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WR Mecole Hardman caught 2-of-6 targets for four yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact: Hardman was a non-factor, and his longest play went for four yards. Sammy Watkins' return to the lineup may have limited some of his looks; however, there weren't many opportunities for Hardman to make plays with the Chiefs' offense in disarray. Watkins' future with the Chiefs is up in the air, so there's a chance Hardman emerges as the third wideout for the Chiefs next season. He should be selected as a WR3 with upside in 2021.

RB Darrel Williams rushed for five yards on two carries and caught two passes for 10 yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact: Williams saw seven targets in the passing game but only reeled in two catches as Mahomes missed him on a couple of easy dump passes in the flat mixed in with some blown-up screen plays. Williams played well as the lead-back for the Chiefs in the playoffs, but he is still the backup to CEH. He'll be a restricted free agent this offseason, and if the Chiefs elect not to resign him, he'll likely land on another team next season after being a legitimate change-of-pace back for the Chiefs this season.

Sammy Watkins caught his lone target for 13 yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact: Watkins made his return to the Chiefs lineup after missing time with a calf injury. He hadn't played since Week 16, and while he appeared to be healthy, he only received one target in a game where the Chiefs played from behind for the entire contest. Watkins' future in KC is undetermined, as he's floated the idea of retirement since last season. Should he not return, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson would move up the Chiefs' depth chart next season. Watkins' season ends with a career-low 421 receiving yards.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed nine times for 64 yards and caught two receptions for 23 receiving yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact: Edwards-Helaire received his largest workload of the playoffs in Super Bowl LV, churning out a strong 7.1 YPC. The Chiefs depleted offensive line wasn't able to withstand the Tampa defensive front, preventing them from running the ball most of the night. Edwards-Helaire should be the RB1 for Kansas City next season, and if he can stay healthy, he should be selected within the first two rounds of next year's draft.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers D/ST forced two interceptions in Sunday's 31-9 Super Bowl LV win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Devin White and Antoine Winfield Jr. both intercepted Patrick Mahomes to help the Buccaneers' defense shut down the Chiefs offense in a one-sided 31-9 blowout victory on Sunday. The defensive line of Tampa Bay was elite and exposed the back-up tackles starting for the Chiefs all night long, forcing three sacks, a fumble and two interceptions. Mahomes continuously scrambled inside and outside of the pocket without any time to set his feet while favorite targets Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce were swarmed in double and triple coverage. The Buccaneers D/ST is a top-five option in 2021 redraft leagues and should be targeted in rounds nine thru twelve for a good return on investment.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers K Ryan Succop drilled a 52-yard field goal and converted all four extra point attempts in a 31-9 Super Bowl LV win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Succop provided a steady leg for the Buccaneers all season, converting 28-of-31 attempts in the regular season and nailing his season-long of 52 yards late in the third quarter of Super Bowl LV to extend the Buccaneers' lead to 31-9. Succop should be a highly sought after K in 2021 redraft leagues based on his elite efficiency and volume.

Tyreek Hill caught 7-of-10 targets for 73 yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55.

Fantasy Impact: Hill was held in check for much of the contest, being blanketed and double-teamed by the Buccaneers secondary often. Hill got loose for a 23-yard gain, but that was his longest play of the night. Hill went off for a season-high 269 yards in Week 12 against KC, but the Bucs made a point to put the clamps on the elite wideout. Though he didn't find pay dirt in the Super Bowl, Hill finished his season with a career-high 17 touchdowns (15 receiving, two rushing). He should be one of the top wideouts off the board next season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Scotty Miller rushed once for negative three yards in Sunday's 31-9 Super Bowl LV victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Miller was not targeted once against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV and failed to generate positive yardage on the designed rushing play that called his number on Sunday. Despite hardly being utilized in the biggest win of the season, Miller has lightning fast speed and is a capable slot receiver who could take on a bigger role in 2021 if Mike Evans, Chris Godwin or Antonio Brown do not return next season.

Travis Kelce caught 10-of-15 targets for 133 yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 blowout loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact: Kelce uncharacteristically dropped a couple of passes early in the game but Mahomes continued to pepper him with targets all night. The Chiefs played from behind the entire contest but Kelce delivered for anyone who rostered him in DFS. He'll enter next season as the bonafide number one overall TE in fantasy and is in consideration for a first-round pick after a monster season. Kelce concludes ends the year after posting season-highs in receptions (105), receiving yards (1.416), and touchdowns (11).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Cameron Brate caught all three targets for 26 yards in a 31-9 Super Bowl LV victory against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brate was the secondary tight end for the Buccaneers on Sunday but was efficient with his targets, converting all three for 26 yards in a 31-9 blowout win over the Chiefs. The sixth-year tight end caught 28 receptions for 282 yards and two touchdowns in the 2020 regular season and will likely take on a similar reserve role if Rob Gronkowski decides to run it back with Tom Brady in 2021. Unless Brate goes to a different team in need of a primary tight-end option, fantasy managers will likely be able to get Brate off league waiver wires in most redraft leagues if he returns to Tampa Bay with a similar offensive roster.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Antonio Brown caught five of six targets for 22 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 31-9 Super Bowl LV victory against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Brown returned from a knee injury that sidelined him in the NFC Championship game, hauling in most of his targets including a pivotal one-yard touchdown reception at the end of the first half to put the Buccaneers up 21-6. The veteran wideout overcame a tumultuous offseason heading into 2020, proving valuable down the stretch with two postseason touchdowns and could be a pivotal piece of the Bucs offense in 2021 if Godwin or Evans decides to test free agency and look elsewhere. If Brown returns as the third-option in the Bucs receiving corps, fantasy managers should expect to land him in rounds eight thru twelve in 2021 redraft leagues.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin caught two of four targets for nine yards in a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Godwin was held in check throughout Super Bowl LV, although the Buccaneers found a rhythm with their running game and success with Rob Gronkowski and Antonio Brown through the air to quickly put the game out of reach on Sunday. Tampa Bay is expected to work on signing Godwin back to a new contract or utilizing the franchise tag to keep the talented receiver on the roster in 2021. Godwin went for 65/840/7 in 12 games for the Buccaneers in 2020, which will likely keep him within the second and third-round range of fantasy redraft leagues assuming he returns to Tampa Bay in 2021.

Patrick Mahomes completed 26-of-49 passes for 270 passing yards and rushed five times for 33 yards in the Chiefs' 31-9 blowout loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact: Mahomes was under pressure the entire night, as the Bucs blitzed and had defenders in his face throughout the contest. This was the first game this season where he did not throw a touchdown pass and played through a noticeable limp. Mahomes struggled to hit receivers and was outdueled by the greatest of all-time, Tom Brady. The MVP-candidate will have surgery on his foot after the Super Bowl and should be fine for OTA's next season. Mahomes' season ends on a low note, but he remains the best quarterback in the NFL and maintains his status as the number one overall QB in all leagues heading into the 2021-2022 season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Mike Evans caught his lone target for 31 yards in a 31-9 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Evans was quiet for most of the night but managed to haul in a 31-yard reception early in the second quarter of Super Bowl LV. The talented wideout was hampered by injuries and low target volume in 2020 but was one of Brady's favorite red zone targets, racking up multiple one and two-yard touchdown receptions throughout the regular season. Despite a disappointing season overall, fantasy managers should expect to find Evans available between the 3rd and 4th rounds of 2021 redraft leagues due to his large frame and great hands equating to elite red zone efficiency.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski hauled in six of seven targets for 67 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-9 blowout victory against the Kansas City Chiefs to win Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact: Gronkowski proved to be Tom Brady's favorite target in Super Bowl LV, leading the Buccaneers with seven targets and snagging a pair of touchdowns in the first half to quickly build a double-digit lead. Nothing is known about Gronkowski's NFL future at the moment but Brady confirmed he will be returning to Tampa in 2021, signaling a possible return for his long-time teammate and friend as well. Should Gronk decide to return with Brady in 2021, he should be considered a top-12 tight end in redraft leagues based on the lack of depth that was exposed at the position throughout the 2020 season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones II carried 12 times for 61 yards in Sunday's 31-9 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fantasy Impact: Jones started the game strong, converting a couple first downs and flashing some strong cuts in lanes between the tackles. However, Fournette ended up out-touching Jones in the second half of the Super Bowl, as his aggressive running style helped wear down the Chiefs defense including a 27-yard touchdown run to put the game on ice. Fantasy managers should temper expectations for Jones if he returns to Tampa Bay in 2021, as Fournette seems to be the clear front-runner in the Buccaneers offense moving forward based on his performances throughout the 2020 postseason.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette carried 16 times for 89 yards and a touchdown, while catching all four targets for 46 yards in Sunday's 31-9 blowout win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

Fantasy Impact: Fournette provided the hard-nosed, north and south running that allowed the Buccaneers offense to function at its highest level on Sunday, particularly the impressive 27-yard touchdown run mid-third quarter to put the game out of reach for a Chiefs team that struggled on both sides of the ball throughout the night. Fournette signed with Tampa Bay as a free agent earlier in 2020 after being released by Jacksonville and ended up outpacing Ronald Jones II in total touches throughout the postseason. Fantasy managers in redraft leagues should opt to draft Fournette ahead of Jones if both running backs return in 2021, as the former has performed at a higher level in crucial moments with a bigger workload.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady completed 21 of 29 pass attempts for 201 yards and three touchdowns to earn his fifth Super Bowl MVP in a 31-9 blowout win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Brady earned his seventh Super Bowl victory in 10 appearances on Sunday in a 31-9 blowout win against the Chiefs at home in Tampa Bay. The 43-year old Brady played a near flawless game, throwing three touchdown strikes, two of which went to former Patriots and current Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski. After winning the Super Bowl LV MVP, Brady confirmed his return to Tampa Bay in 2021, stating "I'm coming back" when asked at the podium during the post-game celebration. Fantasy managers in 2021 redraft leagues can expect to find Brady available in the mid-to-late rounds, a great value as he gets another year of continuity with the Bucs' skill players which could allow him to replicate throwing for over 4,600 yards and 40 touchdowns like he did during the 2020 regular season.