NFL Divisional Playoff DraftKings picks: Top value plays and most overrated, including Jordan Love

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NFL Divisional Playoff weekend is already here and it’s time to get those DraftKings lineups in place. So, let’s look at some NFL DraftKings value plays and some overrated picks that are not worth your time this week.

To start, there is an NFC North quarterback who has been playing like a rock star and should not be counted out as he heads to face one of the toughest defenses in the league. Aside from that, spending top dollar on a fantasy wideout with a primo matchup on tap should be worth every penny.

From these value picks to an overrated AFC East RB who has been on a downhill slope to a tight end who is not bringing home the fantasy bacon, you might be surprised about our best DraftKings Divisional Playoff picks and some players slated to come up short.

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NFL DraftKings Divisional Playoff picks: Quarterbacks

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C.J. Stroud, Houston Texans, $6,700

As the fourth-highest-priced QB on the slate, Stroud is too hot to ignore. He’s primed to make a great value play for the DraftKings Divisional Playoff round. Stroud should have to continue to throw plenty of passes to keep the Texans competitive against a stout Ravens defense.

Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers, $6,200

Cheaper in DraftKings, Love will look to continue to pick up where he left off which was passing for 272 yards and three TDs in a thrilling victory on the road in Dallas last week. Look for more fantasy points to be gained from a very capable QB fighting to beat the 49ers in the Divisional Playoff round.

Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $6,000

Another quarterback who impressed last week (30.1 points in DraftKings) is Mayfield headed to play Detroit. With the Lions giving up the third-most QB fantasy points, Mayfield should thrive, making him a smart DraftKings value play at his bargain salary.

NFL DraftKings Divisional Playoff picks: Running backs

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Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers, $6,700

Jones has been on a fantasy tear after averaging 119 rushing yards over his last four games and scoring three rushing TDs last week in Dallas. Priced $2,100 less than his opposition, Christian McCaffrey, Aaron Jones is a great value in DraftKings as a fantasy RB who seems matchup-proof at this point.

David Montgomery, Detroit Lions, $6,100

Montgomery’s fantasy consistency (four rushing TDs over his last four games) makes him a value play in DFS slates for the Divisional Playoff weekend. Even with the Bucs next on the slate, Monty should receive enough touches to reward at his cheaper DraftKings salary.

Devin Singletary, Houston Texans, $5,700

Digging even deeper, Singletary has averaged 15.1 DraftKings fantasy points over his last three games and has scored twice. And, in his last game, he averaged an impressive 5.08 yards per carry against a top-ranked Browns defense. The Texans will look to keep him plenty involved in Baltimore this Divisional Playoff weekend.

Dalvin Cook, Baltimore Ravens, $4,000

Cook could be a sleeper play in DraftKings for the Divisional round weekend. At a mere $4,000, Cook could receive somewhat of a role since the Ravens saw fit to sign him to their active roster. Cook’s gas tank isn’t empty yet.

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NFL DraftKings Divisional Playoff picks: Wide receivers

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Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions, $8,200

Worth the higher investment in DraftKings, ARSB should retain his value. The Lions host the Bucs, whose defense last allowed DeVonta Smith of the Eagles to turn eight catches into 148 yards. Just wait and watch St. Brown do his thing with the Bucs giving up 37.9 DraftKings WR points on average per clash.

Nico Collins, Houston Texans, $7,100

Another fantasy WR who has been unstoppable is Collins who makes for a tremendous value play in DraftKings for the AFC Divisional round. Collins last torched the Browns’ defense with 96 yards and a TD and he certainly will try his best to outplay the Ravens this Saturday.

Zay Flowers, Baltimore Ravens, $6,000

At this salary, Flowers sneaks in as a value play in DraftKings as a WR who has averaged 22.4 DraftKings fantasy points over his last two games. With the Texans allowing 32.5 DraftKings points to opposing wideouts each game, Flowers is primed to reward.

Dontayvion Wicks, Green Bay Packers, $4,900

Wicks has been on the fantasy radar the last couple of games, after recording a combined 86 yards and three touchdowns. Priced cheaply in DraftKings as a flex play, Wicks offers tremendous upside if the Packers continue to keep him involved in Santa Clara.

Trey Palmer, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $3,500

Practically free, Palmer turned heads when he made a 56-yard catch and play for a TD in his last contest. With the Lions focusing on the Buccaneers’ two top wideouts, Palmer could garner some targets. He proved to be lightning-fast.

NFL DraftKings Divisional Playoff picks: Tight ends

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George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers, $5,200

George Kittle is a DraftKings value play at tight end for the Divisional Playoffs hosting the Packers. While the Packers last dominated the Cowboys, Dallas’ TE Jake Ferguson dominated Green Bay. The Packers had no answers when it came to stopping Ferguson who turned 10 receptions into 93 yards and three TDs. Kittle could certainly stand to cash in some big fantasy points.

Brevin Jordan, Houston Texans, $2,700

Those looking for a bargain tight end play in DFS lineups this weekend may want to start Jordan heading to Baltimore. With the Texans’ WR squad banged up, Jordan could see an uptick in targets. He last made a beautiful 76-yard play resulting in a TD.

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DraftKings overrated plays Divisional playoffs

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Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs, $6,800

Mahomes has not passed for multiple TDs since Week 15, making him once again, an overrated DraftKings play for the AFC Divisional Playoff weekend. Priced third-highest on the slate and heading to Buffalo for his first road playoff game ever, Mahomes is a fantasy risk.

Running backs:

Rachaad White, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $6,500

White, at this DraftKings salary, is overhyped considering he will be paired up against Detroit this Sunday. The Lions have yielded the fewest RB fantasy points all season and a league-low 92.6 yards per game to the position. Yikes!

James Cook, Buffalo Bills, $6,300

Cook is also overrated in DraftKings for the Divisional Playoffs as an RB who has scored no more than 12.4 fantasy points in his last four games. This is plain sad. Look for better options.

Wide receivers:

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, $7,200

Evans is another fantasy player who has drastically cooled down as of late. He has not had more than 10 fantasy points in DraftKings over his previous three games. Even in a favorable fantasy matchup, Evans is overrated as the third-highest-priced WR on the Divisional Playoff slate.

Tight ends:

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs, $6,000

Stating the obvious, don’t overspend on Kelce in DraftKings when there are better values. Kelce plays the Bills who have allowed only 10.5 TE fantasy points on average per game. Considering Kelce has not had a touchdown since Week 11 or crossed the 100-yard mark since Week 7, don’t splurge on him.

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