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What to do with Allen Lazard, Geronimo Allison, MVS in NFC title game DFS

Ranking the Green Bay WR plays on this weekend’s two-game slate on DraftKings.

The Packers’ offense is in an interesting spot this weekend, coming off a win that featured a lot of fantasy production against the Seahawks. Now Green Bay hits the road to face a 49ers squad that completely shut down the this offense in Week 12. Davante Adams is the clear-cut top weapon, but does he rank as the best WR-value on the Packers? Here’s how I’d rank them.

Davante Adams ($7,900)

The short answer is yes, Adams is still the best value of the Packers’ WRs. But it really speaks to how poor the production has been. Adams was the cheapest he’s been all season when these teams met in Week 12, checking in at just $6,700. While he was limited to just 43 yards, he exceeded value with seven catches and a touchdown (19.3 DKFP). Averaging 28.5 DKFP over his last four games, including an 8-160-2 line for 39 DKFP in the Divisional Round, now we have to pay a serious premium for Adams. Frankly, he’s not worth his salary, but every other WR on the roster is a punt play.

Marquez Valdes-Santling ($3,500)

MVS has been completely off the radar, but has also shown the highest ceiling of the non-Adams options this season. Given how poor the rest of the options are, getting the highest ceiling at the cheapest salary feels like a sound logic. MVS had a pair of 20-DKFP games this season, but the last one came in Week 7. The glimmer of hope I see here is that he saw seven targets in Week 17. He only caught two for 19 yards, but if Lazard is limited, five-plus targets are this price is great value.

Geronimo Allison ($3,700)

The upside to Allison is that he gets a touch every week, so you’re unlikely to land a goose egg here. That’s more than we can say with MVS and Lazard. The ceiling is also extremely limited, with just two double-digit DKFP games, both thanks to touchdowns in the first four weeks of the season. You’re pretty much looking for five or so points here on two or three touches at best.

Allen Lazard ($4,500)

Lazard is dealing with an ankle injury, which is limiting him in practice. We’re assuming he’ll be good to go, but following zero targets against Seattle, Lazard isn’t in an encouraging spot. While there’s some upside to hunting a bounce-back game, the ceiling just isn’t high enough to pay this salary for him. Low ownership could make him worth taking a stab at if you build multiple lineups.

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