Injury-Based DFS Picks for Divisional Round (DeVonta Smith Poised to Shine)

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Injury-based DFS picks for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.
Injury-based DFS picks for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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DeVonta Smith, Projected FanDuel Fantasy Points 12.98 ($7,400)

The Philadelphia Eagles' No. 2 wideout gets a favorable matchup against the New York Giants' replacement No. 2 cornerback Fabian Moreau. Starting No. 2 corner Aaron Robinson is on IR with a knee injury, leaving Moreau to fill in.

Moreau, a third-round pick out of UCLA, has a 53.8 overall PFF grade and a 53.6 coverage grade. He has also allowed a 107 passer rating on 75 targets this season with 11.7 yards per reception.

DeVonta Smith had 7 catches on 8 targets for 67 yards in his last game against the Giants and should be able to eclipse that total in this matchup. No. 1 cornerback Adoree' Jackson is back for New York and played a key role in limiting Justin Jackson last week. That could mean Philadelphia targets Smith rather than No. 1 target A.J. Brown.

Brandon Aiyuk, Projected FanDuel Fantasy Points 10.46 ($6,500)

The San Francisco 49ers' second receiver has been on fire in recent weeks, averaging 78.5 yards on 5.3 catches over his last four games.

The Dallas Cowboys are down No. 2 and No. 3 cornerbacks Anthony Brown and Jourdan Lewis, plus strong safety Jayron Kearse is questionable for the contest with a mild left knee MCL sprain.

With those combination of injuries, Aiyuk should find plenty of room in the secondary against Dallas.

JuJu Smith-Schuster, Projected Fantasy Points 9.48 ($6600)

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will play his first playoff game for the Chiefs without speedster teammate Mecole Hardman alongside him.

Smith-Schuster posted a monstrous 13 catches for 157 yards and one touchdown in the 2020 playoffs, his best of three such contests.

Since Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Shaquill Griffin suffered a back injury in Week 6, the Jaguars' aggressive pass defense is No. 28 in the NFL and has allowed 17 touchdowns, making this a prime matchup for JuJu.

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