NFL DraftKings Picks: Super Bowl LVIII

Christian McCaffrey

I’ll be posting NFL DraftKings picks here. I cannot post lineups anymore, but I will list some players I like each week.

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Super Bowl Showdown Slate


Top Captains: Travis Kelce (15300), Isiah Pacheco (12000). Travis Kelce sleepwalked through the regular season, but he has come alive during the playoffs. He’s a great captain because of his upside.

Isiah Pacheco has an easier matchup than most think. The 49ers are just average against the run, as both the Packers and Lions were able to rush the ball against them.

Top Spend-Up FLEX (in addition to Top Captains): Christian McCaffrey (12000), Deebo Samuel (9200). Christian McCaffrey has a great matchup. It’s tough to put him at captain because of how much salary he commands, but you’ll probably need his raw points to win the showdown.

The Chiefs are very weak to No. 2 receivers. But is that Deebo Samuel or Brandon Aiyuk? I have a feeling it’s Samuel because he’s not a conventional receiver. Aiyuk may get the L’Jarius Sneed treatment for that reason.

Top Value: Rashee Rice (7600). A No. 1 receiver should be more expensive than $7,600, so Rashee Rice qualifies as the top value. The 49ers don’t have a great secondary, so Rice should have a solid game.

Top Punt Play: Kadarius Toney (1400). There are several punt plays you can try, including Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Noah Gray, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Justin Watson, Mecole Hardman, and Kyle Juszczyk. None of them, however, have Kadarius Toney’s upside. Keep in mind that Toney’s floor is zero, but he’s been a full participant ahead of this game, so it sounds as if he’ll make an appearance for the first time since Week 15.

Player to Avoid: Patrick Mahomes (10600), Brandon Aiyuk (8800). The last time Patrick Mahomes scored 21 or more DK points was Week 7 against the banged-up Chargers. He hasn’t produced enough this season to justify being the No. 2 priced player in this showdown.

The Chiefs are amazing at shutting down No. 1 receivers, thanks to L’Jarius Sneed. I think Sneed could be on Aiyuk, but I could be wrong.

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