NFL Wild Card DFS: It’s A Trap! January 3, 2015  |  Renee Miller

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When there aren’t many games on the schedule, DFS options are limited. It’s important to not pick the wrong guys….in other words, there is simply less room for error. Here are a couple I’m hoping to avoid this weekend.


Josh Harris will be the presumed starter for the Steelers with Le’Veon Bell out. He’s not even minimum salary on either DraftKings or FanDuel ($3500 and $5600 respectively). Harris has rushed nine times for 16 yards. Yes, it’s bad when one of those numbers has to be spelled out, guys. The Steelers also have Dri Archer to mix in and of course, they just signed Ben Tate. This situation looks like a mess of inexperience and ineptitude to me, and it gets to face Baltimore’s 4th best rush defense (according to PFF). With the rain and medium winds in Pittsburgh, targeting the run game would have been tempting despite the tough D, but none of these Steelers backs are likely to pay off for you.


Andrew Luck is the most expensive QB on the board this week, and the one I’m least likely to use. He’s a very divisive player; if you love him, you love him and you trust him this week. If you don’t love him…maybe you just like him, respect his talent, or don’t care one way or the other, you ought to be a little cautious about spending up. In his past three games, Luck hasn’t surpassed 200 yards passing. Maybe he didn’t need to do much, with the playoff spot locked up, but this is somewhat alarming to me. When you combine it with the Bengals allowing the third fewest fantasy points to opposing QB this season, it’s hard to spend top dollar on Luck…or TY Hilton for that matter.


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