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FF Astronauts DFS Divisional Weekend

Welcome to the FF_Astronauts weekly DFS column.

Nathan McGuire, Alex Edwards and @FF_Spotlight will cover their favorite captain of all four games.

Let's take a look at the captains for the NFL Playoffs Divisional Weekend.

Travis Kelce, Kansas City, $15,900

There aren't many Tight Ends you would want to use as a Captain but Travis Kelce is the exception, especially against the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland has struggled to contain Tight Ends all year, ranking 30th against them according to DraftKings. Kelce has averaged 22.1 points per game on DraftKings. Him scoring more than that seems like a high possibility. I even think he could come out of this weekend as the highest-scoring player.

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn

Cam Akers, Los Angeles, $15,000

The Rams know they cannot keep up with Green Bay; few teams can. However, they do excel in ball control. Anticipate McVey to try to win the time of possession battle in a big way this weekend. The Packers defense has struggled against the run all year long, and Akers may come with a modest captain usage percentage. That is the name of this game: pick a high scorer at an appropriate price.

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95

Tyreek Hill, Kansas City, $15,600

87 receptions, 1276 yards, 17 TDs for 22.5 fantasy points per week. Those stats from Hill's 16 games this year lay a good baseline for his expected performance in the divisional weekend. He'll need 46.8 points (with 1.5x points) to meet his salary which would require him to score 31.2 points. Of all the players in this weekend, the player with the biggest potential is Hill. He scored 60.9 DraftKings in week 12. The Browns had major issues in the passing game last week against Big Ben and JuJu last week. Look for Hill to perform this weekend.


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The AFC is the battle of the young QBs, with an average age of 24.5 years old. The NFC is the battle of veteran QBs, with an average age of 37 years old.

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn

Baker Mayfield is the oldest QB remaining in the AFC Playoffs at an age of 25 years old.

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95

Lamar Jackson has scored over 22 points for the last six games, over 30 for two of them and had a high scoring week of 37.9 DraftKings points.



Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn (Sunday 2-game slate)

QB: Brees, $5,700, 18.80 points

RB: Chubb, $6,700, 24.50 points

RB: Dobbins, $6,600, 10.70 points

WR: M. Thomas, $6,300, 18.30 points

WR: D. Johnson, $6,200, 25.70 points

WR: Landry, $5,800, 20.20 points

TE: Ebron, $3,700, 19.20 points

FLEX: Claypool, $5,200, 22.90 points

DEF: Saints, $3,800, 5.00 points

Total: $50,000, 165.30 points

Nathan McGuire (Sunday 2-game slate)

QB: Jackson, $7,800, 28.76 points

RB: Kamara, $8,500, 19.60 points

RB: Dobbins, $6,600, 10.70 points

WR: Brown, $5,400, 22.80 points

WR: Claypool, $5,200, 22.90 points

WR: Miller, $3,300, 4.40 points

TE: Smith, $3,200, 2.90 points

FLEX: Andrews, $5,200, 8.10 points

DEF: Pittsburgh, $3,600, -4.00 points

Total: $48,800, 116.16 points

@FF_Spotlight (Saturday 2-Game Slate)

QB: Allen, $7,500, 35.36 points

RB: Taylor, $7,900, 16.40 points

RB: Gibson, $5,700, 5.50 points

WR: Diggs, $7,700, 27.80 points

WR: Metcalf, $6,700, 26.60 points

WR: McKenzie, $3,300, 0.00 points

TE: Hollister, $2,700, 0.00 points

FLEX: Akers, $5,100, 28.60 points

DEF: Buccaneers, $3,300, 4.00 points

Total: $49,900, 144.26 points


Nathan McGuire: 116.16

Alex Edwards: 165.30

@FF_Spotlight: 98.22


Nathan McGuire (9-8-1): 26 pts

Alex Edwards (6-5-7): 17 pts

@FF_Spotlight (3-5-10): 11 pts


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