Fantasy Football Mailbag 2016 – Week 1

It’s Thursday, there’s football tonight, and you have a lineup (or 3) that you need to set.

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Thank goodness, Fantasy Football is back.

Look at the NFL, starting the new season where they left off last year. NBC’s Thursday Night Football will premiere with a Super Bowl 50 rematch between the Panthers and defending champion Broncos. Both teams return with stout defenses. One will have Cam Newton under center. The other will have…

Trevor Siemian.

The Broncos make Siemian the first Northwestern quarterback to start the regular season since Otto Graham. Siemian beat out Mark Sanchez and 2016 first-round pick Paxton Lynch. He also inherits an offense from sure-fire Hall of Famer Peyton Manning that includes Pro Bowlers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders on the outside, and CJ Anderson at tailback.

It’s hard to tell how the wide receivers will fair with the 7th rounder at quarterback. He won the job by not turning the ball over and managing the preseason games fairly well. Key term: Managed. Anderson and rookie backup running back Devontae Booker will likely get plenty of touches, but you can’t expect Siemian to beat the Panthers defense with his arm. Carolina can still fly to the ball, even without Josh Norman.

Quick Hits

  • It wasn’t far-fetched to draft Jamaal Charles in the 2nd round, especially when his ceiling is that of a Top 5 back. If you were smart though (owning JC or not), you picked up Spencer Ware when Andy Reid mentioned his #1 RB wasn’t going to be ready for the start of the season. When handed the ball 10 times or more, Ware averaged 95.3 yards and 1.3 touchdowns rushing in 2015. He also faces a Chargers defense that gave up nearly as many rushing yards and touchdowns in the league.

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  • The people who told you that Alfred Morris would be a viable Fantasy pickup were sorely mistaken. Ezekiel Elliott was drafted 4th overall for a reason, and that’s to be the Cowboys’ bell cow. Even as a rookie, Elliott was expected to get a ton of touches with Tony Romo at the helm. With another rookie taking snaps, expect him to be depended on even more…especially in 3rd down situations.

  • Antonio Brown was the consensus #1 pick in just about every league. He may not be the #1 WR to start the season though. Julio Jones was near historic in 2015, recording 136 catches and 1,871. Sunday, Jones will face the team he has terrorized the most in his 5-year career. He has averaged 116 yards and 7 catches per game against Tampa Bay, scoring 6 touchdowns over the 9 games he’s played them.

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Mail Time!

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You know Jared Goff is inactive this week, right? He ended the preseason 3rd on the Rams’ depth chart. I hope you didn’t draft him. So¬†Dak Prescott…Yeah. Dak.

 

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It seems like a lot of people forget that Carson Palmer is coming off the best season of his career, throwing 4,671 yards, 35 touchdowns and only 11 interceptions. The 4 interceptions and 2 fumbles in the NFC title game against the Panthers may have something to do with that, but he isn’t playing against Carolina this weekend. I understand the temptation to go with Matt Stafford but his set of weapons aren’t nearly as proven as Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, Michael Floyd and David Johnson combined. Go with Palmer¬†against New England. Arizona will hope to capitalize on the mistakes of young Jimmy Garoppolo.

 

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This is a fun one, and I’m surprised you were so trusting of so many rookies. Michael Thomas is realistically the 3rd option in New Orleans against a pretty decent Raiders defense. I like Sterling Shepard a lot and the opportunities he can get while Odell Beckham Jr. is double covered, but I don’t see him being the star against Dallas. Then that leaves us with Will Fuller, who is facing an already banged up Bears secondary. The Houston Texans have opportunity to feast on an ariel assault this Sunday, with Kyle Fuller likely out and Tracey Porter returning from injury in the preseason. Go with the the Notre Dame burner, Fuller, who can take the top off most NFL defenses.

 

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Matt Ryan has too much he needs to show before I start him over Palmer. I already went into depth, regarding Palmer’s weapons so plan on starting him. Julio Jones will get his numbers, but I still need to see more from his new complimentary receivers. Vernon Hargreaves could also pose a threat, as the rookie had allowed a QB Rating of ZERO in the preseason.

 

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I know, people LOVE Marvin Jones paired with Matt Stafford. I just don’t understand why. Jones never topped 100 yards in 2015 and scored just 4 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Golden Tate has proven to be a target machine (sans Calvin Johnson as well) and Michael Crabtree actually had a statistically better year than Amari Cooper last season. There is shootout potential between the Saints and Raiders, and you’ll benefit greatly from starting¬†Crabtree¬†in that scenario.

 

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This may sound crazy…

I have trouble picking Cam Newton against the Denver defense. I know he has a chip on his shoulder after last year’s Super Bowl, but Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is going to throw the kitchen sink at him. Newton will still score some, either by air or ground. You should feel more comfortable with Ben Roethlisberger against a Washington defense that ranked in the bottom 3rd against passing yards and touchdowns a year ago.

And now for #DancingWade…

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Have more Fantasy lineup questions? Don’t hesitate to ask on Facebook or Twitter.¬†

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Jared Allen Literally Rode Off To Retirement

After 12 years in the NFL, four-time All-Pro pass rusher Jared Allen took to Twitter Thursday morning to announce his retirement.

Good for Allen, beating Peyton Manning to the whole “sheriff/cowboy” riding off to the horizon. However, someone should pass this PSA for vertical videos to him.

The defensive end was picked by the Kansas City Chiefs 26th overall, in the 4th round of 2004 NFL Draft out of Idaho State. Allen spent the majority of his career in Minnesota, leading the Vikings defense to the playoffs 3 times out of the 6 seasons he was there. His tenure in Chicago seemed more like being in the wrong place at the wrong time, although it worked out fine as he was traded to the Super Bowl contending Panthers early in the 2015 season.

Allen was also a 5-time Pro Bowl selection, all with the Vikings, and finishes his career ranked 9th all-time in recorded sacks.

Enjoy retirement, ya goof.

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What’s Next For Both Matt Forte and Chicago Bears

Running back Matt Forte informed fans Friday morning that his time in Chicago has come to an end. He posted a photo and a nice message to Bears fans stating that the Bears plan to move forward without him.

Shortly after, Bears GM Ryan Pace released a statement on the team’s decision and what Forte has meant to the organization.

Pace isn’t wrong about Forte, especially as an all-timer. Forte ranks 2nd¬†in franchise history in both career rushing yards and receptions. Walter Payton is the only player ahead of him in both categories.

This isn’t a shocker though. The writing was on the wall for Forte once he started splitting touches with rookie running back Jeremy Langford. When Langford had an opportunity to start while Forte was injured for 2 games, he proved to be more than capable of being a lead back.¬†Langford totaled 145 rush yards, 179 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in back-to-back wins against the Chargers and Rams. The Bears are also in a position where they need to dedicate resources toward improving other positions on the field, mostly on defense and along the offensive line.¬†So what’s next for both the player and the team?

Forte may be 30 years old, but he’s still a very good, #1 quality back. He can give a team competing for a championship next season an upgrade in not just rushing, but also receiving and blocking as well. Forte’s strength has always been in between the 20s, although he has recorded 10+ touchdowns in 2 of his last 3 seasons. One would think he would be better suited on a team paired with a back who has a nose for the end zone, which makes the¬†New England Patriots¬†very attractive.

Bill Belichick should be licking his lips at the prospect of landing a multi-tooled running back with a history of endurance. The Patriots are already committed to Dion Lewis for 2 more years, but just for $2 million in base salary. They’ll be looking to replace LeGarratte Blount for 1st and 2nd down carries anyway and Forte gives Brady an excellent option in the passing game, where the Patriots thrive. Lewis is proven to have a nose for the end zone and would compliment Forte nicely when they threaten to score.

Other teams to consider as landing spots for Forte:

Carolina Panthers –¬†Jonathan Stewart is already in their backfield, with 3 years left on his deal, but he hasn’t played a full 16 game schedule since 2011 when he wasn’t the starter. Cam Newton almost counts as another running back, but I’m sure the Panthers would rather preserve their MVP franchise quarterback. Forte gives the Panthers the receiving dynamic¬†that Stewart doesn’t really possess.

Denver Broncos –¬†The Broncos are very likely entering the post-Peyton era. Whether Brock Osweiler is the quarterback or someone else, the Broncos offense needs a dependable back who can catch the ball. CJ Anderson bounced back strong down the stretch, Ronnie Hillman was meh, and Forte would be a great upgrade over both for a team wanting to stay competitive after winning the Super Bowl.

Dallas Cowboys –¬†Darren McFadden was okay, but the Cowboys won just 2 games with him as the full-time back in 2015. Tony Romo is going to need someone to keep him alive all season long too if Dallas wants to compete in 2016. That means a running back who can block and catch, and also keep defenses on their heels. McFadden and Forte could make for a formidable¬†duo behind one of the best offensive lines in football as well, which would be reassuring in the event Romo gets broken again.

Meanwhile, Langford should be getting first crack as the Bears starting running back. His game is very similar to Forte’s, as he can run, catch and block, but he also has breakaway speed that Forte always seemed to lack. They also appear to like Ka’Deem Carey for depth after he run much harder in 3rd down spots in his 2nd season with the Bears. A veteran on the cheap or a late draft pick would be valuable to provide competition and stability behind Langford. Keep in mind that John Fox loves using two running backs and giving the ball to the hot hand in games. See DeAngelo Williams & Deshaun Foster/Stewart with Carolina, then Knowshon Moreno & Ronnie Hillman/Montee Ball in Denver.

Free Agent RB options that make sense for Bears:

  • Chris Johnson (formerly Cardinals)
  • Bilal Powell (formerly Jets)
  • James Starks (formerly Packers
  • Matt Asiata (formerly Vikings)
  • Alfred Morris (formerly Washington)

Check back later for potential late round running backs the Bears could consider drafting. 

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The Best Super Bowl 50 Commercials

If you are a big Broncos fan or really love defensive play, then you probably enjoyed the game. If not, well…at least we had the commercials.

I’m not sure there was one ad during last night’s Super Bowl broadcast on CBS that will go down as an all-time favorite, but there were some very good ones – Puppies, a meaningful PSA, Superheroes, two well placed songs, and a casting that probably was cooler to some than others.

At times, you wondered “They really paid $5 million for that?” Like that detergent that nobody’s heard of…or the F’ing PuppyMonkeyBaby. I’m good not spending my money on Mountain Dew for a long time. Was there really a Scientology ad too? Glad I didn’t notice that one.

When you’re forced to sit down and remember what stuck out to you the day after, these are the commercials that worked.

“Commander” Audi

For those of us who are still looking up at the stars to see if Bowie is winking back down at us, this ad was cool. Audi also chose to use my favorite song choice from Oscar-nominated “The Martian”, which I’ve listened to at least 3 times a week since seeing it in theaters.

 

“Ultrasound” Doritos

This may not have been as funny to expecting mothers as it was to me, but come on…Doritos picked a solid one from their annual Super Bowl ad contest. Considering I was a baby shower the day before, it tickled me a little more.

 

“Hulk vs. Ant-Man” Coca-Cola

It felt strange not seeing any polar bears from Coca-Cola this year, but like Bud Light pointed out early on…”everybody loves Paul Rudd.” Believe it or not, I thought this pop commercial was better than any of the Batman v. Superman trailers and teasers we’ve gotten so far.

 

“Wiener Stampede” Heinz

You can’t go wrong with puppies, and Heinz nailed it. If I had a Top 3, this is certainly in there.

 

“Give A Damn” Budweiser

Budweiser didn’t give their Clydesdales much air time in their previous ad (which was really dumb in its own right. Why waste money ripping craft beer when your company acquires those same brewers right and left?) However, Helen Mirren made up for all of that and then some giving a very necessary message with the right platform. Don’t drink and drive, dumbasses.

 

“Getaway Car” Toyota Prius

Two things make this commercial awesome, to me at least. 1. The Sobotka family from season 2 of¬†The Wire¬†(Chris Bauer, James Ransone and Pablo Schreiber) 2. in a Chicago “Blues Brothers”-like chase scene. They almost made driving a Prius look cool.

 

“Someone To Love” Honda

Queen in any ad works. Sheep singing one of their better ensemble songs and a “voice over” works even better. Also in my Top 3.

 

“The Walken Closet’ Kia

How could you not love Christopher Walken…”Punch it, Richard!” killed me in my recliner.

 

“Cranky Marilyn” Snickers

I hope Snickers never runs out of ideas on this campaign. Betty White playing football and Abe Vigoda (*skypoint*) getting decked a few years ago, Danny Trejo as Marsha Brady…Willem Dafoe isn’t quite on Christopher Walken’s, but he’s one of the best angry actors to ever put a dress on. I’ll stand by that hyperbole.

 

What were your favorite commercials from Super Bowl 50? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter! 

 

NFL Bad Lip Reading 2016: Part II

“He’s weird, he’s weird, and HE’S WEIRD!”

 

Three days after “Part I” hit the interweb, Bad Lip Reading struck again with plenty of things Drew Brees, Kirk Cousins, John Fox and others probably didn’t say…but we can imagine now.

Keep this in mind when you watch Peyton Manning and Cam Newton go at it this weekend in Super Bowl 50.

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Super Bowl 50: Denver vs. Carolina – Everything But Football

By now, nearly storyline and angle for the Broncos and Panthers have been hashed out going into the Super Bowl. The Prop Bets are available to keep the non-football fan interested, which include wagers on things like how long Lady Gaga will sing the anthem, which song Coldplay will play first, and what color the Gatorade is that will be dumped on the winning coach. Even the commercials are getting leaked early (although I think that takes some of the fun out of it).

The Denver Post and The Charlotte Observer are also in on the game with their own friendly bets. If the Broncos win, the Post will receive “No. 1 IPA beer in the country” Hop, Drop and Roll (brewed in Charlotte) as well as some World Famous barbecue. If the Panthers win, the Observer will receive a broad selection of Colorado craft beer and bison steaks.

A tradition that we began here a year ago was to go beyond the teams playing the game, and compare the regions¬†they’re from in EVERYTHING BUT FOOTBALL. Last year, New England had the edge over Seattle in our game here and eventually won the Big Game itself.

So for the fans (and newspapers) of each team, lets see how they stack up.

Music

From Denver

John Denver, Ginger Baker (drummer), Earth Wind & Fire, Flobots, The Fray, India.Arie, The Lumineers, Glenn Miller (Jazz), Neutral Milk Hotel, OneRepublic, Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, Judy Collins, The String Cheese Incident, and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats.

From Carolina

James Taylor, Tori Amos, George Clinton, K-Ci & JoJo, Anthony Hamilton, John Coltrane, Ben Folds, Petey Pablo, Fred Durst, The Avett Brothers and Ryan Adams.

The Edge – Carolina

This may be the toughest call, considering how subjective music is for everyone. However I’m taking quality over quantity here. Fred Durst and the EDM of Denver cancel each other out for things I’m good without. There are more pop acts in Denver, if The Fray and OneRepublic are your thing. Both regions bring the Funk with George Clinton and Earth Wind and Fire. But I’ll take the¬†Carolina¬†singer songwriters (Taylor, Adams and Folds) over John Denver *skypoint*.

Bonus Points too for my favorite school slow dance song ever, “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo.

TV

 

Set in Colorado

South Park, Community, Diagnosis: Murder, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, Nikita, Stargate SG-1, The Real World: Denver, The Man in the High Castle, Dynasty and Mork & Mindy. 

Set in Carolina

East Bound and Down, Dawson’s Creek, The Famous Jett Jackson, One Tree Hill, The Andy Griffith Show.¬†¬†

The Edge: Denver

There isn’t too much programming set in either region.¬†Community¬†and¬†East Bound and Down¬†duke it out pretty well for comedies. I do love Andy Griffith and that whistling will be stuck in my head for the rest of the month, but 19 seasons of¬†South Park¬†is too many to pass on. Sorry, One Tree Hill fans.¬†

Movies

 

Set in Colorado

The A-Team, About Schmidt, Aliens vs. Predators: Requieum, Beerfest, The Big Short, Blades of Glory, City Slickers, Cliffhanger, Interstellar, Misery, Phantoms, The Prestige, The Shining, Stargate, WarGames, and Dumb and Dumber

 

Set in Carolina

Cape Fear, Carrie, Cold Mountain, The Descent, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Kiss The Girls, Maximum Overdrive, Pitch Perfect, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Tin Cup, A Walk To Remember, and Bull Durham.

The Edge: Denver

Carolina makes a case with solid Kevin Costner sports movies. But Denver has two amazing Christopher Nolan films (Interstellar and The Prestige) the better Stephen King horror flick between The Shining and Carrie…and Dumb and Dumber.¬†

Food

From Denver

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From Carolina

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The Edge: Carolina

It was a tough call, but I drooled the most researching all that southern comfort awesomeness. 

Landmarks/Sights

In Denver

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In Carolina

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The Edge: Carolina

Both seem perfect if you love the outdoors. I think if you love skiing/snowboarding and weed, you’ll probably lean toward Denver. The idea of mountains, beaches, and some college sports staples have me wanting to visit Carolina first. Red Rocks is a hard venue to pass up though.

Craft Beer

In Denver (327 Craft Brewers)

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In Carolina (151 Craft Brewers)

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The Edge: Denver

This one is depends on your tastebuds, but I’ve always been partial to Colorado beer. Carolina seems to be on its way though.

Sports (other than football)

In Denver

  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Denver Nuggets
  • Colorado Buffaloes¬†
  • Colorado State Rams

In Carolina

  • Carolina Hurricanes
  • Charlotte Hornets
  • Duke Blue Devils
  • North Carolina Tar Heels
  • North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Edge: Carolina

The two Stanley Cups won by the Colorado Avalanche are admirable, but 12 Men’s Basketball National Championships won by Duke (5), North Carolina (5), and North Carolina State (2) are a bit more impressive…

…plus the fact that state produced the greatest player in NBA history.¬†

Michael Carolina

 

Final Score

 

Denver Р  3

Carolina – 4

 

Who has the edge, in your opinion?

Let me know what you think on Facebook or Twitter! 

Big thank you to Dago Cordova, Mike Kvackay, Jennifer Witkowski and Donald Moenning for help with firsthand research. 

Full List of Super Bowl 50 Prop Bets

DID YOU KNOW…

That the first official prop bet was whether or not William “The Refrigerator” Perry would would score a touchdown in Super Bowl XX?

Well…

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He did.

The “Prop Bets” have become an awesome tradition each year for both the heavy and light gamblers. It’s fun betting on how long the anthem will be sung and what color the Gatorade being poured will be. Then you account the circumstances surrounding star players, storylines, celebrities and halftime show performers, and you have yourself a fun Super Bowl party game.

So…

Y’all ready for this?¬†

The full list of prop bets from Bovada!

ENTERTAINMENT ODDS AND ENDS

Will Peyton Manning announce his retirement in the postgame interview?

Yes      +500  (5/1)

No        -1000 (1/10)

(Note: Must be on live broadcast.)

Will Peyton Manning be seen crying at any point during the entire broadcast?

Yes      +600  (6/1)

No        -1200 (1/12)

(Note: Live pictures only, must clearly see a tear.)

How many times will “dab” or “dabbing” be said by the announcers during the broadcast?

Over     2          (EVEN, 1/1)      

Under   2          (-140, 5/7)        

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will Cam Newton do the Open Shirt Superman motion during the game?

Over     2.5        (EVEN, 1/1)      

Under   2.5        (-140, 5/7)        

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

If Steph Curry is shown on TV during the broadcast what will he be wearing?

Personalized Carolina Steph Curry Jersey           1/1

No Jersey                         2/1

Cam Newton Jersey                         3/1

Any Other Carolina Jersey                         5/1

Will Mike Carey be wrong about a challenge?

Yes      +110 (11/10)

No        -150 (2/3)

(Note: He must be consulted on live broadcast and must clearly take a stance on his position. If not consulted wagers will be No Action.)

Will there be an earthquake during the game?

Yes      10/1

(Note: Announcer must indicate there was during live broadcast from kickoff until final whistle.)

Will the Panthers player who scores their first TD give the football to a boy or girl?

Boy      -200 (1/2)

Girl       +150 (3/2)

How many times will the Golden Gate Bridge be shown during the broadcast?

Over     0.5        -300 (1/3)

Under   0.5        +200 (2/1)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will “John Fox” be said during the broadcast?

Over     1          (-140, 5/7)

Under   1          (EVEN, 1/1)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will Archie Manning be shown on TV during the broadcast?

Over     1.5        EVEN (1/1)

Under   1.5        -140    (5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

How many times will John Elway be shown on TV during broadcast?

Over     2.5        EVEN (1/1)

Under   2.5        -140    (5/7)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

Will the announcers mention that Kubiak was Elway’s backup during the broadcast?

Yes      +120 (6/5)

No        -160 (5/8)

(Note: From kickoff to final whistle, halftime does not count.)

What color will the liquid be that is poured on the winning coach?

Orange             5/4

Blue                 3/1

Clear                4/1

Yellow              4/1

Red                   6/1

Green               10/1

Purple              10/1

Who will the Super Bowl MVP mention first?

God                            2/1

Team                         2/1

City/Fans                   6/1

Coach                         15/2

Family                        15/1

Does not Mention Anyone above           9/4

Which song will Coldplay play first during the halftime show?

Adventure of a Lifetime           2/1

Fix You                                      7/2

A Sky Full of Stars                    9/2

Viva la Vida                               5/1

Clocks                                       15/2

Speed of Sound                        9/1

Head Full of Dreams                10/1

Paradise                                    10/1

What color will Beyonce’s footwear be when she comes on stage for the halftime show?

Black                              3/2

Gold/Brown                   5/2

White                             11/4

Silver/Grey                    19/4

Any Other Color             7/1

(Note: Predominant color will be graded winner.)

Will “Left Shark” make an appearance on stage during the Super Bowl halftime show?

Yes                  15/1

How many million viewers will Super Bowl 50 have?

Over/Under                   117 million

What will the Nielsen Rating be for Super Bowl 50?

Over/Under                   48.5

Which region will have a higher Nielsen Rating?

Denver              -140    (5/7)

Charlotte           EVEN  (1/1)

How many wings will Buffalo Wild Wings sell on Super Bowl Day?

Over/Under                   12 million

TEAM/GAME PROPS

Coin Toss

Heads               -105 (20/21)

Tails                 -105 (20/21)

Will the referee redo the coin toss?

Yes                  20/1

Will the team that chooses heads or tails in the coin toss be correct?

Yes                  -105 (20/21)

No                    -105 (20/21)

Team to win the coin toss

Carolina Panthers          -105 (20/21)

Denver Broncos              -105 (20/21)

Will the team that wins the coin toss win the game?

Yes                  -105 (20/21)

No                   -105 (20/21)

Team to score first in the game

Carolina Panthers          -150 (2/3)

Denver Broncos              +120 (6/5)

Will the team that scores first win the game?

Yes                  -160 (5/8)

No                    +130 (13/10)

Total Team Points – Carolina Panthers

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 24¬Ĺ¬† ¬†¬†¬†

Total Team Points – Carolina Panthers – First Half

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 11¬Ĺ¬† ¬†¬†¬† ¬†

Total Team Points – Denver Broncos

Over/Under                   20

Total Team Points – Denver Broncos – First Half

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 9¬Ĺ¬†

Will there be a score in the first 7m30s of the 1st quarter?

Yes                   -160 (5/8)

No                    +130 (13/10)

Will there be a score in the first 1m30s of the 1st quarter?

Yes                  +1000 (10/1)

No                    -2500 (1/25)

Which will be the highest scoring quarter?

1st Quarter                     5/1

2nd Quarter                   8/5

3rd Quarter                    9/2

4th Quarter                    5/2

Will either team score 3 unanswered times in the game?

Yes                  -220 (5/11)

No                    +175 (7/4)

Will there be a score in the final 2 minutes of the 1st half?

Yes                  -280 (5/14)       

No                    +220 (11/5)

Longest touchdown yardage in the game

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 44¬Ĺ

Will there be a penalty for excessive celebration?

Yes      +250      (5/2)

No        -400     (1/4)

Will either backup QB take a snap in the game?

Yes       +200 (2/1)

No        -300 (1/3)

Total successful field goals

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 3¬Ĺ

Longest successful field goal in the game

Over/Under                   44.5 Yards

Will there be a missed extra point?

Yes      +325 (13/4)

No        -450 (2/9)

Total QB sacks (Both teams combined)

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 5¬Ĺ

Will a special teams or defensive TD be scored?

Yes      +150 (3/2)

No        -180 (5/9)

Will the Panthers rush for a 100 Yards or more for a 32nd straight game?

Yes      -500 (1/5)

No        +300 (3/1)

Total number of penalties made in the game by both teams

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 12¬Ĺ

Total number of penalties assessed on the Carolina Panthers

Over/Under                   6

Total number of penalties assessed on the Denver Broncos

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 6¬Ĺ

Margin of Victory

Panthers by 1-6 points                          3/1

Panthers by 7-12 points                         4/1

Panthers by 13-18 points                        11/2

Panthers by 19-24 points                       9/1

Panthers by 25-30 points                       16/1

Panthers by 31-36 points                       25/1

Panthers by 37-42 points                       40/1

Panthers by 43+ points                           50/1

Broncos by 1-6 points                             4/1

Broncos by 7-12 points                           8/1

Broncos by 13-18 points                         12/1

Broncos by 19-24 points                        25/1

Broncos by 25-30 points                        50/1

Broncos by 31-36 points                        75/1

Broncos by 37-42 points                        100/1

Broncos by 43+ points                            100/1

MVP AND FIRST TO SCORE A TOUCHDOWN ODDS

Super Bowl 50 – Odds to Win MVP

Cam Newton                              5/7

Peyton Manning                        11/4

Luke Kuechly                             14/1

C.J. Anderson                             20/1

Ted Ginn Jr.                               20/1

Von Miller 20/1

Greg Olsen                                 22/1

Emmanuel Sanders                   22/1

Jonathan Stewart                      22/1

Demaryius Thomas                   22/1

Josh Norman                             28/1

Aqib Talib                                  33/1

DeMarcus Ware                         33/1

Corey Brown                              66/1

Owen Daniels                             66/1

Graham Gano                             66/1

Ronnie Hillman                          66/1

Brandon McManus                     66/1

Darian Stewart                            66/1

Danny Trevathan                        66/1

Chris Harris Jr.                            75/1

Devin Funchess                           100/1

Brandon Marshall                       100/1

Derek Wolfe                                 100/1

Kurt Coleman                               150/1

Mike Tolbert                                 150/1

Field                                              33/1

First Touchdown Scorer

Cam Newton (CAR)                       7/1

Greg Olsen (CAR)                          15/2

Jonathan Stewart (CAR)               8/1

C.J. Anderson (DEN)                     9/1

Emmanuel Sanders (DEN)           9/1

Demaryius Thomas (DEN)           9/1

Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)                        10/1

Corey Brown (CAR)                       14/1

Owen Daniels (DEN)                     14/1

Ronnie Hillman (DEN)                 14/1

Mike Tolbert (CAR)                      16/1

Jerricho Cotchery (CAR)              20/1

Devin Funchess (CAR)                 20/1

Andre Caldwell (DEN)                  25/1

Jordan Norwood (DEN)                25/1

Ed Dickson (CAR)                         33/1

Peyton Manning (DEN)               50/1

No touchdown scorer                  66/1

Field                                             11/2

PLAYER PROPS

Will Peyton Manning throw a Pick 6 in the game?

Yes      +300 (3/1)

No        -500 (1/5)

Will Cam Newton break the Super Bowl record of most rushing yards by a QB?

Yes      +275 (11/4)

No        -450 (2/9)

(Note: The record is 64 by Steve McNair in Super Bowl XXXIV.)

Total Passing Yards – Peyton Manning (DEN)

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 235¬Ĺ

Total Passing Yards – Cam Newton (CAR)

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 240¬Ĺ

Total Touchdown Passes – Cam Newton (CAR)

Over¬†¬†¬†¬† 1¬Ĺ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†(-180, 5/9)

Under¬†¬† 1¬Ĺ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (+150, 3/2)

Total Touchdown Passes – Peyton Manning (DEN)

Over¬†¬†¬†¬† 1¬Ĺ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†(-135, 20/27)

Under¬†¬† 1¬Ĺ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (+105, 21/20)

Cam Netwon and Peyton Manning Specials

Cam Newton records 300 or more Passing Yards                        7/2

Cam Newton records 350 or more Passing Yards                        9/1

Cam Newton records 50 or more Rushing Yards                         3/2

Cam Newton records 100 or more Rushing Yards                        12/1

Cam Newton records 25 or more Completions                             5/1

Cam Newton scores a Rushing TD and Carolina win the game   2/1

Peyton Manning records 300 or more Passing Yards                  7/4

Peyton Manning records 350 or more Passing Yards                  5/1

Peyton Manning records 30 or more Completions                      15/2

Total Rushing Yards – Cam Newton (CAR)

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 39¬Ĺ

Total Rushing Yards – Ted Ginn Jr. (CAR)

Over/Under¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 5¬Ĺ

Will Luke Kuechly record a pick 6 in the game?

Yes      +600  (6/1)

No        -1200 (1/12)

(Note: Kuechly had a pick 6 in both playoff games this year.)

Total Sacks – Von Miller (DEN)

Over¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬Ĺ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†(-225, 4/9)

Under¬†¬† ¬Ĺ ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† (+180, 9/5)

CROSS-SPORTS PROPS

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

Trump % Points in the New Hampshire Primary               -200 (1/2)

Total Points scored by the winning Super Bowl team       +150 (3/2)

Cross Sport Props – Exact Outcome

Carolina wins Super Bowl РTrump Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       13/4

Carolina wins Super Bowl РCinton Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       7/4

Carolina wins Super Bowl РSanders Wins 2016 Presidential Election                     5/1

Denver wins Super Bowl РTrump Wins 2016 Presidential Election                        7/1

Denver wins Super Bowl РClinton Wins 2016 Presidential Election                       9/2

Denver wins Super Bowl РSanders Wins 2016 Presidential Election                      10/1

Cross Sport Props – What are the odds the Carolina Panthers win the 2016 Super Bowl and the Golden State Warriors win the 2015-2016 NBA Title?

Yes                  2/1

Will Denver win Super Bowl, Peyton Manning Retires, San Antonio wins NBA Championship, Tim Duncan Retires?

Yes                  20/1

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

DeMarcus Cousins Points and Rebounds Feb. 7

Cam Newton Rushing Yards

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

Total Goals in the Montreal vs Carolina NHL game on Feb. 7

Total Receptions by Greg Olsen

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

Tiger Woods 1st Round score at 2016 Masters

Emmanuel Sanders Receiving Yards

Cross Sport Props – What will be higher?

Arsenal Total Goals on Feb. 7

Peyton Manning TD Passes

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