Get your team stacked by position on the main Divisional playoff football slate on fanduel and draftkings for this write up of fantasy football projections by position breakdown.
This page will be updated on friday morning with my own player pool per my explanation on youtube here:
Here are the default DraftDashboard rankings of the QB position to start with.
Since there are about a few sites I take into consideration when coming up with my projections by position, I will basically balance everything out according to game script to sort through these guys, as you have to make decisions based on the flow of the game and total score, whether the game is close or not. Here is my write up for this slate.
Here’s who stands out to me. When you look at the over/under total for the KC/Indy game, you can’t ignore the fact that this is implied as much higher scoring then any other game. The game should be cold in KC, but thats not a factor. With KC given 5.5 points as of thursday morning, look for any changes in the line today or friday. My feeling is that Mahomes should be favored as he is no longer a rookie. Amazingly he has been better on the road this year, however this environment is tough for any team, as this game should however be very close, perhaps closer then 5.5 points. If i was betting on it, it would have to be closer then this spread. Therefore we have ourselves as projected a close high scoring game as advertised. Load up on these quarterbacks with their teams no problem! However no defenses here will be needed.
Best Choices: Patrick Mahomes and Andrew Luck
I could easily see this game going either way in the highest scoring projection as the Colts could have quite an edge in many facets of the game, as the Cheifs are one dimensional with the passing. Mahomes though is till the #1 pick as he has been all season averaging 5 points more than any other QB during the 2018 span of time.
Running Back Pool
Since we are working with fanduel and draftkings, we have to consider the value of what we are actually paying for on these sites.
Tod Gurley is 1k less on draftkings, making an unusual scenario at the position, where you can fit more stud backs into your lineup creating room for other receiver positions on your roster. So he is worth a look on DK only. Zeke Elliott is viable on both sites, no matter if they lose by the spread or not. He is always used, getting touches.
Also, surprised to see Alvin Kamara 1100 less on DK. This is back who is the #1 offensive option or weapon on the Saints. As long as they play towards their potential in this matchup, he will get his touches.
Damien Williams is rock bottom pricing in the top tier of back, aslo being 1k less on DK as he has earned the starting job and I personally am not worried about him getting his fair share of touches on the day.
Marlon Mack is quite a bargain on DK, and is very playable there as they have proven to run the ball against a more formidable defense of the Texans. Can they also do it on the road against a weaker defense. I would give the approval on this play.
Melvin Gordon is shockingly low for his usual tier on both sites as he is really banged up. This assumably is the reason he is so low. Still a bargain for limited carries projected in the game in a must win playoff win or go home.
Best Choices: Depends on site and left over salary
Wide Receivers/TE’s Pool
The obvious choices are not so obvious when you start to build lineups using the players above. I am leaving the top 2 guys out in Michael Thomas and Tyreek Hill which could be a big mistake, especially with Hill’s big play potential. However I believe the Colts secondary can handle him with their safeties not allowing much deep, as I believe this will lead to Travis Kelce leading the team in targets and yards, which makes sense when you compare what the colts allow to TE’s to WR’s. To see the differences, like the above picture, for all positions head on over to draftdashboard.com
Best Choices: Travis Kelce, Eric Ebron, TY Hilton, or Tyreek Hill depending on the QB you choose, with WR’s from the Eagles/Saints game.
For more on how to correlate your lineup so that you do not place players who negatively correlate against each other, visit my Fantasy Football Analytics projections, and how to correlate.