Another week, another win!
We’ve had quite a streaky campaign as we head into week 15 of our DraftKings season with a number of back to back blank weeks followed by a hot streak of 2 or 3 wins on the bounce. The nicest part of this win is it puts us in profit for the season for the second year running.
After a $58.33 pick up with $38.33 being profit to add to the $64.76 we already have in the bank. That’s a total of +$103.09 with three weeks remaining meaning we can finish with no less than $43.09.
With that secured let’s see how we got there before looking at a difficult week 15 slate riddled with covid.
Week Fourteen Reviewed
Taysom Hill was Taysom Hill. Despite only throwing for 175 yards we got the rushing upside as expected with him getting 73 yards on the ground and an all-important two touchdowns. Granted they came late, but the 26.30 points are all that matters. Despite these numbers, it never took away from the performance of Alvin Kamara who got us the 100-yard bonus and a touchdown with four catches out of the backfield. With a score of 27.50, that’s a total of 53.80 from the Saints pair.
Our next two selections did find snowflakes, however. The namesake to our QB at receiver had a woeful outing considering his team yet again whipped up on the Raiders. They scored 48 points with Tyreek responsible for none of them. That meant he only got 11.60 for us along with some injury concerns.
A more disappointing play was the 5.10 from Antonio Gibson. He was our only selection not to hit his floor with flex play Josh Jacobs finding his with a score of 11.00. Everywhere else we fared well. Mike Evans got us 21.10 and our value play smashed in Jaylen Guyton picking up 17.70 largely on one big play, for under $3.5k.
We ended with 14.00 from Austin Hooper, who found the endzone and a nice bonus of 5.00 from the Jags D.
So that was a wrap on a highly enjoyable game week. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for this Sunday with us having to pick a team with no Chiefs, Chargers, Bucs, Rams or Jonathan Taylor along with a few others.
With a limited selection let’s look at how we’ll approach this Sunday with a limited player pool in the $20 – $3.5M Fantasy Millionaire Maker.
Week Fifteen Tips
QB – Kyler Murray ($7,900)
This is the only selection in the lineup I had no doubts about. Kyler on a bounce back against a team ranked 28th against the rush. With no D-Hop, Murray will have to utilise other weapons and use his wheels to steal a march on the one win Lions. I’m expecting the ‘Have a Day’ graphic at the end of this one.
RB – James Robinson ($5,400)
The running back position is a shambles this Sunday, but I think we may have a value play in Jags back, James Robinson. We catch him at his lowest price of the season despite putting up around 16 fantasy points on average if you take away the games he has left with an injury. Plenty argue he wasn’t utilised properly under former head coach Urban Meyer so let’s see if that changes in a likely competitive game against the Texans.
RB – Michael Carter. ($4,700)
You know it’s a shocking game week when your starting running backs are from the Jets and Jags. However, Michael Carter is another player with a price drop this Sunday due to not seeing any action since week 11. Head coach Rob Saleh has already said Carter will have a significant role upon his return and if he can get back to the numbers he was seeing pre-injury we’ll take the gamble at under $5k
WR – Devante Adams ($8,900)
If you’re going to skimp at running back in a slate with limited superstars you better get them in where you can. We start with arguably the best receiver in the game right now in Devante Adams. All that needs to be said is he will face the Ravens who rank 31st against the pass. He’s in.
WR – Deebo Samuel ($8,200)
Despite only seeing one target last Sunday we got to see Deebo the running back with a tied season-high of eight carries in the 49ers overtime win against the Bengals. With Eli Mitchell out those carries may rise this coming Sunday. If that happens along with a usual return of targets he could be set for a big game week.
WR – AJ Green ($4,900)
We need a player to stack with our QB and that hole is AJ Green shaped. With Hopkins out this weekend, the experienced wideout was the go-to guy last Sunday seeing a team-high 10 targets for 102 yards. If he continues to get that volume in Hopkins absence, we should see him 3-X his $5k salary.
TE – Evan Engram ($3,100)
I got shivers even typing that. A man who haunts many Giants fans dreams yet I’ve decided to be cheap at TE this Sunday in order to pay up for a defence. Evan has an abundance of talent but due to drops in big moments and him not being utilised properly, it’s a talent that’s gone to waste. Having said that despite a disappointing one catch last weekend he still sees around 6 targets a game. In a matchup the Giants will be playing from behind in we just need him to catch a few of those targets to hit value for a $3k play.
FLEX – Gabriel Davis ($3,700)
We hit on last Sunday’s value play and I feel we have another gem here in Buffalo receiver Davis. With Emmanuel Sanders out he will slide into that WR3 role in a high volume passing offence. He already sees around 3 or 4 targets per game with Sanders in the lineup, so with his snap count rising this Sunday, he could be a hidden gem for us at $3.7k.
DEF – Bills ($3,100)
We have choices at defence for a change and have opted for the Bills to keep the revolving door of QB’s quiet as they face the Carolina Panthers. They’ve only been in the minus one time this season with a number of 15+ fantasy game weeks and if they can hit double figures again we may be on for a profitable day.