This week we are going to roll with a different format for the DFS Primetime Playsheet. I am going to highlight some of the players that I like and why. I would also like to highlight some game script situations that could provide some nice value for this expensive Pats-Chiefs game.
It is probably going to be the popular move to roster one of either Patrick Mahomes ($6600 on Draftkings) or Tom Brady ($6500 on Draftkings). They are both in the highest total game of the slate with a whopping 60 points expected to be scored between both of the teams. Both teams possess defenses that are susceptible against the passing attack. I feel like you can’t go wrong with either, but if I had to lean one it would be Mahomes. I think the Chiefs have the superior weaponry and I trust in Andy Reid’s ability to scheme his way around whatever the Pats throw at Mahomes.
From an ownership standpoint, Aaron Rodgers ($6,000 on Draftkings) checks in as an interesting play. People will most likely take their chances with either Brady or Mahomes, leaving Rodgers as the clear-cut ownership play. He draws a home matchup against not so great 49ers secondary. If you are willing to take the risk and fade Mahomes and Brady, then you could be getting Rodgers elite upside at an ownership discount.
As it stands now, Sony Michel ($5,700 on Draftkings) is currently questionable with a knee injury. He is coming off his second strong performance in a row as he and Jame White ($7,000 on Draftkings) continue to split the work. If Michel were to miss, White would become a borderline must play even at his expensive price tag. He has been primarily used in the receiving game and any added attempts in the rushing department would only increase his value.
As I said before, we are going to need to find some value to be able to afford the players in this potential Sunday night shootout. One guy who could provide just that is Kyle Juszczyk ($3,800 on Draftkings). Matt Breida is currently doubtful for the Monday night game against the Packers which would lead to some increased work for the pass-catching specialist. Juszczyk is coming off a season-high seven target game with room for more this week if the 49ers find themselves behind.
Many will gravitate towards the receivers in the Sunday night game like Tyreek Hill ($7,700 on Draftkings) and Julian Edelman ($6,600 on Draftkings), but the highest priced receiver is actually Davante Adams at ($7,800 on Draftkings). I don’t expect many people to roster him so the ownership leverage could be worth it. Adams is Aaron Rodgers clear-cut top target even with Cobb and Allison active. As it stands now, both of those players are questionable. If they both were to miss Adams would inherit a massive target share making him an awesome play.
Another guy I like on the other side of this game is Marquise Goodwin ($4,500 on Draftkings). He does not have an injury designation ahead of Monday night’s game. If healthy, Goodwin provides an elite speed threat in the 49ers attack. Many have soured on Goodwin given his rough start to the year. That does not mean he can’t provide some much needed big play value on this slate, however.
One of the major puzzles on this slate is going to be figuring out what to do with these four viable tight ends. We have Travis Kelce ($6,700 on Draftkings), Rob Gronkowski ($5,900 on Draftkings), George Kittle ($4,900 on Draftkings) and Jimmy Graham ($4,600 on Draftkings). Currently both Kittle and Gronkowski are questionable. With that said, I fully expect both of them to play. I think the popular roster construction will be to play a tight end at the flex as people will try to capture the high upside that all of these guys bring. I think I see my construction looking something like that as well as these players provide both safe floors and high ceilings on this short slate.