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Super Bowl DraftKings Showdown: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) reacts after a first down catch against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

  • Best big-name player: A.J. Brown has been an unnecessary luxury in the playoffs so far, but the Philadelphia Eagles should heavily depend on Brown in the Super Bowl.
  • Best mid-priced player: Isiah Pacheco has become one of the most consistent players on the Kansas City Chiefs’ offense over the second half of the season and could play a bigger factor than usual.
  • The winning strategy: Click here to learn more about the format and the exploitable trends to use this season, including which positions provide the most leverage in the CPT spot and how DFS gamers can roster multiple and single positions in FLEX spots to gain leverage on the field.
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Ahead of the Super Bowl, here are three players at different salary ranges who I believe will perform well in the DraftKings Showdown. 

A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles ($9,200)

Brown has been quiet in the playoffs but is well-suited against the Chiefs' defense.

  • He’s caught seven passes for 50 yards and no touchdowns in the two playoff blowouts where the Eagles won by a combined 55 points.
  • Brown averaged 119 receiving yards a game in his last four regular season games.
  • The Chiefs allowed the ninth-most passing yards in the regular season.
  • Brown has excelled against man coverage this season, gaining 3.39 yards per route run against it this season, which is the most for a wide receiver with at least 120 routes against man.
  • Kansas City uses man coverage at the eighth-highest rate this season.
  • The Chiefs have been above average at shutting down wide receivers in the slot but below average out wide.
  • Almost all of Brown’s production this season has been out wide while DeVonta Smith has seen nearly 40% of his receiving yards come from the slot. That’s why Brown is here instead of Smith.


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