Super Bowl XLVII: 5 Bold Fantasy Football Predictions for HarBowl
5 Fantasy Football Predictions for Super Bowl XLVII
Super Bowl XLVII, otherwise known as the HarBowl, promises to be one of the most exciting games in recent years.
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are very evenly matched, with San Fran only being favored by a meager four-point advantage. The game could easily turn into a defense struggle, but at this point it looks to be a very exciting, back and forth contest.
Since this is the last game of the year, it is also the final game for fantasy football owners to get a glimpse at the talent before drafting this summer. Scouting is one of the most important aspects to drafting a championship winning fantasy squad, so make sure to be watching closely between sips of beer and handfuls of nachos.
However, the game promises to have several prime time performers and is always a stage for up-and-comers to showcase their talents in front of the entire world. Youngsters like RB Bernard Pierce, WR Torrey Smith, RB LaMichael James, QB Colin Kaepernick and LB NaVorro Bowman will all be looking to increase their fantasy value heading into the 2013 season.
I have posted several other fantasy predictions for the game, including that Ray Rice will amass over 100 total yards from scrimmage and that Michael Crabtree will also gain over 100 yards. Here is a list of my top-five boldest fantasy football predictions heading into Super Bowl XLVII:
5. WR Torrey Smith Will Catch Two 50-yard TDs
Smith is one of the fastest receivers in the game, so it is only natural that the team will send him on a couple post patterns. He caught three passes against the Denver Broncos this postseason, including a 59-yard touchdown pass and a 32-yard touchdown pass.
Smith is one of the best deep ball receivers in the game, so it will not be unrealistic for him to grab two long touchdowns on the world’s biggest stage.
4. RB Bernard Pierce Will Fumble the Ball
Pierce has shockingly not fumbled in 108 attempts this year. He runs very tough inside and is getting more and more carries with each passing game. However, it is only a matter of time until he puts one on the carpet.
3. LB Patrick Willis Will Record 10 Tackles
Willis has taken a step back in fantasy production since the emergence of NaVorro Bowman. Willis has recorded 19 tackles and one sack in two playoff games this season. He is hitting everything that moves and will get more than enough opportunities to make plays against the Ravens dedicated running game.
2. RB Ray Rice Will Have At Least Six Receptions
Rice has averaged 4.3 receptions per game over his last four seasons and has become one of the best pass catching backs in the entire NFL. Look for him to not only have a strong game on the ground, but to also have a large impact in Baltimore’s passing game.
1. WR Randy Moss Will Catch a TD
Moss has made the claim that he is the best receiver of All-Time and now he will have to back it up. The 35-year-old has been rather quiet this past season, as he has not caught a touchdown pass in five weeks.
Look for Moss to be much more involved in the 49ers game plan in the Super Bowl and grab at least one touchdown in SBXLVII.