NFL Football is back: Top three value picks to win Super Bowl LV

NFL Football is back: Top three value picks to win Super Bowl LV

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By Nick Holz September 8, 2020 0 Comment
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NFL football is back! The Kansas City Chiefs will kick off the season on Thursday night, with an eye on retaining their title. After the most confusing off-season in recent memory, many viable contenders will be coming for the Chiefs’ crown. Amazingly, the Chiefs aren’t favorites to win Super Bowl LV.

But, nobody likes favorites anyway. Betting on the Chiefs won’t stack your bankroll with cash. Without further ado, here are three top value bets to win Super Bowl LV.

*Odds according to Bet 365

New Orleans Saints +1100

The Saints have one of the leagues deepest rosters and return with a healthy Alvin Kamara. After playing much of last season on one leg, Kamara will look to get back to his agile, elusive and electric self.

Legendary quarterback Drew Brees has a plethora of riches at his disposal. Record setting wide receiver Michael Thomas is joined by veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders to help move the chains. New Orleans employs weapons at every skill position. Additionally, the Saints possess an elite, veteran offensive line, and a lethal pass rush.

Ironically, the only thing stopping these Saints in the playoffs recently has been the mediocre play of Brees. He’s made a number of head-scratching decisions and has hardly looked himself in January. The 41-year old has looked his age the past few post-seasons, and defenses have forced him into untimely turnovers.

Keeping Brees’ right arm fresh, and the signal-caller healthy will be integral to success in the Bayou this season.

At +1100, the Saints represent incredible value on your pre-season ticket.

San Francisco 49ers +900

The 49ers were one Patrick Mahomes inspired comeback from lifting the Lombardi trophy last year. An extra year of experience could work wonders for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s confidence.

In a word, Jimmy Garoppolo seemed to play scared at times last season. He seemed hesitant to release the ball into tight windows and perhaps has failed to develop as quickly as his coaching staff would like.

Thankfully, the Shanahans’ outside-zone running scheme is still perplexing defenses after over 20 years. Kyle Shanahan has added more motion, rubs, and misdirection to his fathers’ offense than anyone can count. On many plays, the defense is either caught going the wrong way or flat-footed as the offensive player runs past with the football.

With more weapons (once they’re healthy) surrounding Garoppolo, the 49ers offense could be even more explosive in 2020.

Furthermore, San Francisco possesses an absolutely gargantuan pass-rush. Loaded with first-round picks across their defensive line, this team can get after the quarterback.

Star defensive end Nick Bosa returns for his sophomore season ready to tear apart opposing signal callers. Moreover, Arik Armstead, fresh off his $85 million deal, is ready to add to his career year. Dee Ford remains as dangerous a bookend as there is in this league.

Somehow, the Niners line may have even improved this off-season. First-round rookie Javon Kinlaw brings his ferocious skill set to be the mammoth in the middle. There are hardly enough superlatives to describe this group, but you get the idea.

Ignore the 49ers at your own peril.

Pittsburgh Steelers +2200

If (and it’s a big if) Ben Roethlisberger somehow regains his 5,000 yard, 30+ touchdown form in 2020, lookout. These Steelers are built to win now.

Yes, Pittsburgh went 8-8 last year and missed out on the playoffs. However, after the addition of Minkah Fitzpatrick, Keith Butler’s defense gave offenses fits down the stretch. Fitzpatrick is a legit star who looks on his way to becoming the Steelers’ new movable defensive chess piece, a la Troy Polamalu.

Plus, there are playmakers at every level of this defense. Speedy University of Michigan product Devin Bush mans the middle of a unit built for the modern game. Newly re-signed defensive lineman Cam Heyward is the glue of this team. While TJ Watt and Bud Dupree harass quarterbacks. Pittsburgh’s defense is severely undervalued here.

Speaking of underrated, “The Terminator”, James Conner returns to help save humanity, I mean Ben Roethlisberger, and create easy yards for his aging quarterback. Conner scored 13 touchdowns over 12 starts back in 2018. How quickly people forget. He should easily surpass double-digit scores with a healthy Big Ben.

Also, JuJu Smith-Schuster leads their receiving core into 2020. The slot weapon suffered along with the rest of the offense last season. However, he could be in line for a huge bounce-back year.

James Washington remains one of the league’s more interesting deep threats. Ben loves to throw bombs. If the pair can improve on their chemistry, there could be a new Washington in the White House come February.

The most slept on player in this offense is second-year wideout Diontae Johnson. Johnson moves and plays like a young Antonio Brown. The former Toledo Rocket finished his rookie campaign with an impressive 59 receptions and five touchdowns. He’s also one of my favorite fantasy picks for 2020.

With a little luck, this Steelers team has a legitimate shot to go all the way to Super Bowl LV. Get those Terrible Towels ready.

BONUS Super Bowl LV sleeper

Green Bay Packers +2800

*Whispers* Psst…Aaron Rodgers is a man on a mission.

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