With only two teams to work with, FanDuel’s main slate involves rosters with five offensive flex positions. Of these, one flex automatically records 2x the points scored for that player. With the quarterbacks projected to lead scoring each week, it makes sense to place either Tom Brady or Nick Foles in that position. With that said, here are some key plays for Super Bowl weekend.
Nick Foles – $13,500
With tight pricing and ownership likely to favor Brady, pivoting to Nick Foles in the FanDuel 2x slot should provide leverage in GPPs. Coming off his best performance of the season, Foles faces a New England secondary ranked 21st in pass defense according to Football Outsiders’ Pass Defense DVOA. The Patriots secondary also allowed the most passing yards to quarterbacks throughout the regular season. Fire up Foles in tournaments this weekend.
Chris Hogan – $10,000
Priced well below Danny Amendola ($12,500) and Brandin Cooks ($12,000), Chris Hogan remains the Patriots number two wide receiver. In both playoff games, Hogan out-snapped Danny Amendola 91% to 75% and 83% to 62%. In addition, Hogan will likely draw the coverage of Jalen Mills. Mills allowed a league-high nine touchdowns this season and Hogan ranked second on the Patriots in red zone targets, despite missing seven games. With recency bias and ownership favoring Amendola, Hogan provides leverage in GPPs.
Zach Ertz – $12,000
Zach Ertz reasserted himself as the Eagles’ primary pass catcher in the Conference Championship, hauling in eight of eight targets for 93 receiving yards. Priced below teammate Alshon Jeffery ($12,500), Ertz has led the Eagles in targets under Nick Foles. Despite strong tight end defense from the Patriots, Ertz should be used in all formats as Foles’ preferred passing option.
Rob Gronkowski – $14,500
Playing Nick Foles is one way to fit in Rob Gronkowki. The leader in receiving yards among tight ends, Gronk’s only concern remains his concussion sustained in the Conference Championship. In the divisional round, Gronk recorded six catches on nine targets for 81 yards and a score. A truly matchup proof player, Gronk remains a solid building block in DFS this weekend and an interesting contrarian pairing with Ertz.
Dion Lewis – $13,000
In his last four games, Dion Lewis has handled 29, 32, 24, and 16 touches, including nine and seven catches in their last two. With Rex Burkhead playing minuscule snaps and the Patriots favored by 4.5-points, game script should be in Lewis’ favor. Despite the tough matchup, Lewis has the highest non-QB touch projection on the slate. Lewis should be used in cash and GPPs this weekend.