With the Super Bowl comes the last chance at a big score in NFL DFS this season. As usual in a showdown slate, the top players are priced high enough that we will have to find value lower in the salary pool to round out our lineups.
Consider these five for your Super Bowl DFS lineups on Sunday:
Joe Mixon, Bengals RB ($9,600 on DraftKings, $12,500 on FanDuel)
The coaching staff leaned on Mixon in the NFC Championship Game against the 49ers, giving him 21 carries while no other running back received a single rush. That was Mixon’s second straight game with at least 100 yards from scrimmage. We could see a repeat of that in the Super Bowl.
Odell Beckham Jr., Rams WR ($8,400 on DK, $10,500 on FD)
ODB had himself a day in the NFC Championship Game, catching nine of 11 targets for 113 yards. If the Bengals try to double Cooper Kupp in the Super Bowl, then Beckham could see a healthy number of targets from Matthew Stafford again.
Tee Higgins, Bengals WR ($7,600 on DK, $10,500 on FD)
Conversely, the Rams may pay extra attention to Ja’Marr Chase, freeing up more opportunities for Higgins. He’s enjoyed some monster games this year, and caught six passes on 10 targets for 103 yards in the AFC Championship game against the Chiefs.
Kendall Blanton, Rams TE ($4,600, $8,000 on FD)
Starting tight end Tyler Higbee exited the NFC Championship Game in the first half with a knee injury and remains questionable for the Super Bowl. Stafford didn’t miss a beat with Higbee gone, hitting Blanton for five receptions and 57 yards. Blanton could offer nice value on Sunday.
Darrell Henderson, Jr., Rams RB ($1,600 on DK, $8,000 on FD)
Coach Sean McVay said earlier this week there’s a good chance that Henderson will return from injured reserve for the Super Bowl. He also said he will “ride the hot hand” in the game. Henderson is priced on DraftKings as an injured player, and while Cam Akers will still get the bulk of the carries, No. 27 could provide tremendous value if he scores in the Super Bowl.