This is a breakdown of one-game DFS contests for the NFC Divisional Round matchup featuring the Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. E.T. on NBC. Be sure to check our Models up until kickoff for up-to-date projections that reflect the latest breaking news.
Cash Game Strategy
After being fed 31 touches in the Wild Card Round, Dalvin Cook enters this contest with the highest median projection of any Vikings or 49ers player in our DraftKings Showdown Models. Cook is averaging 22.2 touches per game on the season and figures to be leaned heavily upon against a 49ers defense that fared better vs. the pass (second in Football Outsiders’ DVOA) than the run (11th).
With Cook in the Captain spot, you can also work in Jimmy Garoppolo, Kirk Cousins, Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman and Irv Smith Jr. In Coleman, you’re getting the No. 2 back on what’s been one of the run-heaviest offenses in the league. Smith provides cheap exposure to a player who has ran a route on more than half of the team’s dropbacks last week.
On FanDuel, you have to fade one of the starting QBs or RBs. As I mentioned in our 49ers-Vikings betting guide, this is a daunting matchup for Cousins, who tends to struggle against defenses without blitzing. Fading Cousins and going with a Cook-Garoppolo-Mostert core along with Coleman leaves enough salary to gain some degree of exposure to Cousins via Stefon Diggs.
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