DraftKings is hosting three different Showdown contests for the 2020 Super Bowl. The main contest is for the whole game and pays out $1 million to first place. Set your lineups here: NFL $4M Super Bowl LIV Millionaire [$1M to 1st]. DraftKings is also offering an in-game second half Showdown contest and in-game fourth quarter Showdown contest for the Super Bowl.
Here, we will take a look at some potential punt play options on the Kansas City Chiefs’ roster for the main Showdown contest. A punt play is a low-cost play that allows fantasy owners to invest more in other areas of their roster.
Blake Bell ($800 FLEX; $1,200 CP)
Bell is the Chiefs’ blocking tight end and has seen decent playing time in the postseason, playing on about 45% of the Chiefs’ offensive plays through two postseason games. Bell generally does not offer much in terms of fantasy value, as his value is tied to blocking, but he is has had fantasy success at times in the playoffs, catching a touchdown pass in the divisional round. Bell did not see any targets in the conference championship game and averages only one target per game for his career, so he’s obviously a big risk to offer a goose egg in terms of fantasy scoring. However, Bell could serve some purpose as a punt play in a projected high-scoring game if he’s able to find the end zone again. As a blocking tight end who is not viewed as a receiving threat, Bell could fool the defense in a play action situation in the red zone.
Byron Pringle ($200 FLEX; $300 CP)
Pringle has been limited to mostly special teams work in the playoffs as he is outside of the top four at WR on the Chiefs’ depth chart. Pringle played just five total offensive snaps in the Chiefs’ divisional round game and no offensive snaps in the Chiefs’ conference championship game. Pringle has seen no targets in the postseason. Despite that, Pringle has flashed the ability to be productive when given playing time, which was in display while being bumped up the depth chart due to injuries in Week 5. Pringle played on 77% of snaps and caught 6-of-8 targets for 103 yards and a touchdown in Week 5. Pringle is high risk to not log much or any playing time in the Super Bowl, but he could emerge in the event of an injury, which could help differentiate lineups for fantasy owners in what is sure to feature a lot of overlap in the Millionaire tournament.
LeSean McCoy ($1,400 FLEX; $2,100 CP)
UPDATE: McCoy is expected to be inactive, per Ian Rapoport, so you can skip on him.
With Chiefs RB Damien Williams emerging out of the backfield recently, McCoy’s playoff playing time has fallen off. McCoy played just one snap in the Chiefs’ divisional round game and was inactive in the AFC Championship Game. McCoy has logged zero touches this postseason. That said, McCoy had a notable role for most of the regular season, starting nine games and playing on about a third of the Chiefs’ offensive plays. If Damien Williams gets injured during the game, McCoy could be thrust into solid playing time, and McCoy played on as many as 49% of the Chiefs’ offensive plays back during Week 6. McCoy’s experience could make him an asset in certain spots as a backup as well if the Chiefs stay healthy throughout the game.
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