FanDuel DFS NFL Wild Card Round picks and lineup advice: Eagles vs Buccaneers
Eagles vs Buccaneers (-8.5, O/U 45.5 Points)
This total has been significantly bet down from where it opened mostly due to heavy winds that are projected around game time. For this reason, there may be some value in fading Tom Brady ($8400). However, I think Brady can still get it done as the focal point of this Bucs offense in a playoff environment he is very familiar with.
I think Jalen Hurts ($7700) carries some value with his rushing upside, though the wind could make him even less effective than usual as a passer.
Leonard Fournette ($7300) would probably be my favorite play on the slate if he is healthy, as he will be heavily relied upon on the ground and through the air with the lack of pass-catchers remaining on this Bucs offense. If he is out, I am afraid to play any other Bucs running backs, even at their heavily discounted prices and it would make me much more inclined to load Brady into my lineup.
The Eagles’ side is very interesting as well since they could have a very strong game on the ground and none of the running backs may end up fantasy relevant. Miles Sanders ($5900), Boston Scott ($5900), and Jordan Howard ($5200) are all interesting tournament plays for their salaries, with Sanders likely seeing the most volume and Howard and Scott more likely to find the end zone.
As for pass-catchers in this game, Mike Evans ($8200) and Rob Gronkowski ($7400) are in great spots, especially if Leonard Fournette is to miss the game. Gronk has the better matchup since the Eagles are one of the worst teams in the league against opposing tight ends, but he is up there in salary.
On the Eagles side of the ball, Devonta Smith ($6200) and Dallas Goedert ($5900) are really the only two options that I would be willing to play, but with the wind likely playing a factor it is unlikely either of these two guys pay off their salary without a touchdown.
Finally, Tampa Bay ($4200) is one of my favorite defensive plays of the week, as they get to face a one-dimensional Philadelphia team that they match up relatively well with as eight and a half point favorites.