Divisional Round Week 19 DFS Flex Plays DraftKings 2016

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal The Fantasy Football season has come to an end as the NFL playoffs have arrived, but we still have plenty of DFS action. Since there are only four games (eight teams), the player pool is smaller, however, there are still some flex players to target.

Running Back

Dion Lewis $3,900 vs. Houston Texans
The Patriots began to let Lewis loose as the season ended and the post season neared. In the final three games of the regular season, he was averaging 16.7 touches per game and played in at least 27 of the offensive snaps in each game. During that stretch, he also received nine red zone carries and one red zone target. The Texans allowed 67 receptions for 653 yards and four receiving touchdowns to opposing running backs, as well as 10 rushing touchdowns, so this is not an awful matchup. He also comes at a very cheap price, while offering plenty of upside.

Thomas Rawls $6,900 at Atlanta Falcons
Rawls will likely receive a lot of love this week after a big Wild Card Round game against the Lions, as he rushed for 161 yards on 27 carries and scored a touchdown in that contest. This week he has a favorable matchup against Atlanta, who gave up 81.1 rushing yards per game and 13 rushing touchdowns to running backs this season. In addition, they allowed 109 receptions for 870 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns to the position. Rawls is the Seahawks bell-cow so he will receive plenty of opportunities to gash this defense.

Wide Receiver

Randall Cobb $5,700 at Dallas Cowboys
It is official, Jordy Nelson has been ruled out of this week’s game against the Cowboys, making Cobb and Davante Adams elite options. Cobb is the cheaper of the two and is coming off of a big performance against the Giants. In that game, he caught five of his seven targets for 116 yards and three touchdowns. The Cowboys yielded 14 receptions and 163 receiving yards per game to opposing wide outs during the regular season, while allowing 15 touchdowns. In Week 6 when Cobb faced the Cowboys, he finished the day with seven receptions for 53 yards and a touchdown. We all know the Packers cannot run the ball, so they will lean heavily on Aaron Rodgers’ arm and this means targets for Cobb.

Cole Beasley $5,000 vs. Green Bay Packers
The reason I like Beasley in this spot is not only because it is a favorable matchup, but also because of the potential game script. The Packers offense has been rolling for multiple weeks now and even though they will be without Jordy Nelson, they have Aaron Rodgers. Vegas is projecting for this game to be high scoring and I agree. I think this game can become a shootout, which would lead to more passing from the Cowboys and potential targets for Beasley. The Packers struggled against receivers all season, giving up 188 receiving yards per game and 26 receiving touchdowns (most in NFL). Beasley’s best game this season, from a fantasy standpoint, came against the Packers. He caught all six of his targets for 58 yards and score two touchdowns. Beasley will likely go overlooked, making him an enticing tournament option.

Tight End

Jared Cook $3,900 at Dallas Cowboys
Cook has not done much, but is receiving consistent targets. Going back to Week 15, he is averaging 7.5 targets per game. This includes the Wild Card Round game where he was peppered with nine targets. With Jordy Nelson out, that should open the door for an increase in target for Cook. The Cowboys gave up the most receptions (120) and receiving yards (1,206) to tight ends this season, while also yielding eight touchdowns. This game is expected to be high scoring, which can translate into fantasy points for Cook. He is the chalk play at tight end this week and rightfully so.

Good luck to all this week. For any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me on the Twitter machine: @Armando_Marsal