Getting the most out of your Wild Card week RB picks on daily fantasy football sites like DraftKings and Fanduel will require you to target players with a favorable matchup as well as one that offers you value. Your DraftKings Wild Card running back picks will be taking a few other factors into consideration this week. Since there are only 4 games this week, there will be fewer options to choose from and you really need to choose the right players for your lineup. This weekend also offers some big name wide receivers with huge upside that will be worth the price, especially with the limited options. Antonio Brown, Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, A.J. Green and T.Y. Hilton will need to find their ways into your lineup and you will likely have to look at inexpensive options at running back.
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Jeremy Hill ($6,200) Cincinnati@Indianapolis
I feel that of all the games this weekend, this could be the one that gives running backs the best opportunity for the best production per price point. Hill has the best chance in this game to post the best stat line. Of the four backs that will be playing, Hill is the most used and has been getting the most carries leading up to the playoffs.
Justin Forsett ($6,100) Baltimore@Pittsburgh
Forsett's numbers have been trailing off a bit before the playoff but offers a lot of upside depending on how the game goes of course. Given the other options, this is a great option for a tournament.
Giovani Bernard ($5,600) Cincinnati@Indianapolis
Bernard is a great option for the 1 ppr format of DraftKings. In the previous two games, he has caught 12 passes including two for touchdowns despite his decline in usage in the run game.
Joique Bell ($5,500) Detroit@Dallas
I think this DraftKings Wild Card RB pick will be a little under the radar and his usage in lineups won't be incredibly high. I like Bell much better than a similarly priced player such as Jonathan Stewart, who has been on fire lately.
Daniel Herron ($4,700) Cincinnati@Indianapolis
This is tough because the matchup is the best of the weekend and the price is fair. The only problem here is that Herron has only gotten 15+ fantasy points once in the 2014 regular season.
The following are the only players under $4,000 that I would take a chance on if you are trying to save some money for your budget to get some big time receivers.
Kerwynn Williams ($3,700) Arizona@Carolina
Josh Harris ($3,500) Baltimore@Pittsburgh
Trent Richardson ($3,400) Cincinnati@Indianapolis