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Dr. Roto's NFL DFS Championship Round Picks & Analysis

Dr. Roto goes player by player from the NFL's Championship Round to determine whether he is interested in playing them in his NFL DFS lineups.

Daily Dr. Roto — January 20, 2017

Dr. Roto's NFL DFS Championship Round Picks & Analysis

It’s only a two-game slate, but it is packed with talent!


Aaron Rodgers — It’s hard to not play Rodgers with all the time he gets to throw. I have to think this will be a shootout and he should be good for 300+ yards and three TDs.

Matt Ryan — I probably will have two lineups this weekend: one with Rodgers as my QB and one with Ryan. Ryan has been playing like an MVP this season, and Green Bay can be beaten with the deep pass. Look for Ryan to open up the arsenal on Sunday to the tune of 280+ yards and three TDs.

Ben Roethlisberger — It’s well documented that Ben struggles on the road. I am ok with using him as a contrarian play, but I don’t see a huge game from him so use him at your own risk.

Tom Brady — The NFC game is expected to be so high scoring that Brady will be pretty low owned this weekend. The Steelers are a young defense and might be susceptible to making a few mistakes which could make Brady an interesting play.

Running Backs

Devonta Freeman — He shares time with Coleman, but he is still the lead back on a highly explosive offense.

Tevin Coleman — I am only playing him on FD since he could get a short yardage TD.

Dion Lewis — After last week you would be crazy not to start him on DK. He is still in play on FD, but he will be the highest owned player after last week’s breakout.

Ty Montgomery — I don’t think he scores another two TDs on Sunday, but he will produce points (especially in a PPR), so I would roster him for sure on DK.

Le’Veon Bell — I am thinking that the Patriots will do whatever they can to avoid Bell from beating them. I am planning on fading him as of this moment, but that might change come Sunday.

James White — White is an interesting play on DK as he has a good chance to score because the Steelers struggle with pass catching backs.

LeGarrette Blount — Only in play on FD.

Wide Receivers

Antonio Brown — I think he gets double covered this week, so I might fade him, but if the Steelers win he could be the reason.

Eli Rogers — Sneaky play but hard to trust. Ben might need to use him if Brown is double covered.

Julio Jones — Have to think he explodes for 100+ yards against the porous Packers defense.

Mohamed Sanu — If Jones gets double covered or is hurting with his foot injury, Sanu might be the guy to score a TD.

Taylor Gabriel — He’s my sleeper pick for a good game. Micah Hyde is a decent slot cover guy, but he has never dealt with anyone with speed like Gabriel.

Davante Adams — He should be a target machine come Sunday. A great play on DK.

Randall Cobb — The de facto WR1 with Jordy on the bench. Cobb will get plenty of targets and should score at least one TD.

Geronimo Allison — Use him only if you need salary relief.

Julian Edelman — Brady’s favorite target should be good for double-digit receptions. I am not sure he makes any huge plays but will be the main threat.

Chris Hogan — I like him to make one big play this week. The Steelers defense is young, and Hogan has a way of getting open when coverage breaks down. Put him down for a long TD reception.

Tight Ends

Martellus Bennett — Hasn’t done anything for the past few weeks, so I will avoid him.

Jared Cook — Will be highly owned after last week’s amazing catch. I will fade him trying to save money for other spots.

Jesse James — Assuming Ladarius Green is out, I will take the discount on James and use him thinking the Patriots double cover Brown leaving James open in the middle of the field.

Levine Toilolo — He’s a big red zone target, and the Falcons should be throwing all day.


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