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Previewing Byron Pringle for Super Bowl DFS

Chiefs WR Byron Pringle has had some moments this season, but it’s primarily come when other receivers got hurt. 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 Byron Pringle runs against Indianapolis Colts defensive back George Odum during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Jay Biggerstaff-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.

Byron Pringle was signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2018 and made his first appearance in an NFL game in 2019. Pringle is buried on the Chiefs’ depth chart and only saw significant playing time during the regular season when players ahead of him had to sit out due to injury. Pringle finished the season with 12 catches on 16 targets and played on just 14% of the Chiefs’ offensive plays.

DFS Super Bowl price

DraftKings Captain: $300
DraftKings Flex: $200
FanDuel: $5,000

DFS opponent position ranking

DraftKings: 8th
FanDuel: 12th

Season performance

Pringle peaked during Week 5, as injuries to Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins opened up room for Pringle to serve as the Chiefs’ third WR. Pringle played on a season-high 77% of snaps and caught 6-of-8 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown that week. Pringle showcased the ability to be a productive fantasy performer when given an expanded role, but his playing time cratered once the Chiefs’ receiving unit re-gained full health. After Week 6, Pringle saw only two total targets for the rest of the season.

Playoff performance

Pringle has primarily been limited to special teams work in the playoffs as he sits outside of the top four at WR on the Chiefs’ depth chart. Pringle played five total offensive snaps in the Chiefs’ divisional round win over the Texans but played no offensive snaps in the Chiefs’ conference championship win over the Titans. Pringle has seen no targets in the postseason.

Matchup

The 49ers’ defense is excellent, and they limited output to wide receivers during the regular season, holding WR to the fourth fewest receiving yards. Despite that, the explosive nature of Kansas City’s offense has this game projected to be high-scoring, as the total points on DraftKings Sportsbook of 54 is elevated. A projected high-scoring game bodes well for fantasy performances, although players will need to find ample playing time to take advantage, and Pringle is not a strong candidate for that.

DFS pricing and analysis

With Pringle buried on the depth chart, he’s difficult to deploy even as a punt play on DraftKings Showdown contests. Pringle has seen just two total targets since Week 6 of the regular season and it will likely take an injury or two to Chiefs’ WRs to get him in the mix for targets and playing time.

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