clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Best value lineup strategy for Rams vs. Lions 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 Rams and Lions.

Tutu Atwell #5 of the Los Angeles Rams rushes during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on January 7, 2024 in Santa Clara, California. The Rams defeated the 49ers 21-20. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams will go on the road to take on the Detroit Lions in the Wild Card round of the 2024 NFL playoffs. The Rams are the No. 6 seed in the NFC, while Detroit earned the No. 3 seed with their winning of the NFC North. This is a featured matchup at DraftKings DFS, giving players a primetime matchup to set lineups for.

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.

Josh Reynolds, WR, Detroit Lions, $5,000

The Lions receiving corps is led by All-Pro wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. The Los Angeles secondary is going to have to key in on him, which could lead to more targets for the team’s WR2 Josh Reynolds. He played in all 17 games in the regular season and finished with 608 yards and five touchdowns on 40 receptions. Reynolds has a good matchup as the Rams’ defense allows the eighth-most DFS points per game.

Tutu Atwell, WR, Los Angeles Rams, $3,400

Atwell is in a similar situation for L.A. as Reynolds is for Detroit. He is overshadowed in the Rams’ passing attack because of Cooper Kupp and standout rookie Puka Nacua. Still, Atwell brought in 39 of his 67 targets for 483 yards and three touchdowns in 16 games during the regular season. Detroit’s defense allows the third-most DFS points per game to opposing wide receivers. Even behind Nacua and Kupp, Atwell could see a decent target share and be a sneaky play for this game.

Michael Badgley, K, Detroit Lions, $4,800

With all the weather concerns around the league for the Wild Card round, none are being mentioned about this game that is protected by a dome. Badgley won’t have to worry about uncertain wind or precipitation when lining up for a kick. The veteran kicker has connected on all four of his field goal attempts while with Detroit this season and is 13-of-15 for extra points. Los Angeles allows the eighth-most DFS points to opposing kickers.