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Seahawks vs Eagles Fantasy Picks for NFC Wild Card Game

Max Staley
Carson Wentz threw for 4,039 yards this season.
Carson Wentz threw for 4,039 yards this season. / Sarah Stier/Getty Images
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The fantasy football season might be over, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to stop playing fantasy football. If you're a real die-hard fantasy player, there are plenty of fantasy formats that run through the NFL Playoffs.

With less than a week separating the end of Week 17 and the start of the Wild Card Round, there's not much time to prepare, though. So with that in mind, here's some advice for the best fantasy picks in the NFC Wild Card Game between the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles.

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Start DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks: DK Metcalf lit up the San Francisco 49ers to the tune of 81 receiving yards and a score in Week 17, and he looks poised to have another big day in the Wild Card Game. The Eagles surrendered the fourth-most PPR points to opposing wideouts in the regular season. Metcalf can be a boom-or-bust option, as evidenced by his no-catch performance in Week 16, but he has a solid opportunity here.

Start Miles Sanders, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Miles Sanders is dealing with an ankle injury right now, but it looks like he's going to be able to suit up. Assuming he plays, Sanders could dominate a Seahawks' defense that checks in as the seventh-worst unit against the run by Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings. He's a bit of a risk due to the uncertainty around his ankle injury, but Sanders is averaging 19.9 touches per game across his last six healthy matchups, and that kind of workload makes him a very appealing option.

Sit Travis Homer, RB, Seattle Seahawks: Travis Homer seems like the top option, but Seattle's backfield is too crowded to get excited about. Homer will have to compete with Marshawn Lynch (12 carries in Week 17) for touches, and he only handled 10 carries in Week 17. That might not be enough of a workload to make him a strong option against the Eagles, who rank No. 4 in rush defense DVOA and have surrendered the seventh-fewest PPR points to RBs.

Sit Jordan Howard, RB, Philadelphia Eagles: Jordan Howard has returned from his shoulder injury, but it appears he's taken a backseat to both Sanders and Boston Scott in the Eagles' backfield. Howard didn't register a touch in Week 17, while Scott handled 23 as he stepped up once Sanders left the game. Sanders' ankle injury could create some more opportunities for Philadelphia's backups, but those extra touches are far more likely to go to Scott than Howard.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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