Super Bowl 55 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Chiefs vs Buccaneers

Chris Godwin fantasy outlook makes him a must-start option this week.
Chris Godwin fantasy outlook makes him a must-start option this week. / Stacy Revere/Getty Images

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.

But fans can't just assume history will repeat itself. There's a reason they play the games, after all. So if you need some help with your Super Bowl fantasy football lineup, The Duel is here to help.

Super Bowl 55 Fantasy Picks

Here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Chiefs-Buccaneers Super Bowl.

Chris Godwin Fantasy

Start Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Chris Godwin has quietly emerged as the Buccaneers' No. 1 target. Over his last five contests he's averaging 88.0 receiving yards per outing on a whopping 8.8 targets per game. No other Buc is averaging more than 7.0 per game in that time. Godwin has also uncharacteristically left some meat on the bone. Struggling with drops all postseason, he has a catch rate of 50.0% in the playoffs (14-of-28), which is down from 77.4% in the regular season. This guy only had 7 drops in his three-year career prior to this stretch, so don't expect that to continue. Assuming he experiences some positive regression in that regard, Godwin could be poised for a monster game.

Travis Kelce Fantasy

Start Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs: Travis Kelce has been outrageously productive recently. Since Week 8, he's averaging 114.2 receiving yards while turning 11.4 targets into 8.6 receptions per game, adding 9 TDs through 10 outings. The guy is just unstoppable right now. Even though Tampa Bay poses one of the tougher matchups possible, there's just no reason to believe Kelce will slow down now.

Rob Gronkowski Fantasy

Sit Rob Gronkowski, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: On the other side of the spectrum, Rob Gronkowski's production has taken a nosedive. He hasn't topped 30 yards since Week 16, only reaching that mark once over his past seven outings. He's also had fewer than 3 receptions in five consecutive games. At this point, Gronk is a TD-dependent option. You're better off paying up for Kelce, or going with Gronk's teammate Cameron Brate, who has been the much more productive TE.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire Fantasy

Sit Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: Clyde Edwards-Helaire draws the toughest matchup imaginable here. Tampa Bay surrendered a league-low 80.6 rushing yards per contest, also sitting No. 1 in Football Outsiders' run defense DVOA metric. Before superstar RB Aaron Jones left with an injury in the NFC Championship Game, TB held him to just 34 yards from scrimmage on 10 touches. If CEH does any damage with this one, it's likely to be as a pass-catcher. But the potential to do next to nothing on the ground makes him a risky start here.

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