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FanDuel NFL Conference Championship Picks

Hey Guys I’m back again for the weekly edition of the Power Plays. Now we take a look at the third round of the NFL playoffs, Conference championship weekend. This is the last weekend of DFS for the NFL season, and I want to thank you guys so much for continuing to read and follow the Power Plays. This season has seemed to fly by and here we are faced with another week of tough decisions and competitive pricing on FanDuel. The plays this week will be tournament focused, and will consist of guys who I project to have low ownership and high ceilings. As always make sure you’re following me on TWITTER for my latest updates, analysis, and now NBA plays. Lets get into the Conference Championship round for the Bauer Power Plays.

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Quarterback

NE – Tom Brady ($ 8300) – I never thought I’d be writing about Brady as a low owned tournament option, but here we are where Matty Ice is priced $900 higher. Vegas has the total set to 51, with the Patriots as 5 point favorites. The last times these two teams met Brady threw 26 times for 222 yards and 2 TDs. I project Brady to be lower owned this weekend than Ryan and Rodgers, but carries a similar ceiling. Tom Brady has scored over 25 FD points in 6 games out of 13 games this season. Also, Tom Brady has thrown 19 TDs and 0 INTS against the Steelers when Tomlin is the Head Coach. (Via RotoWorld)

Running Backs

ATL – Tevin Coleman ($ 6300) – This does not mean I like Coleman more than Freeman this week, because I don’t but I think Coleman has a chance to outscore or have a similar score at reduced price and ownership. As we all know this is the highest total Vegas has ever given a playoff game at a 61 points. Coleman has found the end zone 6 times in the falcons last 7 games, and continues to see a heavy workload.

NE – Lagarrette Blount ($ 6500) – Blount burned everyone who rostered him last week, but that’s exactly why were going back to him this week especially on FanDuel. We all know that we don’t know what the hell Bill will do this week, in regards to the running back position. Blount continues to carry multiple TD upside each week hes on the field. The last match up Blount ran for 127 yards, and two touchdowns against the Steelers.

Wide Receivers

ATL – Julio Jones  ($ 8300) – The injury tag has been removed from Julio and will be one of the only receivers to be at a 100%. Julio will be high owned, but not as high owned as he should be against the a team that cant cover. One of the reasons Julio will be lower owned this week, is the last times these two teams met Julio caught 3 balls for 29 yards. My prediction this week is Julio is the highest scoring WR this week, and finds the end zone twice.

NE – Malcom Mitchell ($ 4700) – Edelman will be one of the highest owned players this weekend, which means the rest of the Patriots receivers will go under owned. Mitchell has a nice stretch of games in late November and early December scoring double digit fantasy points in 4 straight. If Mitchell is healthy I expect him to see 60-70% of the snaps, and has the height to continue to be a red zone target for Brady. Mitchell also saw 12 red zone targets this season, good for second on the team during the regular season.

Tight End

ATL – Austin Hooper ($ 4500) – Were bargain hunting with this pick, but he is a GPP winning type of player if he can hit a very reasonable 5-50-1 TD. The last meeting between these two teams Hooper caught 5 balls for 42 yards. The Packers have continued to get burned by tight ends lately giving up big games to Will Tye and Jason Witten recently.

Defense

The defensive selections this week couldn’t be any worse with these teams all having high powered offenses. I will rank my favorite defenses in order.

  1. Atlanta
  2. New England
  3. Pitt
  4. Green Bay