In the first game on Sunday afternoon, the No. 5 seed Baltimore Ravens will go on the road to take on the No. 4 seed Tennessee Titans at 1:05 p.m. ET. These two teams played each other earlier this season, where the Titans won 30-24. Then in last year’s playoffs, the Titans pulled an upset over the Ravens in Baltimore.
That being said, this year’s Ravens squad (11-5) is coming into the playoffs as one of the hottest teams in the league. They are currently on a five-game winning streak, with their latest win happening in Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals. Out of those five wins, the Ravens have scored at least 30 points four times.
As for the Titans (12-4), they won the AFC South after defeating the Houston Texans 41-38 on a game-winning field goal in Week 17. In that game, superstar running back surpassed 2,000 rushing yards with 250 yards on 34 carries and two touchdowns. Earlier this season against the Ravens, Henry produced 133 yards on 28 carries and a touchdown.
Date: Sunday, Jan. 10th
Time: 1:05 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Derrick Henry, RB, $
Henry will likely be the top priced running back in DFS for Super Wild Card weekend, but he is worth the price of admission. The superstar running back scored 39 DraftKing points, which was surprisingly not his highest point total this season. Henry has reached the 30-point threshold three times and 40-point threshold twice. In their last matchup, Henry scored 23.2 DraftKing points, which is on par for an RB1.
A.J. Brown, WR, $
The second-year wideout will draw the attention of Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey, which could hamper his production. But he’s still a top DFS play at wide receiver. Last week, Brown recorded 10 receptions (11 targets) for 151 yards and a touchdown. Brown has had a touchdown in three out of five games. In their last matchup in Week 11, the former Ole Miss wideout had four receptions (seven targets) for 62 yards and a touchdown. He also scored 16.2 DraftKing points. On Sunday, Brown will be going against a Ravens’ defense that has allowed five receiving touchdowns in the last five games.
Lamar Jackson, QB, $
The dual-threat quarterback has been playing outstanding football in the Ravens’ five-game winning streak. Jackson has 809 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, three interceptions, along with 430 rushing yards, and four touchdowns. He’s also averaged 28.5 DraftKing points per game during the winning streak.
Jackson should one of the higher priced quarterbacks looking at the wild card slate this weekend, but he provides a lot of value with his ability to pick up points on the ground. This season, the Titans’ defense is allowing 23.4 DraftKing points per game to opposing quarterbacks.
Marquise Brown, WR, $
This spot could’ve went to rookie running back J.K. Dobbins or star tight end Mark Andrews. However, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown could be a sneaky value play at WR2/FLEX this weekend. The second-year wideout had his first two touchdown performance in Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals, which were a part of his five receptions (eight targets) for 41 yards.
During the course of the Ravens’ winning streak, Hollywood has 22 receptions (33 targets) for 253 yards and five touchdowns. He’s also averaging 15.5 DraftKing points, making him a solid WR2 play. On Sunday, Brown will be going against a Titans defense that is allowing 45.9 DraftKing points per game to opposing wide receivers.