SuperDraft Strategies & Top Plays Week 3

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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 $20 tournament from Week 2. The average multiplier between the 8 positions was 1.38X in Week 2. 

TOP PLAYS FOR WEEK 3:

QUARTERBACKS 

  • Josh Allen, 1X – We finally get Allen on the main slate and he definitely is the highest projected QB on this slate in a great game environment.
  • Tua Tagovailoa, 1.25X – You’ll notice this theme throughout this article, but I love the Bills/Dolphins game to shoot out. It is one of the highest totals on the slate, and Tua looked phenomenal last week. I think this price is too low for this game script. Both defenses are missing some starters, especially the Bills,  and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see another total near 80 in this game.
  • Carson Wentz, 1.35X – Carson Revenge Week! In all seriousness, Wentz has been among the top 3-5 QBs in terms of fantasy points the first two weeks. He’ll likely be pushed in this game to keep airing it out. This price seems low considering what he’s done through two weeks so far. 
  • Others – Jalen Hurts – 1.15X, Joe Burrow – 1.2X, Kirk Cousins – 1.2X, Jared Goff – 1.45X

 

RUNNING BACKS 

  • Christian McCaffery, 1X – So far this season the top-tier RBs have let us down. He does not have an injury designation for Sunday’s game and the Panthers need to get him more touches in a tough division matchup. This could be a great opportunity to get low ownership in a potential breakout spot.
  • Joe Mixon, 1.15X – I was heavy on Mixon last week and that didn’t really work out, but I’m going right back to him. I expect the Bengals to be playing with the lead and Mixon to get plenty of opportunities. He has a guaranteed workload to get over 20 touches.
  • Zamir White, 2X (IF JOSH JACOBS IS OUT) – Jacobs did not travel with the team to Nashville. If he misses, this could be a great spot for rookie Zamir White. Pay attention to injury news and Raiders beat reports to determine if White would get a bulk of the touches.
  • Others:  Dalvin Cook – 1.1X, Leonard Fournette – 1.15X, Miles Sanders – 1.4X, Dameon Pierce – 1.6X

 

WIDE RECEIVERS

  • Cooper Kupp, Ja’Marr Chase, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, Justin Jefferson (ALL 1X-1.1X) – Pick your stud! Honestly, how can you pick between these guys? They are all in great game environments, have great matchups, and are true alphas for their respective teams. I will most likely have at least two of these players in each lineup. 
  • Stefon Diggs, 1.15X and/or Gabe Davis, 1.4X – The Bills’ offense is firing on all cylinders and it looks like Davis will be back this week. As I’ve mentioned earlier, I love this game to be a shootout, so I want a lot of exposure to these players. 
  • A’mon-Ra St. Brown, 1.25X – St. Brown’s price is still too cheap for his target share and role in this offense. Is he this year’s Cooper Kupp? He could be 1.1X soon, so grab him now.
  • Marquise Brown, 1.35X – The air yards share, target share, and deep targets are all there for Brown to potentially have a breakout game. I like his price of 1.35X in a high total game.
  • Jahan Dotson, 2X and/or Romeo Doubs, 2X – Rookie Dotson has touchdowns in his first two games and is getting a 93.8% snap share. Shocked he is still priced at 2X. Doubs will need to fill a much larger role for the Packers this week as they’ll be without Sammy Watkins and possibly Randall Cobb and Christian Watson.
  • Other Rookie WR – Drake London – 1.45X, Garrett Wilson – 1.5X, Chris Olave – 1.7X – In addition to Dotson and Doubs being mispriced for their role, so are these three rookie receivers that are all getting a lot of targets and/or air yards.
  • Others: AJ Brown – 1.2X, Allen Lazard – 1.4X, Terry McLaurin – 1.3X, Curtis Samuel – 1.55X

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

TIGHT ENDS 

  • Travis Kelce, 1X – Not many people are talking about Kelce this week in a high total game against the Colts. He’s basically a stud receiver too, so I’m fine paying 1X in the TE spot for a great floor/ceiling combo. 
  • Kyle Pitts, 1.3X – The Kyle Pitts breakout is coming right? A matchup against the Seahawks seems like a good spot. So if you think this is the breakout spot, you can get him at 1.3X.
  • Dallas Goedert, 1.45X –  Washington has historically been beaten up by tight ends so I love this spot for Goedert in another high total game. 
  • Others –  Darren Waller – 1.2X, Zach Ertz – 1.4X, Logan Thomas – 1.45X, TJ Hockenson – 1.45X, Tyler Higbee – 1.55X, Irv Smith – 1.55X 

 

FLEX 

  • This week I love the receivers both from a ceiling and value perspective, so I will definitely be playing four WR (one in the flex). Try to target a player in a high total game that I want 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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