The NFL playoffs are officially here, 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 Sunday Wild Card Weekend slate.
Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs ($5)
The quarterback options will be thinner as we progress through the playoffs, making it more important to get the position right. There’s really no better way to do that Sunday than with Patrick Mahomes. While the Steelers’ defense can be a daunting one to target at first glance, they’ve actually been quite generous in giving up downfield production. They’ve allowed the seventh-most deep touchdowns (7), ranked in the bottom half of the NFL in deep completions allowed (25) and have allowed the fifth-highest passer rating (107.1) on deep pass attempts. If there’s a quarterback who thrives downfield, it’s Mahomes. This is a spot to take advantage of that ability.
Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers ($2)
On the opposite side of this game, the Steelers are going to have to do everything they can to try to keep up with the Chiefs in this game. The best way for them to do so is to rely on their best offensive weapons, with Johnson being exactly that. Despite the lower average depth of target, Johnson’s volume is hard to match, as he saw at least 10 targets in all but four games in the regular season. One of those games was his sole game against the Chiefs this season, where he still posted a 6/51/1 stat line on nine targets. This should be considered a potential baseline for the volume-hog against a beatable secondary, making him a steal at $2.
Elijah Mitchell, RB, San Francisco 49ers ($2)
In what may be the biggest toss-up game of the weekend, Elijah Mitchell is bound to play a major role. Only three teams ran the ball more than the Niners this season (47.71%) and despite there being a plethora of options in the backfield, Mitchell has maintained a stranglehold, having logged at least 53% of the offensive snaps in every game he’s played this season. With the Niners likely wanting to slow the game down and keep Dallas’ defense on the field as much as possible, Mitchell will likely be served another 20-plus touches with touchdown upside, making him a great $2 target.
Budget remaining after the core: $6
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