NFL Conference Championship DFS Playbook: Top DraftKings Picks & Top FanDuel Picks
Howard Bender takes an in-depth look at both NFL Conference Championship games, studies the data for every match-up and brings you his top DFS picks for GPP tournaments on DraftKings and FanDuel.
Welcome to the NFL Conference Championship DFS Playbook!
With every NFL DFS Playbook I write, I am reminded of just how fast the 2022 NFL season has gone by. Here we are with a two-game slate for the NFL Conference Championships and this being the final official Playbook. Of course, we will have a playbook write-up for the Super Bowl 57 Showdown slate, but you know what I mean. And if you don't, it simply means that we have two more opportunities to play NFL DFS as we look to finish the season on a high note. We saw plenty of DFS success throughout the 2022 NFL playoffs, so we really want to finish with a bang here.
Remember, two-game slates are meant for GPP tournaments. You really don't want to play cash games because of the enormous overlap and higher pay-lines. You'll see enough overlap as it is with many of these tournaments as those who simply use an NFL DFS Lineup Optimizer will all be using the same lineup it spits out. That's where building by hand works because you can look through everything we've given you here at Fantasy Alarm – NFL Conference Championship Player Rankings from Adam Ronis, the NFL Conference Championship Game Previews from Matt Selz, the NFL DFS Lineup Generator and all of the other NFL DFS tools we have to offer.
You can even give a listen to the latest episode of the Cash It Podcast where Ronis and I break down both games from both a DFS and a betting angle.
Now with a two-game slate, almost anyone is in-play because, in addition to having the top plays you need to win, you also have to figure out ways to differentiate yourself from the rest of the herd. You can build strong lineups using just the NFL DFS Playbook, but I will also have a few suggestions in the NFL DFS Dart Board. Yes, you can pick whomever you like as your DFS bargains, but the Dart Board players used to differentiate yourself should also have some semblance of true value and not just random players you are picking because you don't think anyone else will. There is a subtle difference.
But you've been down this road with me before, so rather than continue blathering on and on, let's just get to the players.