We’re undecided when it occurred, however in some unspecified time in the future within the not-too-distant previous, each day fantasy websites started isolating the weekly essential NFL slate to a single day.
We recall ready out the results of Monday video games to see how a lot we received. Now, throughout the common season, on the primary slate you don’t even have to attend till Sunday evening. The one video games included are all performed within the afternoon.
That concept has educated DFS gamers, it appears, to deal with single-day contests. Positive, that is sensible in “each day” fantasy, nevertheless it additionally undermines the weekly nature of NFL motion. It isn’t that one is so significantly better or worse than the opposite, however we do want to have each choices.
But, the broader “weekly” slates typically are smaller contests with smaller payouts. And, as we discovered final week, they are often topic to cancellation.
Now, the Madman doesn’t assume we have been going to win any important cash, since we light Christian McCaffrey or Austin Ekeler, however we didn’t get to search out out since our contest was canceled. Whether or not it was due to technical issues, as FanDuel acknowledged publicly, or due to massive overlays in these contests (far fewer entries than supposed), it doesn’t actually matter. It bought spiked, and our motion died with it.
We’ll attempt once more this week hoping extra individuals select to play the Saturday-Sunday slate, or any technical issues could be averted.
We really feel like many will flock to the Bengals-Payments recreation, and we’re a bit timid about going heavy on an intradivision Giants-Eagles recreation, so we’re going to start out our construct with the Chiefs — who’ve averaged 32.2 factors in 11 playoff video games with Patrick Mahomes.
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If we’re going with Mahomes ($9.200 at FanDuel), we’ve to incorporate Travis Kelce ($8,000). That doesn’t go away a lot to spend throughout the remainder of our roster. However we’re grasping, so we’re additionally going so as to add Ja’Marr Chase ($8,500) and A.J. Brown ($8,300).
We go low cost the remainder of the best way: RBs Elijah Mitchell ($5,400) and Boston Scott ($4,800), WR Isaiah McKenzie ($5,100), the 49ers protection/particular groups ($4,500) and Evan Engram ($6,000) as Flex.
Now, if we will solely keep away from cancelation.
Divisional Do’s and Don’ts
Key picks it’s best to think about for the FanDuel and DraftKings contests this weekend:
Daniel Jones QB, Giants, at Eagles (FanDuel $7,400/DraftKings $5,800)
Has been used as a speeding risk extra typically and successfully the previous two video games, serving to enhance his fantasy totals — he averaged greater than 32 these two video games.
Daniel JonesN.Y. Put up: Charles Wenzelberg
Dak Prescott B, Cowboys, at 49ers (FD $7,500/DK $6,100)
Final week was nice, however we haven’t forgotten the disappointing common season that got here earlier than it. Wouldn’t be stunned if this recreation turns right into a defensive slog.
Jerick McKinnon RB, Chiefs, vs. Jaguars (FD $7,000/DK $6,000)
This retains burning us, however we maintain leaning towards historical past over anomaly. We don’t belief TD-reliant operating backs, significantly these whose main function is within the passing recreation — even once they have scored in six straight video games.
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Christian Kirk WR, Jaguars, at Chiefs (FD $7,600/DK $6,000)
We might love to avoid wasting a few payments and go along with Deebo Samuel, however we simply don’t belief Deebo as a lot as we do Kirk.
Dallas Goedert TE, Eagles, vs. Giants (FD $6,300/DK $4,500)
Extra really feel than information evaluation right here. Goedert hasn’t scored in three video games again from a shoulder damage. Solely a kind of has include Jalen Hurts at QB. An additional week of prep offers them time to get Goedert extra concerned.
Madness’s each day dose
Every day fantasy league lineup suggestion
Kind: Tourney Wage: $60K Charge: $5.55 Slate: Sat.-Solar. (3 video games) Prime Prize: $20K Tot. pot: $100K
POS — Participant (Value)
QB — Patrick Mahomes ($9,200)
RB — Elijah Mitchell ($5,400)
RB — Boston Scott ($4,800)
WR — Ja’Marr Chase ($8,500)
WR — A.J. Brown ($8,300)
WR — Isaiah McKenzie ($5,100)
TE — Travis Kelce ($8,000)
Flex — Evan Engram=$6,000
DEF — 49ers ($4,500)
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Season risked: $173.55 Season winnings: Drew $27