The NFL playoffs are down to the final four teams Sunday, and that means that so is another Super 15 slate on SuperDraft DFS.
Similar to the posts you’ve seen on social media regarding building a roster based on a $15 budget and allotted players/prices, you can now integrate this game into DFS and go head-to-head with your competition.
Below are my top three options to build your Super 15 lineups around for the Conference Championship slate.
Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs ($5)
Call it a cop-out, but I fully intend to go with the safest option up top that also carries the highest upside on this slate.
Despite having a “down” year by his standards, Mahomes has done nothing but dazzle in the first two playoff games of 2022. Through these games, he’s averaged 391 passing yards on 31.5 completions (41.5 attempts) per game with eight total touchdowns and only one turnover. He’s also taken matters into his own hands on the ground, averaging 49 rushing yards per game with an additional rushing touchdown that game in the Divisional Round against Buffalo.
The Bengals have been better against the pass this season (and postseason), but this is the best quarterback in football who’s now shown a tendency to break free on the ground. I’m playing him and not thinking twice.
Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals ($4)
On the other side of this game, Ja’Marr Chase comes in as one of my favorite overall options on the slate this week. He’s done nothing but dazzle in his first two playoff games, topping 100 yards in each (225 total) on 18 total targets.
The Chiefs’ defense has clamped down as the season has gone on, but Chase should be lined up against Mike Hughes, who’s allowed a 60% catch rate, 0.31 fantasy points per route and comes with a matchup grade of 86.1 per the FTN Daily WR/CB matchup tool. That feels pretty darn good. For a $1 discount on the top tier, Chase is my preferred $4 option.
Byron Pringle, WR, Kansas City Chiefs ($1)
Instead of stacking one of Tyreek Hill or Travis Kelce with Mahomes, I want to get different from the field on such a small slate. Byron Pringle is an elite way to do so. What came as a surprise to me and what will likely surprise you is the fact that Pringle has led the team with a 50% end-zone target share through two postseason games and a 28% red-zone target share. While his overall target share will be dwarfed by Hill and Kelce, the quality targets go his way. With the touchdown equity that he’s displayed so far throughout the postseason, Pringle is my favorite $1 play on the slate.
Budget remaining after the core: $5
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.
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