Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge: Wes Welker Will Come Up Big In Super Bowl XLVIII

By Adam McGill
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It is no secret that the Seattle Seahawks have the best sets of defensive backs in the game. The unit affectionately nicknamed the Legion of Boom has stifled offenses all year long and the secondary will obviously frustrate the Denver Broncos’ offense in Super Bowl XLVIII.

Denver’s wildcard in the chess-like matchup, though, will be WR Wes Welker.

The best cornerback in the universe, Richard Sherman, will obviously shadow Denver’s number one wideout, Demaryius Thomas all game long. Additionally, defensive back Kam Chancellor will be matched up on Julius Thomas and the safety’s physical style of play could limit the tight end’s production as well. These matchups could potentially leave the two stars with few chances to make a play, which would put much more pressure on Welker to stay involved offensively.

Welker started the season off on fire. He hauled in nine touchdowns through his first eight games and failed to score in just one game. He was performing like a true number one fantasy wideout and turned out to be an amazing value pick.

Unfortunately, Welker suffered a concussion towards the end of the year and it forced the wideout to miss the final three games of the regular season. He has looked completely healthy throughout the postseason and has once again become one of QB Peyton Manning’s favorite targets. Welker will easily see between 8-10 targets on Super Sunday.

If you own Welker in the 2014 Fantasy Football Playoff Challenge, expect a huge performance from him on the world’s biggest stage. He should end up finishing with between 80-100 receiving yards and at least one touchdown in SB XLVIII.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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