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!
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!