SuperDraft Strategies & Top Plays Week 16

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I have been playing daily fantasy since 2013, mainly on DraftKings and FanDuel. But in recent years, I have added playing more on SuperDraft and Yahoo Daily Fantasy. There are a lot of benefits to playing on SuperDraft. The best part, in my opinion, is that SuperDraft offers a Multiplier contest. This basically replaces the salary cap we are used to on other daily fantasy sites and assigns every player a multiplier. That’s right, you can literally draft ANY player, but you do want to take into account the multiplier strategy. This makes it much more friendly and easy to play for players just getting into daily fantasy. 

In the multiplier contests, you will draft 8 players on your lineup. This includes:

1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE, 1 Flex (NO Defense!)

Scoring is very similar to Fanduel as it is .5 point per reception or half-point PPR. It does offer player bonuses similar to DraftKings. There is a 100-yard bonus for running backs and wide receivers and a 300-yard passing bonus for quarterbacks. All bonuses give 2 additional points. The multipliers assigned to players can be anywhere from 1x-2x and anywhere in between. So take this into account and factor in your projection for each player.

MULTIPLIER STRATEGY:

Obviously, each week will be unique in terms of scoring, and where you want to “spend”. In SuperDraft, I am fine with playing some of the top 1X players. Let other people make mistakes by fading the studs. The strategy is to find the right mix and combo of 1X players and players that are in a good spot with a good multiplier.

For reference and to continue to monitor how to use the multiplier to our advantage, I looked at the winning lineup in the large field tournament from Week 10. The average multiplier between the 8 positions was 1.21X in Week 15.

TOP PLAYS FOR WEEK 16:

QUARTERBACKS 

  • Josh Allen (1X) and Patrick Mahomes (1.1X) – This seems like a cop-out answer, but both of these QBs have great floor/ceiling combos.
  • Joe Burrow (1.25X) – Burrow keeps heating up!
  • Dak Prescott (1.35X) – The Cowboys need to gain some momentum going into playoffs and it needs to come from Dak Prescott’s arm. Great price in one of the few indoor/non-weather factored games.
  • Gardner Minshew (1.7X) – Minshew is a very capable backup and this is a great price! The Cowboys’ defense has been very giving this holiday season to quarterbacks and their fantasy scores.
  • Others – Kirk Cousins (1.2X), Justin Fields (1.25X), Daniel Jones (1.35X), Geno Smith (1.4X)

 

RUNNING BACKS 

  • Christian McCaffery (1X) – This whole offense runs through CMC. He had 26 rushing attempts and 8 targets last week.
  • Derrick Henry (1X) – We know the narrative with Henry vs. the Texans. When they faced earlier this year he rushed for 219 yards and 2 TDs.
  • JK Dobbins (1.2X) – Dobbins continues to be utilized coming back from injury and the Ravens’ offense needs him, as they are lacking weapons. Great matchup against the Falcons.
  • Kenneth Walker III (1.25X) – Questionable, but expected to play, Seahawks will try to lean on the run as much as they are able.
  • Miles Sanders (1.3X) – Great price and buy low spot for Sanders. With Hurts out, he may get more opportunities and goal line carries.
  • Others – Saquon Barkley (1.05X), Nick Chubb (1.1X), Dalvin Cook (1.1X), Rhamondre Stevenson (1.1X), Jerick McKinnon (1.3X)

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

  • Choose your favorite Stud(s) all these alpha receivers are in great spots to put up a ceiling performance. I’ll have at least one of these receivers in my lineups.
  • Justin Jefferson (1X)
  • Ja’Marr Chase (1.05X)
  • Stefon Diggs (1.05X)
  • DK Metcalf (1.1X)
  • AJ Brown (1.1X)
  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (1.1X)
  • Others to consider or stack:
    • DJ Moore (1.25X) – Good price and a good matchup with the Lions.
    • CeeDee Lamb (1.2X) – Just like Dak, this could be a great spot for Lamb too.
    • Drake London (1.35X) – London has 23 targets in the last two weeks and is the go-to receiver for rookie Desmond Ridder.
    • Marquise Goodwin (1.4X) –  Will need to step up with Lockett out.
    • Others:  Tee Higgins (1.15X), Terry McLaurin (1.2X), JuJu Smith-Schuster (1.2X), Brandon Aiyuk (1.25X), Darius Slayton (1.3X)
  • Other Value Multipliers:
  • Gabe Davis (1.35X)
  • Jahan Dotson (1.4X)
  • Isiah Hodgins (1.4X)
  • Chris Moore (1.4X)
  • Michael Gallup (1.45X)

Note:  This is an excellent place to look for correlation and stack at least one wide receiver with your quarterback.

TIGHT ENDS 

  • Travis Kelce (1X) – Always TE1.
  • Dallas Goedert (1.2X) – Goedert is back and could be a good outlet for Minshew against the Cowboys’ pass rush.
  • Dalton Schultz (1.3X) – Another good weapon for Dak at a good price against the Eagles.
  • Other TE to consider:
  • Mark Andrews (1.1X)
  • Geoge Kittle (1.15X)
  • TJ Hockenson (1.2X)
  • Taysom Hill (1.2x)
  • Cole Kmet (1.25X)
  • Dawson Knox (1.4X)
  • Noah Fant (1.4X)
  • Chig Okonko (1.7X)

FLEX 

  • Try to target a player in a high total game to stack up for more correlation or a player with an extreme multiplier in a good spot. Either way, try to target a player that has a good chance to reach their 100-yard bonus and find the endzone.

 

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Each week, I will examine the winning lineups in the large SuperDraft tournament to see what sweet spot worked for multipliers. Every season can have its own nuances, so we’ll track data to make sure we have an edge on the field and are using the multipliers correctly and to our advantage.

So be sure to check back every Friday for my SuperDraft preview. And make sure to check back on Sunday to see where the experts are at — CORE PLAYS 

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