Using the ScoutScores (SS) can help steer you in the right direction for making close calls between players. I'll recommend some stacks for the Wild Card round based on the SS. You do not need all the players mentioned. Using two or three is the way to go, and with only eight teams playing, three might be difficult.
Russell Wilson, Doug Baldwin, and Jimmy Graham
The Seahawks are having a difficult time running the football. Over the last three games, the Seahawks running backs are averaging 47 yards per game. If the Seahawks want to move the football, it will be via the pass and the Lions present a good matchup. The Lions have allowed opponents to complete 72.7 percent of their passes. Wilson might shed the knee brace he has played with since his MCL sprain early in the season for the first time. The Seahawks also play much better at home. The Lions have allowed the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks, allowing 32 passing touchdowns, including nine the last three games. Wilson is $7,000 on DraftKings (DK) with a SS of 3.19 and 2.9 on FanDuel (FD) with a salary of $7,700. Baldwin runs mainly out of the slot, so he shouldn't see much of the Lions top cornerback Darius Slay. Baldwin has 55 targets over the last six games, and the Lions have allowed nine touchdowns to wide receivers the last four games. Baldwin is $7,000 on DK with a SS of 2.45 and $6,900 on FD with a SS of two. The Lions were a team we picked on earlier in the season with tight ends. They finished the season defending the position well but didn't face many teams that used the tight end much the final several games. They still allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends. Graham is $5,300 on DK with a SS of 3.45 and $6,600 on FD with a SS of 2.35, the highest at the position.
Matt Moore, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, and Dion Sims
The Dolphins are ten-point underdogs and while they will try to run the ball early in the game with Jay Ajayi, who rushed for 204 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns in a win over the Steelers in Week 6. The game was in Miami, and the Steelers are much better at home, and the two teams are different now, especially with Moore, a backup quarterback. The Dolphins should play from behind, and if that's the case, Moore will be forced to throw. Moore is $5,100 on DK with a 3.05 SS and $6,900 on FD with a SS of 2.25. Landry has at least 14 points in PPR formats in four of the last five games. He has 42 targets in that span. Landry is $5,100 on DK with a SS of 3.06 and $6,400 on FD with a SS of 1.91. Stills has delivered double-digit points on DK in four straight weeks. He has scored in each game and has 25 targets over the last four games. Stills is $3,800 on DK with a 3.76 SS $5,000 on FD with a SS of 2.36. Sims isn't targeted frequently with just four the last two games, but he's cheap and will be low owned if you want to take a shot in a tournament. Sims is $2,500 on DK with a SS of 4.28 and a 1.74 SS on FD with a salary of $5,000.
NEW YORK GIANTS
Eli Manning, Odell Beckham, and Sterling Shepard
Manning hasn't been good this season, but we have seen him perform well in the postseason before and the Packers are susceptible against the pass and dealing with injuries in the secondary. Cornerback Damarious Randall is questionable with a knee injury, and cornerback Quinten Rollins is questionable with a concussion. The Packers have allowed at least 347 yards passing in three straight games, including seven touchdowns. Manning is $6,100 on DK with a SS of 3.14 and $7,500 on FD with a SS of 2.55. Beckham is critical to the Giants' success, and he will see a ton of targets. He is $9,100 on DK with a SS of 3.19 and $8,900 on FD with the highest SS at the position at 2.5. In the last nine games, Shepard has scored six touchdowns. He has at least five targets in seven of the last nine games. Shepard is $4,800 on DK with a SS of 2.55 and $5,100 on FD with a SS of 2.01.
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