Top DFS bargain basement plays for NFL divisional playoffs

Every winning lineup needs to have that deep sleeper. Here are some to consider.
Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers
Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers / John Fisher/GettyImages

The divisional playoffs are here and that makes for an exciting DFS slate. However, if you want to cash in big, you are going to have to find those variants with it only being a 4-game schedule.

These players don't necessarily need to go off, you just need for them to do something of note to get your roster to separate from the millions that will all have Christian McCaffrey, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Mike Evans.

Sometimes, there's nothing better in DFS than paying a very small price for a player who could get you enough points to push your roster past the majority of the pack.

With those thoughts in mind, here is a bargain option for each of the four playoff games this weekend.

Ty Johnson, Buffalo Bills
Jan 15, 2024; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Ty Johnson (26) runs the ball against the Steelers. / Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports

Ty Johnson, RB, Buffalo Bills ($4200)

Ty Johnson is an intriguing option as he is starting to get more work in the Buffalo offense. In the Wild Card round against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was given five more offensive snaps than Latavius Murray, so the team seems to favor him as the top backup to James Cook right now.

The team released Leonard Fournette from its practice squad, which is another vote of confidence towards Johnson.

Against the Steelers, Johnson carried the ball eight times and was targeted twice in the passing game. He could certainly do enough against the Kansas City Chiefs to warrant a spot in your lineup.

Bo Melton, WR, Green Bay Packers ($3300)

Bo Melton has really come on strong for the Packers in recent weeks and has found a role in the team's suddenly explosive offense.

The Packers could be throwing the ball quite a bit against the San Francisco 49ers in the divisional round in order to keep up with the high-powered 49ers. If Jordan Love is putting the ball in the air 40-50 times, every Green Bay receiver could be a solid option.

Melton has a decent price and is relatively unknown, a good combination for DFS players looking to hit on a longshot.

Trey Palmer, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($3500)

Trey Palmer is starting to become a bit more well-known to the average player, but the hardcore players have been screaming his name since the draft. In this matchup, he could be a fantastic addition.

Chris Godwin has been limited in practice for the Bucs this week and that could lead to much more work for Palmer than we are used to seeing. The rookie does not get a ton of targets, but he does the most with them, as evidenced by his one catch for 56 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night, which resulted in a touchdown.

Brevin Jordan, TE, Houston Texans ($2700)

Dalton Schultz is far and away the TE1 in Houston, but Brevin Jordan has a touchdown catch in each of the last two games he has played in. For a low-priced outlier in DFS, that's all you need.

Against Cleveland in the Wild Card round, he scored a 76-yard TD. That is the kind of hit that pushes your DFS roster into the big money if your more commonly picked players do what they are supposed to do.

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Adding any of these players, or even more than one if you're really daring, allows you to have plenty of money to go out and get your usual studs.