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Another week is in the books, and we’re one week closer to the huge Week 17 Millionaire Finale.  I am still ticket-less, and will be endeavoring in another $2 contest to try and win the $1,500 value for the Finale.  So come join me in the contest this week, and if I do as bad as I did in week 10, you can publicly make fun of my Turrible-ness!

A Wrinkle in Time to last week’s picks:

QB – Peyton Manning – 25-36  330 Yds  4 TD  0 INTs  (31.1 Pts)

RB – Steven Jackson –  11 Rush Yds  3 Rec  9 Yds  (5 Pts)

WR – T.Y. Hilton – 7 Rec  130 Yds  (23 Pts)  

FLEX – Jason Witten –  2 Rec  27 Yds  (4.7 Pts)

TOTAL: 63.8  (previous weeks’ totals: 75.26, 56.96, 51.34, 42.48, 49.3, 73.38, 24.4, 70.24)

Well, I guess my article picks weren’t too bad, but my overall lineup had absolutely no one do anything except Peyton and Hilton, so it felt like a horrible week.  Man the Cowboys looked awful.  So did the Falcons.  Stop picking players on bad teams JB!  Thanks inner DraftKings voice…  Here’s who that voice likes for week 11 in DraftKings action:

QB – Nick Foles ($8,800) – I’m doing it!  For the first time in what seems like forever (except of course his bye week), I’m not picking Peyton.  The ankle is scary.  The Chiefs are scary.  The flying gorillas in the Wizard of Oz are scary.  Not sure how that relates, but those things really scarred my childhood.  On the flip side, the least scary thing in the world is the Redskins pass defense.  They made Christian Ponder look good!  Loving Foles this week.

RB – Andre Brown ($6,200) – After the huge workload this week, I think the Giants go run heavy yet again against the QB-less Packers.  Seriously, just let Eddie Lacy run the wildcat the whole game, and they might have a shot.  The Giants are turning their year around, are all the sudden looking at a possible playoff push, and this is at home.  Tough to find a better RB play in the price range.

WR – Pierre Garcon ($6,900) – My first inkling was to pick Riley Cooper, but he is jacked up to $7,100 this week!  Garcon goes against the other side of the terrible pass Ds, with the Eagles giving up the most points to opposing WRs in the league.  Coming off two huge games, easy WR pick this week.

FLEX – Kris Durham ($3,000) – I’ve spent pretty heavy, so here’s my value play.  A guy I continually pump up, Durham has had 6 straight productive weeks even if none have been massive, and you can pass on the Steelers.  How he got one target (the TD at least) to Calvin Johnson‘s 17 last week is ridiculous, obviously Megatron is elite, but the Bears kept leaving him in single coverage!  Yeah, that won’t happen this week and Ike Taylor will be all over him.  I see Durham getting more targets and he’s a red zone target with the height.

Shoot your DraftKings questions below or tweet me @jbgilpin.  Good luck this week!

  1. Pacochu says:
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    I finished better than I thought I would with 120.6 points, good enough to win $66 on $32 worth of entry fees. I was still only 212th place in the $2 Millionaire Qualifier.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pacochu: Nice! Hah, I was in like the 600s, I think roughly bottom 25%. Manning and Hilton were my only double-digit guys. It was very sad. Forte was a big $ buy and failed. You playing in the qualifier again this week? I like my lineup, I’m gonna put in a few double ups too

  2. frankgrimes says:
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    mike James cost me my ticket. try the $11 ones less people to beat out top 3 get in.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @frankgrimes: Yeah I might…I’m just poor haha

  3. RalphW says:
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    Got a trade question for ya…. I was offered AP and Kap for Bush and Stafford. I have Foles as a backup QB. Love to have AP but is the difference from Stafford to Foles (or Kap) to great to accept the trade?

    Thanks

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @RalphW: It’s close, I think I would take it, Bush’s injury risk is still there and the narrow tie breaker

      • RalphW says:
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        @JB Gilpin: K thanks….

        In a different league my RBs are Bush, McCoy, Stacy, Tate and MDJ. My TE is Gonzalez. I was offered Graham for McCoy. I need to win next 3 games to make the playoffs. Make the trade?

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @RalphW: I’d hold McCoy. Think he has more upside with the Eagles passing game working

          • RalphW says:
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            @JB Gilpin: You think Gonzalez will be legit TE1 rest of the year? Im hoping for alot more outta of him, mostly because of the awful trade i did to get him. (DT for him and Hicks)

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @RalphW: Sure, bottom end but yea I do. Roddy back should help the attention he gets.

  4. Pacochu says:
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    I’ve entered a few contest this weekend including a few exclusive ones I found doing a google search. I’m having a difficult time find decent RBs on the cheap. Jennings and Ellington are about as cheap as I can find ($4,500 and $4,800 respectively). If Pryor is out, I think Jennings will get the defensive attention. Ellington should be able to excel, even if he gets screwed over on touches like recently.

    I’m going to try a couple different lineups. When I have done that in the past during baseball season, one would usually do very well. Unfortunately, it was always entered in a low paying contest that didn’t offset the other entry fees.

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pacochu: As I wrote above, I like Brown too as a cheap(er) option, but it thins out real fast. Liking Ellington too. I think I’m a lot better at baseball draftings, I’m consistently decent in football but never great

  5. Pacochu says:
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    Here is the roster I currently have facing the Razzball crew in the $2 ticket game:

    Wilson
    Bush, Ellington
    Garcon, Harry Douglas (subject to my whims of fancy)
    Julius Thomas
    Percy Harvin
    Gano
    Bengals

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Pacochu: Here’s my winning squad:

      Foles
      Andre Brown/Ellington
      Calvin J/Garcon
      Eifert
      Boykin
      Henry
      Giants

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      @Pacochu:

      Slightly modified:

      Wilson
      Bush, Ellington
      Garcon, Harvin
      Julius Thomas
      Ben Tate
      Gano
      Houston

      • JB Gilpin

        JB Gilpin says:
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        @Pacochu: Ugh, Garcon looked like he rolled his ankle.

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