NFL Super Bowl Daily Fantasy Preview –

Denver Broncos vs Carolina Panthers

 

The biggest sports day of the year is arriving soon, Super Bowl 50, a matchup between the 15-1 Panthers and the 12-4 Broncos. The Panthers are the clear favorites with a nearly undefeated season and a huge blowout game against the Cardinals last week (49-15). However the Broncos have the return of their franchise Quarterback in his final season coming off a big win last weekend against none other than the defending world champions, all the makings for a cinderella upset in store. Here’s what you need to know if the daily fantasy world to win cash no matter the outcome in your NFL Daily Fantasy tournaments.

 

Quarterbacks

Well the quarterback decision is a no brainer. You have Cam Newton, who has consistently been the most valuable and consistent fantasy performer combining huge passing yards with rushing stats and rushing touchdowns—also the clear MVP favorite for this year. Then you have Peyton Manning, in his old age and his final season. The Bronco’s offense has been altered this year to limit his potential for big pass games and it has reflected in his fantasy value as he has consistently been at the bottom of the charts.

No brainer right? Peyton Manning.

Why you ask? You’re thinking like everyone else in the world and that’s not what wins Daily Fantasy cash drafts. Cam Newton probably will dominate and provide much more value than Manning. In that case you will be in trouble. But Cam Newton will also be 90 percent owned. Meaning if you pick him and he does well, you are still on par with 90 percent of your competitors. However, if Manning has a huge game and Newton is shut down by the Denver defense, then you are already ahead of 90 percent of your competitors and well on you way to making some money!

 

Running Back

For the Panthers here we have Jonathan Stewart or Mike Tolbert and for the Broncos we have Ronnie Hillman and CJ Anderson. Here it may be smart to go with the crowd. You want to eye in on low ownership but you don’t need low ownership at every position, because even if the Peyton Manning scenario plays out but you have Fozzy Whitaker at running back with 0 points, that can lose you the tournament. I think you go with the crowd here and pick Jonathan Stewart and CJ Anderson.

 

CJ Anderson plays a lot like David Johnson and he managed to put up some big numbers last week against the Panthers. Stewart sometimes loses some of his value when Cam decides to run it in himself like last week, but with the limited options out there, he is a safe bet.

 

Wide Receivers

Receivers in this matchup are tough. Both these teams have a long list of receivers all of which have potential for a touchdown pass on any given day. With the Peyton Manning being your choice at quarterback, obviously you are going to want to stack him with his two all stars Thomas and Sanders (will also be high owned). After that you can go for Norwood for a lesser owned pick. He has the potential to put up some value, especially if things go in the Broncos direction. For the Panthers, don’t go Corey Brown, no way he gets lucky with another 86 yard touchdown pass. Ginn will likely be highly owned as well so you’re options left are Funchess and Cotchery who may just be able to fly under the radar against the Broncos defensive front.

 

Tight Ends

 

Don’t fall into the trap here. I know Owen Daniels had a big game last week with 2 touchdowns, but he also only had 2 catches. Those 2 touchdowns were his only contribution to the game. He got 2 catches that just happened to be in the end zone and he will not do that again. Greg Olsen is the only option, he is a pivotal part of the Panther’s offense and is probably the second best tight end in the league, second to Gronk of course. Go for Olsen.

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NFC Conference Championship Recap –

Arizona Cardinals vs Carolina Panthers

 

 This game went just about exactly as expected, a blowout in favor of the Panthers. They roll onto the Super Bowl with a 49-15 win over the Cardinals. Furthermore, all of the fantasy leaders except for Gronk came from this game, mostly concentrated on Carolina as well.

 

Cam Newton led the list of quarterbacks and cemented the MVP with 335 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and 2 rushing touchdowns for a total of 39.1 fantasy points. Cam Newton was a must in any NFL Daily Cash Draft this weekend.

 

Corey Brown, Ted Ginn, and Greg Olsen were the receivers to stack with Newton. Corey Brown had 4 catches for 113 receiving yards and a touchdown totaling 24.3 fantasy points. Greg Olsen had 6 catches for 113 receiving yards totaling 20.3 fantasy points— still short of Gronk’s numbers. And Ginn had 2 catches for 52 yards as well as a 22 yard rush for a touchdown. Ginn ended the day with 15.4 fantasy points.

 

The Carolina defense was also a must totaling 24 fantasy points. They did this by allowing only 15 points (1 fantasy point), 4 interceptions (8 fantasy points), 1 touchdown (6 fantasy points), 3 fumble recoveries (6 fantasy points), and 3 sacks (3 fantasy points). Yes, that is a total of 7 forced turnovers by the Carolina defense.

 

The only redeemable part of the Cardinal’s offense was David Johnson, who led the list of running backs this weekend. He rushed for 60 yards and 1 touchdown as well as 9 receptions for 68 yards. This totaled 27.8 fantasy points.

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NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 10-16-2015

Carolina Panthers versus Seattle Seahawks NFL Fantasy Preview 10-18-2015

The Carolina Panthers will put their undefeated record on the line as they make the long cross-country road trip to face the Seattle Seahawks. Fantasy football draft managers can tune to FOX TV on Sunday October 18th at 4PM Eastern Time to track the results of their roster picks.

The Carolina Panthers come off their bye week with a record of 4-0. Some may argue about the quality of their wins because they have all come against losing teams in the Jaguars, Texans, Saints and Buccaneers. Their schedule toughens now as following the Seahawks are home dates to the Eagles, Colts and Packers. Offensively their run game has excelled while they still lag near the bottom of the league in passing the football. They throw for 189 yards per game ranking 29th in the league. The Panthers do well in the points for and against column. They tally 27 points a game good for sixth best in the NFL while surrendering 17.8 points per game good for fourth best in the league.

The Seattle Seahawks are 2-3 on the season. They are 0-3 on the road and a perfect 2-0 at home. Two of their three road losses came against undefeated teams in the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals. The Seahawks are smarting a bit after blowing a 24-7 fourth quarter lead as they lose 27-24 in overtime last week to the Cincinnati Bengals. The Seahawks made numerous mistakes in their secondary blowing assignments that led to big plays for Cincinnati in the passing game. They allowed Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to pass for 331 yards and two touchdowns. Over on offense Seattle got great production on the ground with 200 rushing yards on 30 carries.

Carolina Panthers QB:

Cam Newton

The fifth year signal caller is hitting on 55% of his throws for 809 yards with seven touchdowns and two picks. He lost his top weapon in the passing game during the preseason. Newton is always a threat to run and has two rushing touchdowns on the year. In the victory against Tampa Bay Cam Newton hit on 11 of 22 throws for 124 yards with two touchdowns.

Carolina Panthers RB:

Jonathan Stewart

Stewart has rushed 59 times for 220 yards and no touchdowns. He had just 10 carries last week and rushed for 50 yards. Stewart hasn’t done much in the passing game of late with no receptions in his past two games.

Carolina Panthers WR:

Ted Ginn Jr

The ninth year veteran leads the wide outs with 12 catches for 206 yards and three touchdowns. Last week in the win at Tampa Bay Guinn Jr. contributed with two catches for 18 yards and two touchdowns.

Carolina Panthers TE:

Greg Olsen

Olsen is targeted most by Newton. He has caught 17 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns. He had a big game in week three with eight catches for 52 yards and two touchdowns against the Saints.

Seattle Seahawks QB:

Russell Wilson

In his fourth season Wilson has completed 70% of his passes for 1192 yards with six touchdowns and three picks. In the Cincinnati game he only completed 15 of 23 throws for 213 yards with a touchdown and pick because the run game was working.

Seattle Seahawks RB:

Thomas Rawls

The rookie out of Central Michigan has emerged as the leading ball carrier for Seattle with 58 rushes for 326 yards and a touchdown. He had a big game at Cincinnati rushing for 169 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown. Rawls averaged 7.3 yards per run.

Seattle Seahawk WR:

Jermaine Kearse

Kearse has caught 18 passes for 274 yards and a touchdown. He leads Seattle with 15.2 yards per reception.

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New Orleans Saints versus Carolina Panthers Fantasy Football Daily League Draft Preview

NFL Fantasy Football Draft News 9-22-2015

It will be an NFC South divisional matchup in week three as the Carolina Panthers will be hosting the New Orleans Saints. NFL Fantasy GM’s can tune to FOX on Sunday September 27th to check out the results of their draft picks.

The teams met twice during the regular season in 2014 with the teams splitting their two meetings each winning on the road. The game held in Carolina was won by New Orleans 28-10.

The Saints enter this contest a desperate team at 0-2 on the season. After a 31-19 road loss in week one they hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and were embarrassed at home losing 26-19. The Saints in two games are averaging just 19 points a game ranking 24th in the league. The have moved the football well through the air but their run game has not improved as they run for 79 yards a game ranking 25th in the league. During the Saints success in postseason play they always had a good balance of run and pass. There were also some signs that Drew Brees could be ailing as media reports have Brees complaining of shoulder pain last week. He was sacked four times on Sunday. It’s hard to explain how the Saints could have just seven points at home against the Buccaneers after three quarters.

The Carolina Panthers enter play at 2-0 on the campaign. After a 20-9 road win to Jacksonville in week one the team hosted the Houston Texans and came away with a 24-17 victory. The Panthers successfully defended a drive by the Texans deep in Carolina territory to preserve the victory as Houston was forced to turn the ball over on downs in the closing seconds. It was a 10-10 tie midway through the third quarter then the Panthers responded with 14 unanswered points until the Texans got within a touchdown with 6 ½ minutes remaining.

New Orleans Saints QB:

Drew Brees

On the year the veteran signal caller is hitting on 62% of his throws for 610 yards with only two touchdowns and two picks. He went 24 of 38 for 255 yards with a touchdown and pick. The latest on Brees’ health is that his shoulder is not severely injured but it all depends on how he feels after the treatment.

New Orleans Saints RB:

Mark Ingram

Ingram is getting the majority of the carries for New Orleans but he has produced just 77 yards on 25 carries for a mere 3.1 yards per rush.

Khiry Robinson

The backup Khiry Robinson does not have much in the way of attempts at 13 as he has run for 67 yards for 5.2 yards a carry.

New Orleans Saints WR:

Brandin Cooks

The second year player out of Oregon St leads the team with nine catches for 111 yards. He has yet to find the end zone this season. Cooks is averaging over 12 yards per reception.

Carolina Panthers QB:

Cam Newton

On the year Newton has completed just 53% of his throws for 370 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. He has always had issues with accuracy with a 59% completion mark for his career. He completed half of his passes against Houston last week but did have two touchdown throws. He ran for 76 yards and a touchdown last week so he is making plays with his lets.

Carolina Panthers RB:

Jonathan Stewart

The eighth year veteran leads the unit by far in carries with 35 on the year with 118 yards. He is running for just 3.4 yards per game and has no rushing touchdowns.

Carolina Panthers WR:

Ted Ginn Jr

He leads the team with six catches for 95 yards and a touchdown. He has five first down gains and two receptions for greater than twenty yards.

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