Razzball Nation! DraftKings is back, and if you haven’t won it big in any of the bigger DraftKings contests with a big field, there’s always tournaments running every Sunday with smaller prize pools and a better chance of winning. DraftKings has given us a contest this week for Razzballers to double up in a $10 Double Up Contest where only 20 players enter and 10 leave with $20. They’re obviously not making a profit on this one as it’s a lot like the Razzball exclusive contests we had this past year on Baseball. So be sure to sign up and talk some smack come Sunday!
QB - Aaron Rodgers 20-30 274 Yds 1 TDs (15.8 Pts)
RB - LeSean McCoy 46 Rush Yds 1 TD 6 Rec 66 Yds (21.2 Pts)
WR - Ryan Broyles 2 Rec 27 Yds (4.7 Pts)
FLEX – David Wilson 16 Rush Yds 1 TD (7.6 Pts)
TOTAL: 49.3 (previous weeks’ totals: 73.38, 24.4, 70.24)
Not gonna lie, considering the rest of my picks still had really good weeks I did well, I just unfortunately shared all my busts. Dez Bryant and Julius Thomas had me in the top 20% of the 700+ teams going for that Millionaire Grand Finale ticket, but Rodgers had a rough game fantasy-wise and Broyles – ugh I’m done with Broyles. In a game the Lions lost and no Megatron to do absolutely nothing!? Wilson was on his way to a nice game and got hurt early too. All-in-all, I did fairly well but my article picks sunk me. Here’s who I like in week 6 for DraftKings action:
QB – Andrew Luck ($8,300) - I’ve learned that you want as close to a sure thing at QB that money can buy in DraftKings, but as we saw last week, Rodgers was not the way to go. Of course, Peyton Manning would’ve been fantastic last week, but I don’t like either with Manning against the Jags where it could be over after 4 minutes and Rodgers at Baltimore. Drew Brees at New England doesn’t have me jumping up and down either (if it was in NO, Brees would be my guy) so I’m going to save a tad and go with Luck against the Chargers. SD’s D has been very inconsistent and the Chargers have been in a lot of shootouts. Even though the Colts should be favored, I think it stays fairly close with a lot of O.
RB – Arian Foster ($7,800) – The Rams have shown trouble stopping anyone in the run game, and with the Texans desperately needing to rekindle their identity from the past few seasons, look for huge doses of Foster. I also think Foster gets some work in the passing game to try and build Matt Schaub‘s waning confidence. I think this is a big bust-out game for Foster.
WR – Marques Colston ($6,100) - More a gut feeling than anything else, I think this is a big week for Colston to return to high-end WR2 form. The Patriots are going to do anything and everything to stop Jimmy Graham, and with a team that has practiced against (yes, even the past few weeks too) Rob Gronkowski and sees what he does, I think they have a better shot at limiting Graham than most teams. Colston would be the big benefactor with that extra coverage.
FLEX – Coby Fleener ($3,900) – Since I spent fairly big on the above three picks, I’m going with a guy that helped me get a great week 4 total in Fleener. Last week was a disappearing act for Coby, but it was a tough Seahawks D that had different cracks exposed by T.Y. Hilton. That sentence sounds funny… Anyway, the Chargers D isn’t great and I’m doubling up on the Colts passing game. It will make my team depend on the Monday Night game too. As Jon Gruden would say, “This guy is about to double up his money!”
Shoot your DraftKings questions below or tweet me @jbgilpin. Good luck this week!