Championship Sunday Afternoon Single-Game NFL DFS: Top FanDuel & DraftKings Plays

Jan 28, 2023
Championship Round Sunday Single-Game DFS: Chiefs vs Bengals

One team will punch a ticket to Super Bowl LVII (57 for you Roman numeral n00bz) when the Cincinnati Bengals head west to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs.

It is vital to remember that single-game slates are not simply a “max salary, play as many big names as possible, and submit” format, especially in larger tournament fields. We need to identify players that can be pieces in their offense’s success, whether in the lead or trailing, as well as the players that could be focal points in a neutral game script. The ability to then take those players and identify which will succeed in the single-game format will put us in a better position to succeed as daily fantasy players.

It is not just about finishing in first place in Showdown, it is about finishing in solo first. This format is one of the easiest to chop top prize because of the smaller player pool. Therefore, being different (and correct) in roster construction is the difference between doubling your entry cost and taking down a GPP. Let’s take a look at this week’s important notes and players I am focusing on when building for Showdown formats on DraftKings and Fanduel.

Vegas Total and Spread

Kansas City is a 1.5-point home favorite with an over/under of 48 points. The Chiefs have an implied team total of 24.75 points, while the Bengals have an implied team total of 23.25 points.

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