The Eagles and Buccaneers begin Sunday’s wild card action in a Week 6 rematch. We’re taking a slight risk here without Tom Brady in our single-game FanDuel roster, but we have a method for our madness. GPP tournaments — especially in the playoffs — aren’t about playing “safe,” but rather creating a DFS formation that can race for first place if playing conditions go in a certain direction. All of our picks are correlated, so we’re happy to take the bet.
Here are the main scoring parameters for single-game FanDuel contests: The point total for “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, but it doesn’t cost extra money like “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. FanDuel’s default score is PPR half point and Four-point passing TDs, and there is no bonus for 100/300 yard plays like on DraftKings.
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DFS picks for a single FanDuel game: Eagles vs. Buccaneers
Budget of $ 50,000, need at least one player from each team.
MVP: (1.5x points): QB Jalen Hurts, Eagles ($16,000)
Hurts is a very chalky game in most single-game competition, but with Tom Brady, Mike Evans, Leonard Fournette (hamstring) and Rob Gronkowski on the other side, he’s viable in our MVP chair. We know he can have minimal passing success and pay off in DFS, especially since FanDuel doesn’t award bonus points for 300-yard passing plays. In fact, Hurts still had 26 FD points against Tampa earlier this season with just 115 passing yards. He’s the elite rushing QB, and since Tampa Bay is struggling to stop the pass, he could have huge numbers on the ground and in the air.
SINGLE FANDUEL RANGES:
LV-CIN | NE-BUF | SF-DAL | PIT-KC | ARI-LAR
FLEX: RB Boston Scott, Eagles ($11,500)
We considered Jordan Howard here, but yards from direct transfers should be rare here against an elite Tampa seven. However, Tampa has allowed the second most RB receptions (117) and the fifth most RB receiving yards (781). Miles Sanders is expected to play, but he’s suffered knee, ankle and hand injuries this year, so receiving work will likely be outsourced to Scott. It’s a classic QB-RB stack that can pay off against the Bucs’ weak defense.
DRAFTKINGS SINGLE-GAME CONFIGURATION:
LV-CIN | NE-BUF | PHI-TB | SF-DAL | PIT-KC | ARI-LAR
FLEX: WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers ($14,500)
With Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin (knee) out of the picture, it’s time for the “Mike Evans Show” in the playoffs, and he’s as close to a sure thing for a touchdown as you can get. He’s not necessarily owed for a ton of yards against a stingy passing defense, but his keen red-zone sense makes him a solid play in FD.
COMPLETE DFS RANGES: FanDuel | DraftKings
FLEX: WR Breshad Perriman, Buccaneers ($7,500)
Perriman has a perfect boom-or-bust profile for GPP tournaments, and since he saw a season-high six targets in Week 18, he could become more important here. It has just as many advantages as Cyril Grayson Jr., but it’s $2,500 cheaper and will likely be less chalky.
SUNDAY ONLY DFS CONFIGURATION: FanDuel | DraftKings
FLEX: WR DeVonta Smith, Eagles ($10,500)
Smith had a pretty disappointing end to his rookie season, so we’re more than happy to continue his advantage at what should be an unusually lower ownership percentage. This matches our QB-RB-WR stack, and again, we’re relying on lower scoring play for this range to hit, so he won’t need a ton of volume to pay off. You can move a few things around and take TE Dallas Goedert ($11,000) here too, if you’re more confident in his prospects.