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NFL Wild Card Weekend Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Patriots vs Bills in NFL Playoffs

Devon Platana
NFL Wild Card fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills matchup, including Damien Harris and Josh Allen.
NFL Wild Card fantasy picks: start 'em, sit 'em for the New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills matchup, including Damien Harris and Josh Allen. / Omar Rawlings/GettyImages

The NFL's slate of Super Wild Card Weekend matchups includes an AFC East showdown between the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. FanDuel Sportsbook is favoring the Bills as the 4-point home favorites.

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

Damien Harris Fantasy

Start Damien Harris, RB, New England Patriots: The Patriots, once again, went with a running back committee this season, but it was Damien Harris who made the most of his opportunities. The 24-year-old finished as PPR's RB14. He also has 14 touchdowns in his last 11 games and failed to reach the end zone only once during that stretch. Buffalo has had some issues stopping the run lately, surrendering at least 137 rushing yards in five of its last seven games. Considering how Harris had 214 rushing yards and four TDs in three games against the Bills this season, he could be the start of the week.

Josh Allen Fantasy

Start Josh Allen, QB, Buffalo Bills: While the Patriots were the second-toughest matchup for quarterbacks this season, Josh Allen is one of the few who's solved Bill Belichick's defense. The Bills signal-caller finished as QB3 in PPR the last time these two teams met, completing 30-of-47 passes for 314 passing yards and a trio of TDs. He also rushed the ball 12 times for 64 yards, further showcasing his talents as a dual-threat. The Bills made it all the way to the AFC Championship game last year and they'll need Allen to be at his best this weekend if they want similar postseason success.

Mac Jones Fantasy

Sit Mac Jones, QB, New England Patriots: Not all young quarterbacks succeed in their first taste of playoff action and that could be true for Mac Jones. The rookie QB faces a tough task against a Bills defense that allowed the fewest fantasy points to the position. Buffalo also held Jones to a total of 164 passing yards without a touchdown and two interceptions in two games this season. At the end of the day, there's a lot of pressure resting on the young gunslinger's shoulders, which may lead to an underwhelming fantasy performance in his postseason debut.

Gabriel Davis Fantasy

Sit Gabriel Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills: Gabriel Davis has been seeing more looks as of late, averaging 8.0 targets over his last three games. However, the increase in target share can be attributed to the fact that Emmanuel Sanders missed each of those contests. Well, Sanders is expected to be back in the lineup this weekend, meaning Davis' targets could decrease. He also has just five receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in three meetings against New England, so he'll likely continue being a risky fantasy option.

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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.