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2016 Fantasy Football Advice: Wild-Card Weekend

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Is your traditional league over? Did you finish dead last in said league? Did you not pick up that key player to help your team? Did you have Andrew Luck this season? Fear not.  The fantasy season isn't over. Hope is not lost. You can redeem yourself by winning something in Week 18. Let's run through some DFS picks for Wild Card Weekend:

QB: Kirk Cousins, WAS, $8,000

Of the eight quarterbacks in the playoffs, Cousins seems like a good balance of price and matchup. The Washington quarterback comes in on a high, as he has thrown for 11 touchdowns in his last three games.

He'll face a Packers defense that has been solid under Dom Capers but at the moment hasn't been helped out the Packers' struggling offense.

RB: Jeremy Hill, CIN, $6,700

Hill is the top offensive weapon for the Bengals, who are starting A.J. McCarron under center. A running game will go a long way to helping McCarron and keep the high powered Steelers offense off the field.

RB: Alfred Morris, WAS, $5,500

At this point with the playoffs, you have to pick teams you think will win. With my second Washington player, you can see which way I'm leaning in that particular game.

Morris closed out the regular season with a strong game against Dallas, rushing the ball 19 times for 100 yards.

WR: DeAndre Hopkins, HOU, $8,800

In NUK we trust.

WR: A.J. Green, CIN, $8,300

Green has scored seven times in his last six games. A.J. McCarron needs a security blanket.

WR: Doug Baldwin, SEA, $7,300

In his last six games, Baldwin has caught 11 touchdown passes. Even with Marshawn Lynch back, Russell Wilson has found a connection with Baldwin around the goal line.

TE: Travis Kelce, KC, $6,200

Kelce went for over 100 yards receiving against the Texans in Week One. Jeremy Maclin has become Alex Smith's go-to target. Even if Kelce doesn't go off against Houston, he will be a major cog if the Chiefs win on Saturday.

K: Nick Novak, HOU, $4,600

Novak hit two 50-plus yard field goals against Jacksonville. Kickers are always a shot in the dark, so I'll go with Novak.

DEF: Houston Texans , $4,600

Does J.J. Watt play for the Texans defense? Yes? I pick the Texans' defense.

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