By Des Boodam
This is the final chapter of the NFL season… and it’s one that has been so kind to me. We’ve had success in both DFS and season long including the playoffs as well. I don’t want to take this for granted, because I’ve never had a season so good, and I don’t know when my time will come again. There were certain players I valued well this season, and not only did they produce consistently, they stayed healthy… a caveat of fantasy football that is of the utmost of importance. Handshakes to Davante Adams, Adam Thielen, Saquan Barkley, Michael Thomas, Pat Mahommes and Ezekiel Elliot… all of you collectively made my fantasy dreams come true. Now this is the last dance for football, and I would be doing myself a huge disservice not to play a simple five player lineup on FanDuel. The format allows you to choose any 5 players at the same budget as usual $60K. There are no player, team or position restrictions and even kickers are in play. I have five recommendations that fit my budget, hence a cash line-up is formed. Finally – one player can be assigned the “MVP” slot which gives you 1.5X that players total. Obviously you will put the player you think scores the most fantasy points in SB53 in this slot, but regardless, whom ever you put, will net you 50% more points than what they actually score.
MVP (1.5X Points) – TOM BRADY
The GOAT and only the GOAT has the highest ceiling in this game. It’s not because he’s been a better QB statistically than Jared Goff, because he hasn’t… nor has he been statistically unstoppable during the playoffs. What he is though, is great on big stages including the SB… 4 TDs in two of the past three SBs and a million yards passing last year against Philadelphia in a losing effort. The power running game is scary but Brady will get them there and his ceiling has to be higher than Goff’s, until one of them proves that shouldn’t be the case.
FLEX – JAMES WHITE
Speaking of big game players, no running back comes to play in the playoffs more than White. Yes Sony Michele is the feature back, but White is Mr. Dependable and will likely get 10 targets in this one along with a handful of carries.
FLEX – CHRIS HOGAN
Hogan is a throw away here, that has a boom or bust potential, but fits due to his low price. If you break down tape, Hogan is actually open a lot, and the Rams defense will likely stretch Brady enough to go to Hogan 4-5 times.
FLEX – ROBERT WOODS
The Patriots will likely double Brandin Cooks, since he’s been the most productive WR for the Rams in the last few. Both WRs are equally as effective, but I think Woods slips through the Patriots secondary a little easier in this one.
FLEX – TODD GURLEY
They can’t stop both Woods and Gurley. I’m concerned the Patriots won’t be able to stop either. Gurley his looking for redemption in this one…. and will have over 100 total yards.
Good Luck Gamers and we’ll see you next season for all your daily fantasy football needs.