Welcome to the latest edition of Studs and Duds, as we look at which players you should target and which players you should avoid when playing DFS at DraftKings for the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs.
Looking at the salaries over at DraftKings, we’re listing the best value plays for each position as you field your team and hopefully win some money.
Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers) $7200
There are a couple of flaws with Ben Roethlisberger this week. The Cincinnati Bengals kept him in check twice this season and he’s been less successful on the road but Big Ben is still the best quarterback play of the week. Roethlisberger has to throw frequently for the Steelers to have a chance in the playoff game. Considering DeAngelo Williams is banged out, Roethlisberger could throw 35+ times in the “win or go home” situation. The offense is too good and he has the highest upside.
Kirk Cousins (Washington Redskins) $5900
Kirk Cousins has delivered at least 19 DraftKings points in his last four games. The Washington Redskins have momentum and Cousins is on a hot streak. While the Green Bay Packers sound somewhat scary on paper due to their recent playoff success, this is one of their weaker teams in the past couple of years. The matchup is average and Cousins is going to have to make big plays for Washington to have a chance at advancing.