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Two overvalued D/STs for Divisional Round DFS

We break down the potentially overvalued defense/special teams plays for the NFL’s Divisional Round this weekend.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill rushes against Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Frank Clark and Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

We’re done with Wild Card weekend and the Divisional Round is approaching. The next installment of playoff football brings a new four-game DFS slate. Some defense/special teams plays in the Divisional Round are worth their price tags, but others might not be. We broke down what defense/special teams options in this weekend’s slate could be overvalued.

Kansas City Chiefs ($3,200)

This year’s Chiefs are a lot better than last year’s on the defensive end, but by no means does that make them enough to contain the Houston Texans. It might’ve taken overtime to get there, but Houston managed to put up 22 points against the Buffalo Bills’ strong defense. I’d say having home field advantage might give Kansas City an edge over Buffalo in this instance, but Texans defeated the Chiefs earlier this year at Arrowhead Stadium when they hung 31 points on them in Week 6.

It’s unlikely DeAndre Hopkins will be held to zero catches in the first half in back-to-back weeks. The Texans’ receiving corps could also be bolstered by the return of Will Fuller, who has nearly recovered from a groin injury. Both sides could score plenty of points in this contest.

Green Bay Packers ($2,800)

The Packers are decent at defending the run and pass, but they’re about to face the team that put on the best passing performance of the playoffs so far in the Wild Card round. Russell Wilson threw for 325 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles and made D.K. Metcalf his instrument of mass destruction. Metcalf tallied seven receptions for 160 yards and a score last week and isn’t even the team’s WR1. Wilson can get Tyler Lockett just as involved, and that will be a lot for Green Bay’s secondary to handle.

After starting off 2019 as one of the better pass-defending teams in the NFL, the Packers have slipped to average. Cornerback Jaire Alexander is a bright spot in the secondary, but he can only cover so much ground. If the lowly Detroit Lions were able to put up 20 points on Green Bay in Week 17, a Seahawks team that’s just finding its rhythm could do even more.