The Raiders and Bengals open playoff weekend in what could be a wild-card duel Saturday afternoon. They’re always fun for DFS, but it can be tricky setting up the best lineup with so many guys having real advantages on the table. Our single-game FanDuel lineup will have some of the usual characters, but we’ll also be calling in some boom or bust sleepers elsewhere, perfect for GPP tournaments.
Here are the key scoring adjustments for single-game FanDuel contests: Total points for “MVP” are multiplied by 1.5, but it does not cost additional money as “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. The default FanDuel score is y, and there are no bonuses for 100/300 yard games like in DraftKings.
FanDuel Single Game DFS Picks: Raiders vs. Bengals
$ 50,000 budget, at least one player from each team is needed.
The last time we saw Chase play a full game, he blew up with 50.1 FD points. He is a volatile receiver with as many advantages as any other player in the league, making him the perfect choice for our MVP selection. It will surely be a chalk pick here though, so we’ll have to toss a few braces at our lineup to differentiate it a bit.
Burrow will be confusing too, but it’s hard to imagine a world where the Bengals win and Burrow isn’t in every winning lineup. We’ve seen his 500-yard passing advantage and several touchdowns, and while he’s dealing with a minor knee injury, we’re not playing scared here.
Waller is also dealing with minor knee issues, and we hope that will keep a lot of DFS players away from him. He played the season-low 78 percent of the Raiders’ offensive plays last week, but drew nine goals (the third most this season) against the Chargers in Week 18. That said, with another week to go. recover, could step forward. return to the role of objective pig that he has had for the last few seasons. Cincinnati has allowed the most FD points to TEs this year.
Burrow’s double stacks have made a lot of people money this season, and since we can’t really afford Chase and Tee Higgins, we’re taking Boyd along with Chase. Boyd is averaging just over 15 FD points in his last three contests, and if this game turns into a shootout as expected, he has every chance to beat his price.
Jackson played eight plays, the season-low, against the Chargers, but doesn’t that feel like D-Jax’s classic long touchdown in a “prime time” venue? Cincinnati will focus on Waller and Hunter Renfrow, and all Jackson needs is a long touchdown to pay off here. The Bengals have limited deep shots this season, but playing in a division with Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Baltimore has certainly helped their cause on the stat sheet. Las Vegas will have to stay aggressive to keep up on this high-scoring matter.