We really made it to Tremendous Bowl 55, and the matchup between the Chiefs and Buccaneers is nearly pretty much as good because it will get on paper. With superstars like Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, Travis Kelce, Tyreek Hill, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Antonio Brown, and extra in motion, there isn’t a scarcity of viable choices for NFL DFS single-game contests, which suggests placing collectively a successful FanDuel lineup will not be simple. Our picks take a balanced method in what figures to be a aggressive recreation, however your every day fantasy soccer technique may range.
As an example, you may wish to go all-in on one staff, which will surely set your lineup aside if you happen to decide the correct gamers. You could possibly additionally decide to depart cash on the desk, as the most important names aren’t at all times those who come by within the Tremendous Bowl (keep in mind Kyle Juszczyk scoring final yr?). You could possibly be contrarian by taking part in one and even two Kansas Metropolis RBs in opposition to Tampa’s top-ranked run protection, or you could possibly use the kickers, which is not enjoyable however may repay.
You could possibly additionally fade superstars like Mahomes or Kelce. We’re fading Tyreek Hill, which is actually dangerous — particularly since he posted a 269-yard, three-TD recreation in opposition to the Bucs in Week 12 this yr — however leaving no less than one key participant off your staff is probably going essential on account of FanDuel’s pricing. We’re additionally fading Tom Brady however making an attempt to make up for that with two Tampa receivers — a wise technique if you happen to do not use a staff’s QB.
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FanDuel Single-Sport Tremendous Bowl Picks: Chiefs vs. Buccaneers
MVP (1.5x factors): Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($14,500)
Utilizing Kelce as a substitute of Mahomes at MVP is actually a danger, however he is outscored Mahomes in three of Kansas Metropolis’s previous six video games (and the Cleveland playoff recreation the place Mahomes exited early wasn’t considered one of them). By utilizing Kelce right here, we get no less than somewhat differentiation at our MVP spot, and we achieve this with a constantly elite producer who will rack up catches and yards and look to attain in his seventh straight recreation.
FLEX: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($16,500)
Mahomes is extra assured manufacturing, so fading him is a colossal danger. We’re already taking a danger by fading Tyreek Hill, so we’re not doubling down and leaving Mahomes out of our lineup. He is averaged 290 passing yards and a couple of.5 touchdowns per recreation this postseason regardless of lacking a piece of 1 recreation. We all know how excessive the ceiling is (462 yards, three TDs in opposition to Tampa in Week 12 this yr), and his regular ground ensures we can’t remorse this decide.
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FLEX: Mike Evans, Buccaneers ($11,500)
Evans has had an up-and-down postseason, posting traces of 6-119-0 (10 targets), 1-3-1 (three targets), and 3-51-1 (eight targets). General, he is remained a gradual presence and the most probably Tampa WR to attain a landing, which is why we wish him right here. Even with Antonio Brown anticipated again, Evans will likely be Tom Brady’s go-to man within the pink zone, identical to he was in Week 12 in opposition to Kansas Metropolis when he caught two scores.
FLEX: Antonio Brown, Buccaneers ($9,500)
We’re hoping Brown’s harm standing retains his possession low, as he missed final week due to a knee harm and could have the “Q” tag by his identify main as much as kickoff. Brown had been on a roll previous to getting damage in opposition to New Orleans, scoring in 4 straight video games and posting no less than 93 yards in two video games in that span. He stays an explosive, sure-handed weapon who can simply repay his value.
FLEX: Ronald Jones, Buccaneers ($8,000)
There are plenty of fascinating choices for our final spot, together with Mecole Hardman ($7,500), Sammy Watkins ($7,500), and Cameron Brate ($7,000), however we in the end went with RoJo due to how poorly Kansas Metropolis fared in opposition to RBs this season. It is also doubtless that Jones will likely be low-owned because of the emergence of Leonard Fournette within the postseason, however remember Jones has had no less than 10 carries in every of his two playoff video games. He may simply discover his method to 60-plus yards and a rating. It is tempting to pivot to Watkins (calf), who, like Brown, will doubtless be low owned due to his harm points, however for now we’ll persist with Jones.