The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs begins with a doubleheader on Saturday when C.J. Stroud and the Houston Texans travel to take on Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens and continues with an evening matchup in Santa Clara where the Green Bay Packers hope to pull off another upset.
Below are a few contrary players in each position who are worth consideration when trying to gain leverage on the popular "chalk" plays.
Chalk: Lamar Jackson
Contrary: Jordan Love
Jordan Love is the cheapest QB on this slate. Love has scored over 20 DraftKings points in four consecutive games and has a TD:INT ratio of 21:1 since Week 11. The Packers were able to lean on Aaron Jones heavily against the Cowboys last week but may not have that luxury again, as the 49ers are the fourth-best at stopping the run from a fantasy perspective this season.
The 49ers' offense can score points at a high rate and, as a result, will force Love to keep pushing the ball downfield. Even if the Packers were to lose, there is a path for Love to be the highest-scoring QB on this slate.