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Now that you understand how Underdog Fantasy works, it’s time to give you my sleeper draft picks and my DFS football predictions for the Wild Card games!
They don’t call me the “Head of Winning" at Underdog Fantasy for nothing.
Prop stats information for NFL DFS Wild Card picks are current as of Thursday, January 13, at 3:00 p.m. ET.
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Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders @ Cincinnati Bengals
The assumption here is that the Raiders will be trailing in this one, which would lead to a bad game script for Las Vegas. However, I don’t think that’ll be the case here.
I actually think the Raiders are the upset of the weekend here, thus leading to a good game for Josh Jacobs.
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Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
New England’s best defenders are on the outside of their defense, which is good for Cole Beasley, who spends most of his time in the slot.
When you get into a playoff situation, you go to your trustworthy guys, and I believe Beasley is that for Josh Allen.
Darrel Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
Darrell Williams will be the feature back for Kansas City in what should be a super positive game script.
The Chiefs shouldn’t rush Clyde Edwards-Helaire back with being almost a two-touchdown favorite over the Steelers.
Cedrick Wilson, WR, Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
In place of the injured Michael Gallup, Cedrick Wilson Jr. has played well over the past couple of weeks, and that trend should continue this weekend.
San Francisco will look to take away CeeDee Lamb and Amari Cooper, so look for Wilson to be the ultimate sleeper pick.
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Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots
OVER 1 Receiving Yard (SPECIAL)
Yes, you are seeing this correctly. This is a special line that Underdog Fantasy is doing for the NFL Playoffs.
Keep in mind, though, that you only get to use one special line throughout the playoffs. So if you use this Stefon Diggs line, you won’t get one next week, and vice versa.
Obviously, I’m taking Diggs with the Over.
Josh Jacobs, RB, Las Vegas Raiders @ Cincinnati Bengals
OVER 60.5 Rushing Yards
Like I said earlier, I believe the Raiders will upset the Bengals, thus leading to a favorable game script for Jacobs. Plus, Jacobs has gone over this total in three straight games.
Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys
OVER 92.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards
The 49ers are a candidate to upset the Cowboys here, so I like Deebo Samuel going Over. Deebo will likely be matched up against Trevon Diggs, who’s let up a lot of big plays this year.
Plus, you get Deebo’s rushing yards attached to the total.
Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys vs. San Francisco 49ers
UNDER 294.5 Passing Yards
While Dak Prescott is capable of hitting the Over, I don’t like the high total here in a playoff game against a pretty good defense.
Najee Harris, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs
UNDER 99.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards
Last week against the Baltimore Ravens, Najee Harris got pretty banged up. While it’s assumed he’ll get some garbage time yards, Pittsburgh might pull him if they’re down big.
Harris is a rookie, so there’s no reason to throw him into the ground.
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NFL Wild Card Games Predictions
Las Vegas Raiders @ Cincinnati Bengals
No one has ever sent a text message about the Bengals winning a playoff game, and I don’t think that changes here.
Prediction: Raiders over Bengals
New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills
The Bills are just a much better team overall, plain and simple. Buffalo wins this by more than 10 points.
Prediction: Bills over Patriots
Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
This game reminds me of Lamar Jackson’s first playoff game. No one has had the opportunity for a win-or-go-home game plan against Jalen Hurts.
If you take away Hurts’ legs and force him to throw, which shouldn’t be a problem for Tampa Bay’s stout run defense, then that will suit the Buccaneers well.
Tampa Bay wins this one by 15 points.
Prediction: Buccaneers over Eagles
San Francisco 49ers @ Dallas Cowboys
This should be the closest game on the slate, as this looks to be a back-and-forth game. At the end of the day, I’m taking Dak Prescott over Jimmy Garoppolo.
Dallas takes this one by a field goal.
Prediction: Cowboys over 49ers
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City by a trillion points in this one. Not even Ben Roethlisberger thinks they’ll win this game.
Prediction: Chiefs over Steelers
Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams
I’m going with Los Angeles in a tight one, as the Rams will squeak out the win here. I like Sean McVay’s coaching experience over Kliff Kingsbury’s.