Published on November 19th, 2015 | by admin
Super Bowl 50 Fantasy Projections and Real Money Picks – November 2015
More and more Daily Fantasy Sports players are becoming irate as their players continue to fall out of action, and in turn – their bets fall on the floor. Once a player goes down with injury like Le’Veon Bell or Julian Edelman, your bet on that player becomes obsolete. This continues to be one of the worst side effects of DFS, whereas Online Sportsbooks are keeping players in the game all the way till the final zeroes hit the clock.
Along with the side effects, the DFS industry has been in hot water as of late with allegations of “Insider Trading” and banishment from seven states (and counting). Should the industry limp it’s way as far as Super Bowl weekend, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Let’s take a closer look at the contending teams and their marquee players that have upset in past fantasy weeks and could be flops on Super Bowl Sunday – should their team make it that far.
Super Bowl 50 Fantasy Projections as of November 2015
Betting on the AFC favorite New England Patriots
The defending Super Bowl Champions are currently listed by online sportsbook Top Bet at +250 to retain the trophy this year. The Pats proved last year that the best game in all of sports can come down the final play. However, their star quarterback Tom Brady is currently listed as averaging 25.8 Fantasy Points Per Game (FPPG) according to Rotowire and has missed that mark four times this season.
Meanwhile, his starting wide out Julian Edelman was averaging 12.6 FPPG up until Week 10 when he ruined bettors wagers by ducking out with injury in the first quarter. The year before it was Rob Gronkowski’s turn with the injury bug and earlier this season it was Brandon LaFell.
The Patriots are the without a doubt the safer bet through online sportsbooks than their players.
Betting on the NFC favorite Arizona Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals are having a tremendous season and Carson Palmer is finally showing that he’s aged just enough. After starting in Cincinnati for years and being plagued with the injury bug, the quarterback has finally fallen upon a lucky string of constant health. Palmer’s Cardinals are at the top of their division at 8-2, with three more divisional games to go.
He has also averaged 22.51 FPPG between Fan Duel and Draft Kings and has missed that mark seven times on FD and five times on DK. The Cardinals as a team though are 6-3 Against The Spread (ATS) this season. A much more sure bet and barring an injury bug, should be a main contender heading toward Super Bowl 50. Keep in mind though, if you decide to go the DFS route, Carson Palmer has only made it through one season without injury since the turn of the decade in 2010.