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Fantasy Football: DFS tournament picks for NFL Super Wild Card Weekend

Dec 26, 2020; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The goal of this weekly DFS tournament picks article is to identify at least one player each week who is in the winning DraftKings Milly Maker lineup at less than 15% ownership. Last week ended the regular season on a high note in nailing Jerry Jeudy’s million-dollar winning eruption at 7.8% ownership.

Wild-card weekend has arrived, and we have been blessed with individual three-game DFS slates on both Saturday and Sunday. I enjoy playing these short slates because the condensed player pool requires next-level, outside-the-box thinking in order to ship a GPP tournament. Matchups become less important than strategically looking at a game through the lens of what could happen that the field is overlooking.

I am approaching each slate with the specific aim of hunting for leverage spots on the most popular plays. If Stefon Diggs fails at 71% ownership, what does that mean for the other players on the Bills and Colts? These are the questions we need to be asking when building our rosters.

WR John Brown, Buffalo Bills

John Brown returned last week after being sidelined for five games by an ankle injury and instantly reclaimed his typical downfield role. He ran a route on 89% of Josh Allen’s dropbacks while posting a 4-72-1 receiving line on a healthy 18.8-yard average depth of target. Brown is a cheap way ($4,700) to get access to the Bills' high-powered offense while simultaneously leveraging Diggs' projection as the highest-owned player on the entire Saturday slate.

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