SuperDraft's $125K Red Zone GPP Winning Lineup Week 1 Review
SuperDraft is back with its $125,000 Red Zone GPP. Last week this same exact contest — same size and prize pool — only filled up 52%, making it one of the best values in the industry.
If you aren’t familiar with SuperDraft’s unique Multiplier format and scoring, catch up here.
Essentially, contestants can break free from the restraints of the salary cap and roster anyone they want. Instead of price tags, players are assigned multipliers between 1x-2x.
Not only is there overlay to take advantage of but there’s also a learning curve with the new format. We hope to you give you an edge with our Week 1 review. If you don’t have a SuperDraft account already, then sign up! using the promo code GRINDERS to get a $10 bonus on deposits of $10 or more.
Let’s take a look at Week 1’s winning lineup.
Matthew Stafford 2x (9%) – Here’s a pick we were on. Stafford was playing against the Arizona Cardinals, who were without their starting CBs. To add to Stafford’s appeal, Arizona was expected to play at one of the fastest paces in the NFL. The two teams were assisted by 15 minutes of overtime, but they finished No. 1 and No. 2 in plays ran in Week 1. At 9%, Stafford was a steal. Stafford is only down to 1.7x this week but his matchup against the Chargers is nowhere near as intriguing.
Austin Ekeler 1.75x (29%)- Scoring 63.70 points, Ekeler turned out to be one of the best plays on the slate. Unsurprisingly, nearly 30% of the field owned Ekeler. Ekeler will continue to get touches with Melvin Gordon holding out. Ekeler’s multiplier for Week 2 is only 1.35x
Dalvin Cook 1.4x (41.9%)- rotogut stuck with the chalk at running back, deciding to ride with Dalvin Cook. It was a wise decision as the Vikings ran the ball a higher percentage of their plays than any team in the last 15 years. Kirk Cousins threw the ball only 10 times! Cook’s multiplier isn’t knocked down much (1.25x), but he has much stiffer competition against the Packers defense that held the Bears to 46 yards on the ground and 3 points in Week 1.
Marvin Jones Jr. 1.65x (6.7%) – rotogut stacked Detroit’s No. 2 receiver with Stafford. Unfortunately, Jones only had 4 receptions compared to slot receiver Danny Amendola’s 7 receptions on 13 targets.
DeSean Jackson 1.95x (4.5%) – DeSean Jackson had a sweet revenge game against the Washington Redskins, but it was even sweeter for those who selected him on SuperDraft. Jackson reeled in 8 receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns moved him in front of Randy Moss for second-most touchdowns of 50 yards or longer (trailing only Jerry Rice). Jackson is the perfect example of high-ceiling receiver that you want to target, especially when they have big multipliers.
Miles Boykin 2x (0.2%) – Boykin was the lowest guy owned on the winning lineup, and a touchdown on his lone reception helped the receiver earn 14 total points. Imagine if this lineup had Marquise Brown instead.
T.J. Hockenson 2x (0.6%) – Along with Jackson, Hockenson is really where this lineup was won. Stacked with Stafford, Hockenson went off for 131 yards and a touchdown against Arizona’s porous defense. It was a great contrarian play to offset chalk like Ekeler, Cook and Ingram.
Mark Ingram 1.9x (28.5%) – Continuing the theme of running back chalk, rotogut rostered the Ravens’ new lead back. Ingram wasn’t as chalky as Dalvin Cook, but 1.9x was probably poor pricing. Ingram is only 1.4x in his Week 2 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. The Ravens should find plenty of scoring opportunities, so Ingram might be worthy of a play despite his multiplier decreasing.
Week 2 will play out a lot differently than Week 1, but it’s still wise to lean towards players with high multipliers if you want to take down this GPP. Check back later as we post our favorite SuperDraft multiplier plays for Week 2.