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Best lineup strategy for Packers vs. Cowboys in the Wild Card round of the 2024 NFL playoffs

We go over some of the top DFS plays for the Wild Card round playoff matchup between the Packers and Cowboys

Jayden Reed #11 of the Green Bay Packers scores a touchdown during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 31, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers head to Dallas to take on the Cowboys in the first round of the 2024 NFL Playoffs on Sunday. The Cowboys are 7-point favorites with a total of 51 points. There should be ample opportunity for fantasy points to be put up in this game, as both quarterbacks, Dak Prescott and Jordan Love, have been playing well of late.

Below we’ll take you through some of my favorite Showdown plays for this matchup.

CeeDee Lamb, WR, $18,300/$12,200

Lamb is the highest priced player on the slate and for good reason. He’s put up 35.5, 44.2 and 28.2 DK points in his last three matchups. He hasn’t fallen below double-digit targets since Week 12 and on the season has 135 receptions for 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns. Plus, the Packers best CB, Jaire Alexander, is 50-50 ro play with a sprained ankle. It will be tough paying up to roster him, but you don’t want to give up so many likely fantasy points.

Jordan Love, QB, $15,000/$10,000

Love doesn’t have the upside of running QBs, but he has been playing consistently well of late and will have his full complement of receivers finally healthy in a game. They are big underdogs, meaning, he is probably going to need to throw a bunch in this game. If he’s playing as well as he has been, this easily could be his best fantasy day of the year despite facing a strong defense.

Aaron Jones, RB, $13,500/$9,000

The Packers have been giving Jones a big workload now that he’s healthy and A.J. Dillon is not. Dillon is doubtful, so should be out again, while Jones is hitting his stride. We can’t expect Jones to get his fourth game in a row with over 20 carries, but he should be able to make that up in the receiving game. This isn’t a good matchup, but Jones has looked great of late, has an amazing track record against the Cowboys and the Packers will give him as much work as they can.

Brandin Cooks, WR, $11,700/$7,800

Cooks has touchdowns in three straight games, and five in his last eight. The better news is that he’s seen 8 targets in each of his last two games, which has risen his usually low floor. I’ll probably throw him in the Captain’s spot in a few lineups. If the Packers do all they can to take Lamb away, Cooks would benefit the most.

Jayden Reed, WR, $12,300/$8,200

If the Packers are going to upset the Cowboys, they’ll probably need Reed to do his thing, which is put up explosive plays from all over the field. With all the WRs healthy for the Packers, it does make it tougher to pick the ones who will shine Sunday, but Reed has proven that he needs to get the ball in his hands. He also should be able to avoid the Cowboys strong perimeter defenders out of the slot. He’s my favorite Packers receiver for this slate.

Jake Ferguson, TE, $8,100/$5,400

Ferguson’s touchdown numbers have fallen of late, but he’s still seeing a good floor for target numbers. He’s second to only Lamb in red zone targets on the season and is a threat to score each week.

Overall, it’s tough to find extreme value plays this week to help fit in the studs. There are players to take a flier on, but nobody I’m very high on. He’s not cheap, but we know how quickly kicker Brandon Aubrey can put up long field goals. He’s in my plans where I can get him to fit.