NFL DFS Picks and Top Lineup for Super Bowl 56 – Sunday, February 13, 2022

| February 9, 2022 9:35 am PDT

Super Bowl 56 is nearly here, and if you’re not swept up in the allure of the big game, it’ll only be a matter of time.

There is so much money involved in Super Bowl Sunday, while this is quite simply the most entertaining night of the year once you factor in the halftime show and Super Bowl commercials.

Add on props and all kinds of other betting, and it’s utter insanity. I’m here to help you with your Super Bowl 56 DFS picks, but you won’t want to miss out on the action.

Check out the top Super Bowl 56 betting sites to avoid missing out, and then dive in with my top picks, sleepers, and lineup for the 2022 Super Bowl.

Top NFL DFS Picks for Super Bowl 2022

  • Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams ($17.4k)
  • Matthew Stafford, QB, Rams ($16.2k)
  • Ja’Marr Chase, WR, Bengals ($15.6k)
  • Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals ($14.4k)

You can still argue for several other players to be in your Captain slot when finalizing your NFL DFS lineups at DraftKings this week. Heck, I’m not even saying one of the four guys listed above will for sure make mine.

But they’re the four best options in terms of ceiling and upside in this game. If you’re looking for safety and upside, I’d start with this pack.

Kupp doesn’t need a sales pitch.

He’s put up nearly 29 fantasy points per game, and has failed to score in just six games all year. Even when he did, he still had 64+ yards in every single contest, and 92+ in the others.

He’s a machine, and even though there is chatter that the Bengals could find a way to shut him down, fading him is an extremely dicey proposition.

If you love Kupp, you also love Stafford. He’s been known for some pick-sixes this year, but he’s largely slayed, and he comes in as the second best fantasy producer on this Super Bowl 56 slate.

Stafford is poised for a big game, and Anthony Haage has him topping 400+ yards in his bold Super Bowl 56 predictions. I’m not committing to that, but I do think Stafford has a lot of success here.

On the other side, you can look to Joe Burrow or Tee Higgins, but the explosive Ja’Marr Chase is hard to ignore. So is his ability to do major damage every time he touches the rock.

Joe Mixon is also Cincy’s main man in the red-zone (17 touchdowns on the year), and he’s a do-it-all back that has 15+ touches in each of his last 12 games.

Any and all of these guys would be great Captain picks in DK’s Super Bowl DFS tournaments, but you should also consider using a value play in this spot.

Super Bowl 56 Fantasy Football Sleepers

  • Kendall Blanton, TE, Rams ($6.9k)
  • Evan McPherson, K, Bengals ($6k)
  • Rams Defense ($5.1k)
  • Samaje Perine, RB, Bengals ($3.6k)

As you can imagine, there isn’t a ton of value going into Super Bowl 2022 DFS contests. These teams have pretty cut and dry studs as it is, and the biggest game of the year rarely opens the door to unknowns for a major impact.

There could be some value, assuming someone like Tyler Higbee can’t suit up for Super Bowl 56.

Higbee’s status is presently unknown, but if he’s out, you can safely fire up Blanton. He put up 10.7 fantasy points in relief of Higbee two weeks ago. Cincy also ended the year ranked 27th at stopping tight ends.

You could entertain the idea of using a kicker in your Super Bowl Showdown lineups, too. The one I’d target is McPherson, as he’s been a hero in these playoffs.

On top of that, he’s just a reliable kicker, and the Bengals seem more inclined to kick field goals in the face of the tougher matchup in this game.

L.A.’s defense also stands out as a decent value. Aaron Donald is a sack machine, and he’s joined by Von Miller and Jalen Ramsey to give the Bengals serious issues all over the field.

Cincinnati’s pass protection woes are well documented, after all.

I don’t think the Rams completely obliterate the Bengals, but maybe you do. And maybe some sacks and a defensive touchdown is enough to make a $5.1k option worth it.

There’s also someone like Perine. He’s probably the best punt option available, especially if you’re like me and believe the Bengals will be playing from behind at some point.

Perine scored on a screen play in the AFC title game, and he could be utilized more as a receiver if Cincy is trailing in Super Bowl 56.

Other NFL DFS sleepers for the 2022 Super Bowl include Darrell Henderson, Ben Skowronek, Chris Evans, and Brycen Hopkins (assuming Higbee can’t play).

My Top NFL DFS Lineup for Super Bowl 2022

  • Captain: Van Jefferson, WR, Rams ($7.8k)
  • FLEX: Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams ($11.6k)
  • FLEX: Matthew Stafford, QB, Rams ($10.8k)
  • FLEX: Darrell Henderson, RB, Rams ($1.6k)
  • FLEX: Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals ($7.6k)
  • FLEX: Joe Burrow, QB, Bengals ($10.6k)

I don’t like to give everything away when I break down my top Super Bowl DFS picks and sleepers, but you can see where my head is at with my top lineup above.

Pairing Stafford and Burrow makes sense. This game has a solid total north of 48 at most Super Bowl betting sites, and both offenses can be rather explosive. I expect points here, and I bet most of them come through the air.

Fading Joe Mixon and Ja’Marr Chase could be dangerous, and I also have eyes for Odell Beckham Jr. However, this lineup gets me both passers, the top DFS producer on the slate, and a rock solid option in Tee Higgins.

If the Rams can shut Chase down like they want to, Higgins will eat. Cincy will try to corral Kupp, which could leave them vulnerable down the field. The Bengals gave up the third most 20+ yard passing plays in 2021, after all.

Van Jefferson hasn’t been healthy, but if he plays, I love him as a low-owned Captain pick. One long touchdown, and I’m on my way to a fun Super Bowl Sunday.

Hopefully my other NFL DFS picks and analysis helps point you to some winnings. If you want to win more this weekend, be sure to check out our Super Bowl 2022 betting guide below.

Guide for Betting on Super Bowl 56

Noah Davis

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