SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups - Week 15
Steve Pimental takes us through his NFL SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups for Week 15
We appear to be peaking at the right time. With many fantasy football players getting knocked out of the fantasy playoffs, now is the best time to play SuperDraft, and it only helps that our picks are hot as well.
Last week I discussed how I don’t usually have to try to find differentials because I almost always wind up likely low-owned players on accident. That served us well for the second consecutive week, as Jared Cook and Aaron Jones both topped 30 fantasy points and were owned in fewer than 2.5 percent of entries. With that in mind, let’s look at who we’re targeting and who will make our example lineup as we try to make it three cashes in a row on SuperDraft.
Deshaun Watson X1.1
His multiplier has come down since last week, but I still like him best of the elite quarterbacks.
Kyler Murray X1.4
Murray’s last two games have been a bit disappointing, but Cleveland’s defense has been pretty average this season. Murray is averaging 19.9 fantasy points this season, and if he just has an average game, his multiplier will take care of the rest.
Tom Brady X1.5
If Brady is ever going to have another big fantasy game this season, it’s got to come against Cincinnati. As bad as he’s been the last few weeks, it’s still pretty ridiculous he has the same multiplier as Kyle Allen and David Blough.
Chris Carson X1.45
He’s a must play for cash games. No team has allowed as many fantasy points to running backs as the Panthers, and with Rashaad Penny out, Carson should rack up touches and yards.
Gordon and Jones may be the exact opposite of Chris Carson and Aaron Jones . Gordon and Jones are in tough matchups, as well as timeshares, but they are still capable of big games, especially with the multiplier.
Raheem Mostert X1.6
Mostert may not be quite as safe as Kareem Hunt , but he has at least 23.9 fantasy points in each of his last two games. Mostert looks like he is firmly in the driver’s seat of the San Francisco backfield.
Phillip Lindsay X1.7
At this point, we know exactly what Phillip Lindsay is, and that’s pretty solid for fantasy. Only the Panthers have been worse than the Chiefs against opposing running backs.
Davante Adams X1.25
I respect the Bears’ defense as much as anyone, but it isn’t exactly impenetrable. Adams is better than most of the players with lower multipliers.
D.J. Moore X1.3
Moore’s 10.10 fantasy points last week were his fewest since Week 8 against San Francisco. If that’s his floor, sign me up.
Keenan Allen X1.4
The Vikings are 25th in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers. Allen has at least 10.80 fantasy points in four straight games.
Emmanuel Sanders X1.45
I don’t think I can bring myself to play him for cash, but he certainly looked healthy last week against New Orleans. That multiplier is awfully tempting after he scored 32.60 fantasy points last week.
David Njoku X1.65
I’m less bullish about this pick if either Njoku or Vance McDonald had done anything this week, but we can’t ignore how tight ends have fared against Arizona for the bulk of the season. That being said, I’m probably not using Njoku in cash lineups.
Tyler Higbee X1.65
This probably isn’t the safest pick either, but Higbee has been great the last two weeks with Gerald Everett out.
Ian Thomas X1.85
I really thought Thomas’s multiplier would be lower after he caught five of 10 targets for 57 yards and a touchdown last week. With such a high multiplier, I think you can consider him for cash games, but only if Greg Olsen is out again.
George Kittle X1.05
Kittle only had 2.40 fantasy points in the rain against Baltimore, but he has at least 15.70 fantasy points in his other three games since Halloween.
Zach Ertz X1.15
Ertz has 20+ fantasy points in three of his last five games. I think he’s a solid cash game option, even though he was awful at Miami in Week 13.
Steve’s Week 15 Cash Lineup: