As Nick and I discussed on this week’s Podcast, we’re jones-ing for a ticket into the huge Million Dollar Week 17 Finale DraftKings is hosting, where hopefully one of us can be crowned a millionaire. ¬†You’d think entry into a contest where you can win a million bucks would be expensive. ¬†You’d think you’d have to wear an expensive suede bathrobe and eat caviar whilst setting up your DraftKings lineup. ¬†But no! ¬†There’s all sorts of satellites you can enter, like the one Nick and I will be playing this Sunday that’s only $2 measly bucks! ¬†The winner of the $2 Qualifier gets an automatic entry into the Millionaire Grand Finale, a whopping $1,500 value! ¬†So I am pumped for this week at DraftKings and hoping to hippity-skippity like Charlie Bucket and get that Golden Ticket.
QB ‚Äď Cam Newton – 23-37 ¬†249 Yds ¬†1 TD ¬†2 INTs ¬†(20.16 Pts)
RB ‚Äď Matt Forte – ¬†125 Rush Yds ¬†TD ¬†5 Rec ¬†54 Yds ¬†(31.9 Pts)
WR ‚Äď Terrance Williams – 2 Rec ¬†33 Yds ¬†(5.3 Pts) ¬†
FLEX ‚Äď Le’Veon Bell – ¬†74 Rush Yds ¬†4 Rec ¬†65 Yds ¬†(17.9 Pts)
TOTAL: 75.26¬†¬†(previous weeks‚Äô totals: 56.96,¬†51.34,¬†42.48,¬†49.3, 73.38, 24.4, 70.24)
Woooo! ¬†Actually my best round of article picks yet. ¬†I finished around the top third of last week’s contest, but still not enough to bring home any bacon. ¬†Thanks a lot Terrance! ¬†He still got a lot of targets, just didn’t come together. ¬†If only I had gone Nick Foles instead of Cam last week! ¬†Put up 48! ¬†Let’s hope some of my picks do something like that this week and I can get into the Millionaire Finale…¬†Here‚Äôs who I like¬†for¬†week 10 in DraftKings action:
QB ‚Äď Peyton Manning ($11,000) –¬†I’m a broken record with Peyton Manning picks. ¬†He’s the surest thing in DraftKings football by a long shot, so I’ll spend the premium and lock down 30 points with 40-45 point upside any week. ¬†A terrible Chargers defense is all that stands in Peyton’s way, if they even needed extra incentive look for the Broncos to play hungry for John Fox who is a players’ coach, and the extra bye will help Peyton heal up from some bumps and bruises. ¬†Going to be a big game.
RB ‚Äď Steven Jackson ($5,200) – This one might surprise you a little bit. ¬†But the Seahawks D has been atrocious against the run in two straight weeks to terrible offenses and mediocre-at-best RBs. ¬†OK, so Zac Stacy might be pretty good, but the rest of the Rams are awful, then to Mike James and the terrible Bucs. ¬†The Falcons have a better QB, might have Roddy White back (helps overall offense and upfield blocking), and I think Jackson looked pretty good last week against a tough Panthers run D. ¬†He’s a guy almost no one will pick which could be huge if he scores a couple TDs and comes at a slight discount.
WR ‚Äď T.Y. Hilton ($6,500) – Totally buying him stepping into the #1 role, and on an offense that can’t run with any consistency, he’ll get a lot of work. ¬†He certainly has a lot of home run potential and won’t cost you all that much.
FLEX ‚Äď Jason Witten ($6,000) –¬†All signs indicate this should be a shootout with the Cowboys heading into Nawleans. ¬†He hasn’t lost too much of his game to father time, and should get a ton of work in a game where the Cowboys are theoretically down and chucking it. ¬†Good price for a really solid TE option.
Shoot your DraftKings questions below or tweet me¬†@jbgilpin. ¬†Good luck this week!