Super Bowl Sunday is so close that we can almost taste the chicken wings, whilst we continue salivating over that thought we should also continue to preview some of the best bets that Sunday has to offer. Starting with Anytime touchdown scorer, one of my personal favorite markets.
Here are three suggestions that I feel offer better value than the likes of Sony Michel and Todd Gurley at -120.
If you read my Super Bowl MVP guide then you'll be aware that I have a suspicion Sunday night could see the curtains close on Gronk's career. If that is the case then what better way to go out than with another Super Bowl ring and a touchdown.
The Conference Championship victory over the Chiefs showed that despite a poor season, Gronk is far from washed. He had 11 targets, a season-high, and was relied upon whenever Brady needs somebody to push the chains forward. That increased usage pointed towards the Gronk of old, as did his post-game video with Tom Brady, where he looked relax and supremely confident.
Gronkowski hasn't lived up to his high standards this season but he's still the Patriots best recieving option and at +130 I have to be onboard.
Me picking Reynolds is less of a statement on who he is as a player, and more a statement on who he isn't, and he isn't Brandin Cooks. Brandin Cooks is the best reciever on the Rams offense but this time last year he was lining up for the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Bill Belichick and his coaching staff know exactly who Brandin Cooks is and crucially they'll also know how best to stop him. The Pats are incredibly efficient at restricting their former players when they meet and combined with how well they schemed Tyreek Hill out of the Chiefs gameplan, they could well do it to Sean McVay here.
Reynolds will be single-covered, with Cooks and Robert Woods taking the bulk of the defenses attention, leaving the young wideout with prenty of room to get free. He seems a great shout at 210 with FanDuel.
Here's the long-shot but its the Super Bowl, so lets reach for the stars. The Pats are always storing something special for big games like this and its worth noting how the Patriots have leant on Develin this season when they've need to score from short-yardage.
For all the talk this season of college offenses and air raid QBs, it's worth noting that the greatest coach of all time, has chosen to zig whilst other zag, and use a fullback. Fullbacks are a throwback to the power football era that has long gone but the Patriots have utilised Develin this season to great levels.
The ball is on the two-yard line, Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh are in their stances and ready to attack the Patriots line. Who do you want running with the rock? Sony Michel or James Develin? You're picking Develin all day long. His four touchdowns on just six carries show his efficency and if the Pats are short and goal then you must believe that James Develin is in play. I'm taking a shot on number 46 at a huge +1200.