The primetime NFL games have been nothing short of elite entertainment this season, so there’s a high bar that the Packers and Lions are expected to live up to in the Week 2 Monday Night Football game. Turning our attention to SuperDraft, there are three players that stick out more than others for me.
Like last week, I will provide these three overall plays on SuperDraft, regardless of position, as well as my top-five champion rankings. If you’re new to SuperDraft, use the promo code FTN to get started with an instant $100 deposit match on deposits of $100 or more. Being a bit different from other DFS sites, SuperDraft uses a score multiplier instead of a salary cap, adding a different wrinkle of strategy.
Below are my top three plays for Monday.
D’Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions (1.65x score multiplier)
Sure, the Lions are expected to be facing negative gamescript all game given the 11.5-point spread, but Swift showed in Week 1 that he’s rather independent of the script. Not only did he receive 11 carries on the ground (in a negative game script), but he tied for the team lead in receptions (8), totaling 110 yards and a touchdown.
Taking on a Packers’ defense that missed five tackles on rushes in Week 1 and gave up 135 designed rushing yards, he should have room to operate regardless of the flow of the game. Additionally, Packers’ OLB Za’Darius Smith was placed on IR over the weekend, leaving the team extremely thin on the edge and providing Swift with yet another advantage on the ground. Getting the 1.65x multiplier here is generous, to say the least, so take advantage.
Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers (1.35x)
Speaking of running backs, Aaron Jones is primed to bounce back after a disappointing Week 1. He’s logged 30 total touchdowns over the last two seasons and now takes on a Lions’ defense that, in 2020, ranked first in rushing touchdowns allowed (27), first in red-zone rushing attempts (104), and first in red-zone scores on the ground (22). It’s nearly impossible to get much worse at defending the run than the Lions have been.
Adding the matchup into the fact that Jones should be operating with a positive gamescript, he should be involved early and often and is a live bet to score any time he touches the ball given his abilities coupled with the inabilities of this defensive front.
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (1.2x)
Speaking of bouncebacks, the entire Packers team is in the position to have one, especially Davante Adams. He disappointed in Week 1, but, like Jones, draws arguably the best matchup that you can if you’re a player looking to get back on track.
He posted seven receptions for 115 yards and a score in the last meeting against the Lions and has now recorded at least seven catches or a touchdown in eight of his last nine games against Detroit dating back to 2015.
The Lions were predictably brutal against the pass in Week 1, allowing an 85.7% adjusted completion percentage (third highest in football) and 190 yards after the catch (third-worst) against Jimmy Garoppolo. Imagine what Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams are going to do. Getting a 1.2x multiplier here can be considered a steal.
SuperDraft Champion Rankings:
1. D’Andre Swift (2.45x champion multiplier)
2. Aaron Jones (2.05x)
3. Davante Adams (1.8x)
4. Jamaal Williams (2.95x)
5. Jared Goff (2.05x)
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.