The Cardinals and Rams will compete in AFC West’s retaliatory match in this evening’s playoff clearing, as the top two QB draft candidates fight for their first playoff career. Along with two stud QBs we have highly productive RB and volatile receivers on both sides. Our single-game FanDuel tournament lineup contains the two best (and most expensive) selections, so we’ll have to take the risk of differentiating ourselves in DFS tournaments.
Here are the key scoring settings for one FanDuel competition: The total number of points for an “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, but it costs no more money as a “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown competitions. FanDuel’s default scoring is half point PPR and four-point passing TDand there are no DraftKings bonuses for 100/300 yard games.
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FanDuel Single-Game DFS Tips: Cardinals vs. Rams
With a budget of $ 50,000, you need at least one player from each team.
MVP: (1.5x points): QB Kyler Murray, Cardinals ($ 17,000)
The Cardinals ‘attack has not been exactly the same since DeAndre Hopkins’ (knee) injuries and runners slowed him down, but Murray still has four FD plus 21 performances in the last eight games with a maximum of 30.82. His upside rivals any QB in the league, whether he places a huge line of statistics or rushes to a touchdown or two. The Rams are the toughest defense against QB, but Murray finished with almost 20 points in both matches during the regular season.
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FLEX: WR Cooper Kupp, Rams ($ 16,000)
We don’t have to sell you at Kuppa, but it’s worth noting that we play him “naked” without Matthew Stafford. Would anyone be shocked if Kupp had a monster the next day, but Stafford turns the ball a few times? That’s the idea, and most people play Kuppa with Stafford, so if it works out, we’ll have a unique lineup.
FANDUEL SINGLE ASSEMBLIES:
LV-CIN | NE-BUF | PHI-TB | SF-DAL | PIT-KC
FLEX: RB James Conner, Cardinals ($ 13,000)
Conner and Chase Edmonds (ribs, toes) are obviously competing to see who can be more injured, but for now, Conner is the healthiest of the two. He has scored 11 times in double digits this season, and especially if Edmonds is limited, Conner has plenty of opportunities to break at this point. It is not so dependent on production income, and because it is half the PPR score, we consider it “safer”.
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FLEX: WR Ben Skowronek, Rams ($ 6,000)
We gamble a lot with Skowronk, because he only has 6.3 FD points this season, but if he has 10 fantasy points somewhere close, he could pay off with expensive nails in this line-up. He only has to do so that in a favorable match he does not completely lose out so that the WRs are viable games. Sometimes winning sets are only the result of unexpected opportunities caused by injuries or other factors, so we sign up to take this opportunity.
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FLEX: WR AJ Green, Cardinals ($ 8,000)
Green has averaged only 5.6 FD points in his last three games, but he’s another player who is desperate for his first playoff victory in his career, and we roll the dice for AJG’s time performance. If Murray and the Cardinals attack, you would have to think that Green would be heavily involved.