Super Bowl 58 is here with a battle between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The big game will be full of stars both on the field with the likes of Travis Kelce, Patrick Mahomes and Christian McCaffrey as well as off the field with Taylor Swift potentially drawing even more attention despite not even performing during the Super Bowl halftime show.
When it comes to Super Bowl 58, we are all about finding ways to cash in and we can do that over on Sleeper HQ with our Sleeper HQ Super Bowl 58 picks. This matchup between the 49ers and Chiefs brings about not only two teams with great offenses but some really good defenses as well which should make for an exciting back and forth matchup.
When it comes to deciding on our Super Bowl 58 Sleeper HQ top picks, we need to check out the Super Bowl 58 player projections and matchups to find where the advantages lie. So, let's dive in and take a look at the best Super Bowl 58 player picks on Sleeper HQ.
Best Sleeper Fantasy DFS Picks for Super Bowl 58
Travis Kelce DFS Picks: TE, Kansas City Chiefs
Why not, right? After Kelce had what was deemed a “down” season in 2023, catching 93 passes for 984 yards and five touchdowns he exploded during the postseason which included his stellar performance against the Ravens during the AFC Championship game where he caught all 11 of his targets for 116 yards and a touchdown. This, of course, is after he caught two touchdowns in the team’s divisional round matchup against the Buffalo Bills the week before.
In the 49ers, Kelce will face the team that ranked 4th in DVOA against opposing tight ends but defensive stats against tight ends are often skewed due to the fact that few teams utilize their tight end like the Chiefs utilize their tight end and few teams have a tight end even close to the caliber of Travis Kelce.
If you want to look at some comps to Kelce that the 49ers have faced this season you only need to go back to the NFC Championship game where Sam LaPorta caught nine passes for 97 yards. We also saw T.J. Hockenson earlier in the year caught 11 passes for 86 yards. Heck, even Trey McBride ended the season with a 10-catch performance for 102 yards.
My take here is simple, the 49ers defense against tight ends has been elite against bad tight ends. But some of the league's better tight ends have had little trouble putting up big numbers.
Pick: More than 71.5 Receiving Yards
Deebo Samuel DFS Picks: WR, San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers offense is full of dynamic players but before the arrival of Christian McCaffrey the league was all about the impact player that Deebo Samuel was for this San Francisco offense. Since the arrival of CMC however more of the offensive focus has gone towards McCaffrey and that makes sense given his ability to impact both the running and passing game but Samuel carries that same skill set and in the NFC Championship game he had quite the performance, catching eight of his nine targets for 89 yards.
The Chiefs have a much improved defense this season and when it comes to matchups their top corner L'Jarius Sneed is going to be in a physical battle against Brandon Ayiuk on the outside for most of this game which leaves plenty of room for Deebo on the short underneath passes and screens to make an impact. In terms of DVOA, the Chiefs rank 5th against opposing team’s WR1 but just 25th against opposing team’s WR2. Those numbers bode well for Deebo Samuel in Super Bowl 58.
Pick: More than 4.5 Receptions