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2021 NFL DFS Super Wild Card Saturday FanDuel Picks

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Welcome to the 2021 NFL DFS Super Wild Card Saturday FanDuel Picks! 

As you know by now, my articles are mostly based on cash game and single entry plays. However, with this only being a three-game slate, I will not be playing as heavy in cash games as usual.

For the most part, I will still stick to my single entry, as well as three entry max tournaments. 

This format will be a little different than usual as I will just be highlighting the core players that I will be building my rosters around.

I will update this page if there is any breaking news, injuries, etc. so be sure to check back between now and game time.

2021 NFL DFS Super Wild Card Saturday FanDuel Picks

Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

Quarterback

Josh Allen, Buffalo Bill – $9,000

Josh Allen has the highest floor, and ceiling, of all the quarterbacks on the Saturday slate.

He’s posted at least 20+ FD points in but one of his last five games. In the one game that he failed to do so, he put up 19.32 FDP and that was against one of, if not, the best defenses in the league in the Steelers.

Allen’s been a man on fire as of late, averaging 30.07 FDP over his last three games. And this is including him just playing the first half of last week’s game against the Dolphins (20.26 FDP).

On the surface, the matchup does not look great as the Colts only allowed 17.89 FD PPG this season. However, they are allowing 22.38 FD PPG over their last five. In that same span, they have allowed nine passing touchdowns and three 300+ yards passers.

While the price tag is high, I believe he is the best play at the quarterback position on this small slate. Allen is my highest projected scorer at the position and I will be starting most, if not all, of my lineups with him.

Running Back

J.D. McKissic, Washington Football Team – $5,400

JD McKissic had himself a low key solid season. He led all running backs in targets (110) and was second in receptions (80), only behind Alvin Kamara.

Washington comes into the game as eight-point underdogs so Vegas expects them to be playing catchup for most of the game. This is ideal for McKissic due to his role in the passing game. I should also mention that the Bucs allowed the most receptions (101) to opposing running backs this season.

Antonio Gibson is expected to play but he is dealing with a toe injury. This could lead to even more snaps and opportunities for McKissic.

The quarterback situation is also still up in the air at the moment, but regardless of who is under center, they’ll be peppering him with targets. McKissic is averaging 6.8 receptions and 8.4 targets per game over his last five. Expect him to see the same volume in this one as the Football Team tries to hang in this one against the Bucs.

While I like him better on Draftkings (full PPR), everything is lining up for a productive day for McKissic.

Wide Receiver

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills – $8,700

If you want any chance of cashing this Saturday, I don’t think there’s any way around not having Stefon Diggs in your lineup.

He’s had an amazing first season in Buffalo, leading the league in targets (166), receptions (127), and yards (1,535), and will look to continue it into the playoffs.

As I said with Allen, the matchup doesn’t look great on paper (15th most FD PPG (30.79) given up to wide receivers), but they have been taken advantage of lately. Since Week 12, the Colts have surrendered 37.28 FD PPG to opposing wide receivers. To put that in perspective, the Falcons allowed 37.61 FD PPG this season which was the most of any defense.

I don’t think I need to go on and on as to why Diggs is a great play. I’m locking him in and figuring out ways to build around him.

Tight End

Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team – $6,400

Logan Thomas is averaging just over 13 FD PPG in his last five games. That is the fourth-most among tight ends only behind Kelce, Waller, and Gesicki. Thomas is seeing 9.8 targets per game over that same five-game span.

The volume should be there once again for him this week in what is a fairly soft matchup against the Bucs. They are in the bottom 10 in FD PPG allowed to opposing tight ends this season.

As I mentioned earlier, Washington is currently an eight-point underdog so we should expect a pass-heavy game from their offense.

With only so many options at the position (and not many good ones), Thomas will most likely be the highest owned. But, I am finding it hard to get away from him and I will try to differentiate elsewhere.


Best of luck tomorrow and stay tuned for who I am on for Sunday’s slate!

Click here for updated NFL DFS Projections. You can download them and use the optimizer for free!

About Kyle Salamido

Kyle is a lifelong Green Bay Packers fans and sports betting degenerate. His love of fantasy football started when his Dad let him co-own one of his teams when he was 10. He’d spend every Sunday at his neighbor’s house watching every game with his DirecTv Sunday Ticket. To this day, he still watches every game and doesn’t miss a play. Kyle has 15+ seasons of fantasy football under his belt and has found success in DFS since its’ inception.

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