SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups - Week 12
Steve Pimental takes us through his NFL SuperDraft Playbook & Example Lineups for Week 12
I think this might be my favorite week to play SuperDraft so far. With so many of the top players either on bye or with poor matchups, I feel like this week is as wide open as any I can remember. There are some players with low multipliers who I like for cash, especially because trustworthy players are so hard to come by. At the same time, I cannot remember the last slate that featured so many players with multipliers of 1.4X and more who I really like. This week should be fun, so make sure you get your SuperDraft entries in early so you can reserve your spot.
Drew Brees X1.1
Brees gets the slight nod over Matt Ryan , but Ryan is playable too in what is probably a better matchup. I just think Brees is the better, safer fantasy play.
Derek Carr X1.25
You could make an argument Carr is the safest quarterback on Sunday’s slate regardless of the multiplier. Carr has at least 13 fantasy points in eight of his 10 games this season, including each of his last five.
Sam Darnold X1.4
Darnold has finally looked more like the quarterback we saw last season, though matchups with the Giants and Redskins have certainly helped. He gets Oakland this week, and a repeat four-touchdown performance is certainly on the table.
Ryan Fitzpatrick X1.55
Fitzpatrick was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, and if he doesn’t play, Josh Rosen is an option getting 2X points. Cleveland’s defense is not scary, especially with Myles Garrett out, and Fitzpatrick is averaging 17.9 fantasy points over his last five games.
Brandon Allen X1.75
I don’t necessarily expect Brandon Allen to continue to top 14 fantasy points in every game, but he’s certainly capable of doing it one more time. The emergence of Noah Fant to go along with Courtland Sutton certainly helps his case.
Jaylen Samuels X1.5
The Bengals are 28th in fantasy points allowed to running backs, and Samuels is a must-play for cash if James Conner is out. Samuels had 19.54 fantasy points and Conner had 22.5 against the Bengals back in Week 4.
Josh Jacobs X1.4
Jacobs was solid against Cincinnati last week, though he failed to get in the end zone. The Jets’ are better defensively, but I’m not afraid of them. Jacobs has at least 13.9 fantasy points in five of his last six games.
Le’Veon Bell X1.55
I wish I knew how to quit Bell, but even though we haven’t gotten big games from him, he has at least 14.8 fantasy points in three straight. I love his chances of making it four in a row against Oakland this week.
Joe Mixon X1.65
The Bengals offensive line no longer looks like a disaster, and Mixon has at least 15.70 fantasy points in three straight games. I’m not quite as confident in him as I am in Bell, but I obviously think Mixon is a good player, and I doubt his ownership will be very high.
Devin Singletary X1.75
I don’t love Singletary as much as some, and he was just okay last week against Miami. However, he has upside, and he got 16 touches last week. You could do far worse for a GPP play.
This is an ugly week for receivers, so now, more than ever, I’m tempted to play one or both of these guys, especially for cash. Thomas and Jones play the 28th and 32nd ranked teams in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers this season. If I had to pick one, it would be Thomas, but I think Julio is nearly as safe.
Odell Beckham Jr. X1.4
I’m not the only person to predict this is the game OBJ finally looks like himself, but there’s no doubt this is the best matchup he’s had in over a month. He’s tempting for cash, but I think I’d rather play Julian Edelman with the same multiplier.
Calvin Ridley X1.5
He demonstrated last week how great his ceiling can be, and we know he has another fantastic matchup. I refuse to trust him for cash games, however.
Jamison Crowder X1.55
I don’t think there’s any receiver with a higher multiplier who I trust for cash except maybe, maybe DeVante Parker . I doubt Crowder scores a touchdown for the fourth straight week, but he should be safe for at least five receptions and 75 yards.
They are both too good to have such a high multiplier, but we cannot trust them due to their injuries and quarterback, respectively. If Jeffery is active, I’ll lean towards him due to the matchup.
Jared Cook X1.5
I don’t really trust any tight end this week, including Zach Ertz and Darren Waller , so I may as well go for some upside. Cook gets the slight nod for me over Jacob Hollister , just because I like his matchup better. Also, Cook has at least 10.3 fantasy points in four straight games.
Greg Olsen X1.6
Olsen is averaging 11.0 fantasy points over his last two games, and while I don’t really trust it, he’s got as good a shot as any of repeating that production.
Dallas Goedert X1.65
Cameron Brate X1.7
Brate caught 10 passes on 14 targets with O.J. Howard in the dog house last week. I have no idea how much Howard will play, and I doubt Brate will get double-digit targets regardless, but we know he’s got the talent to put up fantasy points if he’s given the opportunity.
Steve’s Week 10 Cash Lineup: