Whether you’ve played Daily Fantasy on Yahoo before or are giving it a try for the first time in Super Bowl LVIII, Dalton Del Don offers up his top plays for the big game.
Lineup building block
Christian McCaffrey ($42) vs. Kansas City Chiefs
McCaffrey exited the end of the NFC Championship Game with a stinger but hasn’t appeared on the injury report. He should be fully healthy with two weeks off, so the only reason to fade CMC is to be contrarian. McCaffrey is up to 25 touchdowns over 18 games this season, and Kansas City’s biggest weakness on defense is against the run. Expect McCaffrey to play 100% of the snaps Sunday; his high DFS salary is worth paying up for.
Star to Fade
Brandon Aiyuk ($28) vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Aiyuk might be the best route runner in the league and joined the exclusive 3+ yards per route run club this season. He led the league with a whopping 81.3% of his catches turning into first downs or touchdowns while posting the highest receiving DVOA grade ever.
While playing in San Francisco’s offense has its benefits, limited volume prevents Aiyuk from being a truly elite fantasy receiver. BA ranked 30th in the league in targets and 44th in red-zone targets, where he saw just 10 all season (despite having the same wingspan as Calvin Johnson). He ranked 16th among wideouts in fantasy points per game but 31st in expected fantasy points per game.
Most concerning regarding Aiyuk in DFS this week is his matchup; Kansas City has allowed by far the fewest schedule-adjusted fantasy points to wide receivers over the last two months. Zay Flowers just became the first WR to reach 90 yards against KC since Week 11, a span of 10 games. The Chiefs allowed just three wide receivers to reach 100 yards over 20 games this season. With the 49ers offense entering healthy, and with him in an extremely tough matchup (he’ll see a ton of L’Jarius Sneed), Aiyuk is a DFS fade this week.
Travis Kelce ($28) vs. San Francisco 49ers
Kelce has looked…