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Best value lineup strategy for Dolphins vs. Chiefs in the Wild Card round of the 2024 NFL playoffs

We go over some of the top DFS value plays for the Wild Card round playoff matchup between the Dolphins and Chiefs.

Jeff Wilson Jr. #23 of the Miami Dolphins runs the ball during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on January 7, 2024 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Perry Knotts/Getty Images

The Miami Dolphins will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in the Wild Card round of the 2024 NFL playoffs. Kickoff from GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday, January 13 is set for 8 p.m. ET. The game will stream on Peacock. This game is one of the featured matchups at DraftKings DFS.

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

Justin Watson, Kansas City Chiefs, WR, $4,400

This is going to be a tough game to predict value in because of the weather report. It is expected to be windy, with an anticipated wind chill of -20 or colder. I think this means that teams will try and keep the ball on the ground, but if they do still try and pass the ball, Watson should be in line for some targets.

When Kansas City plays teams that have a talented corner to shut down Rashee Rice, Watson becomes the next wide receiver up. He is third on the team with 460 receiving yards and fourth with four touchdown receptions. Watson had five targets when these teams matched up in Week 9.

Cedrick Wilson Jr., Miami Dolphins, WR, $4,800

Miami will have an edge in this game if they are forced to run the ball with the weather. If they do end up passing, Wilson is an under-the-radar threat since Kansas City’s defense will be keying in on both Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle. Wilson doesn’t often get a lot of targets, but had five in Week 9 and came down with one of them for a 31-yard touchdown.

Jeff Wilson Jr., Miami Dolphins, RB, $2,800

Wilson is the Dolphins’ third-string option, but could still play a role if the weather is bad for this game. Not only will the offense try and pound the ball on the ground, but I imagine it won’t feel good getting tackled with the wind chill as low as it is going to be. Miami should be rotating their backs and Wilson has the upside of being skilled at bringing in short-passes. He would just need a few receptions to make him a worthy add at this price point.