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DraftKings Strategy – RIU Challenge – Day 8

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This is actually an update for the past two days.  On Friday night, we scored 280 points in the NBA but only went 2-5 in HU matches! I try not to be too results oriented, because 280 points is a great score that I would love on any night. We bounced back on Saturday night with a CLEAN SWEEP of the 7 HU matches and a cash in the GPP.  This episode:

  • Discussed Unusual Strategy for Saturday’s Game
  • Quick NFL Preview

Forgot to mention this in the video, but the lineup with 4 Value Plays and 4 Studs finished like this:

Value Plays – $13,700 salary – 97.75 points – 7.1x Value

Studs – $36,100 – 144.5 – 4x Value

So the strategy could have worked out, had we picked the right studs!

Bankroll: $98.90 (-$1.10)

HU Record: 23-12

GPP Record: 3 of 8 cashes (Biggest Win: $6.00)

DraftKings Run It Up Challenge – Day 3

We had a decent start with Week 15. It looks like we’re going to win at least 5/7 HU matches and have a shot to cash in the GPP.  We have two players left tonight in the MNF game. Episode includes:

  • NFL Recap (Week 15)
  • Guarantee yourself a win on Monday Night (HU Contest)

DraftKings Run It Up Challenge – Day 2

A tough day out of the gate including bubbling every single entry. We were 5 points away from cashing in everything and I make a mental mistake. Learn from my mistakes! Watch Day 2 below:

-Recapping NBA action from last night

– Setting NFL lineup for Week 15

Bankroll: $90.00

Overall: (-$10.00)

Week 14 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

week 14 fantasy football cheat sheet

We are winding down here, with only a few more chances to hit it big in the NFL. The pricing you see is based on DraftKings. I hope this Week 14 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet helps you win a ton of money this weekend! Shoot me any questions or comments on Twitter.

Steelers @ Bengals (o/u 47)

Pittsburgh Steelers (+2.5)

Ben Roethlisberger($8200 – QB6)
He continues to throw up numbers whether it’s in a shootout or garbage time. His price has inflated just below the elite QBs in the NFL which makes me want to stay away. The Bengals defense has tightened up in the last six games averaging just 212 passing yards against and only 3 TDs through the air in that span, compared to 8 passing TDs allowed in the first 6 games of the season.

LeVeon Bell ($9400 – RB1)
Bell is about as safe as it gets, but I cannot LOVE starting Bell this week. Again, the Bengals have gotten healthy and gotten back to the defense that I expected them to be in the beginning of the season. Only 68 rushing yards surrendered on average of the last 3 games.

Cincinnati Bengals (-2.5)

Jeremy Hill ($5400 – RB18) & Giovani Bernard ($5300 – RB20)
This is a pure time split so it’s hard to believe in either of these guys. Bernard doesn’t necessarily pass the eye test for me, he doesn’t look nearly as explosive as he once has. If you are stuck having to play one of these guys, I’d prefer Hill, but with little confidence.

AJ Green ($8200 – WR5)
The Steelers continue to struggle in the secondary even with Ike Davis returning to the lineup. 8 receiving TDs against in the last 5 games to opposing WRs. The Steelers also haven’t seen an elite WR on their schedule like they run into with Green this week. Dalton has fired 24 targets to Green in the last two weeks and 42 over the last four. Dalton is better at home than on the road, so I really like Green this week. Continue reading

Week 13 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

Week 13 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

week 13 fantasy football cheat sheet

Welcome back! We are coming down the home stretch of the season, so only a few more cracks at the NFL season. If you’re in a season long format, this might be the last week of the regular season (it is for me!). As usual, this is based on DraftKings pricing. Leave me a comment or tweet me with any questions or comments! Good luck!

Redskins @ Colts (o/u 5.5)

Washington Redskins (+10)

Colt McCoy ($5000)
A min-priced starting QB in the NFL is difficult to pass up. There is very little sample sizeto help determine what to expect from McCoy in this game. This could very easily be a rallying point around the Redskins locker room and add a little extra something against the Colts. The Indy defense has been less than stellar, surrendering 321 passing yards per game over the last four and that includes a 146 yard performance from the Jaguars.

Alfred Morris ($5500 – RB13)
Morris continues to be under-priced, under-owned, and under-appreciated. This workhorse has quietly averaged 19.65 DK Pts the past four weeks, finding the endzone on four separate occasions. Now he gets the face the 5th worst rush defense in the league who surrendered 199 yards to Jonas Gray just two weeks ago.

DeSean Jackson ($5900 – WR17)
D-Jax has had a few unproductive weeks in a row, but I am expecting a bounce back this week. Again, the sample is small, but in the 1.5 games with Colt McCoy at the helm, Jackson has 9 catches for 185 yards. 9 grabs is just one less than the 10 Jackson has had in the last three weeks with RG3 under center.

Indianapolis Colts (-10)

Andrew Luck ($9700 – QB1)
The Redskins give up the 3rd most fpts to opposing QBs and I expect Andrew Luck to get back on track after a subpar outing in week 11. His price concerns me however, since there are many value options at QB this week. I am in favor of fading Luck.

T.Y. Hilton ($8100 – WR7)
Hilton should be the beneficiary of a terrible Washington secondary. I’ve written before how much better he is at home than on the road. He is always a big play threat and I will try to squeeze him into any many lineups as possible.

Dan Herron ($5000 – RB20)
The Colts RB situation isn’t great, but if you need to squeeze one in, “Boom” Herron is the guy you want. Technically, he was the starter last week against Jacksonville over Trent Richardson. He ran the ball very effectively (12-65) and showed that he can catch the ball as well (5-31). Continue reading

Week 12 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet – DraftKings

Week 12 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet – DraftKings

Bye: Pittsburgh, Carolina

week 12 fantasy football cheat sheet

Cleveland Browns @ Atlanta Falcons (o/u 47)

Cleveland Browns (+3)

Josh Gordon ($6300 – WR16)
I fully believe that the Gordon hype train has completely run off the tracks and I expect him to be VERY highly owned. Now, that might not be wrong! It’s an amazing matchup as a WR1 going against the Falcons, who’ve allowed 4 TDs in the last five games to WR1s.

Andrew Hawkins ($4900 – WR35)
Hawkins is the player that will hurt the most from the return of Josh Gordon. I don’t think the Browns offense can sustain two fantasy relevant WRs. Expect his targets to dwindle and his production to drop as well.

Brian Hoyer ($5900 – QB20)
Hoyer becomes an interesting play for the price tag. The matchup is juicy and he returns the 2013 NFL receiving leader. Also, if you subscribe to small sample size stats, the last time Hoyer played in a dome, he threw for 321 yards and 3 TDs. Want high risk, high upside? Stack Hoyer and Gordon!

Isaiah Crowell ($3800 – RB42)
With the release of Ben Tate and and Crowell being the clear-cut lead back last week, Crowell becomes an interesting play this week. Atlanta is 24th against the run and I expect him to see the majority of the work. Continue reading

Week 11 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet – DraftKings

Week 11 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

Week 11 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet – DraftKings

Vikings @ Bears (o/u 46)

Minnesota Vikings (+3.5)

It seems logical to avoid the RB situation in Minnesota. I believe Jerick McKinnon is the most talented back, but he seems to come off the field when the Vikings reach the redzone, then it’s the Matt Asiata show. It’s just a bad situation that I wouldn’t feel comfortable starting either guy.

Cordarrelle Patterson ($3800 – WR47)
A complete flier here, but something points to a successful Patterson day. 19 targets over the last two weeks, even though that’s only accounted for 7 catches. Coming off the bye, I am hoping the Vikings were able to get Teddy Bridgewater and Patterson on the same page because Patterson is still the most skilled player on the roster.

Chicago Bears (-3.5)

Jay Cutler ($7700 – QB7)
It’s very clear that the Bears are not in a good spot at this point in the season. Everything seems to be going wrong. Brandon Marshall’s status is not confirmed for this weekend yet, but even with him, I don’t have confidence in Cutler. The matchup is just not good as the Vikings have allowed the 4th fewest fpts to opposing QBs.

Matt Forte ($10100 – RB1)
It’s expensive, but Forte will be worth the price this week. The way to attack the Vikings is on the ground and Forte is an elite back. He should be able to haul in a few passes as well which raises his floor significantly.

Alshon Jeffery ($5900 – WR21) – Brandon Marshall ($5800 – WR22)
I’d prefer Jeffery over Marshall just because of the overall health of each player, but would advise fading against both of them. Again, this is not a great matchup and I expect the Bears to “get right” by feeding Forte.

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Week 10 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

Week 10 Fantasy Football Player Rankings

The week 10 Fantasy Football Player Rankings are out a little later this week, so I apologize.  As always, they take into account the salaries from DraftKings. Would love to hear your thoughts and feedback so either tweet at me or leave a comment!


Rank Name Salary Team Opp.
1 Aaron Rodgers $9,400 GB Chi
2 Peyton Manning $9,700 DEN @Oak
3 Ben Roethlisberger $7,500 PIT @NYJ
4 Matt Ryan $6,300 ATL @TB
5 Drew Brees $8,200 NO SF
6 Carson Palmer $7,700 ARI StL
7 Mark Sanchez $5,400 PHI Car
8 Russell Wilson $7,000 SEA NYG
9 Matthew Stafford $7,100 DET Mia
10 Jay Cutler $7,800 CHI @GB
11 Cam Newton $6,600 CAR @Phi
12 Colin Kaepernick $7,300 SF @NO
13 Tony Romo $7,500 DAL @Jac
14 Joe Flacco $6,900 BAL Ten
15 Michael Vick $5,900 NYJ Pit
16 Ryan Tannehill $7,400 MIA @Det
17 Zach Mettenberger $5,800 TEN @Bal
18 Eli Manning $6,900 NYG @Sea
19 Blake Bortles $5,700 JAC Dal
20 Alex Smith $5,800 KC @Buf
21 Derek Carr $5,500 OAK Den
22 Kyle Orton $6,700 BUF KC
23 Austin Davis $5,600 STL @Ari
24 Josh McCown $5,000 TB Atl

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Week 10 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet – DraftKings

Week 10 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet

Week 10 Cheat Sheet

BYE: Indianapolis, Minnesota, New England, San Diego, Washington, Houston

Chiefs @ Bills (o/u 42)

Kansas City Chiefs (-2.5)

Jamaal Charles ($6400 – RB7)
Charles doesn’t nearly get the respect he deserves from DraftKings and he one of my favorite plays of the week. I am hoping that other owners see that he faces the Bills and shy away from their supposedly stout defense. However the Bills defense has surrendered 40 points (standard scoring) to opposing RBs the past two weeks. Expect Charles to get plenty of work and be a slight contrarian play.

Travis Kelce ($5100 – TE3)
Tight end is becoming a bit of a wasteland this season, but I don’t think Kelce is the answer is salary cap games. He’s a solid player that you’d love to have in season long formats, but he’s priced above Greg Olsen, Julius Thomas, and Delanie Walker this week who’d I’d prefer any of them over Kelce.

Chiefs Wide Receivers
Here’s a fun fact. The Chiefs have played 8 games and Alex Smith has thrown 11 touchdowns. None of them, I repeat NONE of them, have gone to a KC WR. The position whose job is it to catch touchdowns, have failed to produce a single one yet this season. If you’re curious, 6 have gone to TEs and 4 to RBs, and one to a FB.

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Week 9 DraftKings Lineup Strategy – Review

DraftKings Lineup Strategy

Back, once again, for some more DraftKings Lineup Strategy.  Let’s take a look at some of my Week 9 lineups on DraftKings and see what went right and what went wrong.

As usual, I am always open to trying out new things.  This week, I fired up 6 lineups that I really grinded over. Determined them to be my best lineups and rolled them out in various different matches.

Best Lineup:

Week 9 DraftKings Lineup Strategy

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