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Fantasy Football: AFC & NFC Championship DFS locks and fades

Nov 15, 2020; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 NFL DFS season is approaching its finale, with our last two-game slate set for Sunday's AFC and NFC championship games. 

We’ve got two insanely fun Week 6 rematches to dive into: Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Green Bay Packers and Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs. What better way to enjoy the games than to add a GPP tournament sweat to the mix this Sunday?

This article will follow a similar format to my weekly start em’ or sit em’ columns, though the focus will shift toward DFS. I'll provide guidance on players DFS enthusiasts should be looking to lock into several lineups and players who should be faded due to inflated salary or shaky situations.  

Remember that there are only two games, so it’s best to take firm stances on certain players rather than approaching the slate with a “cover all my bases” mentality.

[Editor's note: Download the DraftKings Sportsbook app and use promo code PFF when you sign up to turn $1 into $100 if any QB scores a rushing or receiving touchdown this weekend! Click here to play at DraftKings Sportsbook.]

QUARTERBACKS

Sep 13, 2020; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) passes the ball against the New York Jets during the second quarter at Bills Stadium. Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

LOCK: JOSH ALLEN, BUFFALO BILLS ($6,900 DRAFTKINGS, $8,500 FANDUEL)

It seems like every week Josh Allen finds himself cemented as a “lock” among quarterbacks in DFS. The Bills’ QB is the highest-projected signal-caller this week per PFF’s fantasy projections, and that’s because he offers more as a rusher than any other quarterback on the slate.

Patrick Mahomes would normally be the No. 1-ranked fantasy quarterback, as he tends to run more often in the playoffs. But he's dealing with a plethora of injuries (foot, concussion), so it’s safe to assume he won’t be taking off as often.

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