Studs and Duds: Super Bowl

2018-02-05 09:57:25
By JEFF PAUR
Sr Fantasy Writer
RealTime Fantasy Sports

Foles carries Eagles to win

Wow. That is about all you can say about the Super Bowl. That was some game, seeing both offenses put on a big-time display. Neither defense had an answer for the offenses, making for some huge fantasy performances from several different players. This game was the highest scoring from a fantasy perspective that I can ever remember. Hopefully, all the points led you to winning your fantasy playoff league.

Eagles 41, Patriots 33

Fantasy Stud: Nick Foles. Foles was the big surprise in this one, playing like one of the elite quarterbacks in the game. He had an MVP performance, going 28-of-43 for 373 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. He also caught a touchdown pass, giving him four total scores in the game. It was quite the showing for Foles, who had a huge playoffs. This could set him up to start somewhere in 2018.

Fantasy Dud: Dion Lewis. With all the points and yards in this game, you would have thought Lewis would produce some good fantasy numbers. Well, that wasn't the case. He wasn't ineffective in the game, rushing nine times for 39 yards but that was all the work he got. He didn't catch a pass or score a touchdown, leaving many fantasy owners disappointed.

Game Notes: Brandin Cooks suffered a concussion during the game and was unable to return. He was injured early in the first half, leaving with a catch for 23 yards.

Tom Brady might have enjoyed his best Super Bowl performance to date, but didn't win the game. He was near flawless, going 28-of-48 for 505 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. His only blemish was a lost fumble late in the game, which sealed the victory for the Eagles.

Corey Clement had another big showing as the top pass-catching back for the Eagles. He ran three times for just eight yards, but had four receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. He seems setup for a big role in the offense going forward.

It was kind of a surprise to hear, but Rob Gronkowski didn't rule out retirement after the game. He had his usual big showing in the game, catching nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns. Gronk suffered multiple concussions during the season, though, so he might be looking towards the future this offseason. Stay tuned.

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