contests. The punctuation is pretty standard, and the only notable settings are and.
FanDuel picks on Saturday’s full roster: Cowboys vs. Eagles; Bosses vs. Broncos
Saturday’s main roster, $ 60,000 budget, no more than four players on one team
Players who narrowly avoid a catastrophic and abnormal head injury – like Hurts did when a FedExField railing and several fans nearly fell on him – have been scientifically proven to put on an explosive performance the following week. Joking aside, Hurts has two FanDuel performances out of 28 in his last five contests and finished with a count of 22.54 FD points on his first date with Dallas in September. We’ll have to keep an eye on whether the Eagles plan to take it easy with starters like Hurts, but for now, we’re happy to put him in our lineups.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) has a “chance” to play, according to head coach Andy Reid, but did not practice Tuesday. Wiliams has delivered when he took on the title role. He finished with 24.2 FD points last week, and has two additional performances of more than 20 FD points on the season. You will be in position for another if you receive a full workload.
SATURDAY SINGLE GAME DFS:
KC-DEN FD | KC-DEN DK | DAL-PHI FD | DAL-PHI DK
The Eagles have several players on the COVID roster, including Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and Dallas Goedert. That’s a lot of carries and goals that will need to be redistributed if those players stay out. Gainwell ranks fifth on the team in touches, albeit a modest total of 85. With the potential absences the Eagles face and the fact that they have secured a postseason berth, Gainwell could see enough volume to generate an impact of meaningful fantasy.
The best news regarding Hill, and the other Chiefs in our lineup, is that Kansas City needs to win on Saturday for a chance to claim a conference first-round goodbye. Hill is a weekly threat to erupt for a monstrous bottom line, and he’s likely to get an (almost) full complement of snapshots to do so on Saturday.
Michael Gallup (torn anterior cruciate ligament) has played just nine games this season, so it’s not like he’s a constant whose absence will propel Lamb to enviable volume. Lamb already leads the team in goals and receptions, but that doesn’t mean an extra two or three passes aren’t venturing in Lamb’s direction.
Smith has had a good rookie season, but he leads the Eagles in goals by a wide margin (24 to be exact). Dallas Goedert (COVID) will miss on offense if he’s offside on Saturday, which could force Smith to take a few more looks in the passing game.
Like Hill, Kelce will likely be in line for a full chunk of plays as the Chiefs attempt to claim the conference’s only first-round goodbye. He found the end zone in last week’s loss to the Bengals, but his 10.5 FD points were a disappointment. The Broncos held it to 4.2 in their last game, but it’s reasonable to have a better effort this time.
Ezekiel Elliott has 10 touches in each of the last two games and 72 total yards in that span. Pollard hasn’t done much better (16 touches, 108 total yards), but if the Cowboys are going to try to keep some footprint on Elliott’s tires for the playoffs, it stands to reason that Pollard will enjoy a respectable workload on Saturday. .
The Bengals may have ripped the Chiefs apart last week, but the Broncos don’t have the horses to pull off a similar feat. Kansas City has scored double-digit FD points in four of its last six, and another stifling defensive display and sticky fingers should be on the cards with Denver ready to start Drew Lock at center again.