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DFS sleepers to consider for Packers in NFC title game

We identify a pair of Packers players who could be impactful DFS sleeper plays in the NFC title game.

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham carries the ball during the first quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers held off the Seattle Seahawks’ late-game surge to secure a 28-23 win in the Divisional Round Sunday and will move on to the NFC title game next week. Green Bay will face the San Fransisco 49ers next Sunday, and we identified a few DFS sleepers on the Packers you should keep an eye on.

TE Jimmy Graham

Graham followed up the four receptions for 49 yards he tallied in his team’s regular season finale by notching three receptions for 49 yards against the Seahawks in the Divisional Round. Aaron Rodgers had enough faith in Graham to find him in the closing minutes of the game to prevent the opposition from the ball back, and that could be a good sign for next week. Wideout Allen Lazard was removed from Sunday’s contest early with an ankle injury, which could help Graham see a spike in production.

RB Tyler Ervin

Picking Ervin is a bit of a long shot, but we feel picking him a a risk that could be rewarding. He’s only been with the Packers since Week 14, but they like his playmaking ability and have made it a point to try to get his hands on the ball sporadically since he joined the team. His sample size is small but he’s averaged more than 11 yards per carry on three rushing attempts and has gotten involved in the passing game sparingly as well. All it takes is one big play. He could be the ultimate punt pay.