In Case You Missed It
Cross-Sport Super Bowl Challenge
In case you missed it, FanPicks.com offered up the only Daily Fantasy Sports Cross-Sport Super Bowl Challenge. That’s right! The only Fantasy Football Super Bowl contest on the web! In order to compete in Daily Fantasy Sports, the contest must include at least three events, therefore – toss in a little NBA action and you have yourselves a Super Sunday! What could be more exciting than cheering for Cam Newton to throw a TD and Jeff Teague to drain a three?
As proud parents of this revolutionary Daily Fantasy game, FanPicks.com held their own 30-player contest. As our Sports Insider and DFS Expert I felt the extra pressure to perform. It wasn’t just their Super Bowl…It was mine too! Thankfully I was more like Peyton than Cam even though I chose Newton…and won my game! Let’s take a look at my lineup below to see what approach I took to win a Cross-Sport Contest…(by 10 points)
- My Roster
With the Panthers and Broncos both being defensive juggernauts, I knew I had to get my big points from the NBA, and depth players weren’t going to get the job done in the Super Bowl. I had to get big performances from second and third tier players on the court and just keep my head above water on the gridiron.
I was tempted to take Peyton ($5900) at that discount compared to Newton, but I just thought even if stifled, Cam has more plays in his legs than Peyton. If they were both to be shut down at least Newton’s youth and athleticism could allow him to get garbage stats. That’s not usually the case with Manning. That decision paid off at the top of the lineup.
Emmanuel Sanders was the easiest choice for me. Demaryius Thomas has been cold for a while now, and a matchup with Josh Norman and the lack of deep ball ability from Manning meant Thomas would struggle again. Sanders’ short to intermediate ability at finding holes in the defense was tailor-made for Manning at this stage.
Teddy Ginn is the only Panthers WR capable of making a big play, so taking him over the sure-handed Greg Olsen at TE was my investment decision regarding the Panthers receiving core.
The gambles on Funchess and Green were worth their price tag compared to a more expensive say Corey Brown who could’ve easily done nothing just as easily, and doesn’t have a big ceiling either.
On the court…
Kristaps Porzingis was an obvious choice. His multi-category beastliness at $6200 was a must-have in a game where I needed contributions anywhere I could get it.
Amid trade rumours Jeff Teague was due for a big game. He’s been rolling and at only $5700 his big-game ability was right on the money for me.
Orlando’s Nikola Vucevic was my biggest ticket at $7100, but he was in a prime position for major playing time, and again, a multi-category threat.
Checkout my regular game previews and picks for your chance to copy my lineups or just get some advice and win your Daily Fantasy Sports contest!
Thanks to Cam Newton and Von Miller’s dominance, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos will be competing in San Francisco for the title of Super Bowl 50 Champion.
The NFL’s best offensive and the NFL’s most dominant defensive player (save your arguments for JJ Watt) propelled their respective teams to victory a couple of Sundays ago..and that’s an amazing thing.
That may seem obvious, as Cam Newton and Von Miller had historic days…but it’s truly amazing because the of the context of the entire situation. The league’s best players, obviously the best players on their star-studded teams played the best they have maybe ever, in the biggest games of their lives. Everything about the situation is at the pinnacle of sports. And in this day and age…it’s a beautiful thing to witness.
Finances, politics, ownership, coaching, injuries and off-field issues all seem to get in the way of just playing ball at your best, every opportunity you have. So to watch two young, hungry, passionate athletes like Cam Newton and Von Miller ball out…was awesome.
I enjoyed every minute of it and that is why I am looking more forward to this Super Bowl than I have in recent memory.