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The Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs is here! We’ve got four games on the schedule featuring some of the best talent in the league, all playing for the right to get one game closer to the Super Bowl.
With some loaded offenses, it’s a good bet to take a few guys to score touchdowns. Whether it’s for player props or daily fantasy, there’s value to be had.
Let’s pick five guys who will score a touchdown on divisional weekend.
The Rams rookie running back is in an excellent position to score this weekend, going against the Packers' mediocre rush defense. With a hobbled Jared Goff, the Rams will rely on Akers and their rushing attack even more - and it was already their offensive identity.
Akers has established himself as the go-to goal-line back in this offense, receiving every red zone carry in the last four games he’s played. If the Rams get close, the ball is going to the rookie, and Akers may have chances of breaking a big one against this susceptible Green Bay defense.
Last week, Akers took 28 carries 131 yards for one touchdown.
Dobbins has scored a touchdown in seven straight games and now gets Buffalo, whose run defense is ranked 31st, according to PFF.
For the Ravens to keep pace with the No. 2 Bills, they’ll need to trust in their run-game. Buffalo’s secondary is significantly stronger than their rush defense, which plays right into Baltimore’s hand.
Dobbins has emerged as the 1A back in Baltimore, and while quarterback Lamar Jackson is always a rushing threat, Dobbins will be the first running back getting opportunities. With eight touchdowns in his last seven games, Dobbins has a nose for the endzone, which should continue for another week.
Diggs is the focal point of the Bills' offense. As the leading receiver in the NFL, Diggs is Josh Allen’s favorite target and will get plenty of opportunities against a Ravens secondary that has allowed a touchdown to a receiver in seven of their last eight games.
With Zack Moss out for Buffalo, their rushing offense is down a weapon, only extending their reliance on the passing game.
Allen has played at an MVP-level this year, and Diggs is a big reason why.
Diggs caught six balls for 128 yards and a touchdown last week and has scored nine total touchdowns this season.
With the highest projected total of the weekend, it’s a smart decision to target a few players between the Browns and Chiefs. For Kansas City, it will be Kelce, the team’s leading receiver, who finds the endzone in his latest playoff campaign.
Kelce has 11 scores on the year. Cleveland has allowed tight ends to score 11 times this year.
Expect a high-scoring game throughout. Both Kelce and Tyreek Hill should find the endzone against this vulnerable secondary.
Sticking with the same game, Chubb is the best bet to take in the Cleveland offense. The Chiefs have the 21st ranked run defense in the NFL, and as a run-first offense, the Browns are going to rely on Chubb and Kareem Hunt against this defense throughout the game.
Chubb has 13 touchdowns this year and is afforded the opportunity you value when taking a player to score a touchdown. On the year, he averages 17.2 touches per game. Chubb is the star of this offense, and for Cleveland to have any chance of pulling off the upset, they need to establish the run like they’ve done so well all year.