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Playoff FanDuel Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Cardinals-Rams Wild Card single-game tournaments

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The Cardinals and Rams battle in an AFC West rematch in this Monday night playoff showdown, as two No. 1 overall draft pick QBs battle for their first career playoff win. To go along with the two stud QBs, we have highly productive RBs and volatile receivers on both sides. Our FanDuel single-game tournament lineup features the top two most expensive (and chalkiest) picks, so we’ll have to take a risk elsewhere to give us some differentiation for DFS tournaments.

Here are the key scoring settings for FanDuel single-game contests: The point total for the “MVP” is multiplied by 1.5, but he doesn’t cost any additional money like the “Captain” in DraftKings Showdown contests. FanDuel’s default scoring is half-point PPR and four-point passing TDs, and there are no bonuses for 100/300-yard games like on DraftKings.

MORE FD SINGLE GAME: How to win a FanDuel single-game contest

FanDuel Single-Game DFS Picks: Cardinals vs. Rams

$50,000 budget, need at least one player from each team.

MVP: (1.5x points): QB Kyler Murray, Cardinals ($17,000)

The Cardinals offense hasn’t been quite the same since injuries DeAndre Hopkins (knee) and the running backs have slowed it down, but Murray still has four 21-plus FD performances in his past eight games with a high of 30.82. His upside rivals any QB in the league, whether he puts up a huge passing stat line or rushes for a touchdown or two. The Rams are the toughest defense against QBs, but Murray finished with just around 20 points in both matchups during the regular season.

DRAFTKINGS SINGLE-GAME LINEUPS:
LV-CIN | NE-BUF | PHI-TB | SF-DAL | PIT-KC | ARI-LAR

FLEX: WR Cooper Kupp, Rams ($16,000)

We don’t need to sell you on Kupp, but it’s worth noting we’re playing him “naked” without Matthew Stafford. Would anyone be shocked if Kupp has another monster day but Stafford turns the ball over a few times? That’s the idea here, and most people with be playing Kupp with Stafford, so if that plays out, we’ll have a unique lineup.

FANDUEL SINGLE-GAME LINEUPS:
LV-CIN | NE-BUF | PHI-TB | SF-DAL | PIT-KC

FLEX: RB James Conner, Cardinals ($13,000)

Conner and Chase Edmonds (ribs, toe) are evidently competing to see who can be more injured, but for now, Conner is the healthiest of the two. He’s scored in double-figures 11 times this season, and especially if Edmonds is limited, Conner has plenty of opportunities to smash in this spot. He isn’t quite as reliant on receiving production, and since this is half-PPR scoring, we view him as “safer.”

FULL-SLATE DFS LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKings

FLEX: WR Ben Skowronek, Rams ($6,000)

We’re taking a strong gamble with Skowronek since he only has a high of 6.3 FD points this season, but if he has anywhere close to 10 fantasy points, he could pay off in this lineup with expensive studs. He has to do just enough to not fall completely flat in a favorable matchup for WRs to be a viable play. Sometimes, winning lineups are merely the result of unexpected opportunities from injuries or other factors, so we’ll sign up to take that chance.

SUNDAY-ONLY DFS LINEUPS: FanDuel | DraftKings

FLEX: WR A.J. Green, Cardinals ($8,000)

Green has only averaged 5.6 FD points over his past three games, but he’s another player who’s desperate for his first career playoff win, and we’ll roll the dice for a vintage AJG performance. If Murray and the Cardinals’ offense is rolling, you’d have to think Green will be heavily involved.


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Adam Pearce on working with Brock Lesnar

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WWE official Adam Pearce believes Brock Lesnar complimented him when the Beast named a moose after him.

Pearce, a former five-time NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion, appeared on WWE’s The Bump this week. There, he discussed his role in making marquee matches, the upcoming Royal Rumble event and his run-ins with the Beast Incarnate.

In one highlight, Pearce recalled how, on a recent episode of SmackDown, Lesnar walked up to him and revealed that he hunted a moose and named it after the WWE official.

“My friend Brock,” said Pearce. “(…) I’m thinking about that moment where you’re up against the wall and you’re staring into the eyes of the Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar, who’s just told you that he has killed, skinned, and gutted, the guts weighed very similar to the bodyweight that I carry today and he named this moose for me.”

Looking back on this incident, Pearce joked that he took the comment as a compliment, as he noted that nobody else has a moose named after them.

“I want the moose, I want it hung on my office wall,” Pearce continued. “I think there’s a good spot for it in here. But yeah, I don’t think I know anybody on planet earth that’s had a moose named after him. So I’m going to take that as a compliment and then get as far away from it as I can.”

Brock Lesnar will face Bobby Lashley at WWE Royal Rumble

The hunter has become the hunted, as Brock Lesnar is in Bobby Lashley’s crosshairs. The All Mighty will challenge The Beast Incarnate for the WWE Championship at WWE Royal Rumble. Until now, the two titans have never crossed paths with each other in singles competition during their time in the business.

The wrestling world is already buzzing about this dream match, and the build for the bout officially started on RAW this past week. Lesnar and Lashley had a heated verbal confrontation, and the champion cracked a few jokes at his challenger’s expense. Fans can expect to see the two stars continue to heat up this contest in the coming weeks.

What do you think about Pearce’s comments? Are you looking forward to seeing Lashley face Lesnar? Sound off below.


While using the quote from this article, please credit WWE’s The Bump and give a H/T to Sportskeeda Wrestling.


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Edited by Colin Tessier

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