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Championship Round FanDuel DFS Value Plays

Last but not least, Conference Championship Weekend is finally here!

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Well folks this will be our last week for NFL DFS for quite some time. Conference championship weekend gives us 2 amazing football games with the best 4 teams in the league still contending for a Super Bowl berth. Being limited to 4 teams will leave us with a lot of overlap in our lineups, but I'll outline a few guys I like at each position all the same. Good luck out there!


Cam Newton $8,500

Cam is the most expensive QB this week for good reason. He puts up points consistently. While the Arizona defense is stout, every signal-caller will be facing a tough D this week. Cam will end up giving you points with his legs and his arm despite a decimated receiving corp. I think the Panthers come out on top this Sunday, so I'll roll with Cam if I have the bread to spend up at quarterback.

Carson Palmer $7,700

If I want to save at quarterback, I'll go with Palmer this week. The pricing at FanDuel has the 4 QBs in the same order that I would pick them, Manning is just too risky of a play for a thousand dollars in savings. The Cardinals have been playing with great balance all year, and while I don't believe they will roll through Carolina's defense unabated, I do think we'll see a few touchdowns from each team in this one.

Running Back

James White $6,400

The Steelers were able to run the ball against the Broncos last week, and the Pats played White for the majority of the snaps against the Chiefs. I think all the options at running back are a coin-flip at best, but I like the potential that White gives you against a Denver pass rush that can be exploited in the screen game.

CJ Anderson $6,300

Anderson has proven to be the best running back in Denver again this year, and I can tell myself the story that see's Anderson getting the chance to carry the load against New England in a game that Denver would be perfectly content to with 13-10. If you're not paying up for David Johnson or Jonathan Stewart, I like what you can get out of Anderson this week.

Wide Receiver

Julian Edelman $7,800

Edelman came back and had a big game last week against KC. Despite his questionable tag, I think he'll go this week and put up another big game. Denver's defense is the real deal, but what Edelman and Brady can do together just can't be stopped.

John Brown $6,500

Brown came up with some big plays in the Cardinals win over the Packers last week. His performance was overshadowed by the Hall of Fame outing for Larry Fitzgerald, but I think Brown gives you a great, lower price option again this week. John Brown has shown us he is more than a guy you hope gets deep for a long touchdown. While you are crossing your fingers for that long score, even if he is held out of the end zone, he's a safe bet to put up 60-75 yards on several catches.

Tight End

Greg Olsen $7,000

If you take anything away from this article, let it be this: pay for Gronk or Olsen this week. Olsen is the most consistent weapon the Panthers have had all year, and Cam looks to Olsen when it matters most. Olsen should be fine coming off what looked like a pretty bad stinger last week in the Seahawks game, and I'm picking the Panthers to come out on top in a surprisingly high scoring matchup this Sunday.

Defense/Special Teams

New England Patriots $4,600

Of all the teams playing this week, I think Denver has the biggest chance to do nothing on offense. Manning was serviceable in the Broncos victory over the Steelers last week, but I'd bet against him before any of the other QBs playing this week.