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Christian McCaffrey + A.J. Brown
- Christian McCaffrey ($8,000 DraftKings, $9,000 FanDuel)
- A.J. Brown ($7,000 DraftKings, $8,000 FanDuel)
This stack is all about attacking the path of least resistance for both teams. For as elite as the 49ers defense is, they still have had their struggles defending opposing wide receivers, having allowed the fifth most DraftKings points to the position in the regular season. DK Metcalf torched them for 10/36/2 in the Wild Card Round before they gave up another big game last week to CeeDee Lamb, who went for 10/117/0. If you take it back a bit further, you’ll see big lines from A.J. Green (3/91/1), Davante Adams (7/152/2) and Jahan Dotson (6/76/1) all over the past five weeks. Things will not get any easier for San Francisco this week as A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith are on deck.
Despite Smith being the shiny new toy for Jalen Hurts and the Eagles recently — make no mistake — A.J. Brown is still the alpha of this receiving corps, and I will bet you he gets all the targets he can handle this week in a very winnable matchup.
Last week against the Giants, he saw only six targets and was visibly upset about it. I am not going to say this is a squeaky wheel situation, but it’s hard to envision fewer than nine targets this week for Brown after last week’s game. DeVonta Smith is only $200 cheaper than Brown this week, which still does not sit right with me despite the run that Smith is on. I will gladly spend the extra money here and hope things revert back to normal.
A.J. Brown’s over on fantasy points (12.65, half PPR) on Underdog Fantasy looks incredibly appealing.
As for the other side, it’s just too hard to fade Christian McCaffrey right now. He really did not play well last week and still scored over 17 DraftKings points. He ran for just 35 yards on 10 carries but did most of his damage in the passing game, where he hauled in six passes for 22 yards. The Eagles have an elite defense, but they are way more vulnerable on the ground than through the air, ranking 19th in rush defense DVOA and 24th in yards per carry allowed. McCaffrey is obviously going to be popular, but at least here you are pairing him with an Eagles pass-catcher to lower your cumulative ownership.
Philly ranks third, fifth and 11th in DraftKings points allowed to QBs, WRs and TEs, respectively, making the McCaffrey play look even nicer than normal. He will not be bottled up at the line like he was against Dallas last week, and we know his goal line/passing down work is as secure as it gets.
No need to overthink this one.
Joe Burrow + Tee Higgins + Travis Kelce
- Joe Burrow ($6,800 DraftKings, $8,300 FanDuel)
- Tee Higgins ($5,400 DraftKings, $6,700 FanDuel)
- Travis Kelce ($7,800 DraftKings, $8,500 FanDuel)
Let us not forget just 13 months ago, Joe Burrow dropped 446 yards and four touchdowns against this very Chiefs defense. That was back in Cincy, albeit, but still, the ceiling is the sky here for Joe Brr and company. With everyone flocking to Ja’Marr Chase — and good reason, I might add — the way to attack this slate if you want to be contrarian is to simply run Burrow with his other alpha WR, Tee Higgins. Higgins has either hit the 100-yard bonus or scored a touchdown in each of his past two meetings with Kansas City. He’s also $2,200 less than his counterpart, Chase, making him one of the better values on this slate.
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Both of these teams have demonstrated that they prefer not to run the ball if they don’t have to, each ranking inside the top five in pass rate over expectation. The Bengals offense has not really been pushed since their Week 16 game vs. the Patriots, where Burrow dropped back 52 times.
The total in this game has shot up to 52.5, and you can rest assured Cincinnati will not be sitting on their hands even if they build an early lead. Burrow will be airing it out all afternoon. Being that he’s just $400 less than Jalen Hurts and $800 less than Patrick Mahomes, he may actually go a bit overlooked here, which is a big mistake, in my humble opinion. The Chiefs are worse against quarterbacks than any team remaining in the postseason.
Since you we are not playing Mahomes and his WR corps is basically a game of whack-a-mole, we will go right back to the Travis Kelce well this week after he went bananas against the Jaguars. Somehow he did not hit the 100-yard bonus but finished with a ridiculous 14 catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns on 17 targets.
If there is a weakness on the Bengals defense, it’s by far guarding opposing tight ends, as they rank 23rd in DraftKings points allowed to the position on the year. With everyone wanting to play CMC and Chase, Kelce may find himself as the odd man out, which seems silly to me.
This three-man stack has all the upside you need and will not get the ownership that it deserves.