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 Underdog Fantasy with our Underdog Fantasy 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 Underdog Fantasy 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 Underdog Fantasy.
Best Underdog Fantasy Super Bowl 58 DFS Picks
Fred Warner DFS Picks: LB, San Francisco 49ers
Let's take a look at the defensive side of the football here, shall we? Warner was one of the best linebackers in football this season, anchoring the 49ers defense. In San Francisco’s two playoff matchups this season he totaled 20 tackles, 15 solo tackles with five assists.
While the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes, they also like to run the football with Isiah Pacheco which will lead to plenty of tackling opportunities for Warner in this game. Warner is also a decent cover linebacker and certainly could find himself making some tackles over the middle on Travis Kelce in this one.
Pick: Higher than 8.0 Tackles+Assists
Travis Kelce DFS Picks: TE, Kansas City Chiefs
The writing is on the wall, isn’t it? The Travis Kelce/Taylor Swift conspiracy theories all year long and now the Chiefs are in the Super Bowl. Kelce had a stellar performance against the Ravens during the AFC Championship game where he caught all 11 of his targets for 116 yards and a touchdown. He also had two touchdown catches in the team's win against the Buffalo Bills the week before.
The 49ers are a 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 74.5 Receiving Yards