The NFC Wild Card has concluded, and the entire field for the Divisional Round has been decided. The visiting Seattle Seahawks took down the Philadelphia Eagles in the final game of this year’s first weekend of playoff football, and they’ll place the Green Bay Packers next weekend. We broke down some potential sleeper DFS picks you should consider from each team in the Seahawks-Packers meeting.
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch
Seattle doesn’t necessarily have a feature back thanks to a slew of season-ending injuries, which could make Lynch a risky play. He’s essentially splitting the workload evenly with Travis Homer, and neither has been very effective. Both backs were under 1.3 yards per carry in the Wild Card round, but if Seattle has to chose one for goal line situations Lynch is the top option. If the Seahawks find themselves in enemy territory and need a power runner to punch one in multiple times, Lynch could score multiple touchdowns on just a handful of touches.
Packers TE Jimmy Graham
Graham is far from the player he was a few years ago with the New Orleans Saints. The five-time Pro Bowl player hasn’t reached the end zone since October and has only notched more than 60 receiving yards in a game twice this year. However, Green Bay could really use a role player to step it up. Why not Graham? He has the size at 6-7 and has more playoff experience than most of the team’s other skill players.
Packers WR Allen Lazard
Aaron Rodgers trusts Davante Adams much more than any other receiver on his team, but the Packers’ WR2 could see more action when opposing defenses key in on Green Bay’s top option. Lazard has come through in the clutch before. In fact, he came down with a crucial fourth-quarter touchdown catch in Week 16 to help the Packers secure a first-round bye. He could carry that momentum into the playoffs and have his number called again on a deep shot down the field.