Parlay4’s QB Quartet for Conference Championship
And then there were four. One of the best days of the whole calendar year — Championship Sunday — is upon us, with two games left to determine who advances on to the Super Bowl. That also signifies our final fantasy football quartet of quarterbacks to dissect on the Parlay4 app. Let’s try to find the best-valued QB1.
Joe Burrow @ KC
Jalen Hurts vs. SF
Patrick Mahomes vs. CIN
Brock Purdy @ PHI
Joe Burrow Over/Under 22.1 Fantasy Pts
All eyes will be on the ankle of Patrick Mahomes when the Bengals and Chiefs duke it out once again for the honor of representing the AFC in the Big Game but everyone should also be focused on the arm of Joe Burrow and what he has in store for his next postseason assignment.
The former No. 1 overall draft pick has exhibited a distinct flair for the playoff stage and in just his third season, he will have an opportunity of getting Cincinnati to its second consecutive Super Bowl.
From a fantasy football perspective, owners should be salivating over the prospects of another strong outing from Burrow. Not only is the LSU product a perfect 3-0 against the Chiefs, he’s strung together terrific stats in all those games.
In fact, Burrow’s completed higher than 70 percent of his passes across the three meetings while averaging more than 300 yards in each encounter and etching a real pretty 8-1 TD/INT ratio. Overall, Burrow owns a mesmerizing 121.0 passer rating against this opponent, and in addition to that, he’s even provided 21 rush attempts for 81 yards on the ground.
Combine this with the notably sensational postseason track record Burrow has been crafting and another good showing appears to be academic. That should take him above his fantasy scoring projection.
Pick: OVER 22.1 Fantasy Pts
As already emphasized, everyone will be synced in on Patrick Mahomes’ ankle after he injured it last week against Jacksonville and even had to exit the ballgame, albeit for a short amount of time. While he was still able to return and help lead KC into the Conference Championship, the fact remains that there is some doubt whether or not he’s close to 100-percent health.
In these cases, it’s best to lay off. Mahomes is obviously already an all-time great — with a successful penchant for dramatics — but the question marks surrounding how he feels from some degree of a high-ankle sprain means it is probably best to sidestep him in fantasy.
There is also the NFC title game to ponder, with Brock Purdy and Jalen Hurts squaring off for a berth in the Super Bowl. They’ll each be tangling a very good defense, making this a pass on both QBs.
Purdy is actually coming off his lowest-rated game (87.4) since taking the reigns as starting signal-caller in San Francisco, so that’s a sign he may be crashing back down to earth. Hurts’ mega high projection is also something to lay off of.