FF Astronauts Super Bowl Sunday DFS Column



Welcome to the FF_Astronauts weekly DFS column.


Nathan McGuire, Alex Edwards and @FF_Spotlight will cover their favorite captain of both games.


Let's take a look at the NFL Playoffs Super Bowl Sunday featured slate


Tyreek Hill, Kansas City, $15,600


Tyreek is the 3rd highest priced player in the Super Bowl for being a Captain. This brings some value while also having a good chance of being the highest-scoring player in the game, going up against Tampa Bays' defense, who only ranks 25th against WRs on DraftKings. Tyreek has also been thriving in the playoffs scoring 22.9 and 29.2 points. Along with that, he's been getting the volume with 10 and 11 targets. I look for him to have another big performance with at least 7 receptions, 100 plus yards, and a touchdown.


Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn


Travis Kelce, Kansas City, $16,500


Football 101 will tell you that whenever you have a bunch of deep threats on the outside, it will free up space for your TE. It helps when you have arguably the best TE in the game still in his prime. Tampa Bay possess a lot of speed, but lay claim to the 19th ranked redzone defense. Kansas City has at times struggled to find ways to get into the endzone from within the 20. Look for Kelce to have not 1, but 2 touchdowns and 80+ yards to boot in this Super Bowl match up.


Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95


Tom Brady, Tampa Bay, $15,000


Tom Brady loves being the underdog. He’s done pretty well in the playoffs and he knows how to win. His three interceptions in the championship game were an outliner from his previous several weeks. Antonio Brown will be back on the field and he has many weapons with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin. He has thrown 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in the three playoff games this year while passing for 860 yards. He's averaged 22.8 fantasy points in the playoffs. Brady has played in 9 Super Bowls dating back to 2001. He's thrown for 315 yards per game, 2 touchdowns and thrown 0.66 interceptions on average over his 9 Super Bowls. Don't forget the 2017 game versus the Eagles where he threw for 505 yards and 3 touchdowns in a loss.


@FF_Spotlight


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UNDER $2000 VALUE PICK


Tyler Johnson, Tampa Bay, $1,200


Picking players under the price of $2,000 is a bit of dart-throwing with low probability any of these players produce. But in the past two playoff games, Tyler Johnson has come away with some big receptions in important moments. Even though Johnson is a rookie and doesn't get a lot of opportunities, Brady may be willing to trust him more after his last couple of games. Johnson thrives over the middle of the field and is willing to take risks with his body some others arent. Who knows, maybe this is even his breakout performance? Sometimes players come out of nowhere in the Super Bowl. I think he's worth that risk.

Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn



Ronald Jones, Tampa Bay, $2,200


Is he under $2,00? nah. However, he is pretty darn close and a steal at this price. He is still getting over 10 carries a game, and their best rushing running back. Against the Chief's 21st ranked rushing defense and a strategy that I am sure relies on Patrick Mahomes residing on the sidelines, expect the backs in this game to each get double-digit touches. ROJO SZN is coming to a close, but let's ride it out with one last ride.

Nathan McGuire, @n_mcguire95


Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City, $1,400

Demarcus Robinson hit the COVID list earlier in the week and after five straight COVID tests after testing negative for five days. He was exposed while getting a hair cut. With his late activation for the game he would likely be a good contrarian play for this weekend. His salary is very small compared to the other Chiefs receivers Mecole Hardman ($5,600) and Sammy Watkins ($4,200). Tyreek Hill burned the Bucs secondary for 60.9 fantasy points in week 12 and it is unlikely that he will be in single man coverage. I expect higher than average number for Kelce and possibly some scraps for Robinson who has shown throughout the year that he can get open and score when the top receiving options are being shut down. He has scored over 10 DraftKings points in six games this year, but has been quiet in the playoffs. His potential is there for a low price lottery ticket.

@FF_Spotlight


BEST LINE UP - CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK


Alex Edwards, @ItsDraftSzn (Full 2-game slate)


QB: Rodgers, $6,500, 27.84 points

RB: D. Williams, $4,800, 13.10 points

RB: Fournette, $5,300, 18.40 points

WR: Diggs, $7,000, 13.70 points

WR: Adams, $8,000, 21.70 points

WR: Valdes-Scantling, $3,900, 24.50 points

TE: Kelce, $8,000, 39.80 points

FLEX: Tonyan, $3,600, 12.20 points

DEF: Bills, $2,800, -1.00 points

Total: $49,900, 170.24 points


Nathan McGuire (Chiefs-Bills Captain Showdown)


Captain: Allen, $16,800, 40.92 points

FLEX: Mahomes, $11,400, 28.50 points

FLEX: Kelce, $11,000, 39.80 points

FLEX: Hill, $8,000, 22.90 points

FLEX: Beasley, $5,000, 15.80 points

FLEX: McKenzie, $1,200, 8.50 points

FLEX: Butker, $3,600, 9.00 points

Total: $49,200, 142.52 points


@FF_Spotlight (Bills vs. Chiefs Showdown)


Captain: Diggs, $15,900, 20.55 points

Flex: Allen, $11,200, 27.28 points

Flex: Kelce, $11,000, 39.80 points

Flex: Singletary, $5,600, 4.60 points

Flex: Beasley, $5,000, 15.80 points

Flex: McKenzie, $1,200, 8.50 points

Total: $49,900, 116.53 points