The Steelers and Chiefs will end Sunday’s playoffs in perhaps Ben Roethlisberger’s last match. The Chiefs are a favorite at the AFC Super Bowl, and are currently a 12.5-point favorite at Pittsburgh through DraftKings. We’re creating a risky (or crazy) DraftKings Showdown that probably only works if the Steelers catch up with the shocking uproar or just keep things close. Yes, we know it’s a long run, but in DFS tournaments we roll the dice in one of the last chances we get this year.
Here are the important settings for single-draft DraftKings games: That’s right full point PPR, and they are three-point bonuses for 300 yards, 100 rushing yards, a 100 receiving yards. Selecting a captain costs 1.5 times the player’s original prize, but his total points also multiply by 1.5.
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DraftKings Showdown Tips: Steelers vs. Chiefs
With a budget of $ 50,000, you need at least one player from each team.
Captain: (1.5x salary, 1.5x points): WR Chase Claypool, Steelers (8,400 $)
We said we were going to set up outside the box, so let’s start with Claypool in our “captain” chair. For some reason, it’s cheaper than the backup quarterbacks Steelers and Chiefs, and it’s not that it’s not productive at all this year. His great game combined with the Steelers’ approach to the first pass means that he could realistically get a bonus of 100 yards if things go well. We are counting on some ancient Big Ben magic (or garbage production).
FLEX: WR Diontae Johnson, Steelers ($ 9,000)
Because we know that Roethlisberger is in no hurry, the only way to get through is to have two pass catchers. While Claypool will work in the “deep” part of the course, Johnson will spoil the reception like almost no one else in the league. You can guarantee almost double-digit goals and he also has a chance at a 100-yard bonus.
FLEX: QB Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers ($ 8,800)
DFS players will cringe at the thought of playing Roethlisberger, so we’ll take him to the chance that he has a great game and will keep his career alive for another week. There is also a scenario where Chiefs fires Steelers and Big Ben et al. Put tons of garbage numbers so there’s a shot from the outside, this set pays off even if the Steelers run out of the building.
FLEX: QB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($ 11,800)
Mahomes will produce in almost any game scenario, and if the Steelers approach in this way and their attack hums, Mahomes is confident that he will have a solid DFS performance on the other hand. As always, it’s hard to give Mahomes both of his best weapons because of their high prices, but they’re made even when Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce are quiet.
FLEX: RB Darrel Williams, Chiefs ($ 6,400)
Even if Clyde played Edwards-Helaire (shoulder), we’d rather have Williams. It is a more efficient and explosive receiver, so we consider it more valuable in full-PPR formats. Again, this lineup suggests that the Steelers are making a game out of it, so Williams will be in key passes for Kansas City.
FLEX: WR Byron Pringle, Chiefs ($ 4,800)
Pringle made two touchdowns for the first time in this match, and because Tyreek Hill (heel) banged up and the Steelers are the best defense against the narrow ones, there is room for Pringle to produce more. Whenever you play in a Showdown tournament that includes Kansas City, taking a flyer about the cheap Chiefs catcher is a smart move for GPP formats. You could also mix things up and fit Demarcus Robinson or Mecole Hardman.