Ranking the 25 Best Players in Bengals vs Rams Super Bowl 56

Max Staley
Ranking the 25 best players in Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals.
Ranking the 25 best players in Super Bowl LVI between the Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. / Jamie Squire/GettyImages

Super Bowl LVI brings fans one of the most likable matchups we've had in quite some time. Joe Burrow and the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals will take on Matthew Stafford and the star-studded Los Angeles Rams. FanDuel Sportsbook currently lists Los Angeles as 4-point favorites.

It's not hard to see why LA is favored. On paper, the Rams are clearly the more talented roster. But the game isn't played on paper, and you can't deny there's something magical about the Bengals this year.

Taking a look at both rosters, let's rank the top-25 players in Super Bowl LVI.

25. B.J. Hill, DT, Cincinnati Bengals

24. C.J. Uzomah, TE, Cincinnati Bengals

23. Taylor Rapp, S, Los Angeles Rams

22. Tyler Higbee, TE, Los Angeles Rams

21. Von Bell, S, Cincinnati Bengals

20. Jonah Williams, LT, Cincinnati Bengals

19. Chidobe Awuzie, CB, Cincinnati Bengals

18. Brian Allen, C, Los Angeles Rams

17. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

16. Rob Havenstein, RT, Los Angeles Rams

15. D.J. Reader, DT, Cincinnati Bengals

14. Leonard Floyd, EDGE, Los Angeles Rams

13. Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals

12. Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Tee Higgins has proven he's a legit WR1, even if he's playing second banana to his teammate Ja'Marr Chase. Higgins put up 1,091 yards with 6 touchdowns on 74 receptions in his 14 games this season. He's been on an unreal run down the stretch, averaging 94.8 receiving yards per game over his last nine appearances. The 23-year-old has all the makings of being a future superstar.

11. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Los Angeles Rams

Odell Beckham Jr. has completely revitalized his career since joining the Rams. In three postseason games, Beckham has turned 23 targets into 19 receptions for 236 yards and a touchdown. Thats good for an average of 6.3 receptions and 78.7 yards per game, which would put him on a 17-game pace for 1,337.9 yards per outing. He's proven he's still one of the best receivers in the game and has set himself up for a huge payday this offseason.

10. Trey Hendrickson, EDGE, Cincinnati Bengals

We might be ranking Trey Hendrickson a few spots too low. The guy has been a force of nature this season. He's had back-to-back years with at least 13.5 sacks, finishing with 14.0 regular-season sacks in 2021 (No. 5 in the NFL) and another 2.5 through three postseason games. Hendrickson also racked up the sixth-most pressures in the regular season (45). The 27-year-old should give Andrew Whitworth nightmares in the big game.

9. Jessie Bates III, S, Cincinnati Bengals

8. Andrew Whitworth, LT, Los Angeles Rams

7. Ja'Marr Chase, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

6. Von Miller, EDGE, Los Angeles Rams

5. Joe Burrow, QB, Cincinnati Bengals

What can you say about Joe Burrow that hasn't already been said? The guy just feels flat-out unstoppable right now, and he's become one of the biggest stars in the league. He's averaged 327.3 passing yards per game with 16 touchdowns to 4 interceptions over his last eight starts. He's up against a much more talented team in the Rams, but Burrow has proven he's not someone you want to bet against.

4. Matthew Stafford, QB, Los Angeles Rams

Matthew Stafford spent the first 12 years of his career with the Detroit Lions. He developed a reputation for being a supreme talent who was unable to win at the highest level in the Motor City. It's safe to say he shed that label. Stafford threw for 4,886 yards with 41 touchdowns and 17 interceptions in his first season as a Ram. He has also been at his best during the postseason, averaging 301.7 yards per game with 6 TDs to 1 INT. Stafford even out Brady'd Tom Brady in the postseason, orchestrating a magical last-second victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – one of his two game-winning drives this postseason.

3. Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams

2. Jalen Ramsey, CB, Los Angeles Rams

1. Aaron Donald, DT, Los Angeles Rams

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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.