NFL DFS Core Plays for DraftKings & FanDuel Super Wild Card Weekend

Welcome to the DraftKings & FanDuel NFL DFS core plays column for Super Wild Card Weekend of the 2021-2022 season.

The Playoffs are here and we couldn’t be more excited to bring back our core plays article for the playoffs.

For those of you who are not familiar with our core plays article, these are the players that we recommend having the most exposure to on a slate or players you should build your lineups around for cash games. We will be focusing on the Sat-Mon slate that includes all six games. If you are looking for a list of players specific to each slate make sure to check out our cheat sheets that Jared posted earlier in the week.


Joe Burrow

There are so many great quarterbacks on this slate but Burrow stands out to me as the best of the bunch based on the way he played in his last two games. In those games, in weeks 16 and 17 as Burrow took the regular-season finale off Burrow threw for 971 yards and eight touchdowns. Burrow had at least 37 fantasy points in each of those games. Now, the Raiders pass defense is a solid unit but they are also one that can get burned by great quarterbacks as was the case last week against Justin Herbert.

Running Back

Leonard Fournette

Fournette is expected to return for the playoffs and I don’t see how you don’t roster him as they don’t call him Playoff Lenny for no reason. In his seven career playoff games, Fournette is averaging 77.4 yards rushing and has seven touchdowns. Fournette also has 25 catches for 192 years and a score in those games.

Wide Receiver

Cedrick Wilson

I really like Wilson as a cheaper option at the receiver position due to Michael Gallup being out. Wilson has put up some solid numbers in the eight regular-season games that Gallup missed with totals of 21 catches for 375 yards and five touchdowns. Wilson has especially been hot over the past two weeks for Dallas. In those two games, Wilson has 11 catches on 12 targets for 154 yards and three scores. Wilson has at least 18 fantasy points in each of those games.

Tight End

Rob Gronkowski

Gronk is the second most expensive tight end on this slate behind Travis Kelce but should be well worth every dollar. I say this for two reasons. The first is the numbers Gronk has put up the past two weeks with the Bucs down at the receiver position which is the case again this week. Gronk has seen ten targets in both of those games and has seven catches for over 100 yards in both of those games. The second reason why I think Gronk is going to be well worth every penny is due to the match-up against the Eagles. There was not a better match-up in the NFL for tight ends during the regular season than the Eagles. The Eagles ranked dead last in receptions allowed, touchdowns, and fantasy points allowed per game to the position during the regular season.

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By Zach Qualtieri

Zach is an accomplished fantasy player who has had success in multiple sports across multiple platforms. Zach specializes in cash games where he can often be found playing $25 H2Hs but has also had a lot of success in GPPs as an 11-time winner of a large field GPP. When not talking about fantasy sports, Zach enjoys hanging out with his son. If you have any questions about fantasy or sports in general Zach can be found on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.