PlaySqorr Playbook - Super Bowl LIV
Steve Pimental takes us through his NFL PlaySqorr Playbook for Super Bowl 54
I hope you enjoyed our first foray into PlaySqorr’s basketball cards last week. C.J. McCollum and Jarrett Allen spoiled what could have been a great night, but I will blame Allen’s performance on the unexpected return of DeAndre Jordan. I am eager to get back to the NBA and also explore PlaySqorr cards in other sports in the coming weeks, but for now, of course, we turn our attention back to the NFL. I still don’t know who I think will win this game, but I do have pretty strong feelings about how these players match up for fantasy. Here is my PlaySqorr card for Sunday:
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Travis Kelce Under 11.25 fantasy points
I think Kelce and Kittle are essentially the same players, at least for fantasy, and Kelce should have a tougher matchup. If his over/under was the same as Kittle’s I might go over, but you almost certainly need at least one touchdown to get Kelce over, and even then he could possibly come up short.
George Kittle over 9.25 fantasy points
If Kittle scores a touchdown he is almost certainly going over, and he is capable of going over just based on yardage. I hate to predict someone will score a touchdown, but 9.25 fantasy points seems too low.
Even though we’re giving three points, I’m taking the quarterback against the running back almost every time. Jimmy G has to throw more than he has the last two weeks, and I think he’ll be successful. Raheem Mostert will likely split touches with Tevin Coleman and perhaps even Matt Breida , and he is awfully dependent on touchdowns.
Williams is getting all of Kansas City’s running back to work, but I would take the under on 15 touches. He’s probably going to need a touchdown or two to score significant fantasy points. Hill can bust a big play at any time, but he hasn’t topped 75 scrimmage yards since Week 10. Hill’s big play ability scares me, but he had seven touchdowns in 14 games this season, while Williams has seven touchdowns in his last four games alone. That’s enough for me to take Williams.
In my mind, the last two weeks don’t count, and these two have been relatively close in fantasy production since Sanders joined the 49ers. I think Sanders is going to have a big game, thanks to having an extra bye week to get healthy. The two extra fantasy points certainly help.
Hardman outscored Robinson in six of the 10 games that they both played with Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill , and they tied once. Robinson has been better lately, but this will probably just come down to who gets left open, or who makes a big play. Hardman has six touchdowns this season to four for Robinson, and if either of these players scores a touchdown in this game, he will likely win.