Fantasy Football: Players to target, avoid in Super Bowl DFS lineups including DeVonta Smith, Kadarius Toney

When you talk about DFS Super Bowl games, there really aren’t many bad choices. They are great players on great teams in the biggest scene and everyone has a chance to do something special that can make them successful for your DraftKings or FanDuel showdown squad.

Price certainly matters when it comes to choosing players for your roster, as well as picking the right captain or MVP seat, but just about every player competes in Super Bowl LVII between Kansas City and Philadelphia. As with any DFS lineup, you want to maximize your points and win as much money as possible.

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With that in mind, here are my favorite Super Bowl LVII DFS games and some of the guys I plan on avoiding, as well as a few different lineup combinations you can use. I hope we all succeed and get big money from a big game.

Three goals

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DeVonta Smith

PHI • WR • No. 6
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DraftKings: $8,600 (FLEX)/FanDuel: $11,500

Outlook: I wouldn’t be surprised if Smith and AJ Brown (DraftKings: $9,200 (FLEX)/FanDuel $12,500) both go up against the Chiefs on Sunday. The weakness of Kansas City’s defense is secondary, and Smith and Brown have the ability to dominate games, as does Dallas Godert. But Smith has outperformed Brown in the last 11 games, including the playoffs. During this period, Smith scored 179 PPRs compared to Brown’s 160, and Smith also had 96 goals during this time period compared to Brown’s 90. What’s more, Smith is the Eagles’ cheaper receiver on both sites. I use both receivers in several lines, but Smith is the preferred option if I have to choose between them.

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Isaiah Pacheco

KS • RB • #10

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DraftKings: $7,200 (FLEX)/FanDuel: $10,500

Outlook: Let’s see what the Chiefs decide to do with Clyde Edwards-Heler now that he’s eligible to play for the first time since week 11 since his ankle injury, but Pacheco should remain in the lead ahead of Edwards. Helar and Jeric McKinnon. Pacheco performed well against the Bengals in the AFC Championship game when he played his highest snap percentage of 59 percent. He also had season highs for targets (six), catches (five), and receiving yards (59), along with 10 carries for 26 yards. I hope he does more against the Eagles and Pacheco is my dark Super Bowl MVP candidate. Maybe he’ll get the award that Damien Williams should have won in Super Bowl LIV.

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Kadarius Tony

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DraftKings: $4,400 (FLEX) / FanDuel: $7,000

Outlook: You’ll have to keep an eye on Tony’s health until Sunday, and he remained sidelined on Wednesday with an ankle injury that sidelined him from the AFC Championship game against Cincinnati. Earlier this week, Andy Reid said he expects Tony to play against the Eagles and he’s the kind of player who can make a big difference. Before getting injured, Tony became an important offensive threat to the Chiefs. In the divisional round against Jacksonville, Tony only played 20 snaps but had five catches for 36 yards on seven targets and one carry for 14 yards. When he was on the field for Kansas City, he got the ball, and I hope he will be healthy against the Eagles. If so, I will have it in a lot of formulations.

Three to avoid

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Miles Sanders

FI • RB • No. 26

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DraftKings: $7,800 (FLEX)/FanDuel: $12,000

Prospects: Sanders did a good job in the NFC Championship game against San Francisco, throwing two touchdowns, but he also only had 11 carries for 42 yards and one catch for 3 yards on one goal. Part of it was because the game was breakout, but Sanders wasn’t the dominant fantasy running back. Before meeting the 49ers, Sanders last scored a touchdown in Week 14, and he hasn’t caught more than one pass in a game since Week 13. The Eagles lead late in the game, and Kansas City’s run defense has been solid throughout the season, allowing only one rushing touchdown by a runner since Week 11, including the playoffs. Sanders could be a big disappointment if he doesn’t score.

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