The Bengals-Titans showdown that kicks issues off on Saturday is likely one of the most fascinating of the second spherical of the playoffs, at the very least from a DFS perspective. Cincinnati seemingly has no scarcity of high-ceiling stars, whereas Tennessee’s offense may return to being a one-man present with the anticipated return of dashing champ Derrick Henry. After all, skilled day by day fantasy gamers know it’s worthwhile to take some possibilities to win massive, so our FanDuel single-game lineup options a number of high-priced stars and a pair sleepers nobody is speaking about.
Listed here are the important thing scoring settings for FanDuel single-game contests: The purpose complete for the “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, however he does not value any extra cash just like the “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. FanDuel’s default scoring is half-point PPR and four-point passing TDs, and there are not any bonuses for 100/300-yard video games like on DraftKings.
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FanDuel Single-Sport DFS Picks: Bengals vs. Titans
$50,000 price range, want at the very least one participant from every group.
MVP: (1.5x factors): RB Derrick Henry, Titans ($16,000)
If Henry is taking part in — even after an prolonged absence due to a foot harm — he can have a monster recreation. Clearly, there’s threat right here, as he may see fewer carries than regular or, even worse, worsen the harm early on, however we’ll take our possibilities. The great factor about selecting Henry is the Titans often stick to the run even when they fall behind early, so Henry ought to get at the very least 15 carries so long as he is wholesome. Even in a mediocre matchup like this, that is sufficient for him to do injury.
FLEX: QB Joe Burrow, Bengals ($16,500)
Burrow is taking part in at a particularly excessive degree proper now, and regardless of his offensive line’s lack of ability to guard him — one thing that might be an actual difficulty on this recreation — he ought to nonetheless put up numbers towards Tennessee’s Twenty fifth-ranked cross protection. Burrow can also be an efficient scrambler, one thing he hasn’t showcased a lot in any respect this 12 months, however with Tennessee’s sturdy cross rush more likely to flush him out of the pocket at the very least a number of occasions, we’re hoping for some factors on the bottom, too. Put all of it collectively, and Burrow’s value his excessive value.
FLEX: WR Tee Higgins, Bengals ($11,000)
Given Tennessee’s struggles towards WRs this 12 months, we needed to take one in every of Cincinnati’s pass-catchers to stack with Burrow. As a result of we’re utilizing Henry, we could not afford Ja’Marr Chase, so Higgins is the apparent pivot. Coming off his worst recreation of the season (one catch, 10 yards), we’re hoping different DFS gamers are fading the damaging wideout, who’s simply as able to a monster recreation as Chase. Higgins’ recreation log from Weeks 12-16 show that, as he went over 113 yards 4 occasions and scored 4 complete TDs in that span.
FLEX: Okay Evan McPherson, Bengals ($9,500)
Although now we have Burrow and Higgins, we expect Tennessee’s protection can maintain up higher than anticipated on this recreation. That opens the door for McPherson to get a number of scoring possibilities. He is averaged over three FG makes an attempt in his previous 5 video games, together with 4 in final week’s playoff win. McPherson was additionally nine-for-11 on kicks from 50-plus yards this 12 months, so distance is just not a problem.
FLEX: TE Geoff Swaim, Titans, ($7,000)
Cincinnati has struggled towards TEs all season, so we wished one in every of Anthony Firkser or Swaim on this lineup. We opted for Swaim, who is not essentially the highest passing possibility however is in the end on the sector extra by a large margin (71 p.c of snaps in Week 18 in comparison with 34 p.c for Firkser). This can be a TD-or-bust play, however if you pay up for Henry and Burrow, you must sacrifice someplace.