DraftKings is back baby! And we’re one week closer to that HUGE WEEK 17 MILLIONAIRE FINALE, and while I’m still struggling in my attempts to win my ticket on the cheap, I’m slowly improving. Last week I was 234/862 and with another 233 players worth of improvement, a ticket is mine! I’m sticking with the $2 Fantasy Millionaire Qualifier to try and win the Ticket with just a few peanuts. That said, I’m feeling better about my roster than any other week, so I might branch out into some other contests for a nice payday. Bring it in the Millionaire Qualifier, Razzball Nation!
QB – Nick Foles 17-26 298 Yds 0 TD 0 INTs 47 Rush Yds 1 TD (22.62 Pts)
RB – Andre Brown 66 Rush Yds 3 Rec 27 Yds (12.3 Pts)
WR – Pierre Garcon 6 Rec 68 Yds 9 Rush Yds (13.7 Yds)
FLEX – Kris Durham 3 Rec 42 Yds (7.2 Pts)
TOTAL: 55.82 (previous weeks’ totals: 63.8, 75.26, 56.96, 51.34, 42.48, 49.3, 73.38, 24.4, 70.24)
Well, not exactly one of the better weeks for my article picks, but I had Calvin Johnson on my squad and a nice value FLEX from Jarrett Boykin to have a solid showing of 130.42 overall. Bad picks of Andre Ellington and taking a deep shot with Tyler Eifert did me in. Unleash Eifert! Give em the Eifert Tower! Here’s who I like for week 12 in DraftKings action:
QB – Peyton Manning ($9,700) – Under 10K, say whaaaa?? After being my QB buy at $11,000 several weeks, Manning has a extraordinary discount this Sunday, and is the same price as Matthew Stafford. This is an easy buy this week. The Broncos are going at New England, a huge showdown that should see a lot of fireworks, and there’s no chance of rain at this point. He got through the whole Chiefs game with no issues with the ankle, and should be primed for another big game.
RB – Zac Stacy ($6,200) – His stock may have cooled off just a tad since he’s coming out of the bye, but the Bears run defense is an utter joke right now. I mean, how bad do you have to be to let Ray Rice torch you this year! It’s at home, the game should dictate another huge workload, easy RB buy.
WR – Calvin Johnson ($10,000) – Like Peyton being a must-buy for me a lot of weeks despite the budget, Megatron is in the same boat. And in that boat there are so many boat loads of points racking up every week that I don’t care if I have a few $3,000 DraftKings minimum-priced guys in there – I want the big 30-burger.
FLEX – Chris Ogbonnaya ($3,500) – What the hey?! Chris Ogbonnaya? Ogbobetcha! As I mentioned on this week’s Podcast, I was shocked (and that was genuine shock because I didn’t see it before!) that Ogbonnaya had 12 targets last week. Twelve! Even crazier, it’s his second 12-target game this season! With DraftKings a PPR, plus the Browns coaching staff saying they wanted him more involved and he delivered strongly with 8 rushes for 69 and 6 catches for 30 last week, I think another solid workload is coming against a very shaky Steelers D. It’s less a steel curtain and more a Jane Curtain.
Shoot your DraftKings questions below or tweet me @jbgilpin. Good luck this week!