Super Bowl LV brings fans a rematch between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs emerged victorious when these two met in Week 12, winning 27-24, and Tyreek Hill recorded 269 receiving yards and 3 TDs in the process.
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Here are three players to target and two to avoid while building your FanDuel fantasy football lineup for Super Bowl LV.
FanDuel Super Bowl Fantasy Picks
Chris Godwin Fantasy
Target Chris Godwin ($12,000), WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin has established himself as the Bucs' No. 1 wideout. He also torched this defense to the tune of 8 receptions for 97 yards in Week 12, and that might just be a preview of what's to come. The Chiefs have been dominant when covering wide receivers on the outside, though they've struggled to contain slot WRs. In the second half, KC surrendered 8.3 yards per attempt to slot WRs and just 7.2 YPA to receivers lined up out wide. That could mean big things for Godwin, who serves TB's preferred option out of the slot. Simply put, Tampa Bay can exploit one of KC's biggest weaknesses by force feeding Brady's favorite target. That's a recipe for fantasy success. He's a great somewhat outside-the-box pick for MVP here.
Travis Kelce Fantasy
Target Travis Kelce ($14,500), TE, Kansas City Chiefs: In a game of this magnitude, it's hard to consider anyone a truly "safe" play. But if anyone fits that description, it's probably Travis Kelce. He's just been unstoppable lately. Over his final eight regular-season games, Kelce only posted one weekly PPR finish with less than 22.5 points. He still scored 16.2. And it's been more of the same in the NFL Playoffs, where Kelce has averaged 10.5 receptions for 113.5 yards per outing with 3 TDs through two games. As good as Tampa Bay is, it's hard to see that unit stopping Kelce.
Patrick Mahomes Fantasy
Target Patrick Mahomes ($16,500), QB, Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are both fine plays here, but it's probably worth it to pay up for Mahomes. The Texas Tech product averaged 45.0 yards per game as a rusher last postseason. While he hasn't used his legs nearly as much this postseason, that's likely due to the turf toe injury he suffered in the Divisional Round. With two weeks to rest up, Mahomes should hopefully be able to use his legs like we've seen in the past. And he still has one rushing TD under his belt in the playoffs. With both passers probably set for big days through the air, Mahomes' ability as a rusher could be what separates him from Brady.
Rob Gronkowski Fantasy
Avoid Rob Gronkowski ($6,500), TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Even at a low price, Rob Gronkowski just hasn't given any indication that he's going to turn it around in the Super Bowl. Gronk has only eclipsed 30 receiving yards once in his past seven outings. And he's only eclipsed 2 receptions once during that span. Of course, this guy has a habit of playing his best when the lights are brightest, but other than that there's no reason to believe Gronk will have a big statistical game.
Avoid Clyde Edwards-Helaire ($10,000), RB, Kansas City Chiefs: You're probably better off going with one of the TB backs here, or saving $1,000 and going with Darrel Williams. It's tough to like Clyde Edwards-Helaire against the NFL's best rush defense. Tampa Bay surrendered fewer rushing yards per game (80.3) than any other team in the league, also sitting No. 1 by rush defense DVOA. He was held to 11 carries for 37 rushing yards when these two met in Week 12. Likely not doing much on the ground, it'll be tough for him to justify this price tag, though he should make some noise as a pass-catcher.
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