clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2016 Fantasy Football Advice: Conference Championships

New, comments

Ryan continues to throw money into the wind with Daily Fantasy Football.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Traditional fantasy playoffs are long over. Why stop playing fantasy? DFS has got you covered. Let's run through some DFS picks for the conference championships playoff games tomorrow:

QB: Carson Palmer, ARI $7,700

Carson Palmer is riding on a high from the end of the regular season and his first playoff win. Now he faces a defense that has a secondary that is made up of guys off the street. Of the four quarterbacks, I like Palmer's matchup the best.

RB: Jonathan Stewart, CAR, $7,000

The Cardinals' run defense is tough.  It finished second-best against the run in 2015. But the choices at running back this weekend are few, and Stewart is the lone workhorse.

RB: C.J. Anderson, DEN, $6,300

Anderson ran the ball for 113 yards against the Patriots in Week 12. I'm willing to roll the dice again as the Broncos will need a running game if they hope to win against the Patriots.

WR: Larry Fitzgerald, ARI, $8,000

Fitzgerald had a resurgence and has been Palmer's No. 1 target in the playoffs. If the Cardinals make it to the Super Bowl, it will be because Palmer and Fitzgerald.

WR: Julian Edelman, NE, $7,800

The Patriots have been using Keshawn Martin at wide receiver, so I'm guessing getting a second game with Julian Edelman back in the rotation will bring Tom Brady much joy.

WR: Ted Ginn, Jr., CAR, $6,200

The Cardinals defense is tough, but at this point it's either Ginn or a shot in the dark. I will take the number one wide receiver option for Cam Newton.

TE: Greg Olsen, CAR, $7,000

Basically, not picking Rob Gronkowski is a risk. I'm willing to take that risk with Greg Olsen.

K: Brandon McManus, DEN, $5,000

The Gary Kubiak offense is content with field goals.

DEF: New England Patriots, $4,600

Peyton Manning may not be able to throw the ball down field.  That makes playing defense much easier.


Editor's Note: SB Nation's partner FanDuel is running a $1M fantasy football league on Sunday. First place wins $100,000. Join now!