Arena Football DFS: DraftKings 1st Round Playoff Plays
Arena Football DFS: DraftKings 1st Round Playoff Plays

DraftKings' Arena Football League (AFL) contests are back for the first week of the AFL's two-week playoffs. RotoWire will be providing lineup suggestions for each of the 13 weeks of the AFL regular season, the two weeks of the playoffs and the ArenaBowl. 

DraftKings AFL lineups consist of one Captain spot, which sees the player's salary and fantasy points both multiply at a rate of 1.5x, and five Flex positions. The lack of positional specifications means that one could potentially compose a lineup consisting of players from just one position. However, for our purposes, we'll strive to highlight players from at least the top two fantasy-producing positions, quarterback and wide receiver. 

Note: Please keep in mind that these are merely recommendations on certain players and are not intended to constitute a lineup that fits under DraftKings' $50,000 salary cap. In fact, the cumulative salary of the players suggested weekly will often check in well over that figure.

For a full overview of the basics of playing AFL DFS contests on DraftKings, review our DFS 101 primer here:  https://www.rotowire.com/arena/article.php?id=45291

1st Round Playoff Plays 

Captain: Arvell Nelson, QB, WAS vs. PHI ($16,500):

Nelson has been stellar all season long and particularly enjoyed his meetings with the Soul. In two regular-season contests against Philadelphia, Nelson compiled 14 total touchdowns and averaged 45.0 fantasy points (standard scoring). Therefore, his potential in the Captain's spot is through the roof Saturday, especially considering Philadelphia's secondary finished the season in awful form against the Empire

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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