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Two overvalued running backs for wild card DFS

These two running backs might not be worth their DFS price tags in this weekend’s four-game NFL wild card slate.

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry runs for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Wild card weekend is one of the best football weekends of the year for real football, but it also brings us a nice four-game slate in DFS. There are some quality value running back picks, but also some selections you might want to be wary of. We broke down what running back choices in this weekend’s slate could be overvalued.

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans ($8,200)

Henry is the most expensive running back in this weekend’s four-game slate and finished 2019 as the NFL’s rushing champion, but he’ll also face the New England Patriots top ranked defense in the wild card round. This makes it hard to gauge if he’s worth such a high price. He was dominant against most teams during the regular season but did struggle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ top-ranked rushing defense. He only managed 8.3 DKFP against the Buccaneers, which was his second-lowest total of the year.

The Patriots held opponents to 97.9 rushing yards per game throughout the season and were one of eight teams forked up fewer than 100 yards on the ground per contest. They’ll likely prioritize taking Henry out of the game, which doesn’t bode well for the fourth-year pro.

Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles ($5,800)

During the regular season Scott’s DFS price topped out at $4,100, but his three-touchdown performance in Week 17 has made him a lot more expensive. The ankle sprain Miles Sanders suffered against the New York Giants led to Scott getting a season-high 19 carries on Sunday. While he did reach the end zone three times, he only averaged 2.84 yards per carry. That’s not very promising.

Sanders will recovering from his sprain as Sunday approaches and coach Doug Pederson expects Jordan Howard to be a part of the Eagles’ game plan as well. Scott will most likely split the workload with multiple backs, so don’t expect another huge game from him.