The NFL regular season might be over, but that does not mean DFS is done. We have two divisional round games scheduled for Saturday and there are a ton of DFS showdown contests for many people to get involved in. The Packers host the Rams and the Bills host the Ravens.
If you are familiar with showdown contests, you have a captain spot, which is worth 1.5x points and multiple FLEX spots. If you pick the right captain, along with reasonably priced FLEX players, then you may find yourself winning some cash. Many fantasy football players put a quarterback in the captain spot, since they can bring in a lot of points. However, we are going to explore some other players who could fill that void.
Robert Woods, WR, Rams ($12900)
If the Rams want to pull the upset on Saturday, they will need one of their wide receivers to have a big game. As of right now, Cooper Kupp is dealing with knee injury that he suffered last week. Kupp is expected to play, but if he can’t or is limited then veteran Robert Woods will be targeted often by quarterback Jared Goff.
Last week against the Seahawks, Woods recorded four receptions (eight targets) for 48 yards and a touchdowns. In terms of DFS. he scored 14.5 fantasy points, making it only the second time in four games that Woods had at least 10 points. However, in the Rams’ last four games, Woods has been targeted 31 times for 16 receptions and two touchdowns.
J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ravens ($12,900)
The rookie running back did not have a major impact in the last weekend’s playoff game against the Tennessee Titans. But he still managed to score 10.7 fantasy points on 43 rushing yards on nine carries. Dobbins has been an instrumental part in the Ravens’ running game with his ability to run and also catch the ball out of the backfield.
The former Ohio State running has scored in double-digit fantasy points in six-straight games. Dobbins has also scored seven touchdowns over that same period of time. On Saturday, he goes against a Buffalo defense that is allowing 122.2 rushing yards per game this season.