Draftkings: Super Bowl LII Fantasy Picks

DraftKings: Super Bowl LII Fantasy Picks

This year’s Super Bowl features the Patriots vs. the Eagles. Even though they’re without Carson Wentz, the Eagles have certainly shown they can compete with anybody with Nick Foles under center. The Patriots aren’t anything to write home about on the defensive side either. If all goes as what it looks to be, this one should be a good ole shootout that should keep everybody entertained.

 

This year, unlike prior years, DraftKings has decided to have a Super Bowl contest. The format is however, is not your typical NFL format. This format will have you choose between four offensive players of any position and 2 defensive players of any position as well. With this new setup, you are still given your typical $50k salary to work with to build the best roster you can. So, let’s break this thing down.

 

Tom Brady (QB $15,500) The price is high and the rewards can be endless, as we know what this man can do especially on the big stage. He’s almost as sure of a thing as you can get in this game. Philadelphia ranks 21st against opposing quarterbacks this season, and though they’re defense can be stout, they have also give up big points at times and those points are most certain to come from a quarterback.

 

Nick Foles (QB $12,800) A much more affordable price if you want to build a more balanced offense and probably a better spot too. This guy has been tremendous the last two weeks, combining to throw for nearly 600 yards (598). Atlanta he didn’t complete any touchdowns, but ran the offense smoothly and completed his passes at a high rate. What he did the following week against the Vikings defense was something many didn’t predict. Foles has shown he can be very solid, but also has shown he can be erratic at times, but I trust him to stay poised in this one. The Pats rank 29th this season against QB’s and last in yardage. Brady is the GOAT and has the experience, but Foles isn’t too shabby here either.

 

Dion Lewis (RB $8,900) Lewis has been a staple in the Pats offense since week 10. He’s simply the best playmaker the Pats have and it doesn’t matter the matchup. You need a big play; he will get it for you. Even with Burkhead back, and getting some extra rest for the Super Bowl, Lewis is still the man in this one. Philly is very good against the run, but I think Lewis will find openings opening up his receiving game. Lock and load this explosive playmaker.

 

Jay Ajayi ($8,300) New England hasn’t been as solid against the run as Philly has, but they are in the top 10 against opposing RBs. One thing however, they do give up a good amount of are yards. This doesn’t necessarily mean Ajayi will find the openings though, as he’s only eclipsed 100 yards once this season. I do think he can get you a formidable game though, of maybe 70 yards and a score to go along with 3 or 4 catches. He’s risky, but not totally out of play here.

 

Danny Amendola (WR $9,500) Danny is coming off two huge games where he racked up 196 total receiving yards including two touchdowns and twenty two targets over that span. Philadelphia is middle of the pack against receivers this season and their greatest weakness is the slot. I’m all in on Danny for Super Bowl LII.

 

Nelson Agholar (WR $7,400) He’s been quiet in his last three games, but Agholar is my favorite of the Philly receivers in this one. The Pats haven’t been good against receivers this season, and especially bad to the slot spot. Agholar should find some openings in this one and make for a cheaper option with some good upside.

 

Rob Gronkowski (TE $12,400) Gronk had been on fire up until the AFC Championship, where he had to leave the game early do to a concussion. He has since returned to practice and is planning on playing, though he hasn’t officially been cleared yet. If he is cleared, like expected, the spot is there (14th against TEs), but I don’t know that it is a necessity.

 

Zach Ertz (TE $9,300) This guy is as consistent as they come at his position this season and though he had a hiccup against Atlanta, he ate against a much better defense the following week. Ertz was Wentz favorite target before his ACL injury and since then has still been a favorite. Foles connected with Ertz for 93 yards last week and he caught all 8 of his targets. The Pats rank higher than the Eagles against TEs, but Ertz for about $3,000 less, I don’t think you can pass.

 

Ronald Darby (CB $4,900) New to the scene for Draftkings’ Super Bowl contest are using two defensive positions. I think the top one based on production is Philadelphia’s Ronald Darby. He’s averaging a good 8 points per contest this season and in his last 4 games has come up with 20 tackles, 5 assists, and 8 pass deflections. If you want consistency against a pass heavy team, Darby is your man.

 

Kyle Van Noy (LB $5,100) After coming back from injury Van Noy finally looked like himself in his second week back against the Jaguars. He accumulated 5 tackles, 4 assists, a sack, forced fumble, and added a pass deflection. I don’t see him racking up 16.5 points again, but he does possess a good floor and solid play against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

 

Whether you are going to a friend’s to get together or getting with some family for the Super Bowl, have yourselves a good time. If you are planning on playing the last slate of the season, good luck!

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