Patrick Mahomes rescued the Chiefs again and it was the first time Andy Reid was able to hold the Lombardi Trophy. Here’s how DK Live recapped some of Saturday’s most noteworthy fantasy NFL, NBA and NHL performances:
Patrick Mahomes named MVP of Super Bowl 54 — He was picked off twice. He fumbled twice. However, when push came to shove, Mahomes’ ($12,600; 26.24 DKFP) right arm carried Kansas City to a 31-20 victory in Super Bowl 54 over San Francisco. With the Chiefs trailing by 10 points with little over nine minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Mahomes led consecutive scoring drives, ending in touchdowns passes to Travis Kelce ($9,600; 16.5 DKFP) and Damien Williams ($9,800; 32.3 DKFP). The QB would use the late push to finish with 286 yards through the air, to which he would add 29 rushing yards and another TD. Still, Williams had his own case for MVP, winding up with 104 rushing yards and two trips to the end zone. — Garion Throne
Deebo Samuel a lone bright spot in Super Bowl loss vs. Chiefs — As expected, San Francisco was forced to pass the ball a lot more often in Super Bowl 54; however, it didn’t exactly lead to much in the way of production. The 49ers had trouble getting anything going offensively all evening long, eventually dropping the contest 31-20 to Kansas City. Still, there were a few bright spots for the team. Deebo Samuel ($7,600; 14.2 DKFP) was consistently able to break off chunk plays throughout the game, finishing with an impressive 92 scrimmage yards on just eight touches. On top of that, Kyle Juszczyk ($1,200; 12.9 DKFP) was a surprising source of value, hauling in a 15-yard touchdown reception from Jimmy Garoppolo ($8,000; 10.96 DKFP) mid-way through the second quarter. — Garion Thorne
The Rockets fly past the Pelicans behind another big game from James Harden —
Harden ($11,200) was just one assist short of a triple-double and finished with 73 DKFP on 40 points, 10 boards and nine assists in 39 minutes. Russell Westbrook ($10,200) struggled a bit with just 41.5 DKFP, but Danuel House Jr. ($4,100) stepped up with 12 points, 12 rebounds and 33 DKFP. Ben McLemore ($3,200) was also a nice value, chipping in 22 points and 28 DKFP in 24 minutes. The Rockets were under-sized and gave up double-digit rebounds to five Pelicans. Brandon Ingram ($7,100) had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 49.5 DKFP, and Zion Williamson ($7,700) had 21 points, 10 boards and 39 DKFP in 33 minutes. Lonzo Ball ($7,000) also finished just one assist short of a triple-double and posted 47.75 DKFP. — Zach Thompson
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks squelch the Suns —
The Bucks were hot from long-range all game and went 15-for-38 (40%) from three-point land in Phoenix. As usual, Antetokounmpo ($11,000) led the way with 69.75 DKFP, and he finished just one assist short of a triple-double with 30 points, 19 rebounds and nine assists in just 31 minutes. Brook Lopez ($3,900) was a great value with 17 points, four rebounds and nine blocked shots for a total of 42.0 DKFP in his 33 minutes. Khris Middleton ($7,800) also had a solid game with 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists and 46.5 DKFP. Devin Booker ($8,700) paced the Suns with 48.25 DKFP and Jevon Carter ($3,000) stepped up with 30.5 DKFP with Ricky Rubio (ankle) out. If Rubio and Ty Jerome (calf) remain out, Carter could be an interesting value moving forward. — Zach Thompson
Bruce Brown boosts Pistons to Overtime win over the Nuggets — Brown had a double-double with 19 points, 10 boards, eight assists and 46.5 DKFP. He stepped up to help carry the offense in the overtime period after Andre Drummond fouled out. Drummond had 21 points, 17 rebounds and 52.75 DKFP, turning things around after a brutal 1-for-8 start to the game. Nikola Jokic dominated for the Nuggets, producing 82 DKFP on 39 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, but he couldn’t overcome all the absences from the Nuggets who were without Jamal Murray, Mason Plumlee, Michael Porter Jr. and Paul Millsap. Monte Morris had another solid game filling in with 41.25 DKFP on 19 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.
Penguins hold on for a 4-3 win in Washington — The Penguins and Capitals met for the first time this season, and the Penguins got a nice road win over their rival. The Metropolitan Division will be decided over the next few months as these teams meet three more times. Patrick Hornqvist ($5,000) led the way with 22 DKFP with a goal on seven shots, and Matt Murray ($6,900) had 29 saves and 9.8 DKFP. In their loss, the Capitals got a pair of goals from Lars Eller ($3,600), who finished with 21.3 DKFP. He scored his second goal with just over two minutes remaining but the Caps couldn’t get the game-tying goal. — Zach Thompson
Pierre-Luc Dubois scores twice as Blue Jackets beat Canadiens, 4-3 —
Dubois ($5,900) had 28 DKFP on two goals and an assist while taking only a pair of shots. The third-year center now has 17 goals and 25 assists in 53 games this season, and his only other multi-goal game also came against the Canadians back on Nov. 19. He got help from defenseman Vladislav Gavrikov ($2,500), who was a great bargain and finished with 19.5 DKFP. In their loss, the Canadiens were led by Shea Weber ($6,000), who had a goal and 17.1 DKFP and by Tomas Tatar ($5,800), who had a goal, an assist and 16.5 DKFP. — Zach Thompson
Hurricanes conquer Canucks, 4-3, in shootout —
It took overtime and a shootout, but the Hurricanes eventually snapped the Canucks’ five-game winning streak on Sunday. James Reimer ($8,300) was the best goaltender on the three-game slate with 11.9 DKFP, and Sebastian Aho ($6,400) and Nino Niederreiter ($4,100) each had one goal and 14.5 DKFP. Elias Pettersson ($6,200) scored twice for Vancouver in the loss and had the most DKFP on the entire slate with 31.8 DKFP, and Oscar Fantenberg ($2,500) had two assists and 15.6 DKFP. — Zach Thompson
Webb Simpson wins the Waste Management Phoenix Open in a playoff —
Simpson ($10,300) birdied the 17th and 18th hole in regulation to close a two-shot gap and catch Tony Finau ($9,600), who led after the third round and for most of the day on Sunday. Simpson birdied the 18th again in the playoff to win on the first extra hole. This was Simpson’s sixth win on the PGA Tour and first since The PLAYERS Championship in 2018. The best round of the day was a 6-under by Justin Thomas ($11,200), who surged into a tie for third with Nate Lashley ($6,900) and Bubba Watson ($9,000). Max Homa ($7,100), Scott Piercy ($7,100), Adam Long ($6,400), Hudson Swafford ($6,300) and Mark Hubbard ($6,200) were great values, finishing in the top 10. — Zach Thompson
A LOOK AHEADMonday has a large 10-game NBA main slate on DraftKings. Set your lineups here: NBA $500K Micro Millions Opener [$100K to 1st, 150 Entry Max].
Here’s an early look from DK Live at some notable NBA injuries.
Kyrie Irving (knee) to miss at least one week — The Nets announced that Irving’s MRI revealed a medial ligament sprain in his right knee and that he would be re-evaluated in one week. The timing of Saturday’s injury is unfortunate, as Irving had been white-hot lately, most notably coming off an incredible performance on Friday where he scored 54 points on a ridiculous 19-of-23 shooting. With Irving out, the Nets may insert Spencer Dinwiddie back into the starting five. Brooklyn had recently moved Dinwiddie to the bench in an effort to stagger his minutes from Irving and allow him to be more assertive when he is on the floor. In minutes with Irving off the court this season, Dinwiddie has a heavy 32% usage rate, compared to a mediocre 21% usage rate when he shares the floor with Irving. — Tim Finnegan
Seth Curry (knee) is listed as out Monday vs. the Pacers — The Mavericks are expected to be without star Luka Doncic for the next week, so Curry’s injury is poorly timed for a depleted Dallas backcourt. Curry was forced to leave late in Saturday’s game due to knee tightness after just 21 minutes. Jalen Brunson looked excellent on Saturday night with 27 points, eight assists and 44.5 DKFP, and he’ll continue to see an expanded role with Curry joining Doncic on the sidelines. Other guards also expected to get more work include Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright and potentially J.J. Barea. — Zach Thompson
Julius Randle (quad) questionable Monday vs. Cavaliers — Randle looked as if he possibly tweaked his knee on a drive to the basket in the third quarter in the Knicks’ win over the Pacers on Saturday and now he’s landed on the injury report. He’s listed as questionable with a quad injury, joining Frank Ntilikina (groin), who has the same designation. If Randle is unable to play, Bobby Portis could end up with the start, a role he’s taken on four times this season while averaging 26.3 DKFP. As for Ntilikina, he could return after a two-game absence, otherwise, it would benefit Dennis Smith Jr. off the bench. Elfrid Payton should be back in the lineup after serving his one-game suspension. — Steve Buchanan
T.J. Warren (concussion) has been ruled out Monday vs. the Mavericks —
Warren banged his head on the left leg of teammate Myles Turner on Saturday against the Knicks and had to be taken to the hospital. The team announced Sunday that he’ll be out for at least Monday’s game against the Mavericks as he deals with a concussion. While Warren is out, Justin Holiday and Doug McDermott will get more work on the wing, but both struggled badly as the Pacers lost to New York. Victor Oladipo’s recovery and return to form should help the Pacers overcome Warren’s injury, but they’ll need both healthy to be at their best for their playoff push. — Zach Thompson
Cam Reddish (concussion) ruled out Monday vs. the Celtics; De’Andre Hunter (ankle) and Trae Young (ankle) questionable — The Hawks will be short-handed when they host the Celtics on Monday and are dealing with a host of injuries. Reddish took an elbow to the face Saturday and will need to clear the concussion protocol before returning. De’Andre Hunter ($4,400), Trae Young ($10,000) and Bruno Fernando ($3,700; calf) are all questionable, and DeAndre’ Bembry (hand) is doubtful. Depending on who is available, they may need Jeff Teague ($3,900), Brandon Goodwin ($3,200), Vince Carter ($3,500) and Treveon Graham ($3,000) to step into much larger roles. Check back before tipoff to get the latest on Atlanta’s injuries. — Zach Thompson
D’Angelo Russell (quad) listed questionable for Monday vs. the Wizards —The Warriors are visiting the Wizards in Washington D.C. on Monday night but Russell ($8,900) may be sidelined after taking a knee to the quad against the Cavaliers on Saturday night. Russell had 19 points and 41.75 DKFP before leaving after playing 29 minutes. If Russell is sidelined, Draymond Green ($6,500), Alec Burks ($5,300), Damion Lee ($5,700) will have to carry the load at PG. Ky Bowman ($3,000) could also be an option, but he is up against the 45-day limit on his two-way contract so he will need to be recalled from the G League.
Kemba Walker (knee) out Monday vs. the Hawks; Enes Kanter (hip) and Marcus Smart (thigh) questionable — The Celtics will visit the Hawks Monday, but won’t have Walker for a second straight game as he continues to battle knee soreness. Smart ($6,600) started for Kemba on Saturday against the 76ers and had 16 points, four assists, four rebounds and 29.5 DKFP. He’s questionable for this contest along with Kanter ($4,300), who has missed five games in a row with his bruised hip. If Kanter returns, Daniel Theis ($5,600) could have a reduced role. If Smart is unable to play, Brad Wanamaker ($3,600) would get more work while Jayson Tatum ($7,500), Jaylen Brown ($7,600) and Gordon Hayward ($7,900) would all get more usage on offense.
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