DFS: FanDuel Super Bowl, Gurley MVP with Pats Super Stack
The most significant debate in playing the single-game Super Bowl tournament on FanDuel is whether or not you play Rams RB Todd Gurley II. For most of the season, Gurley was a force to be reckoned with but has taken a bit of back seat and yielded a considerable amount of his touches to teammate C.J. Anderson (LAR, 10,500) since missing the last two games of the season.
Gurley (LAR, 14,000) played in 16 games this season including playoffs and scored at least 28.6 FanDuel points in a six of them. In five games he scored 16.9 points to 23.6 points. In the other three, he scored 7.3 to 10.9 points.
The Patriots were ranked 11th against the run for fantasy production. However, Gurley averaged 20.36 FanDuel points in the five matchups he had against top-10 run defenses.
Rams head coach Sean McVay said on Tuesday that Gurley will be a big part of the Super Bowl. It’s hard to imagine with all on the line that Gurley will not be the focal point of the Rams offense and has the opportunity to lead on fantasy scorers with 20-30 plus points.
The Patriots favored by 2.5 points and an over/under of 56. Vegas has the Patriots winning the game in the neighborhood of 29 to 27.
The strategy we are deploying is playing Gurley in MVP slot because there is a reasonably good chance the bulk of the Rams offense will flow through him. We are then loading up with Super Stack of four Patriot players. Especially with the knowledge, the Pats tend to spread the ball around.
QB Tom Brady (NE, $15,500) is the obvious choice in deploying this strategy because it gets you a large piece of the Patriots offense that is expected to win.
WR Phillip Dorsett (NE, $8,500) has the best possible CB matchup in the game. Dorsett will face off against Marcus Peters who allowed a whopping 2.11 fantasy points per target this year. In fact, Dorsett has a TD in three straight games.
RB James White (NE, $12,500) has had 19 receptions on 23 targets for 146 yards in the two games the Patriots have played in the playoffs. The pass-catching ability of White makes for a nice stack with Brady.
TE Rob Gronkowski (NE, $9,000) is coming off his best game in over a month. He had six receptions for 79 yards in the AFC Championship game. Although, Brady threw an interception on a pass to Gronk in the end-zone. The Rams where ranked 10th worst against TEs last season with an average of five receptions for 67.2 yards and O.3 TDs per game. The history and chemistry are there for Brady and Gronk to connect for at least one TD.
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