SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups - Week 13
Steve Pimental takes us through his NFL SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups for Week 13
This week’s SuperDraft slate is the most wide open that I can remember. It’s difficult to find many players I feel like I can trust for cash games outside of Lamar Jackson and Christian McCaffrey , and while using them to anchor a cash lineup isn’t the worst idea, it’s difficult when nearly everyone else at their respective positions has a good-sized multiplier. With that in mind, I’m mostly going to turn my attention to GPP lineups, though I will, of course, highlight cash options at each position as well.
Derek Carr X1.55
I was obviously 1000-percent wrong when I said Carr would be safe last week, so I won’t make that same mistake. However, Carr has been solid for the entire season, and no one is afraid of the Chiefs’ defense. Carr is the player with the highest multiplier who I will consider playing this week.
Kyler Murray X1.25
Murray has at least 34 rushing yards and 24 fantasy points in three straight games, including two against San Francisco. It’s difficult to trust Murray completely at this point, but if he continues to run, it should keep his floor pretty high.
Aaron Rodgers X1.2
Rodgers has struggled the last three weeks, but it’s hard to ignore him at the Giants, who rank 24th in fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. Rodgers had six touchdowns last month against the Raiders, just in case you needed a reminder of how good he can be.
In a cash lineup, I think you almost have to play Jackson. He has at least 25 fantasy points in six straight games. Patrick Mahomes , by way of contrast, has one touchdown or fewer in four of his last six games. I’m a little nervous about the matchup, but Jackson appears to be match-up proof after big games against the Patriots and Rams.
I feel like you pretty much have to play McCaffrey for cash games until further notice. It’s hard when everyone else at his position is getting at least 1.35X the points, but even with the multiplier, no one can match the 27.3 fppg he is averaging.
Saquon Barkley X1.4
Barkley has disappointed the last two weeks against the Jets and Bears, but now he gets a Packers team allowing the third-most fantasy points to running backs. I will completely give up on him (at least for one week) if Barkley struggles again, but I feel like he is too good not to turn things around.
Josh Jacobs X1.55
I’m doing it again. Jacobs crashed and burned at the Jets last week, in part due to game script. It is certainly possible the Chiefs jump out to a big lead and Jacobs only gets 11 touches again. That being said, no team has allowed as many fantasy points to running backs as the Chiefs, and Jacobs has at least 13.9 fantasy points in five of his last seven games.
Joe Mixon X1.65
This match-up didn’t work for Josh Jacobs last week, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work for Mixon. Mixon has at least 15.70 fantasy points in three of his last four games, and getting Andy Dalton back can only help.
Miles Sanders X1.75
I’ll probably feel better about this call if Jordan Howard is inactive, but I think you can trust sanders regardless. Sanders has at least 8.80 fantasy points in three of his last four games, and I can forgive him for struggling against New England. The Dolphins are 28th in fantasy points allowed to running backs.
Phillip Lindsay X1.8
Lindsday’s match-up isn’t quite as good as Sanders’s, but Lindsay is probably a bit safer. He has at least 7.30 fantasy points in four straight games.
Auden Tate X1.95
I think Tate is a sneaky cash play. He has at least 7.00 fantasy points in six straight games with Andy Dalton at quarterback. Tate looks like a good receiver stuck in a bad offense, but I think both he and Tyler Boyd have value on SuperDraft.
Davante Adams X1.3
I really like the Adams/Rodgers stack for GPP contests. Adams has seven receptions in three consecutive games, and I think he’s due for a big game after scoring just one touchdown in seven games this season.
Courtland Sutton X1.55
Sutton struggled his last time out against Buffalo, and it remains to be seen if he can cope with being always getting the brunt of the defensive attention. That being said, his multiplier is way too high.
Marquise Brown X1.65
Brown has at least 16 fantasy points in two of his last three games. He is a boom/bust player, but so is everyone with a 1.6 multiplier or higher. I’d rather take a chance on the guy in the best offense in the league than the rest of the WR3 morass.
Hunter Henry X1.3
Henry’s multiplier is awfully high for someone who has at least 11 fantasy points in five of his last six games. He and Travis Kelce are the only tight ends I trust for cash games while George Kittle and Zach Ertz deal with nagging injuries.
Jack Doyle X1.8
I’d be lying if I said I knew exactly what to expect for Jack Doyle with Eric Ebron out, but we’ve seen Doyle be productive for fantasy in the past, and the Colts don’t really have anyone else to replace Ebron. Doyle is an obvious GPP play, and my only concern is that his ownership will be super high.
Tyler Higbee X1.9
Higbee caught five of his targets last week, though he only managed 20 yards. Even so, he’d be a fantastic GPP play against the Cardinals if Gerald Everett is out. That might help keep Jack Doyle ’s ownership down, too.