Notorious' NFL DFS Core Plays: Conference Championships

Want to know who you should build your NFL lineups around each week? Derek “Notorious” Farnsworth, one of the most legendary daily fantasy sports players around, will focus on his core picks in this weekly in-depth feature for Premium subscribers.

Conference Championships

It was a strong week for the core plays in the divisional round outside of recommending Tyreek Hill over Travis Kelce. That obviously took a huge dent out of my winnings, but it was still a profitable week. At this point, I don’t want to the playoffs to end. The last two weeks have been my most profitable of the season.

Given the fact that there are only two games on the schedule this week, I’ll list my four core plays as usual and then give my thoughts on each of the showdown slates. To be honest, I actually prefer each of the showdown slates over the main slate. Having the captain, kickers, and cheap punts available gives you so many options compared to eating a lot of chalk in the two-gamer.

Damien Williams

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About the Author

  • Derek Farnsworth (Notorious)

  • Derek Farnsworth, aka Notorious, is one of the most recognizable names and faces in all of DFS, thanks in large part to the great advice he gives on a daily basis in’s Grind Down for NBA and MLB as well as the First Look column that gives a preview of the day’s games from a DFS perspective. Before joining the RotoGrinders team, Derek received a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. When he’s not busy providing content, he’s dominating the industry as evidenced by his consistent top rankings in multiple sports. Farnsworth provides expert analysis for RotoGrinders Premium members on a daily basis during the NBA season and has also been nominated for five different Fantasy Sports Writer’s Association (FSWA) awards.


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  • chachi24

    Thanks for all of your knowledge this season!

  • tommykarate

    Noto – where are you getting snap % data from? Gridironiq shows week 17 as the last set of data and its not lining up with what you’re indicating. Thx.

  • telestraightshooter

    I dissent on the popular frowning on titans Defense “We can also avoid their defense, as they will have a hard time racking up fantasy points against Mahomes and this potent offense.”

    • Titans Average 12.5 dK in 2 playoff games + week 10 game titans won 35-32
    • sans 2 TDs in those 3 games still nets an average 8.33 dK
    • Titans have 4 games in row vs KC… how many Lineman from both side have worked those trenches?
    • Titans D = great contrarian play.

      ……otherwise outstanding writeUp!
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  • brotherphilguitar

    Wouldn’t surprise me at all if SF sacks Rogers as many as 10 times in this game…. If you watched the first game, the GB Oline simply couldn’t block their front…. disagreement on GB keeping it close

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