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Best value lineup strategy for Rams vs. Packers in the Divisional Round of the 2021 NFL playoffs

We go over some of the top DFS value plays for the Divisional round playoff matchup between the Rams and Packers.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) runs the ball during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

To begin the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs, we have the No. 6 seed Los Angeles Rams traveling to the frozen tundra to play the No. 1 seed Green Bay Packers on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. ET.

The Packers will be looking to get back to the NFC Championship game for the second-straight year against a Rams team trying to pull off another upset. In regards to DFS, all the big name players reside with the Packers as many users will stack their lineups with Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, Davante Adams and even Robert Tonyan. But you cannot forget about the Rams, who still have wide receivers Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods.

Outside of the big names, who are some lower-tier value flex plays on both teams that could help you win this Divisional game showdown on DraftKings? Let’s discuss some options below.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, $5400

Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling is the ultimate boom or bust candidate in DFS this week. If he doesn’t have any drops, Valdes-Scantling could be in store for a productive outing, which the Packers would like to see.

But throughout this season, the young wideout has had some horrible drops on potential scoring plays. This was the case in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears. In the regular-season finale, MVS had two receptions (three targets) for 87 yards and a touchdown. He scored 17.1 fantasy points, which is great. However, it could’ve been more if Valdes-Scantling didn’t drop a guaranteed 53-yard touchdown reception in the second half.

On Saturday, the Packers will be going against of the best pass defenses that features superstar cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey will likely be covering Adams, which means MVS should have some opportunities to make big plays in the passing game.

Jamaal Williams, RB, $2400

Unlike Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jamaal Williams enters Saturday’s contest as a long shot FLEX play in DFS. Aaron Jones is the Packers’ lead back and gets a majority of the carries, but Williams is a capable backup. This season, Williams is averaging 9.1 fantasy points per game, but hasn’t come close to that number since Week 12 (13.3 fantasy points). The Rams’ defense good at stopping the run, only giving up 93.9 yards per game this season. But they are ranked 13th against running backs (OPRK).

Tyler Higbee, TE, $4200

If Cooper Kupp is limited by a knee injury on Saturday that could open up opportunities for tight end Tyler Higbee. Last week against the Seahawks, Higbee only had one reception (three targets) for four yards, which only totaled 1.4 fantasy points. It was surprisingly his lowest scoring game this season.

Before last week’s playoff game, Higbee was averaging five targets in the Rams’ last three games. On Saturday, the veteran tight end will be going up against a Packers’ defense that has only allowed five touchdowns to opposing tight ends this season.