This is a breakdown of one-game DFS contests for the NFC Championship Game featuring the Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at 6:40 p.m. E.T on FOX. Be sure to check our Models up until kickoff for up-to-date projections that reflect the latest breaking news.
Cash Game Strategy
With the Packers offense facing a difficult matchup and the 49ers backfield share potentially being split three ways, Jimmy Garoppolo ends up ranked as No. 1 in terms of Projected Plus/Minus in our DraftKings Showdown Models. Jimmy G’s numbers have been all over the place this season, but he posted one of his most efficient outings of the year in Week 12 against Green Bay, racking up 253 yards and 2 TDs on 25 pass attempts. With Jimmy G in the Captain spot, you can also fit Davante Adams, Aaron Jones, Tevin Coleman, Raheem Mostert if you punt the last spot with Tyler Ervin. Adams outscored Aaron Rodgers, 19.30-10.46 when these two teams met in Week 12 and projects as the better play for this matchup as well. Ervin played seven snaps and got two touches last week and may see his role grow as head coach Matt LaFleur searches for creative ways to manufacture offense against a 49ers squad that held the Packers to eight points back in Week 12.
On FanDuel, you can get in Garoppolo, Adams, Jones, and Mostert if you punt the last spot with Jamaal Williams, who should be more involved this week after playing only nine snaps in his return from a nagging shoulder injury last week. Though Coleman caught the hot hand last week, Mostert was still involved with 12 carries for 58 yards before leaving with craping issues. Mostert saw 10 or more touches in each of the past six games and has to be the play here over Coleman, who costs $1,500 more despite similar projected usage.