SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups - Week 4
Steve Pimental takes us through his NFL SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups for Week 4
I like a lot of things about SuperDraft’s take on DFS, but I think what I like the most is that you can construct your lineup any way you want to. In traditional DFS, you cannot play Patrick Mahomes , Christian McCaffrey , Dalvin Cook , Julio Jones , Keenan Allen and Travis Kelce in the same lineup. You literally wouldn’t have enough salary remaining to fill out the rest of your lineup. Similarly, you would never fill your entire lineup with cheap players you think will pop, no matter how much you like their chances or how low you think their ownership may be. At some point, you’re going to want to fill in with a least a couple more expensive players.
On Superdraft, both of those extremes are legit options, as well as just about everything in the middle. The multiplier is the great equalizer, and it can make someone like Justin Jackson as strong of a fantasy play as Dalvin Cook , regardless of the rest of your lineup. I love that there are so many possibilities, and that I’m using players on SuperDraft who won’t appear in any of my other DFS lineups.
Case Keenum X1.6
Keenum ranks 12th in fantasy points among quarterbacks, and he has the highest multiplier of any quarterback I think you can trust in Week 4. No team has allowed as many fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks as the Giants, and while Keenum may not have a huge ceiling, I do believe he is a lock for at least a couple of touchdowns.
Russell Wilson X1.25
It’s almost comical to see the names directly below Wilson on Superdraft like Philip Rivers , Baker Mayfield , Jameis Winston and Josh Allen . Even with their higher multipliers, I wouldn’t consider starting any of those players ahead of Wilson.
Daniel Jones X1.45
I’m predisposed to be skeptical of rookies who get hyped the way Jones has been, but it’s hard not to get drawn in by his Week 3 stat line and his Week 4 matchup. Jones’s rushing ability gives him a dimension that players like Case Keenum and Matthew Stafford cannot match.
Kyle Allen X1.5
It is easy to dismiss Allen’s four touchdowns in Week 3 because they came against Arizona, but the Texans have been nearly as bad against quarterbacks as the Cardinals. Allen could be a strong pivot from Daniel Jones, who figures to be awfully popular on SuperDraft.
Rashaad Penny X1.8
If Penny is healthy, there is a decent chance he takes over from Chris Carson , who probably just fumbled again while you were reading this. Even if Penny and Carson split carries, there should be plenty to go around against the terrible Arizona defense. If Penny cannot go, C.J. Prosise would be worth a look.
Justin Jackson X1.8
Like Rashaad Penny , Justin Jackson is an upside play with an awfully high multiplier and a fantastic matchup. If the Chargers can get up big like we expect, Jackson could see a ton of work. With Melvin Gordon coming back, this may be your last chance this season to use Jackson in any format.
Editor’s note: Jackson is OUT this week with injury.
Mark Ingram X1.25
Ingram no longer has much of a multiplier, but if you think he’s a top-five fantasy back in Week 4 like I do, you’re still getting nice value. Ingram’s game log looks rather feast or famine, but I would be just fine using him for cash games.
Kerryon Johnson X1.45
I believe Johnson is too good for such a high multiplier. It’s just a bonus that he faces the team that is 24th in fantasy points allowed to running backs. I am a bit concerned a negative game script could limit Johnson’s attempts, but I think he will probably get plenty of touches.
Josh Gordon X1.8
It probably isn’t a coincidence the game Gordon struggled is the same game Antonio Brown played. This isn’t a great matchup, but Gordon is far too good to have such a high multiplier, and he won’t have much competition for targets if Julian Edelman is out.
I’m not necessarily sold on Terry McLaurin as a top-10 or even top-20 fantasy receiver, but with his multiplier, he doesn’t need to be. The matchup is obviously fantastic, and he has a touchdown in every game this season. I think he’s virtually a lock for cash lineups if he plays. I like Paul Richardson in either case, but he could get a ton of targets if McLaurin’s hamstring injury keeps him out.
D.K. Metcalf X1.55
Metcalf is certainly risky, especially with Russell Wilson peppering Tyler Lockett with targets the last two weeks. That being said, I love the upside of a Wilson/Metcalf stack against the terrible Cardinals.
Curtis Samuel X1.5
Samuel started off slow, but he is averaging 10.0 targets over his last two games. I am not even remotely scared of Houston’s defensive backs, and Samuel has a chance to be just as good as D.J. Moore , but with a higher multiplier.
Mecole Hardman X1.45
I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to tell which Chiefs receiver will go off in any given game, and more often than not, they may all eat. Hardman has a slightly higher multiplier, so he gets a slight edge over Demarcus Robinson .
Keenan Allen X1.05
I don’t feel like there is any value in the receivers from 1.1X to 1.4X (outside of Demarcus Robinson ). If I’m not going for a big multiplier, I’m just going to play one of the studs. We just saw Allen roast the Houston secondary, and while Miami’s secondary is better, it’s not that much better.
Vance McDonald X1.7
I think McDonald was a bit overrated coming into the season, and I am skeptical Ben Roethlisberger ’s injury helps anyone on Pittsburgh’s offense. That being said, he had seven targets Sunday and caught two touchdowns. I doubt many guys behind him on the tight end list have that kind of upside.
Will Dissly X1.85
That being said, Will Dissly does have that kind of upside, having scored two touchdowns of his own in Week 2. Neither Tyler Lockett nor D.K. Metcalf has a track record of consistency in the NFL, so it’s not difficult to imagine Dissly carving out a weekly role for himself in this offense. Against the terrible Cardinals, Dissly is basically a must-play.
Evan Engram X1.15
Engram has at least eight targets and six receptions in all three games this season, with touchdowns in two games. He’s the safest tight end on the slate outside of possibly Travis Kelce , but Engram also has a tasty matchup against Washington.
Demetrius Harris , X2
I don’t think this is a good week to go super cheap at tight end, but if you disagree, you will get double the points from Demetrius Harris . Harris scored Cleveland’s only touchdown in Week 3, and he played 65 of 72 offensive snaps in that game.