Hey, I’m Cramer. Maybe you know me from TV, where I talk and teach people how to make money in the stock market. For the past four months, I’ve also written about how to help people make money betting on football at DraftKings Sportsbook and playing DFS right here on DraftKings.
This weekend we’ll watch the biggest NFL game of the year when the Chiefs and Buccaneers kick-off in Super Bowl LV. It’s a bit bittersweet, while fans can’t wait to see an incredible match-up between Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, we’ll also be watching the last game until September. Luckily, DraftKings has plenty of action for other great sports like the NBA, MLB and the upcoming March Madness tournament.
My team from Bull Market Fantasy has spent hours researching the latest trends, betting markets, stats and data. So let’s get to our best player props for the Big Game!
Big Game Playlist
Tom Brady is playing in his 10th Super Bowl and his first with the Bucs as we continue witnessing history year after year with Brady. He’s the most accomplished quarterback of all time. He holds every post-season record for wins, touchdowns, yards and the list goes on. There’s something to be said about great players that elevate their game in the biggest moments, and Brady has done that consistently throughout this 20-year career. The Bucs QB went over the 295 yard mark in three of his last four Super Bowl appearances and threw for 345 yards when Tampa Bay hosted Kansas City back in Week 12. With an Over/Under set at 56.5 and projected team total of 26.5 points, DraftKings SportsBook is expecting plenty of offense and much of it should come via the arm of Brady.
The Bucs running back has emerged as their lead runner since taking over as the starter at the beginning of the playoffs. Fournette caught four passes during Wildcard Weekend, five in the NFC Divisional Playoffs and another five in the NFC Championship game. That’s 14 grabs off 17 targets in three games. Fournette is actually tied with Chris Godwin for the most receptions on the team in the playoffs. Look for “Playoff Lenny” to have another big game rushing the ball, but bet on him to have just as much of an impact in the passing attack.
Who can forget Hill’s explosive 200-yard QUARTER against the Bucs in Week 12?! He finished with 269 yards, the most yards in a game by any receiver all year. The Chiefs speedster has shown why he dons the nickname “cheetah” throughout the playoffs, going for 110 yards and 172 yards in Kansas City’s first two postseason outings. He’s perhaps the NFL’s most explosive and dangerous playmaker with the ball in his hands. Considering Patrick Mahomes, Andy Reid and Eric Bieniemy had two weeks to create a game plan for the Bucs defense, we’re betting that Hill will be a big part of their strategy to repeat as Super Bowl Champions.
In a game that features Rob Gronkowski, it’s hard to imagine him not being the best tight end on the field. But Gronk is just a bit past his prime, while Kelce is peaking. The Chiefs All-Pro tight end has gone over the 94-yard mark in five of his last six games, including both of the team’s playoff wins.
The case for a Quarterback:
Deciding who you think will win Super Bowl LV determines who you should bet on for Super Bowl MVP. History tells us the award will likely go to a quarterback, as 11 of the last 17 Super Bowl MVPs, including three of the last four, were all QBs. In fact, of the 54 Super Bowl MVPs, 30 have been quarterbacks, seven running backs, seven wide receivers and just 10 defensive players. So if you think the Chiefs win, it makes the most sense to grab Patrick Mahomes to win the award in back-to-back years at -105. Think the Buccaneers win, then grab Tom Brady at fantastic odds of +190.
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Jim Cramer is the host of “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” and co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.” He is also an author and a co-founder of BullMarketFantasy.com.
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