It’s finally here! The biggest event in sports – the Super Bowl! And boy, will it be a good one! Come Sunday February 7th, we will witness the G.O.A.T., Tom Brady, square off against arguably the most talented quarterback to ever play the game, Patrick Mahomes. We all know the extracurricular shenanigans that come with the Super Bowl – from the commercials to the halftime show – but don’t lose focus! Get in on the final game of the 2020-2021 NFL season and set your lineups for the ThriveFantasy’s Super Bowl contests.
Leonard Fournette – OVER 74.5 Rushing + Receiving Yards (105 PTS)
Playoff Lenny! Who would have thought that Leonard Fournette, a player cut during the offseason and deemed a bust, would be one of the Buccaneers’ best players entering the Super Bowl? But more importantly, how does Fournette matchup against the Chiefs defense? During the regular season, Kanas City’s run defense allowed 4.5 YPC (20th) and 122.1 YPG (21st). Luckily for the Buccaneers, Fournette had over 4.5 YPC in two of his last three games.
Yet, it’s Fournette’s usage in the passing game that makes the over appealing. Playoff Lenny has emerged as Tampa’s best pass catching back, raking in 4 or more receptions in three straight games. More so, Fournette has gone over 74.5 rushing and receiving yards in every playoff game this year. So, even if the Buccaneers fall behind early, Fournette’s pass-catching abilities will keep him on the field. Hammer Fournette over 74.5 Rushing + Receiving yards!
Tyreek Hill – OVER 85.5 Receiving Yards (100 PTS)Embed from Getty Images
In week 12, Tyreek Hill had a game for the ages versus the Tampa Buccaneers, gashing their secondary for 269 yards and 3 touchdowns. But can he do it again?
Tampa Bay’s pass defense allowed 246.6 YPG during the regular season and gave up 300+ passing yards to both the Washington Football Team and Green Bay Packers during the playoffs! During the Conference Championship, Green Bay’s speedster Marquez Valdes-Scantling went for 115 receiving yards versus the Buccaneers. Though he has the ability to stretch the field, Valdes-Scantling isn’t even in the same league as Tyreek Hill talent-wise.
To be clear, I’m not saying Hill will dominate the Buccaneers like he did earlier in the year, but given the fact he has now gone over 85.5 receiving yards in two consecutive games, how can you not take the over here? If you need further convincing, the video below should seal the deal. Take Tyreek Hill over 85.5 receiving yards for 100 points!
Ryan Succop – OVER 5.5 Points (90 PTS)
Now this is a no-brainer bet! Ryan Succop has scored more than 5.5 points in four straight games. More so, with the total of this game currently set at a whopping 56.0 points, I expect Succop to have a busy day as the Buccaneers try and keep up with the Chiefs’ high-powered offense. Not a flashy pick but take Succop over 5.5 points!
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