Ohhhh man, the playoffs have started and that means we’re only one week out from the huge MILLIONAIRE GRAND FINAL (!!) which is week 16 (not 17! which it used to be…) on December 22nd. Christmas comes early this year! I’m still without a ticket that I’m trying to pick up for $2, but I’m out there again, trying to nab my ticket in the $2 Qualifier. There are of course all sorts of other satellite qualifiers you can hop into, but you need to hurry as the finale is only one week out!
QB – Mike Glennon 9-25 90 Yds 2 TD 2 INT (9.6 Pts)
RB – Bobby Rainey 127 Rush Yds 1 TD 3 Rec -4 Yds (24.3 Pts)
WR – Josh Gordon 7 Rec 151 Yds 1 TD 34 Rush Yds (34.5 Pts)
FLEX – Giovani Bernard 99 Rush Yds 4 Rec 49 Yds (18.8 Pts)
TOTAL: 87.2 (previous weeks’ totals: 48.1, 56.3, 55.82, 63.8, 75.26, 56.96, 51.34, 42.48, 49.3, 73.38, 24.4, 70.24)
Whew-eeee! What a week and the first time my article picks topped 80. Shocking my lowest scorer by far was QB… Bad pick there… Almost went Josh McCown too! Great game for Rainey who I also had as a must-start in Last Second Decisions, and followed the new Razzball dogma of start Josh Gordon every week in DraftKings. Here’s who I like for week 15 in DraftKings action:
QB – Matt Ryan ($7,500) – I’ve been as anti-Ryan as anyone this year, but this is a week where I think the matchup, conditions and price make sense. Also a good set of principles when hooker shopping… Anywho, the Redskins are as dysfunctional a team as you can have in major sports these days, I mean give them a bucket of chicken for cryin’ out loud, and their secondary is atrocious. Plus you get the warm and cozy indoor environment in Atlanta. Hooray multi TDs and 300 yards!
RB – LeSean McCoy ($8,300) – You look at what he did last week in a foot of snow, then see one of the worst Ds on the schedule this week and you’re like, “I’m payin’ for it!” Another game where conditions will be controlled and favor offenses, but then again, you might be wishing McCoy plays in a blizzard like that every week! I’m not afraid to…
WR – Josh Gordon ($9,500) – …hamstring my budget with these two buys. You have to follow your rules. “I may not leave you with any money, but what I do have is a particular set of skills, those which make me a nightmare to teams who don’t play me this week!” Just unstoppable and worth the guaranteed production with NFL-best upside.
FLEX – Bryce Brown ($3,000) – I know what you’re thinking… “Didn’t he- – But – - BothEagles RBs?” You betcha! I’ve spent all my money on the studs and now it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty. And I don’t think you can do any better with $11.3K at RB than both Eagles plays in the smackdown Philly should give Sota. This game could be over by halftime, and with the Vikes without Adrian Peterson, they’re going to have no offense. If the Eagles indeed go up huge, I don’t see McCoy in junk, second half drives getting fed the ball, with a very likely 10+ carry and I’ll even say 15-touch game is coming for Brown with the upside at a junk score. Great upside play to balance out your squad.
Shoot your DraftKings questions below or tweet me @jbgilpin. Good luck this week!