Wild Card Saturday: Fantasy & Gambling Preview

Who should you be targeting in fantasy on Saturday and where should you be placing your bets? We’ve got you covered.

Champions Round
4 min readJan 9, 2021

Fantasy Preview 👑

Colts vs. Bills (-6.5; O/U 51.5)

The Bills are the hottest offense in the NFL and a legitimate Super Bowl contender. They host their first playoff game in what seems like forever and should be able to move the ball on an overrated Colts defense. Jonathan Taylor has been ELITE for the Colts as of late and the Bills are susceptible to the run game.

I expect the Bills to come out throwing the ball a ton, getting Allen into a rhythm and attacking the Colts defense. If Buffalo is able to get up early, this could be a blowout because it neutralizes what the Colts do best.

One to Start: Josh Allen

No reason to fade Allen now. The young QB is playing like an MVP and the Colts defense may have trouble keeping up.

One to Sit: TY Hilton

Hilton will likely be covered by Tre’Davious White. That’s an issue.

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Rams vs. Seahawks (-3; O/U 42)

A divisional rivalry game in the Wild Card round should be predictable; however, they rarely are. The Seahawks have the better offense, the Rams have the best defense in the NFL but are dealing with some serious issues at QB. Obviously we expect a low scoring affair, but who wins out? Will Sean McVay have a scheme to beat a Hawks defense that has been elite as of late, or will Russell Wilson do what he does: win when the game is on the line? I lean towards Wilson.

One to Start: Cam Akers

The Rams will likely try to establish the run early and often. Look for Akers to get 15–20 carries.

One to Sit: DK Metcalf

Two words: Jalen Ramsey.

Buccaneers (-9; O/U 44.5) vs. Washington FT

Upset special? On paper Tampa Bay should have their way against Washington. However, the Football Team gets Brady on the road and in primetime, a time slot in which he’s struggled mightily. Moreover, Washington possesses one of the best defenses in football and perhaps the most fearsome defensive line in football. This could end up being a really good, really close game.

One to Start: Chris Godwin

With Mike Evans hobbled, look for Godwin to have a big game.

One to Sit: Terry McLaurin

The Washington QB situation is murky. Can’t trust Terry in this situation.

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Seven Stakes Is Live! 🎉

Champions Round is excited to announced our newest product: Seven Stakes! Now available on Android and iOS!

Our first Seven Stakes contest will feature the NFL Playoffs, so if you love football, want to compete with friends and love to gamble, this fantasy game mode is just for you.

Here’s how it works: Create or join a league with friends. We will ask seven questions which have multiple right and wrong answers. These are the stakes! Make your choices, watch the results live, team with the highest score wins!

Here are the questions for the NFL Playoffs: Win the Super Bowl, Advance to the Super Bowl, Advance to the Conference Championship, Advance to the Divisional Round.

Then you will be asked to pick a Super Bowl MVP, a NFL Playoffs Game Prop and finally a NFL Playoffs Player Prop.

You will be awarded points based on the Odds we have set. For example: If you pick the Kansas City Chiefs to win the Super Bowl and they win it you will earn 180 Points. If they don’t win, you will score zero. The goal, as always, is to earn the most points!

Download the Champions Round app and create a Seven Stakes league. You will be able to invite between 8–12 friends to play with you. Public leagues are also available. You must make your selections before January 9th.

Good luck!

🏆 Fantasy For Good

As we at Champions Round unveil our newest product, Seven Stakes, we wanted to make sure we were also contributing to the community and using our platform for good. Sure, we all love fantasy sports and the occasional wager, but this is a particularly important year to give back and help out our brothers and sisters in need.

So here’s the deal: The LEAGUE that scores the most total points in our Seven Stakes contest will have a donation made by Champions Round to the charity of the league’s choosing. We will donate $1,000 in their names.

Yes, the goal of Seven Stakes is to beat your league mates. However, if you’re out of the running, you can still cheer on bets all the way through the Super Bowl. We love crowning champions, but we can help uplift some folks along the way. That’s ultimately what we’re all about.

The Champions Round Show Ep. 19 🎙

  • What are the best bets in Seven Stakes?
  • Can Washington upset Tampa Bay?
  • Is it time for JK Dobbins to shine?

Props 🎲

  • Terry McLaurin under 71.5 receiving yards
  • Josh Allen over 28.5 rushing yards
  • Tyler Lockett over 78.5 receiving yards

Bets 🔒

Here are a couple of bets I’m looking at heading into Saturday’s slate:

  • Buffalo -6.5
  • Teaser: Buffalo -.5/Tampa Bay -2
  • Washington-Tampa Bay over 44.5
  • Seahawks ML
  • Washington +10

Enjoy Day One of Super Wild Card Weekend and good luck!