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DFS Picks for Super Bowl 55 – Top Super Bowl Fantasy Plays

| January 30, 2021 5:00 am PDT
NFL DFS Picks to Roster for Super Bowl 55

The daily fantasy football season is coming to an end. Super Bowl 55 is your last real shot to build NFL DFS lineups, and parlay the best NFL DFS picks into a big win.

Sure, the Pro Bowl will come after, but that just isn’t the same.

Super Bowl 2021 is going to be a lot of fun, for a lot of reasons. Betting is one of them, and if you’re thinking about that side of things, be sure to check out this Super Bowl 55 betting guide.

For the DFS side of things, I’m back once more to hand out my favorite Super Bowl 2021 DFS picks. Let’s see which guys you’ll want to roster in the majority of your DFS Super Bowl 55 lineups.

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs ($10.4k)

I could start my Super Bowl fantasy picks with Patrick Mahomes, but I’m actually giddy to roster Tyreek Hill. Obviously he’s the most explosive wide receiver in the NFL today, and he’s fresh off a huge outing in the AFC title game.

Tyreek Hill slowing down isn’t really something that seems logical, especially with a title on the line.

That, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had no answer for this dude early in the year.

Things can change, but Tampa Bay doesn’t have anyone that can contain Hill.

Their pass defense has been their weakness all year, and that was pretty evident after they gave up over 300 passing yards and three scores to Aaron Rodgers in the NFC title game.

Tampa Bay’s pass rush can create chaos, but even if it does, they’re still going to give up plays down the field. That makes Hill arguably the top play on Super Bowl Sunday.

Tom Brady, QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($10k)

Before proclaiming my love for Patrick Mahomes as another terrific NFL DFS pick for the 2021 Super Bowl, let’s pivot to the Tampa Bay side.

Tom Brady has seen his accuracy dip in the playoffs, and he totally unraveled in the second half of the NFC title game. He also can be a bit of a nightmare when he faces pressure.

It’s one reason why I’d take Mahomes over Brady in the Super Bowl.

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Kansas City can bring it, but what if they don’t?

Giving Tom Brady time to throw is a death sentence, and he showed that with three easy touchdowns against a mostly solid Packers secondary in the NFC title game.

He’s been doing it all year, too, and the last time he faced the Chiefs defense, he put up a stellar 26.7 fantasy points.

Brady isn’t perfect, but the best Super Bowl 55 betting sites have this game set up as a shootout (56 total). Whether he dominates early or is playing from behind, logic suggests he’s going to be one of the top Super Bowl 55 DFS picks.

Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs ($12k)

What even needs to be said here? Mahomes is objectively the most talented passer in the NFL, and he’s looking to win his second straight Super Bowl.

Undeniably, he’s the biggest reason why the Chiefs will win Super Bowl 55.

Mahomes is amazing under pressure, he thrives off of broken plays, and he even offers a little rushing upside. He is a highlight reel waiting to happen, and his constant aggressiveness threatens big plays every time he hikes the ball.

Curious as to what his ceiling is in this spot? Look no further than his prior showdown with this Bucs defense, where he lit them up for 35 fantasy points.

Tampa Bay had issues containing Aaron Rodgers last week. Mahomes is the better athlete, he’s more mobile, and he has far better weapons. Regardless of game flow, Mahomes is set up to feast in this spot.

Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($8.8k)

Mike Evans might be a more popular Super Bowl fantasy pick for some people on Super Bowl Sunday, but Kansas City’s pass defense is actually a strength.

The Chiefs gave up the fewest receptions to wide receivers during the regular season, they ranked second against the pass, and wide receivers only caught 15 touchdowns.

Unsure of how good they can be? Stefon Diggs dominated defenses all year, but these were his stats in two meetings with this KC defense.

Date Catches Yards Touchdowns
Oct 19 6 46 1
Jan 24 6 77 0

These aren’t atrocious numbers, but they’re also far from elite.

Kansas City has done a good job at containing the top weapon in opposing passing attacks, and you obviously can check their first meeting with the Bucs.

In that game, Mike Evans did score twice, but he only secured three of nine targets for 50 yards.

Evans is going to have an uphill battle to consistently do damage in this game beyond short touchdowns. He could still find the end-zone, but at PPR daily fantasy sites, I think he’s a pretty good fade.

That’s where Chris Godwin comes in.

The last time he faced KC, he was a little more reliable, turning nine targets into eight catches for 97 yards. If he can haul in even one score, he’ll be the receiver to own compared to his teammate.

Travis Kelce, TE, Kansas City Chiefs ($11k)

Last, but certainly not last, there’s Kelce, who wrapped up the 2020 regular season with the most receiving yardage ever by a tight end, and should be one of the best DFS Super Bowl picks this year.

Fading Kelce isn’t an option. He was somewhat quiet in the first meeting with Tampa Bay, but that was largely due to Tyreek Hill feasting, and the guy still produced an 8-82-0 line.

The Buccaneers are more vulnerable against speedy wide receivers, but they were only a middle of the pack unit against tight ends.

Tampa Bay still allowed the 7th most receptions to the position, while tight ends scored nine times against them (5th most) in 2020.

Last week they faced Robert Tonyan, and he found the end-zone.

Kelce is a guy who can smash in so many ways. He’s going to get volume no matter what, and that alone makes him a must-play option. His ability to easily score (at least one touchdown in the last six games) simply separates him from most other DFS options.

Summary

If it feels like these Super Bowl DFS picks are mostly just the most expensive guys you can roster for Super Bowl 55 DFS lineups, that’s because that’s basically the reality.

But that doesn’t mean they’re not the top plays, and it’s understandably smart pricing.

The key isn’t necessarily knowing who the best NFL DFS picks are for Super Bowl 55. It will be knowing which ones to fade, which Super Bowl DFS sleepers to pair with them, and how you finalize your Super Bowl 55 DFS lineups.

It’s an entire process, but step one is acknowledging the best Super Bowl DFS picks, and going from there.

It doesn’t take a DFS expert to tell you guys like Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill are musts in this game. But if you needed the extra nudge, you now know which NFL DFS picks I’d be targeting for Super Bowl 2021.

There is more to come, as I’ll help you through your lineup building process with value picks, and my favorite lineups. For extra insight, follow along at our fantasy sports blog.

Noah Davis
Noah Davis

Noah Davis is one of the more diverse writers at GamblingSites.com. Like many of his colleagues, he's a huge fan of both football and basketball. But he also writes about box office records, TV show prop bets, DFS, and all kinds of other subjects.

When it comes to the NFL, Noah's favorite team is the Cleveland Browns. He enjoys cheering them on with his wife and daughter.

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