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Wild Card Round DraftKings Targets

This Wild Card slate is a late-swappers dream. It’s a 6-gamer with 6 different kickoff times. That means we have 5 chances to alter our lineups based on what happened in previous games.

If you’re not at least considering late swaps, you’re hurting your chances. Play a low-owned guy that goes off on Saturday? You can afford to get chalkier on Sunday and Monday. Use a chalk play that busts in 1 of the early games? Then you’ll need to get more contrarian the rest of the way.

I’ll be playing tournaments only on this slate, so the picks below are geared toward that format. As always, you can check the Lineup Generator for the top dollars-per-point values at every position.


QBs

Jalen Hurts, Eagles ($6,100)

He’s the 8th-priced QB on this slate but has as much upside as anyone at the position. Hurts topped 25 DK points 6 times this season. One of those came in a Week 6 meeting vs. the Bucs. Hurts threw for just 115 yards and a score on 26 attempts in that one but ran it 10 times for 44 yards and 2 TDs.

Hurts and the Eagles figure to be playing catch-up this weekend, pushing them away from their conservative, run-heavy attack when playing in positive or neutral game scripts. That’ll mean more passing and scrambling opportunities for Hurts.

TE Dallas Goedert is an easy stack with Hurts – or you can play him naked and hope he scores a big chunk of his points with his legs. RB Leonard Fournette and TE Rob Gronkowski are my favorite Bucs runbacks on a Hurts team.

There might be some rain and wind in Tampa on Sunday, which is worth monitoring. But weather is less of a concern for a running QB like Hurts.