Fantasy Primer – Super Bowl Wrap (Calendar Week 7/2017 – February 12-18, 2017)

Posted on Feb 12 2017 - 7:00pm by The StatMan

Fantasy Headlines

  • The Super Bowl is in the books and the New England Patriots won their fifth Super Bowl after a 34-28 come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The game was the first overtime game in the 51-year history of the Super Bowl.
  • Atlanta jumped out to a 28-3 lead on the strength of Atlanta’s explosive offensive and an interception return for a touchdown, but the Patriots came roaring back in the 4th quarter, completing their 25-point deficit with 19 points in the final stanza to force OT.
  • Tom Brady was named MVP and threw for a Super Bowl-record 466 yards, but RB James White NE was the leading fantasy scorer at 29 points, compared to 27 for Brady.

Fantasy Football Playoff Wrap

Game Picks

Super Bowl LI: New England vs. Atlanta (+3) – NE 34, ATL 28 (OT); Pick: NE (-3) – CORRECT

Playoffs: 8-3 (.727) straight up, 8-3 (.727) against the spread

Super Bowl Prop Bets:

  • Over/Under (58) – Pick: OVER – CORRECT
  • National anthem (Luke Bryan) – Over 2:15 (-120), Under 2:15 (-120); Pick: UNDER – CORRECT
  • First scoring play – Touchdown (-165), Field Goal or Safety (+135); Pick: TOUCHDOWN – CORRECT
  • First TD scorer for Patriots – Pick: Tom Brady (+1400, longest odds of named players) – INCORRECT (James White)
  • First TD scorer for Falcons – Pick: Julio Jones (+400, co-favorite) – INCORRECT (Devonta Freeman)
  • Odds to win MVP – Pick: Tom Brady (+160, favorite) – CORRECT
  • Color of Gatorade poured on winning coach – Pick: Orange (+300, co-favorite) – INCORRECT (No Gatorade)

Playoff Leaders

The Passers

Fantasy Points: Matt Ryan ATL (94), Aaron Rodgers GBY (92), Tom Brady NE (81), Ben Roethlisberger PIT (50), Russell Wilson SEA (39)

Tom Brady NE: 1st among playoff QBs in completions (93), passing yards (1,137)

Matt Ryan ATL: 1st among playoff QBs in Yards per Attempt (10.35), Completion % (71.43%), Rating (135.3), Tied for 1st in Touchdowns (9)

Aaron Rodgers GBY: among playoff QBs in Rushing Yards (62), 1st Tied for 1st in Touchdowns (9)

Dak Prescott DAL: 1st among playoff QBs in Fantasy Points per Week (32.00 – 1 week)

The Rushers

Fantasy Points: LeVeon Bell PIT (53), Devonta Freeman ATL (45), James White NE (38), Tevin Coleman ATL (32), Thomas Rawls SEA (28)

LeVeon Bell PIT: 1st among playoff RBs in Fantasy Points per Week (17.67 – 3 weeks), Rushing Yards (357)

James White NE: 1st among playoff RBs in Receptions (18), Targets (21)

Devonta Freeman ATL: 1st among playoff RBs in Receiving Yards (168), Yards per Reception (16.8)

Ezekiel Elliott DAL: 1st among playoff RBs in Yards per Carry (5.68 – min. 10 carries)

LeVeon Bell PIT/Devonta Freeman ATL/James White NE: Tied for 1st among playoff RBs in Rushing Touchdowns (2)

James White NE/Tevin Coleman ATL: Tied for 1st among playoff RBs in Receiving Touchdowns (2)

The Receivers

Fantasy Points: Julio Jones ATL (50), Antonio Brown PIT (49), Randall Cobb GBY (49), Chris Hogan NE (46), Julian Edelman NE (39)

Julian Edelman NE: 1st among playoff WRs in Receptions (21), Targets (36), Receiving Yards (342),

Chris Hogan NE: 1st among playoff WRs in Yards per Reception (19.53)

Julio Jones ATL/Randall Cobb GBY: Tied for 1st among playoff WRs in Receiving Touchdowns (3)

Jared Cook GBY: 1st among playoff TEs in Fantasy Points (37), Fantasy Points per Week (12.33), Receptions (18), Targets (32), Receiving Yards (229), Receiving Touchdowns (2)

The Kickers

Fantasy Points: Stephen Gostkowski NE (36), Chris Boswell PIT (36), Mason Crosby GBY (26), Nick Novak HOU (26), Matt Bryant ATL (24)

Dan Bailey DAL: 1st among playoff Ks in Fantasy Points per Week (18.0 – 1 week)

Chris Boswell PIT: 1st among playoff Ks in Field Goals Made (8)

Matt Bryant ATL: 1st among playoff Ks in Extra Points Made (13), Extra Points Attempted (14)

Mason Crosby GBY/Dan Bailey DAL/Matt Prater DET: Tied for 1st among playoff Ks in 50+-Yard Field Goals Made (2)

The Defenders

Fantasy Points: Falcons ATL (42), Patriots NE (32), Steelers PIT (21), Packers GBY (20), Texans HOU (19)

Atlanta Falcons ATL: 1st among DSTs in Sacks (10), Tied for 1st in Return TDs (1 – Interception return)

New England Patriots NE: Tied for 1st in Return TDs (1 – Kick return)

Pittsburgh Steelers PIT: 1st among DSTs in Defensive Fumble Recoveries (3)

Houston Texans HOU: 1st among DSTs in Interceptions (5)

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