Welcome to the 2021-22 NFL DFS Wild Card Weekend DraftKings Picks!
We are finally at the end of yet another long-winded NFL season. It was a long, exciting, tiring season filled with plenty of ups and downs. Some fans cheered and some fans cried. Some teams made the playoffs, some teams have been out for months, and some teams had their hearts ripped out Sunday.
Sorry, Colts, but regardless, it was yet another great season that if you are living in the moment, went by in the blink of an eye. You hate to see it go but here come the playoffs to save the day! Hopefully, your team made it and you'll be supporting and watching this weekend.
If you didn't, you can route for my Patriots as they look to become the first team in NFL history to win the Super Bowl with a rookie quarterback! Just wait, it's coming. Just don't say that I didn't warn you.
But enough with the intros, let's dive into this 2021-22 NFL DFS Wild Card Weekend DraftKings Picks and help you make money on this beautiful three-day slate. And just a heads up, this article comes with a bit of a twist!
These are my favorite plays at each position!
2021-22 NFL DFS Wild Card Weekend DraftKings Picks
Tom Brady, $7,300, vs Eagles
Brady is without a doubt the number one play on the entire slate. Slotting in as the third-highest-priced QB on the slate, Brady actually is a bit undervalued, especially being at home.
Brady has been a totally different animal this season at home versus on the road. Here's what he's averaged on the season at home.
- 310.0 YPG
- 25/4 TD/INT
- 27.4 FPPG
He's been an unstoppable force and comes into this game as -8.5 point favorites with the 2nd highest team total on the board of 27. Basically, vegas is telling you that the Eagles are going to get thrown on all night long.
That's been the case recently as they allowed 475 yards on Sunday to Dallas, 304 of which were through the air. They also rank 19th in points allowed per game at 22.2.
Betting against the goat is a big mistake and betting against the goat in the playoffs is a bigger one. I'm playing Brady as the top option this weekend.
Damien Harris, $6,400, @ Bills
If you like the Patriots and watch any of their games, you notice one thing. The Patriots establish the run and play physically, especially against the Bills. In recent games, we've seen Harris dominate the Bills, take a look at the stats.
Damien Harris is a stone cold 🔐. He’s killed the Bills this season.
🍾 28 carries
🍾 214 yards
🍾 4 touchdowns
🍾 51.4 Fantasy Points
$6,400 for a guy averaging 15.1 FPPG and 25.7 against his opponent is 🤩🤩🤩
— Kyle Williams ✪ (@betonthegame) January 12, 2022
How do you not a play a guy with such high floor and volume? He's averaging 13.5 carries per game and turning that into 15 DraftKings points per game.
In what is going to be sub-10 degree weather on Saturday, Harris and the Patriots are going to play a physically bruising brand of football that should see him break plenty of long runs and big tackles.
Zay Jones, $4,200, @ Bengals
DraftKings is almost begging you to play Zay Jones at this price point. In three straight weeks, he has been playing more and seeing more volume than Raiders "WR1" Hunter Renfrow. In fact, Renfrow has played sub-70% of the snaps in three consecutive weeks.
That's opened up a ton of routes and targets for Zay Jones who has come on strong to end the season. Take a look at the veteran's past four games.
- 8 targets, 5-27-0, 7.7 FP
- 10 targets, 8-120-0, 22.9 FP
- 8 targets, 6-50-0, 11.0 FP
- 9 targets, 6-67-0, 12.7 FP
He's been spectacular across that span seeing no less than eight targets and coming into this weekend's matchup as 5-point underdogs, which means Derek Carr and company will be looking his way often.
I'm loving the value of Jones going up against the league's 26th ranked secondary this weekend!
Zach Ertz, $4,700, @ Rams
Safe floor, check. High ceiling, check. Good team total, check. Underdogs that is projected to throw a ton, check. What box does Zach Ertz not check this weekend?
The Cardinals come into this playoff game as four-point underdogs with a 23 implied team total. Murray is projected to be thrown a ton in this one. In two games this season, Kyler has thrown 49 and 32 times, respectively. He's also thrown for 262 yards and two touchdowns in one and 368 yards in the others.
Safe to say the volume won't be an issue for Ertz. I mean just look at his targets since joining the Cardinals
- 10 targets
- 9 targets
- 13 targets
- 11 targets
- 7 targets
- 2 targets
- 9 targets
That kind of volume is paralleled to a wide receiver and your getting that at TE. He's also flipped that into 11.1 or more DraftKings points in four consecutive games.
Zach Ertz gets his first TD as a Cardinal❗️
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 24, 2021
Ertz is without a doubt the safest tight end play on the slate and my favorite on the entire slate.
Devin Singletary, $5,700, vs Patriots
Devin Singletary handling RB1 duties well in Buffalo 😎pic.twitter.com/tQpQWL3rIP
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) August 21, 2021
This guy truly might be the number one player at the running back position this weekend and honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if he scored amongst the top three in Fantasy points by week's end.
After unsettling Zach Moss as the starter in Week 14, Singletary hasn't looked back once. Take a look at his average Fantasy points since that point.
- 25.2 Fantasy Points
- 26.0 Fantasy Points
- 18.1 Fantasy Points
- 16.8 Fantasy Points
- 14.9 Fantasy Points
He's been a unit and his volume has propelled him. In three of his past four games, he's seen 19 or more carries and in four of the last four, he's scored at least one touchdown.
What makes Singletary even more interesting is that the Bills are favored by four points and have a 24 point team total. But if that wasn't good enough, it's going to be a freezing cold nine-degree day which is indusive for running the football.
With the Patriots boasting the 22nd ranked rushing defense allowing 123.7 yards per game on the ground mixed with the fact Singletary has been on a tear, I love him in this spot.