Super Bowl 56 is here, which means it’s our last chance of the 2022 season to play NFL DFS with the rosters of the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams.
Daily fantasy football allows fantasy players to compete without having to ride out a single team for a whole season. NFL playoff DFS players can build teams out of remaining postseason teams.
Super Bowl daily fantasy prop picks on ThriveFantasy allow fans to pick stats for top Bengals and Rams players.
Need some tips on who to pick for your Super Bowl DFS 2022 rosters? We have you covered with our best Super Bowl DFS props, picks, and more to get you ready for the big game.
Note: Super Bowl DFS picks are current as of Friday, Feb. 4.
Bengals Super Bowl DFS Picks
Joe Burrow DFS Pick: UNDER 276.5 Passing Yards
While Burrow has played well in the postseason thus far, his stats haven’t been overly impressive. He’s thrown for 250 yards or less in two of his three playoff games despite facing two teams (the Tennessee Titans and Las Vegas Raiders) that ranked in the bottom 10 in passing yards allowed during the regular season.
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It’s also concerning that Burrow’s Quarterback Rating has declined in each postseason round, from 110.4 to 93.1 to 86.5. That trend could continue against a tough Rams defense that will likely prevent Burrow from hitting the Over here.
Fade Burrow as our fantasy pick of the day.
Joe Mixon DFS Pick: UNDER 63.5 Rushing Yards
Mixon popped for 88 rushing yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship, but it’s hard to see him approaching that number again.
For starters, he’s unlikely to get 21 carries again, especially if Cincinnati falls behind. Mixon has received 20+ carries just three times in his last 17 games and has fallen below this rushing prop in six of his last eight games.
Los Angeles also has a much tougher run defense than Kansas City. The Rams allowed the sixth-fewest rushing yards during the regular season, while the Chiefs ranked 21st.
Ja’Marr Chase DFS Pick: OVER 79.5 Receiving Yards
While the Chiefs held Chase to just 54 receiving yards during the Championship Round, I’m still taking the Over here. Chase has topped 100 receiving yards in four of his last six games and is averaging 93 receiving yards per game during the postseason.
When the chips are down during the biggest game of the year, Burrow’s going to look for his most trusted weapon and former college teammate.
Rams Super Bowl DFS Picks
Matthew Stafford DFS Pick: OVER 279.5 Passing Yards
After a shaky finish to the regular season, Stafford has been outstanding in the playoffs, averaging 301.7 passing yards per game despite facing three tough defenses.
Now he’ll face a Bengals unit that allowed the seventh-most passing yards during the regular season. He’ll also benefit from playing on his home turf at SoFi Stadium, where he’s exceeded this prop seven times in 10 games this season.
Matthew Stafford DFS Pick: OVER 5.5 Rushing Yards
Stafford isn’t known for his scrambling, but he’s been doing more of it lately as opposing defenses have tried to flush him out of the pocket. He’s averaging five rushing attempts per game during the postseason and has topped this Over in all three of them.
Even if he’s not quite as active here, Stafford should be good for at least one run. The veteran gunslinger has at least one rushing attempt in 17 of 20 games this year, which is likely all he’ll need to hit the Over against a Bengals defense that has allowed double-digit rushing yards to opposing quarterbacks in all three postseason games.
Odell Beckham Jr. DFS Pick: OVER 63.5 Receiving Yards
OBJ is back! Beckham has become increasingly involved in LA’s passing game since joining the Rams midseason and is now fully integrated into the offense after having 11 games to build a rapport with Stafford.
That chemistry is paying huge dividends in the postseason, as Beckham is averaging 78.7 receiving yards per game. After racking up a season-high 113 receiving yards in the NFC Championship, Beckham appears poised for another big performance, especially with so much defensive attention focused on containing Cooper Kupp.
How to Play Super Bowl DFS
If you’re looking for a way to combine the fun of betting and fantasy football during the Super Bowl, ThriveFantasy may be the perfect site for you.
Unlike the typical salary cap lineup construction format that most DFS sites follow, ThriveFantasy has users pick over or under specific stat categories for players. Picking the more unlikely option rewards the user more points. You are competing with other users who have entered the contest to earn the most points. The user with the most points wins the most money.
Before we get into our top Super Bowl DFS picks, let’s explore the different game types at ThriveFantasy.
In Traditional Contests, users will compete in contest pools against other users. There are two types of these contests — cash and GPP.
Cash games are similar to double-ups that you will find at other DFS sites where the top half of the player pool wins.
In GPPs (Guaranteed Prize Pools), a select percentage of the player pool wins portions of the pot. Prizes and the number of winners are both predetermined.
Once you choose the contest, game type, and build your lineup of 10 players, you accumulate points by correctly choosing prop bets for your specific players.
For example, if Cam Akers’ rushing yards total is 60.5, you will pick Over or Under that total depending on how many rushing yards you think Akers will accumulate. There is a predetermined point total attached to either side with both adding up to 200, so the Over might be 110 and the Under might be 90.
If you choose correctly, those predetermined points will be allocated to your overall total.
Another type of contest at ThriveFantasy is called “Versus,” which is essentially Player versus Player in different statistical categories.
Versus contests can also be referred to as Head-to-Head contests. There’s one winner and one loser, and the winner takes the pot.
For example, you might find Joe Burrow versus Matthew Stafford for total passing yards. You will choose which quarterback you believe will throw for more yards and get points if you choose the right player.
In the Prop Lobby, a user will pick anywhere from 2-4 players to build their lineup. You can pick your players across all available sports leagues open for the day. Then, you will select your entry fee.
Similar to a parlay, you must get every leg of your prediction right to win. The more legs you choose and get correct, your winnings will increase in multiplier fashion.
Now that you understand how ThriveFantasy works, let’s get into the DFS football predictions series for the Super Bowl!
Prop stats information for NFL DFS Super Bowl picks are current as of Tuesday, February 1, at 10 a.m. ET.