Best DFS Lineups for Sunday

What’s the best DFS Lineup for Championship Sunday? 1/20/19 Fantasy Picks

Are you planning on playing daily fantasy for Championship Sunday? We’ve attempted to put together the best DFS lineup for today’s title games between the Rams and Saints, and Patriots and Chiefs, with actual price points for each player.

Championship Sunday Odds

According to oddsmakers from online sports book, the Saints are 3-point home favorites to beat the Rams in the NFC Championship Game while the Patriots are 3-point road underdogs to the Chiefs in the AFC title matchup. Both games have totals sitting around 56.5, although the over/under in the AFC Championship Game continues to move up and down due to the weather.

Best Fanduel Lineup

QB: Patrick Mahomes $9,000

RB: Alvin Kamara, $8,100

RB: Damien Williams, $7,200

WR: Brandin Cooks $6,900

WR: Ted Ginn Jr., $5,300

WR: Robert Woods, $7,100

TE: Tyler Higbee, $4,500

FLEX: Julian Edelman, $7,900

DEF: Patriots, $4,000

Mahomes is the best QB on the board today, projected to earn 22.7 fantasy points. We also have the No. 1 running back in Kamara, who is projected for 22.1, as well as the No. 2-rated back in Damien Williams, who is slated for 21.2 fantasy points.

We couldn’t afford the top-ranked receiver, which is Michael Thomas of the Saints. That said, Edelman is actually projected for more points than every other receiver playing on Championship Sunday and at a price point of $7,900, he’s a small value. Putting both Woods and Cooks in the same lineup is somewhat of a risk. That said, the Rams-Saints game should live up to its shootout potential and there’s enough targets in that L.A. passing game for both Woods and Cooks to have big games. As for Ginn, he’s the clear No. 2 receiver in New Orleans but he has boom potential and is a value at his price point.

The rest of the lineup is filled with risks. The Rams don’t use their tight ends much but unless you pay up for Travis Kelce of the Chiefs or Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots, you’re taking a risk at the position regardless. Ben Watson is out for the Saints, but we didn’t have enough money for Josh Hill, who will replace Watson. If Higbee finds the end zone we’ll consider ourselves fortunate. The Patriots are also a huge risk given that the Chiefs have scored no fewer than 27 points in every game this year but they’re the cheapest defense.

DraftKings DFS Lineup

QB: Drew Brees, $5,900

RB: Alvin Kamara, $6,500

RB: Damien Williams, $6,400

WR: Ted Ginn, $4,300

WR: Brandin Cooks, $5,300

WR: Robert Woods, $5,700

TE: Travis Kelce, $7,100

Flex: Julian Edelman, $6,600

DEF: Patriots, $2,100

As you can see, a lot of the players that we used for FanDuel cracked our DraftKings lineup. The biggest difference is that we were able to add Kelce, the best tight end today, by swapping Brees for Mahomes. We weren’t able to make that same combination work for FanDuel.


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