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Game Recaps

The Los Angeles Rams D/ST totaled one sack and one interception versus the Patriots en route to a 13-3 loss in the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams intercepted Brady on New England's first drive of the game but weren't able to capitalize. They held the Patriots offense in check most of the game until Brady led a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. The Rams D/ST will likely once again be a useable asset in 2019 fantasy leagues.


Greg Zuerlein converted 1-of-2 field goal tries in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams went on to lose to the Patriots 13-3. Los Angeles' offense wasn't able to get much going, which limited Zuerlein's chances. He missed a long FG try with under a minute to go, but the Rams likely wouldn't have come back to win even if he had made it.


Gerald Everett did not catch his lone target in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Everett had totaled 50 yards in the NFC Championship two weeks ago but remained inconsistent in box score results last night. Everett will enter 2019 as a TE2 in fantasy.


Jared Goff completed 19-of-38 passes for 229 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception as the Rams lost to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: It's actually a pretty similar line to what Tom Brady posted. The difference was Brady led New England on a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. The 24-year-old Goff was also without a fully effective Todd Gurley in this game, but the Patriots' defense was simply dominant. The Rams will likely learn from this game and should have a chance to get back to the Super Bowl within the next couple of years. Goff will enter 2019 fantasy drafts as a low-end QB1.


Josh Reynolds caught three passes for 28 yards as the Rams fell to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds never really got going once Cooper Kupp was lost for the year, and it definitely impacted the Rams offense. Reynolds is a decent dynasty asset but doesn't offer much value in re-draft leagues heading into 2019.


Robert Woods caught five passes for 70 yards as the Rams lost to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: It's a disappointing finish to the season for a Rams offense that looked unstoppable at times this year. Woods did his part, however, posting career highs in receptions, yards, and TDs. Set to turn 27 this off-season, Woods enters 2019 fantasy drafts as a safe WR2.


Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 120 yards as the Rams lost to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Cooks nearly caught a go-ahead touchdown late in the game but had it poked away by a Patriots defender at the last minute. Still, the 25-year-old was one of the only Rams skill players to show up last night. Cooks posted a career-high 1,204 receiving yards in his first year in Los Angeles this season. He's an upside WR2 heading into 2019 fantasy drafts.


C.J. Anderson rushed seven times for 22 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards as the Rams fell to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Neither Anderson nor Todd Gurley were able to get going in this one. The New England defense simply played very well. Still, Anderson was a dynamo down the stretch for Los Angeles. He is set to hit free agency but there are reports the Rams want him back. It's unclear if Gurley was healthy throughout these playoffs.


The New England Patriots D/ST sacked Jared Goff four times while also forcing an interception as the team beat the Rams 13-3 in the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Impact: This was quite the turnaround for a New England defense that looked downright slow at times this season. They stepped up in the playoffs, however. They held each of the Chiefs and Rams to zero first half points the last two weeks. As usual a Bill Belichick-led team simply got better as the year went on.b


Stephen Gostkowski converted 2-of-3 field goal tries and 1-of-1 PAT attempts in the Patriots' 13-3 win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: Gostkowski missed a field goal try in the first quarter that was looming large with both teams struggling to put points on the board. He rebounded with two makes down the stretch, however. Gostkowski will once again be one of fantasy's top kicking options in 2019.


Cordarrelle Patterson rushed twice for 7 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards as the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson was mainly used as a running back this season, whether he was lining up in the I-formation or receiving jet sweep handoffs. He had some nice moments throughout New England's march to their sixth Lombardi trophy this year. Patterson will enter free agency at 27 years old.


Philip Dorsett was not targeted in the Patriots' 13-3 Super Bowl win over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: New England was leaning on the run game and short passes to Julian Edelman in this one, which didn't leave room for Dorsett to get involved. Dorsett will now be a free agent and it remains to be seen if the Patriots want him back.


Chris Hogan failed to haul in any of his six targets during Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots still went on to win 13-3, but this was the conclusion of a frustrating season for the 30-year-old free agent. Hogan was a popular sleeper pick entering 2018 fantasy drafts but finished with just 532 yards and three touchdowns in the regular season. It remains to be seen if the Patriots will want him back.


Rex Burkhead rushed seven times for 43 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards as the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 to win their sixth Super Bowl in franchise history.

Fantasy Impact: Burkhead got nine touches in this one compared to 18 for Sony Michel and just three for James White. Burkhead got more involved in the offense once New England went run-heavy down the stretch. With Tom Brady set to turn 42 in August it makes sense the Patriots would follow a similar game plan in 2019.


James White rushed twice for 4 yards and caught one pass for 5 yards in the Patriots' 13-3 Super Bowl victory over the Rams.

Fantasy Impact: It was bizarre to see White barely involved in the offense, but the Patriots pulled out the victory nonetheless. White got off to a monster start in 2018 but faded down the stretch once Sony Michel and Rex Burkhead were fully healthy. Still, White will enter 2019 fantasy drafts as an RB2 in PPR leagues.


Sony Michel rushed 18 times for 94 yards and a score as the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Michel became a monster this post-season as the Patriots became a run-heavy offense throughout the playoffs. In all the 23-year-old rookie scored six times across three post-season games. The only thing limiting Michel from fantasy stardom is his inability to do much in the passing game. He will enter 2019 fantasy drafts as an upside RB2.


Tom Brady completed 21-of-35 pass attempts for 262 yards, zero TDs, and one interception as the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Neither team's offense was able to sustain many drives in this surprising defensive battle, but Brady did enough to set up a Sony Michel rushing touchdown late in the fourth quarter. The 41-year-old Brady relied heavily on Julian Edelman in this one, targeting him 12 times en route to 10 catches for 141 yards. Brady has already said he will be back in 2019, however, it's questionable if he's even a QB1 in fantasy anymore.


Julian Edelman hauled in 10 catches for 141 yards as the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Edelman was a one-man wrecking crew for New England, consistently picking up first downs when the Patriots needed it most. The 32-year-old missed all of last season with a torn ACL and then the first four games of 2018 due to a PED suspension. Still, Edelman proved once agin last night that he is uncoverable one on one in the slot. As always he will be a better PPR option in fantasy leagues next season.


The New Orleans Saints D/ST recorded one interception and one sack as the team lost to the Rams 26-23 in overtime in the NFC Championship.

Fantasy Impact: The Saints defense was dominant early on, hyped up by an insanely loud crowd that gave Jared Goff problems communicating plays calls. The Rams then converted a fake punt pass to extend a drive and were able to move the ball from there on out. New Orleans' defense finished strong in 2018. They'll have streamer appeal at times next season.


Will Lutz converted 3-of-3 field goal attempts and 2-of-2 PAT tries as the Saints fell to the Rams 26-23 in the NFC Championship.

Fantasy Impact: It's a disappointing finish to the season for the Saints. Lutz did his part, however, and was once again an elite kicking option in fantasy football. That'll likely continue into 2019.