Wild Card Sunday: Fantasy & Gambling Preview

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

Champions Round
4 min readJan 10, 2021

Fantasy Preview 👑

Ravens (-3; O/U 54.5) vs. Titans

Can the Ravens and Lamar Jackson break their mini playoff slump? The Titans took out the Ravens last season. The Titans offense is electric, but their defense has really been terrible of late. Will the Ravens be able to take advantage? Baltimore has to get out to an early lead. I expect a shootout here.

One to Start: JK Dobbins

The Titans defense has been really bad recently and Dobbins is on the cusp of a major breakout game. I think this is it.

One to Sit: AJ Brown

The Ravens are going to try to stop Derrick Henry first and AJ Brown second. If the Titans get behind and are forced to throw, look for Ryan Tannehill to be forced into feeding Corey Davis.

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Bears vs. Saints (-10; O/U 47.5)

Do you need to take a nap? Ok, well this one looks like a good time for a snooze on the couch. The Saints should roll. Can Mitch Trubisky make it interesting with his legs? That’s what the Bears are going to need.

One to Start: Michael Thomas

Yes, the Saints offense runs through Alvin Kamara. However, Thomas should be well rested and gets a decent matchup. I think he finally see the 2019 version of Thomas on Sunday.

One to Sit: David Montgomery

The Saints are going to focus on stopping the running game first. Bad news for Monty.

Browns vs. Steelers (-6; O/U 47.5)

In a rematch of last weeks game, the Steelers host the Browns on Sunday Night. Can the Browns take 2 in a row, even without their head coach? They have the offense to give the Steelers some trouble if Baker Mayfield can get off quick passes and the run game gets going with Nick Chubb. However, the Steelers are at full strength, while the Browns are dealing with COVID issues. Can Pittsburgh take advantage?

One to Start: Dionte Johnson

Johnson is going to see a TON of targets. I think he’s going to have a big game.

One to Sit: Jarvis Landry

There’s going to be a ton of pressure on Baker Mayfield. That’s not good news for his top target, especially against Pittsburgh.

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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 the Steelers shut the door on the Browns in Pittsburgh?
  • Is it time for JK Dobbins to shine?

Props 🎲

  • JK Dobbins over 79.5 rushing yards
  • Ryan Tannehill over 281.5 passing yards
  • Corey Davis over 67.5 receiving yards
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster under 71.5 receiving yards
  • Baker Mayfield under 265.5 passing yards
  • Jarvis Landry under 67.5 receiving yards

Bets 🔒

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

  • Baltimore ML
  • Pittsburgh ML
  • BAL + PIT ML Parlay
  • Ravens-Titans over 54
  • Bears-Saints over 47

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