It is finally here. The bittersweet moment of reaching the Super Bowl is a strange feeling for all NFL DFS players. On one hand, it's the Super Bowl so what is there not be excited about. However, it also means a long offseason without football. However, the best way to head into any break is with a victory, and hopefully, that is what we can achieve this weekend.
The Super Bowl obviously takes on a slightly different look when it comes to DFS to it than other weeks. With only one game on the slate both the DraftKings and FanDuel formats switch to the Captain/MVP style of gameplay. This style offers the chance to get creative and have some fun on Super Bowl Sunday.
Let's take a look at the DFS cash game value plays for the 2019 Super Bowl. This article will take a look at some of the value plays for each week of the NFL. However, usually when you look at value plays for GPP you are swinging for the fences somewhat. Here I will be focusing on cash games and the necessity for slightly more safety as you are just looking to finish in the top half or so of the competition. Therefore, we are looking for cheaper players who should see a decent workload, be that pass attempts, targets or carries.
DFS Cash Game Value Picks
Jimmy Garoppolo, SF @ KC | DK: $8,000, FD: $14,000
Garoppolo is not a cheap option, especially on FanDuel, by any means but he is value in comparison to fellow QB Patrick Mahomes. Garoppolo has been largely marginalized in the last two games, but we have seen him step up when required in shootouts. The game in New Orleans is a perfect example of this, and if the 49ers need to go toe-to-toe with Kansas City this weekend then Garoppolo could look like an incredible value when all is said and done Sunday. On FanDuel, if you are playing a QB then just simply take Mahomes, but on DraftKings, Garoppolo becomes an option.
Sammy Watkins, KC vs. SF | DK: $7,000, FD: $10,500
This is all about trying to find a cheap way to capitalize on the Chiefs passing offense. Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, and Travis Kelce are among the most expensive options on the slate, but Watkins is a relative bargain. If the 49ers decide to try and bracket Hill and Kelce out of the game then the very talented Watkins has another the chance to shine, after a strong showing in the AFC Conference Championship game.
Emmanuel Sanders, SF @ KC | DK: $5,200, FD: $7,500
Experience can often be key in these big games, and Sanders has plenty of experience of big moments. If the 49ers do have to go to the air in this game, then it may very well be Sanders who they need to step up. Much like with Watkins, I expect the Chiefs focus to be on George Kittle and Deebo Samuel, which could leave things open for Sanders to have a big day.
Kendrick Bourne, SF @ KC | DK: $3,400, FD: $7,000
Bourne has been one of the most underrated parts of this 49ers offense. He has served as somewhat of a safety blanket for Garoppolo, while also playing the role of red-zone threat when he has needed to. At a ridiculously cheap price, I would not be surprised to see Bourne in the end zone at least once in this game.
Matt Breida, SF @ KC | DK: $3,200, FD: $7,500
This is more gamble than safety but why not sprinkle some Breida into your lineups on the off chance he becomes a factor. Breida has not shined since Week 5 this season, but with Tevin Coleman getting injured in the NFC Championship game, Breida could be the perfect foil for Raheem Mostert. Breida's role could be especially important f this game is a shootout, as we saw him play a solid role in the passing attack last season for the 49ers. Breida is more of a value on DraftKings than FanDuel. On FanDuel if you are looking to get cheap at running back then a gamble on LeSean McCoy at $6,000 makes more sense.