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Razzball Nation!  DraftKings is back with another big week of contests to bring you daily fantasy glory.

If you’re not a baseball reader and/or didn’t play in any exclusive Can You Beat Rudy Gamble contests, DraftKings is the industry leader in daily fantasy prize-pools coming off their Million Dollar Kickoff Bash for Week 1.  And if you’re new to daily fantasy and have any apprehension – it’s a ton of fun and I’m here to answer all your questions.

Why daily fantasy?  Well say you drafted David Wilson (because for some reason you haven’t been listening to the Podcast to my advice and heeding Nick’s) and Roddy White and your team already looks like it’s in the fantasy dumps.  Well DraftKings is the place to go to hit the reset button, select a new team every week, and win back your long-lost fantasy dues over one Sunday.  Every Wednesday I’ll have a DraftKings article out with my picks to bring you that fantasy-cheddah.  How much cheddah you may ask?  How about being a millionaire in their Millionaire Grand Final?! Qualifiers start for as little as $2 which you can hop into today!

Looking for big winnings right out of the gate?  Jump into their huge Sunday Second Chance contest for a top prize of $100,000 and a free entry into their Millionaire Grand Finale.  If you’re wondering about a Razzball Exclusive contest, we’re still working out the details, but it would be a huge help if you play in those contests this week and tell your friends!  Sure beating your friend in your yearly league is great, but how about crushing them and winning $100K for it!  Exactly.

The scoring rules for DraftKings can be found here if this is your first foray into Daily NFL contests.  The line-up works the same as DraftKings baseball, $50,000 budget for 9 players – QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, W/R/T FLEX, K and D/ST.  I’ll be giving my picks just like baseball – picking a QB, RB, WR and Flex – rather than giving my whole line-up as I don’t want to give away my entire team as I play too!  My personal cash is on the line, so apologies I only give away a peek and not the whole thing, if you know what I mean.  But again, ask any and all questions and go out and win some money!  Here’s who I like for week 2:

QB – Terrelle Pryor ($7,100) – I’m spending low on QB this week, and buying the fantasy-goodness Pryor is going to bring you at a discount.  At home against the terrible Jaguars, Pryor should have no problem racking up multiple TDs, and could very easily have a 300-yard passing game or another 100-yard rushing day, both of which are huge 3-point bonuses in DraftKings scoring.

RB – Ben Tate ($3,000) – Again penny-pinching, the extremely discounted Tate is all the way at the bottom of RBs to pick from and will have immense value.  Gary Kubiak just came out and said he wants to keep carries split between Tate and Arian Foster and Tate looked explosive vs. the Chargers for 9 for 55 (6.1 YPC) in a game that was a blowout until the Chargers choked.  Look for the Texans to come out strong early against the Titans, with a lot of Tate – well – late.  Not that you can put too much value in it, but Tate gashed the Titans in 2011 (ignoring his injury-plagued 2012) for 15 for 104 in week 7 and 16 for 97 (plus 4 for 24 receiving) and a TD in week 17.  I can pair him up with elite guys to fill out my roster.

WR – Calvin Johnson ($8,100) – Finding ways to save money on guys like Pryor and Tate allows you to spend huge on an elite guy like Megatron, who isn’t even the most expensive WR this week.  He went 10 for 121 against Arizona last year in week 15 in that crazy 38-10 beat-down at the hands of the Cardinals.  Or would it be at the talons?  Don’t expect the Lions to forget that and I think Johnson bounces back after a slow week 1, where he had 2 TDs called back on replay.

FLEX – Jordan Cameron ($4,100) – After shrugging off Cameron very early in the preseason, I mentioned a few weeks ago on the Pod I was fully buying Cameron after seeing him in preseason games and was rewarded with a huge week 1 on several teams including my beat-down of Sky in our Writer’s League.  Julius Thomas went buck-wild against that Ravens defense up the seam, and while I expect the Ravens to make adjustments, I still think Cameron as the focal point in the Browns passing game will get tons of work.  He’ll be my TE this week.

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

  1. bryan says:
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    Rank these Ros non ppr

    James Jones
    Cecil Shorts
    Ty Hilton
    Hartline
    Edelman

    Thanks!

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @bryan: Jones, Shorts, Hartline, Hlton, Edelman. I believe in Hartline, like Edelman the most this week though.

      • bryan says:
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        @JB Gilpin: thanks was looking to trade with this guy who has all them for some reason. He wants Moreno

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          JB Gilpin says:
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          @bryan: I’d take almost all of them for Moreno

  2. Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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    I need to get down on this!!
    Lookin like I’m goin mjd and ridley leaving morris on the bench. Am I dumb?
    Final choice Cook vs Atl or JT vs Giants… leanin Cooks way

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: Nah, I like it! Like Cook too, literally have that decision in my biggest $ league.

      • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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        @JB Gilpin: which decision, the cook vs thomas one?

          • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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            @JB Gilpin: yea I think I am too. Although witten got 2TDs vs giants Thomas could dissapear any given sunday and cook is the focul point of rams offense like you said before

            • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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              @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: I still wanna drop Thompkins and get that Dallas D instead of starting seattle. Edelman holds way too much potential with injury risk in Danny. So I’d like to hang onto him. but Thompkins fallin flat on his face and Gronk gettin back soon I could see him never starting for me.. not over the recievers i have….ahhhh…

              • JB Gilpin

                JB Gilpin says:
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                @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: Hah I still believe in Thompkins – the 14 targets w. 1 and they have to work some passes to the sidelines. Maybe try to trade someone first? Thompkins will almost certainly get nabbed right away

                • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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                  @JB Gilpin: yea I KNOW he won’t clear waivers and the targets are freakim huge.. I’m just trying to comvince myself its ok.. thanks for bringin me off the ledge. Ha

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Goldschmidt On Her Chest: yeah Decker could easily end up with Thomas’ stats, and look for the Giants to make that adjustment. Think the Falcons come out angry (angry birds?) after that week 1 loss and the Rams play catchup.

              • Goldschmidt On Her Chest says:
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                @JB Gilpin: that would be ideal and if I was a falcons fan my team name would be Angry Birds immediatly. But for now ill stick with “B my L on your TDs”

  3. Mike says:
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    Have Gronk and Cameron….also have the #1waiver pick this week…
    Would u pick up Julius Thomas and then try to trade Gronk?
    Guy is trying to trade cam newton(he has Vick)
    I only have romo and worried about injury and have Dez as my WR and he is hurting..
    Would u try to get cam and another player for Gronk?

  4. Mike says:
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    Guy with Cam has Marshall,nicks,and Wayne at WR

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Eesh, depends on how active your league is. If there’s constant trading, sure, if not I would hold off. I think Cam straight up for Gronk is fair, but if you can get Cam and one of those WRs, no-brainer.

  5. Mike says:
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    Is nicks or Wayne a big upgrade over Myles Austin?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: I liked Austin coming into the year but yea, both are upgrades. I’d go Wayne

  6. timmy riggins says:
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    who do you like at flex, 12-team .5ppr: F-Jax, Alshon Jeffery or DeAndre Hopkins?
    different league: sproles or dwilson for non-ppr.

    Thank you

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @timmy riggins: I might actually go Jeffery. Panthers front 7 look solid. Then it’s Sproles for me, not too close

  7. Web says:
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    Any of these trades make me better? I lost Vareen! Non PPR
    1rb
    2wr
    2 flex

    My RBs are McCoy, Demarco Murray and some handcuffs
    My wrs are Julio Jones, Garcon, James jones, Josh Gordon

    1. I give Julio and get Chris Johnson
    2. I give Julio and get MJD
    3. I give Julio and get David Wilson and Desean Jackson

    I know you guys hate Wilson but Im really liking him to rebound, Im obviously leaning 3, but thought Id get your take.

    • JB Gilpin

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      @Web: 1) Nah I’d hold. 2) Pretty close, I like that one the best 3) Yeah like you said. I’m the resident David Wilson hater, I know Nick likes him still. Since it’s non PPR I think I’d do the MJD deal personally, D-Jax is going to be a PPR beast but not as strong in non-PPR and I of course hate Wilson. But if you buy a bounceback, I have no problem with #3

  8. Mike says:
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    Lacy or steven Jax ROS??
    Standard league

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Mike: Still Jackson, although Lacy looked really good vs tough 49ers run D. Closer than I think others would think.

  9. Scott Steelers says:
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    Looks like I’m goin for it with Ridley and MJD you doin it?? Edelman doesntbget a WR spot over Jordy Nelson right?
    -old name Goldy on her chesty. Switchin over for foosball

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott Steelers: Haha nice! Yeah Ridley and MJD sounds good, and gotta play Jordy, he looked great

      • Scott Steelers says:
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        @JB Gilpin: you gonna go with Ridley too?

        • JB Gilpin

          JB Gilpin says:
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          @Scott Steelers: Yup. In one league I seriously was going to bench him for Mendenhall and Mathews before the Vereen news, but rolling with him in 2 leagues

          • Scott Steelers says:
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            @JB Gilpin: realllyyy hoping Bolden is innactive… he could effect my decision…..

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              JB Gilpin says:
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              @Scott Steelers: Think he’s not playing still doubtful I believe

              • Scott Steelers says:
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                @JB Gilpin: yea ur right. Hes inactive. Alright here we go Ridley! Make me look good!

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                  JB Gilpin says:
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                  @Scott Steelers: 300 yards and 16 TDs!!!!

                  • Scott Steelers says:
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                    @JB Gilpin: you can do itttttttt!

                    • JB Gilpin

                      JB Gilpin says:
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                      @Scott Steelers: Yea he’s looked good tho. No space. Needs to get fed the ball with this lead

  10. zipz says:
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    Bush+Calvin or Spiller+Marshall? PPR

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @zipz: Hmmm, dead even, maybe lean Spiller less injury prone than Bush

  11. Scott Steelers says:
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    Welp… that blew. I’m now down 4-18 his defense vs my never start again RB

  12. Scott Steelers says:
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    Steelers vs Bengals or Lions vs cards?

    • JB Gilpin

      JB Gilpin says:
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      @Scott Steelers: Lions. Ugh sorry about Ridley… Last second decisions is about up for lineup questions! If I put Stevan Ridley as a bench, will that make it better? haha

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