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NFL Wild Card Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Eagles vs Buccaneers in NFL Playoffs

Devon Platana
NFL Wild Card fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles matchup, including Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders.
NFL Wild Card fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles matchup, including Jalen Hurts and Miles Sanders. / G Fiume/GettyImages
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The NFL's slate of Super Wild Card Weekend matchups includes an NFC showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. FanDuel Sportsbook is favoring the Buccaneers as the 8.5-point home favorites.

If you need some help with your fantasy lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for this NFC Wild Card showdown.

Jalen Hurts Fantasy

Start Jalen Hurts, QB, Philadelphia Eagles: Jalen Hurts was one of the best quarterbacks this fantasy season, finishing the year as QB9. While the Eagles lost their first meeting against the Buccaneers this season, Hurts finished the game with 26.0 fantasy points — good for a top-5 finish. Even though his aerial performances vary, the fact that he has five rushing touchdowns in his last five games makes him an encouraging fantasy play. Expect Hurts to do what he can to keep Philadelphia in the game.

Leonard Fournette Fantasy

Start Leonard Fournette, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: After a brief stint on the injured reserve, Leonard Fournette is expected to suit up for Wild Card Weekend. He's one of the best pass-catching running backs in the league, proven by his 69 receptions for 454 yards and two touchdowns this season. With Antonio Brown and Chris Godwin no longer being options for Tom Brady, the Buccaneers may look to Fournette early and often. He had 127 total yards from scrimmage and two TDs against the Eagles in Week 6, so time will tell if he can duplicate that performance this weekend.

Miles Sanders Fantasy

Sit Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: A lot of fantasy managers were frustrated by Miles Sanders this season. Injuries and inconsistencies led to him averaging just 9.8 fantasy points per game in PPR as the RB44. There's also the fact that he went the entire season without finding the end zone. Sanders usage has also declined over his last two games. With the Eagles potentially abandoning the run if they fall behind early on, he's better being left out of fantasy lineups.

Le'Veon Bell Fantasy

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Le'Veon was brought in by the Buccaneers to help out the backfield during Fournette's absence. Now that Fournette is likely back and Giovani Bernard returned to practice on Wednesday, it's not looking like Bell has a spot in the offense. With Ke'Shawn Vaughn also outperforming him over the last few weeks, the veteran rusher could start Wild Card Weekend as Tampa Bay's No. 4 RB. Even if he was higher on the depth chart, Bell hasn't been fantasy relevant this season and it's unlikely that'll change in the postseason.


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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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