When you’re on the field with Patrick Mahomes, you have a chance to make a game changing play. That means any of the Kansas City wide plays could break this Super Bowl showdown slate. Here’s how I value them in daily fantasy football, factoring in salary.
Mecole Hardman ($2,200)
Hardman carries risk, but there’s a lot to like. The speedster has seen five targets in the postseason, he just hasn’t turned one into a big play. In the regular season, the rookie had six touchdown catches, including longs of 83, 68, 48 and 42 yards. He has the big-play ability to be the key piece to your lineup. On top of that, he’s the cheapest play of the group, and returns punts, giving you a little bit more touchdown upside.
DeMarcus Robinson ($2,600)
Robinson is a pivot off Hardman, but anybody can wind up the KC WR2 depending on the matchups. Robinson’s had a role in the playoffs, seeing six targets. He showed us a high ceiling back in Week 2, bringing in all six of his targets for 172 yards and a pair of touchdowns — 38.2 DKFP. I like targeting the cheap upside in at least one play on the Chiefs.
Tyreek Hill ($11,000)
Hill’s clearly going to get the most volume of the bunch, but he’s just so expensive. That could get you lower ownership on him, and is he winds up catching a couple touchdowns, it’s the right call to roster him. But the savings on Travis Kelce ($9,600) makes him the stronger play to me.
Sammy Watkins ($7,000)
Watkins isn’t even in consideration here. He brought in a 60-yard touchdown last week, helping him get to 27.4 DKFP. That was just his seventh game in double-digit DKFP this season, and the first time he reached the end zone SINCE WEEK 1. Hardman and Robinson are priced as inconsistent plays. Watkins is priced as a consistent producer, and that just hasn’t been the case.
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