Best NFL Daily Fantasy Football Sleepers for Super Bowl 54 Lineups
Super Bowl 2020 arrives on Sunday, giving die-hard fans of pro football one more game before the offseason officially hits us.
It marks the end of a very thrilling NFL season, while it also represents your last chance to cash in from daily fantasy football. Of course, you can also bet on the big game at the best NFL sportsbooks.
For this post, though, the focus is another avenue for profiting from Super Bowl Sunday. That’d be none other than daily fantasy football, where everyone’s focus is trying to figure out which six-man lineup can win you all of the money.
The big names are pretty obvious (and expensive), but to get them, you need to save some cash. That has me looking at some solid Super Bowl DFS sleepers to use in Super Bowl 54 contests at DraftKings.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, San Francisco 49ers ($5.2k)
Most people want to load up on all of the studs, so it’s actually quite possible Sanders and his $5.2k price tag will go overlooked.
DFS gamers may also be reluctant to fall in love with the San Francisco 49ers passing attack, seeing as Jimmy Garoppolo attempted just eight passes during the NFC title game.
That’s totally fair, but the Super Bowl 54 game total (54, ironically enough) may suggest a fairly high-scoring game, and I personally believe the Niners will find some success through the air.
Maybe that comes via Sanders, who remains a terrific route-runner and has enough speed to spring some big plays. He’s been quiet lately but displayed his upside with an insane 37-point fantasy outing against the Saints earlier this year, so he’s got potential as a Super Bowl DFS sleeper.
Kendrick Bourne, WR, San Francisco 49ers ($3.4k)
Bourne has a smaller role than Sanders, but he is way cheaper and will be useful in trying to load up on all the studs in Super Bowl 54.
While his role isn’t the most consistent, Bourne still has six touchdowns on the year and has flashed some playmaking ability. We saw Bourne drop 13 fantasy points during the Divisional Round, while he had three other games with 13+ fantasy points during the regular season.
None of that sounds amazing, but Bourne will likely see the field a good amount in three-wide receiver sets and has clearly been an asset in the red zone. It’s hard to frown at any of that for a cheap $3.4k price, so he’d be a good option for a Super Bowl 2020 DFS sleeper.
Matt Breida, RB, San Francisco 49ers ($3.2k)
Shifting to San Francisco’s dynamic rushing attack, Breida is a very interesting cheap play if you don’t think Raheem Mostert is worth rostering.
The 49ers tend to use all three of their running backs in some capacity, and Breida has showcased his explosive nature in the past. He’s no longer the top rusher for the Niners, but during the regular season, he posted five games of 10+ fantasy points.
Breida’s awesome 30-point fantasy explosion back in week five — one that featured one of the fastest runs of the year — is without a doubt the one that stands out the most, of course.
The upside and value are there for the taking. The question is if Breida (one carry in the NFC title game) will get enough opportunities to deliver.
Demarcus Robinson, WR, Kansas City Chiefs ($2.6k)
Kansas City’s top receiving threats are Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, but when those two guys are accounted for by the defense, it’s anyone’s guess who benefits.
Usually, that’d be Sammy Watkins or Damien Williams, but few teams are as good at finding the open man down the field as Kansas City can be.
Robinson is not going to be a high-volume guy in this game, but he can make big plays. His crazy 38-point fantasy performance back in week two showed us that.
Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs ($2.2k)
It’s possible Hardman may see the field even less on offense, but he really shouldn’t.
The electrifying rookie saw one touch in the AFC title game, but he’s been sprinkled into the offense in the past and actually has three avenues to DFS success.
Kansas City has utilized Hardman all over the place as a natural receiver, but he also can make an impact as a runner and return man.
Based on his role as an actual wide receiver, Hardman is a risky punt play in GPPs. But when you factor in the potential he has as a ball carrier and return ace, he may be the best overall NFL DFS value pick of this entire game.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Kansas City Chiefs ($1.4k)
The other Super Bowl 54 DFS sleeper to consider is the aging LeSean McCoy.
The man known as “Shady” hasn’t had a role in this offense lately (zero touches since week 15), but he showed all year that he still has the athleticism to make some plays.
The question is if Andy Reid will give him a chance to contribute in the biggest game of his life. He’s probably riskier than anyone else — especially if we don’t catch wind of his role — but his price tag and talent demand our attention.
You can also take a look at both team defenses and the kickers in this game, but a game with a total of 54 probably isn’t the best environment for said options.
There’s also the option to go even further down the list and try Dante Pettis, Blake Bell, and so many others, but their roles are even more minuscule than the guys above.
The top studs and value picks are now there for you to see. This is just one game, after all. The trick will be fading the right pricey options and putting the correct play in the Captain slot.
For more advice on that process, as well as general Super Bowl 54 betting insight, keep an eye on our Super Bowl betting blog.