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Sleeper captain picks for Super Bowl 55

This weekend, we’ll get to watch one of the most highly anticipated sports event of the year — Super Bowl Sunday. We break down DraftKings Showdown strategy with sleeper captain picks for Super Bowl 55.

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We have one game left in the 2020 NFL season and that is Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. There will be a ton of DFS contests being played on Sunday, especially showdown captain mode. If you are familiar with showdown contests, you have a captain spot, which is worth 1.5x points and multiple FLEX spots. If you pick the right captain, along with reasonably priced FLEX players, then you may find yourself winning some cash.

There are obvious, big-money choices for your Showdown captain spot in this Super Bowl 55 showdown. However, if you are inclined to fill that spot with a cap-friendly player, here are three sleepers to target.

Super Bowl LV: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ronald Jones II, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($3300)

The 23-year-old running back has been surpassed by Leonard Fournette as the Bucs’ lead running back in the playoffs. After not playing in the wild card game due to injury, Jones has produced for 78 yards on 23 carries in Tampa Bay’s last two playoff games. Between the two games, Jones’ best outing happened in the NFC Divisional round against the Saints, where he scored 6.2 fantasy points (13 carries for 62 yards) at a $7000 value.

Heading into the Super Bowl, Playoff Lenny has all the momentum behind him but Jones could also be a factor. When these two teams played back in Week 12, Jones scored 17.3 fantasy points on nine carries for 66 yards and a 37-yard reception (two targets) for a touchdown.

Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs ($8400)

Unlike Jones, Mecole Hardman is higher-priced but does not need a lot of production to score double-digit fantasy points. In the AFC championship game, he scored 12.4 fantasy points, making it the second-straight week that Hardman scored 10 or more points. The last time that happened was back in Weeks 14 and 15. Against the Buffalo Bills, Hardman had two receptions for four yards and a touchdown, along with 50 rushing yards. Hardman will likely not have many targets with Sammy Watkins making his return to the lineup, but he’s someone the Bucs’ defense must account for.

Cameron Brate, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($7200)

The veteran tight end has been a great complement to the Bucs’ wide receiver unit over the last few weeks. With starting tight end Rob Gronkowski being used more as a blocker, it has allowed Brate to be used more in the receiving yard. In the NFC title game, Brate scored his first touchdown since Week 10 against the Carolina Panthers.

He also scored 10.9 fantasy points (three receptions for 19 yards), making it the second time in three weeks that Brate has reached double figure fantasy points. On Sunday, he’ll be going up against a Kansas City Chiefs’ defense that is ranked 29th against TEs (OPRK) this season.

Brate is considered questionable after picking up a back injury in practice. He plans on playing, but the injury does make for a riskier, but likely lower rostership play.