Week 5 is the second week of SuperDraft’s new format, Super 15. After a successful Week 4 in terms of roster construction, I will once again provide my top three options when building my Super 15 lineups. What is Super 15, you ask?
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.
The Super 15 grid for Week 5
Below are my top three options to build your Super 15 lineups around.
Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers ($4)
Adams is always a top play at the wide receiver position, so getting him at a discount in the $4 grouping feels like a value relative to the typical cost of rostering him in other formats.
His target share remains unmatched on this team, as the 31% share last week came as no surprise with Marquez Valdes-Scantling out. This marked the third consecutive week with over a 30% target share, seeing 33%, 55%, and 31% over the last trio of games.
The matchup with Chidobe Awuzie is a challenging one, as he’s held both Justin Jefferson and Allen Robinson in check, but the matchup is never a deterrent for Adams. Given his monopoly over the targets and massive role in the red zone, Adams has more upside than any other player in the $4 tier.
D’Andre Swift, RB, Detroit Lions ($3)
Similar to the notion that Adams feels underpriced, Swift feels like a value in the $3 tier on this slate. While the results in Week 4 were disappointing, this is a perfect bounceback spot against a soft Vikings’ defense.
The tandem running back approach in Detroit is frustrating, but the gap between these two backs may be larger than it appears. Week 4 was especially noteworthy, as Swift logged 73% of the offensive snaps while Jamaal Williams played only 30% of the snaps. Both backs are entering the week with questionable tags, but given the fact that this has been the norm for Swift, it’s more of a worry for Williams, which could open up even more touches for Swift.
Against a defense that ranks 27th in DVOA against receiving running backs, Swift should be able to capitalize regardless of the gamescript given his role as the early-down back as well.
Tony Pollard, RB, Dallas Cowboys ($1)
The $1 options are cringeworthy on this slate, but in order to snag more than one stud, you may have to bite the bullet. Of the options on the board, Pollard has the highest ceiling, even as he’s technically the RB2 on the roster.
The Cowboys have been extremely successful on the ground this season deploying their two-back approach and Pollard, especially, has looked great. Despite playing under 40% of the snaps every week this season, Pollard has logged at least 10 carries in three straight games, averaging over 5 yards-per-carry and at least 60 yards in each game. With a matchup against a soft Giants defense, the Cowboys should be operating with a ton of positive game script, which could be grounds for them to give Ezekiel Elliott a breather, paving the way for Pollard to log additional snaps and touches. It’s not a safe play, but none of the $1 plays are. This is an upside play, and this week, that upside is high.
Budget remaining after the core: $7
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.