The big game upon us! The Kansas Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles will go to battle in Super Bowl 57. With this being a showdown slate, I’ll take a look at all possible running back options and give a verdict on them. I will say now, I would not consider any of these players as my MVP option on the slate, so to me none of these guys are more than a flex play.  Let’s dive into the top plays, values and fades for NFL DFS action on DraftKings and FanDuel for the final game of the season! 


Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles

Sanders has been a roller coaster of a player this season as he posted three games north of 30 fantasy points, but has also had eight games with fewer than 10 fantasy points. He has the highest ceiling of any RB in this game, but he also has the highest price tag. Given that, Sanders is not the worst option in the world for the MVP spot if you think he is going to have one of those monster game. That being said, I don’t foresee that being the case and he is not someone that I will actively be targeting for my DFS lineups this weekend. 

Verdict: Playable / Fade

Isiah Pacheco, Kansas City Chiefs

As you can see in the image below, Pacheco has been as steady as they come. In fact, over his last 10 games he has scored between 9.7 and 16.2 fantasy points in every single one of them. At this point, it’s pretty clear that he is a guy with a low ceiling and high floor, which isn’t necessarily the best if we are looking to take down a tournament; however, he could be a useful option if playing in cash games. A viable option, but an unexciting one.

Verdict: Playable

Jerick McKinnon, Kansas City Chiefs

McKinnon is an interesting option to me. He had an incredible stretch run to close out the regular season, but has been a complete ghost in the playoffs so far. On the bright side, the poor playoff performances could see him have a lower ownership and while he is a risky play with a very low floor, something in my gut tells me we could see McKinnon produce a strong game in this one. The Chiefs are the type of team to have some creative plays in their back pocket saved and ready to be used for this game and those plays are likely reserved for guys like McKinnon, Kelce, and Toney. 

Verdict: Playable / Gut Feeling

Kenneth Gainwell, Philadelphia Eagles

Gainwell has seen a lot of work over the last two games, rushing 12 and 14 times and finishing with 22.1 and 9.4 fantasy points. That could lead to some people taking a shot at him in their DFS lineups this week, but he is a hard fade for me. His price tag isn’t appealing and if you look deeper at those two games (massive blowouts in which the Eagles won 38-7 and 31-7), he becomes far less appealing. Do we think the Eagles are going to blowout the Chiefs? I certainly don’t. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Gainwell drop back to the three carry, one reception type of games we had been seeing from him. 

Verdict: Fade

Boston Scott, Philadelphia Eagles

Scott operates as the third back on the Eagles, but he has found the end zone in three straight games. He doesn’t offer much upside and you really have to rely on him scoring a touchdown to score any amount of points, but the Eagles do trust him on the goal line and he is very cheap, so he’s not the worst of punt plays in the world. These are two high-powered offenses and it wouldn’t be the most shocking thing in the world if he snuck his way into the end zone again. 

Verdict: Punt / Fade

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs

CEH has been activated for the Super Bowl, but I wouldn’t expect him to see much work (if any at all). The last time we saw him play, he rushed two times for nine yards in Week 11, a week after getting 0 carries in Week 10. Pacheco and McKinnon have been playing well, so there is no real need for CEH, The only good this is that he is so incredibly cheap and if he somehow finds his way into the end zone, he would be a very good play. That being said, that seems pretty unlikely so I would not hold my breath hoping for that to happen. 

Verdict: Punt / Fade



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