FanDuel Strategy 2016 NFL Playoffs: Best Bargains At Each Position To Stock Up On Star Players [VIDEO]

By Raimundo Ortiz @AroundtheMundo
on Jan 18, 2016 09:16 AM EST
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Trying to get rich quick on Fanduel? The best way to cash on weekly fantasy football sites is to load up on as many stars with good matchups as possible. Due to budget restraints, however, fantasy players must sacrifice other positions to nab the stars they want.

The playoffs present a much more limited pool, so this week you'll find the players with great matchups that could skew more expensive than during regular season guides.

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Carson Palmer, Cardinals ($7,700): When the NFL postseason reaches the conference championship games it’s impossible to exploit a glaring weakness. Palmer is the third-most expensive QB for this week, and that’s after throwing for 349 yards and three touchdowns. Carolina’s defense is significantly better than Green Bay’s, but Palmer has been matchup proof all year. If the Cards fall behind early, then count on even better stats since the Panthers struggle to hold leads.

Running Backs

Ronnie Hillman, Broncos ($5,700): C.J. Anderson was the star of Denver’s running game vs. Pittsburgh, so to anyone who has dealt with the Broncos RBs this year, that obviously means it will be Hillman this week. The AFC Championship will be billed as another installment of Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady, but on Denver’s side the running game will be more important. Hillman is cheaper, and gets the nod because New England may be vulnerable to running backs in the pass game.

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Andre Ellington, Cardinals ($5,000): Need a super-cheap option at RB2? Try out Ellington, who can explode for a long touchdown any time he gets the rock. Be aware that Ellington doesn’t get much work these days; he hasn’t gotten more than seven carries since Week 5. But he’s very, very cheap wit big play ability.

Wide Receivers

Michael Floyd, Cardinals ($7,500): Carolina’s pass defense has been strong all season, but they’ve been most vulnerable against No. 2 WRs. Pair up Floyd with Palmer and enjoy the points, because Floyd is good enough to be a team’s No. 1 option.

Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos ($7,400): The Broncos passing game is a shell of its former self because Peyton Manning is on his last legs, but Sanders continues to get his targets and do work. Last week he was targeted eight times -- the second time in as many weeks he saw that many looks -- and had 85 yards. Demaryius Thomas is more expensive, but Sanders has been more reliable, and has just as much big play ability.

Corey “Philly” Brown, Panthers ($5,300): Low floor, but he’s been the most consistently targeted Panther over the past few weeks, especially since Ted Ginn is hurt. Arizona’s secondary is one of the NFL’s best, but Newton will have to throw to someone other than Greg Olsen eventually.

Tight Ends

Rob Gronwkowski, Patriots ($8,900): He’s expensive, but you’d be foolish to look elsewhere at tight end. He exploded for two scores vs. the Chiefs, and he’s far and away Tom Brady’s top target. Also, of the four remaining teams, Denver ranks the lowest (8th) vs. opposing tight ends.

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