FanDuel Super Bowl LVIII DFS Picks
The Super Bowl has arrived and we all have one last chance to play some NFL DFS!
Obviously, we have the 49ers taking on the Chiefs in what should be a hard-fought matchup, even if most of us don’t want to see either team winning (sorry, Chiefs/49ers fans).
That said, you can still make it a good night by taking home some cash, so let’s look at who I believe is the best options for building a lineup.
I will be providing my own personal takes, but obviously there are a ton of ways to construct your roster. Please don’t take my advice as financial advice, unless you make money and then throw some my way (JK).
MVP – Travis Kelce - Tight End - $13000
There are two reasons why I’m going with Travis Kelce this week as my MVP.
First off, Kelce has gotten hot in the playoffs after a rather disappointing fantasy season. He has 27 targets, 23 catches, 262 yards and three touchdowns in his three playoff appearances.
It seems like Kelce and the Chiefs have figured out how to get him the ball more, and that should continue against a beatable 49er defense.
The second reason will be a bit more controversial. Now I understand most don’t want to see/hear the whole “Swift/Kelce” thing, but we’ve come this far so you know you’ll be inundated with it. This storyline is a bit interesting when it comes to DFS betting, and I could very much see Kelce being involved a ton just for the entertainment factor.
I’m not saying it’s right or wrong but based on what we’ve seen the last few weeks I could see Kelce being purposefully targeted a lot just so the NFL can appease all the Swifties.
Christian McCaffery – Running Back - $17,500
It’s going to be hard not to play Christian McCaffery, so I’m throwing him in there even with the stupidly high price tag.
McCaffery is so involved in this offense that even if he struggles in one area, he makes up for it with the another. McCaffery rushed 20 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns against the relatively solid Detroit run defense, and added four catches for 42 yards.
Don’t need to say much more on CMC.
Isiah Pacheco – Running Back - $12,500
Continuing with our Running Backs, I went with Isiah Pacheco as another workhorse back that should be involved enough to score well.
Pacheco has seen his workload increase, especially with Jerick McKinnon missing time with a sports hernia. That means the Chiefs will have to rely solely on Pacheco and fellow back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who has rushed three times over the past two playoff games.
Figuring Pacheco, who has seen 24, 15, and 24 carries over the last three games, continues to dominate the playing time, he should be in line for at least a touchdown or good amount of receptions.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling – Wide Receiver - $7500
I’m not totally in love with MVS, but he is a speedster who only needs one play to hit big for you to be happy.
He hasn’t seen many targets (six over the last two weeks), but he took the opportunities when given and managed 100 yards on four catches (over the two weeks but still).
With funds dwindling thanks to CMC and Kelce, MVS is probably your best Receiver option in this price range that has a shot at scoring.
Jake Moody – Kicker - $9000
We have two good offenses going up against two good defenses, so we could be in for a lower scoring affair. But when it comes to which kicker to choose, I went with Jake Moody since I believe Brock Purdy may struggle more than his QB counterpart.
Mahomes has been here before, whereas Purdy will be making his first Super Bowl appearance. I could see the 49ers moving the ball fine, but getting stopped and needing to kick a bit more often than Kansas City.
Moody has so far attempted five field goals in the playoffs, going 3/5 (meh). He made all seven extra point attempts.
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