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DraftKings Wild Card Weekend Strategy and Plays

Pat James delves into strategy, cash game plays, and GPP pivots for Wild Card Weekend.

DraftKings Wild Card Round Cash Game Plays


Alex Smith ($6,300)

Boxes Checked: team implied total, home favorite, matchup, rushing upside, funnel defense Alex Smith gets the best matchup for the best price against a Titans defense that ranks 24th in pass DVOA. The Titans also come in as a “funnel defense,” ranking seventh in rush DVOA. Despite Kareem Hunt’s increased role the last few weeks, the Chiefs main advantage will be through the air. In fact, the Titans rank dead last in defending running backs catching passes, so rostering Smith could get you exposure to Hunt’s production as well. Smith adds the ability to tack on a few fantasy points with his legs as he averages just under four rushing fantasy points per game. In a home game where they are a touchdown favorite, the Chiefs should have their way offensively with the Titans. The Chiefs have the second-highest implied total on the slate against a Titans team that may have shot their shot beating the Jaguars last week.

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