NFL Super Bowl Showdown – The Cruncher List for The Super Bowl: Game-By-Game Analysis for DraftKings and FanDuel

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Cincinnati @ LA Rams (-4), Projected Total: 48.5 points

Cincinnati – Projected Total: 22.5 points

The Bengals come into this one as road dogs (feels strange to say in a Super Bowl – and yes, they are technically the home team – but let’s call it like it is….they are road dogs, but I digress) and I think the general consensus is that they have a tougher match-up going up against the Rams defence when compared with the Rams going up against the Bengals.  They won’t be as popular for the showdown contests this week – which to me, puts them in an interesting spot from a game theory standpoint in what projects to be a close game.

QB Joe Burrow, WR JaMarr Chase and RB Joe Mixon are the strongest options for the Bengals in this one – and with all of them priced in the same range, you’ll have to prioritize them unless you were opting for a three man stack here.  For me, I would probably go Burrow, Chase, Mixon – in that order.  In large field GPP MME formats, you’ll want exposure to all three of them.

Outside of that trio, WR Tee Higgins comes with a fair discount, priced at $7,600.  He has seen 19 targets in the past two games as teams have really keyed in on Chase, and I think that Higgins is one of the best dollar for dollar options on the slate and firmly on The Cruncher List here.  WR Tyler Boyd is worth mixing into builds – but I wouldn’t go nuts with exposure to him.  The price point is nice – but given his current levels of volume in the offence, he has to score to ‘hit’ value.  Unless your forecasting a big bump up in targets, it’s hard to imagine him breaking a slate.

With TE CJ Uzomah questionable – keep an eye on his status as gametime approaches.  If he suits up, I don’t have much interest in going above 10% exposure on him at $4,400 – and if he is out, I would say the same about TE Drew Sample at $4,200.  I wouldn’t expect RB Samaje Perine to score again this week – but if you are looking for a punt to pair with a studs/scrubs roster, you could definitely to worse than using Perine – who I would expect will continue to see some run on third down for the Bengals after his success against KC in that role.

Finally, I love K Evan McPherson at his price point and think he’s one of the top dollar for dollar options on the board for the slate at $4k or less.

The Cruncher List

  • QB Joe Burrow
  • WR JaMarr Chase
  • WR Tee Higgins
  • K Evan McPherson

Good Plays

  • RB Joe Mixon
  • RB Samaje Perine (punt – roster construction)
  • WR Tyler Boyd

LA Rams – Projected total: 26.5 points

The Rams come into this one as modest home favorites, and there’s a lot to like here.  WR Cooper Kupp is the best play on the board – but with that said, he will be very popular.  He’s been the most productive fantasy option all season long and it’s hard to imagine him having a quiet week in the Super Bowl here.  He’ll probably be the highest owned Captain this week and I think the only reason to fade him would be for game theory purposes alone.

QB Matthew Stafford will be another popular choice.  He should be able to have a productive fantasy day against a Bengals secondary that is in the middle of the pack.  He has thrown for multiple TD’s in every game but one since Week 12 and he’ll be a popular option here in what should be a high scoring game.  I have him on the Cruncher List as well.

Outside of that pair, WR Odell Beckham Jr. makes for an interesting pivot off of one of the options priced above him – but it will be hard to get him into line-ups with Stafford and Kupp (unless you are punting quality Bengals altogether).  Beckham has clearly become the second option through the air for the Rams and is a solid play worth significant exposure in large field GPP’s this week.

TE Tyler Higbee has been ruled out, so TE Kendall Blanton should be in line for significant run this week.  He hauled in 5-57 in the NFC title game after Higbee got hurt.  I don’t have him on The Cruncher List – but I do think he’s a solid option that makes for an interesting pivot off of WR Van Jefferson, who has been very quiet and who will probably be higher owned on rosters this week.

As for the ground game, we’re being told that the Rams will go with the hot hand approach here.  All of them are affordable, with Henderson checking in as the cheapest.  If you think that he gets significant run, there is a lot to like at $1,600 this week – but for me, I do prefer Akers and Michel, in that order.  I don’t have any of them on The Cruncher List for me this week – but I do think you can make a case to sprinkle them into your builds in multiple entry contests.  I will say this about Henderson – using him on DK this week does give you a potential high ceiling option to mix in with line-ups that have high spends from both CIN/LAR.  You can go with three high spends, Henderson, and a couple of players averaging ~$4,800 to round out the roster.  There’s a lot to like there, but plenty of risk as well as Henderson could very well only see a few snaps.

Finally, K Matt Gay is the second of two kickers for me on this slate, while the Rams would be the defence that would interest me.  I like playing defences in showdown a little more than most – but for me, in this one, I really don’t think that you ‘have’ to play a defence here.  I prefer the route of going with players for this particular game – but I wouldn’t blame anyone who loves the spot here for the Rams front against the Bengals OL.

The Cruncher List

  • QB Matthew Stafford
  • WR Cooper Kupp

Good Plays

  • RB Cam Akers
  • RB Darrell Henderson (punt – roster construction)
  • WR Odell Beckham Jr.
  • TE Kendall Blanton
  • Rams DST

Enjoy the game, best of luck in your contests this week and thank you for visiting us for the 2021-22 NFL season, we appreciate it!

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