The 2015 NFL playoffs kick off on Saturday, and there will be a FanDuel fantasy football league available. It is actually going to be a network-wide league, so you will be competing against the rest of SB Nation. There are 220 total spots, so it won't be some ridiculous number of participants. The entry fee is $5, and the top 40 can win prize money ranging from $12 to $100.
I put together a lineup for this weekend, and while I do think the Dallas Cowboys beat the Detroit Lions, I am rolling the dice on the Lions fantasy options. If the Lions spring the upset, it will be because they got their passing game going in a big way. And so, I decided to go with Matthew Stafford, Calvin Johnson AND Golden Tate in FanDuel. It could blow up in my face, but if it hits, it could hit BIG.
The Carolina Panthers defense is the most expensive unit on the board, but I'll take my chances against Ryan Lindley and that banged up Arizona Cardinals offense. Other than that, I just decided to mix and match some options. Dan Herron is kind of a wild card in Indianapolis. I went with him figuring if the Colts jump out to a big lead, maybe he gets a lot of carries.
Here is my full lineup. Make sure and join the FanDuel league before Saturday kickoffs.