Three Super Bowl Fantasy Sleepers
We’re less than a week from this little event we all call the Super Bowl, which also happens to be our last chance to play daily fantasy football leagues before the interminable offseason sets in. Let’s look at some of the players who could offer big bang for your buck this coming Sunday.
As anyone would expect, scintillating names like Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, and Rob Gronkowski are the most sought-after players. But do you remember Super Bowl XLVIII? The one where Malcolm Smith, the lesser-known linebacker for the Seahawks, was named the game’s MVP?
With Smith in mind, below we’ve listed three less-likely candidates to bust out for a career day (for them and you) this Sunday.
Wright has been a missing person in the Pats’ first two games in the postseason, which means he comes with an even cheaper price tag than usual in this game. The Patriots may be very slight favorites according to this week’s Super Bowl betting odds, but that honestly would have little to do with Wright’s recent play. The tight end did show glimpses of his good stuff back in the regular season though.
What’s more, Brady’s going to maximize his receivers to keep Seattle’s D on its toes. Who knows, Wright might see a replay of his two-touchdown performance against Detroit in Week 12. Wright is 22nd in fantasy points amongst tight ends according to some daily fantasy sites.
With the way the media is covering the Super Bowl, it’s as if the only tight end that’s going to play in Arizona is Gronk. If anything, all the hype on Gronk only increases the shock-potential of Seattle’s Luke Wilson. The second-year tight end has quietly put up decent numbers over the Seahawks last five games: 11 catches, 250 yards, and three touchdowns. He has 17 fantasy points over the last two games.
Seattle will always be a tough beat for any opponents’ passing game. Nevertheless, the Pats aren’t going to back down from the challenge of the Seahawks’ secondary, and that could mean second-tier receivers like Wright and Amendola may be targeted a little bit more than usual while Seattle focused on shutting down Gronk. Amendola was fantastic against Baltimore in the divisional round, catching five of six passes for 81 yards and two TDs.