“Buy or Bye”™ – Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Super Bowl LV Cash Games

By Ha Kung Wong 

Twitter: @FBGarbageTime

In 2019, we were over 70% for cash lineups and we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Super Bowl LV!  We’re 72% on lineups so far this year, but we’re looking to win even more!

You’re welcome. 😎

As usual, before we get to winning you more bragging rights (and DFS cash), remember, the point of this article is not just to give you one or two lineups for each site, it’s to give you examples of a few POSSIBLE lineups.  Getting exposure to a few different lineups is always a good idea, so don’t forget to mix and match additional lineups from my suggestions below.  Trust me, it’s a lot more fun that way AND you’ll improve your chances of cashing!

Let’s get to winning you some CASH in Super Bowl LV!

Daily Fantasy Football

Cash Games, for those who don’t know, are essentially the lowest risk games.  They include “50/50” games, in which half the entrants win about 1.8x the entry fee, and “Double Ups”, in which slightly less than half the entrants win 2x the entry fee.

Since there’s so many different sites, and I can’t cover them all, I’ve decided to cover just the most popular sites, including Fan Duel, Draft Kings and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy.

This year, the Super Bowl DFS contests are all single game contests.  So that means you only get one Captain/MVP that score 1.5x and four players that score 1x.  On Draft Kings, the Captain/MVP also costs more, whereas on FanDuel and Yahoo the Captain/MVP does not cost more.

Remember, this article is not focused on GPP (Tournament) Games, JUST Cash Games.  Feel free to use a few of these suggested players as a base when constructing a GPP lineup, but you’ll have to take some chances on a few low cost, upside players as well.

As per usual, I’m going to provide you with a few sample lineups on each site and give you a few notes to consider.  You’re welcome. 😎

So, without further to do, here are my suggestions for the Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games for Super Bowl LV, along with they’re prices on FanDuel (“FD”), Draft Kings (“DK”) and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy (“Y!”).


Draft Kings 

Yahoo! DFS

Game Notes:

  • No “Free Square of the Week”™ for the Super Bowl, but there are few value plays that I like:
    • Ronald Jones
      • He’s priced way down and the Chiefs are only 19th against the run and he’s still getting double digit carries in the post season.  He seems healthy, and he’s essentially free on Draft Kings.
    • Scotty Miller
      • Antonio Brown is still questionable, so he may not be 100%.  Miller can work intermediate routes and be a deep threat.  For the price, if he lands in the endzone, he’ll pay off in spades.
    • Harrison Butker or Ryan Succop
      • I slightly prefer Succup who’s hit all 11 FGs in his last 4 games.  Butker is very close, but I can see Andy Reid taking more chances on 4th down when close to the endzone as well as Mahomes simply putting it in the endzone.
  • I’m prioritizing both QBs this week as my Captain/MVP for cash games since they have the most consistency, but slightly prefer Patrick Mahomes.
    • On Draft Kings, Mahomes is less than a quarter of the salary cap, and on FanDuel and Yahoo, he’s the highest priced player but doesn’t cost anymore to place in the Captain/MVP spot. He went 37 of 49 for 462 yards and 3 TDs last time out against the Bucs on Nov. 29. And he’s had two weeks more to recover from his foot injury, which really didn’t slow him down against the Bills in the Conference Championship anyway.
    • If you go with Tom Brady, you can save a little cap space and take advantage of his post season (and Super Bowl) experience.  Including his three playoff games, he’s passed for more total yards since the 2020 NFL season kicked off (5,493) than any other player, and his 47 total passing TDs is only behind Aaron Rodgers.  The only reason why I prefer Mahomes is because the Chiefs are more vulnerable against the run, and Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones are certainly in line to do some damage.
  • Of the Chiefs, I’m prioritizing Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill, in that order.  Kelce is insane averaging 12 targets per game over his last 6 games, and catching at least 1 TD in every game over that span.  Hill is similarly insane, with the 3rd most receiving yards (91.64) and 4th most receiving TDs (0.88) among all WRs this season.  The Bucs just allowed a whopping 9 receptions for 67 yards and a TD to Davante Adams.  That’s probably near the floor for Hill.
  • If I have to pick one Bucs WR, it’s Chris Godwin.  Godwin is the de facto WR1 and has averaged 7.46 targets per game this season, almost one full target more per game than Mike Evans.  With all those targets, a single TD should have him exceed value.
  • However, my favorite Buccaneer to roster is Leonard Fournette.  Fournette has 6 total TDs over the last 6 weeks, including one in each of 3 postseason games. Fournette has received a 60-percent share of carries and has also seen an increase in pass targets catching 14 of 17 postseason targets for 102 yards.  With Chiefs defense more vulnerable on the ground, there’s plenty of room for both Fournette and Jones to do damage, with Fournette likely to get more snaps.

Good luck everyone with your Super Bowl LV Lineups, and thanks for following this season!  I’ll see you next year with more Buy or Bye™!

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