Saturday Full-Slate FanDuel Tips: NFL DFS Lineup Tips for Cowboys-Eagles, Chiefs-Broncos 18th Week

Saturday will kick off the final weekend of the NFL regular season with a pair of competitions. The Broncos host the Chiefs in the afternoon and the Eagles host the Cowboys in a nightcap. However, you will not find any Broncos in this Saturday’s FanDuel line-up. Not only are we fighting the Chiefs’ defenses, but the Broncos have largely failed to deliver valuable fantasy performances in recent weeks. The Philadelphia game is challenging for the DFS because both teams have a questionable motivation, but the positive is strong, so our Saturday’s main selections include a pair of Eagles and Cowboys. There are a lot of potential games on the board, so we found some insidious value suitable for GPP tournaments.

Before we get to the lineups for this week, here are the basic rules of the FanDuel competitions. Scoring is quite standard, with only a notable setting four-point passing TD and half point PPR.

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Saturday selection of the whole FanDuel: Cowboys vs. Eagles; Chiefs vs. Broncos

Saturday’s main event, $ 60,000 budget, maximum four players from one team

QB Jalen Hurts, Eagles vs. Cowboys ($ 7,700)

It has been scientifically proven that players who have averted a crazy, catastrophic head injury – as Hurts did when the FedExField railings and several fans almost fell on him – are delivering an explosive performance the following week. It’s a party, Hurts has had more than 28 FanDuel appearances in the last five races, finishing 22.54 FD on his first date with Dallas in September. We’ll have to see if the Eagles plan to make it easier for starters like the Hurts, but for now we’re happy to include him in our lineups.

RB Darrel Williams, Chiefs @ Broncos ($ 7,000)

According to head coach Andy Reid, Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) has a “chance” to play, but did not train on Tuesday. Wiliams proved it when he was put in the role of starter. He finished with 24.2 FD points last week and has two more performances with more than 20 FD points this season. He will be in a position for another if he gets a full workload.

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RB Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles Cowboys ($ 4,800)

The Eagles have a number of players on the COVID list, including Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and Dallas Goedert. That’s a lot of media and targets that will need to be redistributed if these players stay out. Gainwell is fifth in the team in touch, although it’s a modest 85. With the potential absences the Eagles face and the fact that they have secured a post-season ticket, Gainwell could see enough volume to make a significant fantasy impact.

WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs @ Broncos ($ 8,200)

The best news about Hill – and the other chiefs in our team – is that Kansas City has to win on Saturday to have a chance to win the first round of the conference. Hill is the weekly threat of exploding on the last line of monsters, and is likely to receive (almost) full shots to do so on Saturday.

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WR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys @ Eagles ($ 7,400)

Michael Gallup (torn ACL) has played just nine games this season, so it’s not like he’s a regular whose absence drives Lamb into an enviable volume. Lamb already leads the team in targets and receptions, but that doesn’t mean that the next two to three passes don’t dare in Lamb’s direction.

WR Devonta Smith, Eagles vs. Cowboys ($ 6,000)

Smith has a good, not very big rookie season, but he leads the Eagles in goals with a big lead (exactly 24). Dallas Goedert (COVID) will be missing from the attack if he is taken to the sidelines on Saturday, which could force Smith to look at several more looks in the game.

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TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs @ Broncos ($ 8,000)

Like Hill, Kelce is likely to be in line for a full portion of shots as the chiefs try to get a lonely farewell in the first round of the conference. He lost the end zone last week’s defeat to the Bengals, but his 10.5 FD points were disappointing. The Broncos kept him at 4.2 in their last meeting, but this time it makes sense to rely on better efforts.

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FLEX (RB) Tony Pollard, Cowboys @ Eagles ($ 5,900)

Ezekiel Elliott has 10 touches in each of the last two games and a total of 72 yards in that range. Pollard didn’t do much better (16 touches, a total of 108 yards), but if the Cowboys try to keep some running on Elliott’s playoff tires, it’s logical that Pollard will enjoy a respectable workload on Saturday.

DEF Chiefs @ Broncos ($ 5,000)

The Bengals may have torn the Chiefs to pieces last week, but the Broncos don’t have the horses to do the same. Kansas City has scored double-digit FD points in four of the last six and another suffocating defensive demonstration with sticky fingers should be in the cards as Denver is ready to restart Drew Lock below the center.

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