NFL Sports Betting Toolkit
FanDuel and DraftKings are both running massive Super Bowl Showdown slates. If you are unfamiliar to the style of a single game slate, it is a player pool of both teams. This includes team defenses and kickers on DraftKings, and just kickers on FanDuel. There is an MVP or Captain spot that will record 1.5x fantasy points. The rest of the remaining spots are FLEX spots that accumulate normal scoring rules.
Looking ahead at the game, the Chiefs are implied for 28 points, while the 49ers are at 26.5. We are looking at what should be a very entertaining game, and offenses should be flying. This bodes well for a showdown slate, as the more scoring that happens, the better odds of the slate being a bit spread out. Both these teams also have plenty of diversity when it comes to fantasy potential. So there will be dart throws you can take that can help you be different from the field.
Patrick Mahomes - FD: $16,000 / DK: $18,900
No surprise here, as Patrick Mahomes sits as the most expensive option on both sites. Nothing is going to look great on paper for matchups against the 49ers defense. They were one of the best in the league in real life, and were hard to target in fantasy as well. Mahomes has been rushing more in the playoffs, with 53 rushing yards in each of the first two games, and had a touchdown on the ground against Tennessee. He also has eight touchdowns through the air in the first two playoff games, throwing for over 600 yards. Expect big numbers from Mahomes, and get yourself some exposure.
George Kittle - FD: $11,500 / DK: $12,600
George Kittle is an excellent play this week. Kansas City's defense has a great secondary, and that has funneled a lot of volume down to tight ends this season. The Chiefs allowed the 6th most PPR points per game to opposing tight ends this season, which bodes well for Kittle on DK. On FD you don't get that advantage, but they allowed the 11th most fantasy points in .5 PPR leagues. They allowed 98 receptions to tight ends on the year, which was tied with Arizona for the second most. Expect Kittle to see plenty of volume in this one.
Damien Williams - FD: $14,000 / DK: $14,700
Raheem Mostert is going to be the popular play of the running backs, and of course he is an excellent play. The Chiefs are a run defense you can attack. San Francisco is beatable on the ground, and Williams is used in a way where he can really benefit in the fantasy department. He gets a ton of looks in the passing game while in the red zone, and overall is used in the passing game in general. This is where he has a slight advantage over Mostert, especially correlating with Mahomes. Once Williams got healthy, he flashed what he was drafted highly in season long for. He has been by far the best fantasy back on the Chiefs when healthy.
Emmanuel Sanders Over Deebo Samuel
The price difference is a lot higher on DK, where on FD, Samuel is only $8,500, and a tough fade there. On DK, Samuel is $11,400. Emmanuel Sanders is $7,800. Sanders has been very quiet since his Week 14 outburst against the Saints. There hasn't been a ton of volume in the passing game so far for the playoffs for San Francisco. Jimmy Garoppolo threw just eight times against the Packers, and 19 times against the Vikings. That will change this week as the 49ers will have to keep pace a bit through the air. Samuel will be a more popular play, and I like Sanders as a lower ownership option to be contrarian.
Mecole Hardman - FD: $6,000 / DK: $2,200
Essentially, Mecole Hardman is a punt play on both sites. He won't see a ton of volume, but it just takes one target for him to hit on a home run play. He averaged 19.5 yards per reception this season, and had six touchdowns in 29 receptions. Hardman is a burner, and has that big play potential. I wouldn't be surprised to see Andy Reed doctor up a few plays for Hardman. He is likely going to be splitting time with Demarcus Robinson as the WR3, but I prefer Hardman's game breaking speed. In a large field tournament for a one game slate, you have to take some chances like this to have any shot at pulling in real cash.
Kendrick Bourne - FD: $7,000 / DK: $5,100
Kendrick Bourne sees enough time on the field to be a dart throw. He has five touchdowns on the season, and posted a 3-40-1 line against the Vikings in the Divisional Round. Bourne projects for about 3-4 targets, and a similar line at his price and ownership will be a difference maker if he can get it. Bourne should see less attention in comparison to the other two wideouts.
- 1. Patrick Mahomes
- 2. George Kittle
- 3. Damien Williams
- 4. Raheem Mostert
- 5. Jimmy Garoppolo
- 6. Travis Kelce
- 7. Tyreek Hill
- 8. Deebo Samuel
- 9. Sammy Watkins
- 10. Tevin Coleman
- 11. Mecole Hardman
- 12. Emmanuel Sanders
- 13. Chiefs Defense
- 14. Kendrick Bourne
- 15. 49ers Defense
- 16. Matt Breida
- 17. DeMarcus Robinson
- 18. Harrison Butker
- 19. Robbie Gould
- 20. Kyle Juszczyk