Week 18 of the NFL season is a crapshoot when it comes to the NFL DFS landscape. We have teams who are locked into playoff positions that will be sitting their starters. We have teams that will be starting their starters but likely benching them at some point during the game and then we have the teams with either everything on the line or nothing on the line at all that will be playing Week 18 like any other week. What we have to do here is decide what teams have something to play for and which teams do we think will be letting their starters play the full game to make the most out of our DFS lineups this week. Good luck this week!


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NFL DFS QB Top Tier Picks

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys

If Dallas wins they lock up the number two seed in the NFC and what a matchup they have as they face the dreadful Washington Commanders defense. This game could be over early and MAYBE that means Dak doesn't play the fourth quarter but I still love the idea of him throwing to Ceedee Lamb and Brandin Cooks and running up the score here in the first half.

Justin Fields, Chicago Bears

The Bears can play upset king here as the Packers need to win to be in. Fields on the other hand could very well be playing for his future in Chicago as the team holds the first overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft that is loaded with QB talent. This could also be a showcase game for Fields if the Bears look to deal him this offseason.

Jordan Love, Green Bay Packers

It's win and in for the Packers this week as they draw a home matchup against the Chicago Bears. Despite his early season inconsistencies we see Love enter Week 18 with 30 touchdowns and nearly 4,000 yards passing on the season. The Bears defense has improved over the final weeks of the year but throwing the football is still the way to beat them and whether his top receivers are healthy or not we see Love making plays in the passing game.

NFL DFS QB Mid-Tier Picks

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals are already eliminated but Murray has been good for DFS over the past few weeks. The Cardinals are home against the Seahawks who need to win and get some help to make the playoffs this year. The mobility continues to be the biggest asset for Murray when it comes to his ceiling but it's been nice to see him throw for five touchdowns over the past two weeks.

Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Here is a tricky one. Baker is dealing with a rib injury and he wouldn't have practiced on Wednesday if the team had a practice. The Buccaneers win against the Panthers this weekend and they are the NFC South champions. We know the Panthers pass defense has been good this season but Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are a handful for any secondary.

Geno Smith, Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks need to beat the Cardinals nad get some help to make the playoffs but beating the Cardinals is priority one. The Cardinals defense has really been a dealers choice when it comes to how you want to attack them this year but we know that Kenneth Walker is not at 100% right now with various ailments so I look towards Smith to take the reigns here to put the Seahawks in position to make the playoffs this year.

NFL DFS QB Value Picks

Nick Mullens, Minnesota Vikings

Mullens is back as the Vikings starting QB after the team, for whatever reason, decided to Given Jarren Hall a start last week before replacing him with Mullens in the second half. Mullens takes on a Lions defense  in a matchup we just saw a few weeks ago where he threw for 411 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. Some really great upside here just based on the pure passing volume we are going to get from Mullens in this game and the fact that we could see the Lions rest their starters at some point in this game.