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The Super Wildcard Weekend has arrived! We’ve got a three-game Sunday slate with some heavy hitters. Let’s dive in and see who will be the best plays at every position. How deep should go deep, or should stick to the players that have a safer ceiling but a lower multiplier? Let’s find out!

Top Quarterbacks

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City Chiefs (1x Multiplier)

Momentum is on Mahomes’ side. He’s been an efficient machine and thrown no interceptions in four of his last five games, with 12 touchdowns in that span. This Pittsburgh Steelers defense is also not the best at getting hits on a quarterback – they rank 20th in the league in that category. They’ll be giving Mahomes more time in the pocket to pick their defense apart in a very lopsided matchup.

Dak Prescott, Dallas Cowboys (1.2x)

Prescott is another quarterback who has momentum on his side. He’s given up just two interceptions in his last five games while throwing for 14 touchdowns. Additionally, he has had a completion rate of 70% or higher in three of those five games. This week, he’ll have to deal with the San Francisco 49ers. Their defense has been banged up and shown signs that receivers can beat them. Last week, Matthew Stafford threw for 238 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions against San Francisco. While his final interception did come in overtime, the Niners struggled to stop the pass.

Top Running backs

Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys (1.05x)

The Dallas Cowboys’ backfield could be in play as a whole on Sunday. If Tony Pollard does play, he or Ezekiel Elliott would be good options. While the San Francisco 49ers only allow an average of 19 SuperDraft points to running backs, the Dallas duo can tear defenses down. Elliott and Pollard combined for 139 carries through the team’s first five weeks. Elliott led the pack and for good reason. He recorded five rushing touchdowns in those weeks. While he hasn’t seen as much work to end – Prescott’s been throwing a lot more – Elliott will be well-rested for this battle.

Darrel Williams, Kansas City Chiefs (1.2x)

Darrel Williams will be the lead back for Kansas City on Sunday as Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been ruled out. The Steelers give up an average of 24.1 SuperDraft points to running backs. They have allowed running backs to exceed the hundred-yard mark in three of their past five games. One of those backs was Dalvin Cook, who ran for 206 yards in Week 14. With this game having the largest spread of the entire weekend (-12.5), things could come down to killing the clock for the Chiefs, and Williams will be the main factor in doing so.

Top Wide Receivers

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers (1x)

There isn’t going to be much that I love with the San Francisco offense, but Deebo Samuel will always stand out. The receiver-running-back hybrid is the key to their success. He saw plenty of work against the Rams, finishing with 95 receiving yards, 45 rushing yards, and touchdowns both through the air and on the ground. How can you not lock him in on any given slate? Since Week 11, Samuel has had a rushing share of 15% or higher while only dropping below 15% in target shares twice. Overall, the 49ers will be hoping Samuel can continue his success and be one of the main reasons they walk away victorious Sunday.

DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles (1.5x)

There will be plenty of widely-owned receivers on this slate and DeVonta Smith will fall through the cracks. The rookie wideout is showing why he can lead this offense. Smith led the Philly receiving core in targets in 14 of 17 games this season. Dallas Goedert has been the only other notable receiving option. While they will be facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jalen Hurts will most likely be leaned on to throw more. The Eagles’ running backs are coming in banged up.

Top Tight Ends

Travis Kelce. Kansas City Chiefs (1x)

Travis Kelce should be the clear-cut favorite tight end for Sunday. Tyreek Hill will be on the field but may be slowed due to his heel injury from the previous week. Kelce has scored four touchdowns in his past three games while maintaining a catch rate of 70% or higher. He’s as reliable an option as ever.

Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers (1.65x)

If you want someone with low ownership, Pat Freiermuth will be your guy. After cooling down, Freiermuth has put together back-to-back weeks with 6 or more targets. Not only has he been utilized, but he also makes the most of his opportunities. In his past five games, he has had a catch rate of 66% or more. The Chiefs allow tight ends to average 9 SuperDraft points per game. This will most likely be a catch-up game for the Steelers and I’ll risk it with Freiermuth.

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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