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Previewing Demarcus Robinson for Super Bowl DFS

Can Demarcus Robinson make a difference when he has so much talent around him. We break down his performance to date, his DraftKings and FanDuel salaries, and what to expect for Super Bowl 54.

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson returns to play during the AFC Divisional Round playoff football game against the Houston Texans at Arrowhead Stadium. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers square off in Super Bowl 54 on Sunday, February 2nd. We’ll be breaking down everything you need to know to prepare your daily fantasy football lineups for the big game. We’re starting with a player-by-player preview for the skill position players on the two teams.

Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson is trying to find himself in the postseason among the rest of his team’s elite weapons. He’s had to bounce back from some discouraging play, but has recovered some since and could be an x-factor in the Super Bowl if he gets the right opportunities.

DFS Super Bowl price

DraftKings Captain: $3,900
DraftKings Flex: $2,600
FanDuel: $6,500

DFS opponent position ranking

DraftKings: 8th
FanDuel: 12th

Season performance

Robinson’s fourth season with Kansas City has been his best one yet. He played in 16 games without recording a single stat as a rookie but notched 32 receptions for 449 yards this year while reaching the end zone four times. Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins, and Travis Kelce are all above him when it comes to pass catchers, but he’s found a role as the Chiefs’ WR3. He’s slowed down considerably since combining for three scores in Weeks 2 and 3, but that doesn’t mean he’s peaked.

Playoff performance

Robinson’s postseason performances this year have been shaky at best. His Divisional Round showing was horrendous, as he dropped three of his four targets against the Houston Texans and totaled four receiving yards in the game. He caught both of the balls thrown is way in the AFC title game though to tally 31 receiving yards. Whether his last game was enough to earn back the trust of Patrick Mahomes remains to be seen.

Matchup

Robinson’s matchup with the 49ers’ secondary doesn’t seem ideal. He’s already shown how flustered he can be in big games, and the biggest game of his career is up next. He’ll likely be Kansas City’s fourth offensive option and will be matched up against several experienced defensive backs who have shut down much more dangerous receivers throughout the year.

DFS pricing and analysis

Robinson shouldn’t be anywhere near consideration for a captain’s spot, but could be a quality value play as a flex. You might not get more than a 20-yard reception out of him, but if that catch goes for a score it’s worth it. The No. 3 wide receiver in such a dynamic passing offense is a big play threat on every route he runs.