Football made a triumphant return Week 1 with plenty of games down to the final minute. The Rams defeated the Seahawks in overtime, the Giants fell to the Cowboys after some questionable clock management, and the Falcons surprised the Eagles on Monday Night.
The night games provided plenty of excitement for fantasy football competitors ‘BALLAH’ and ‘beisel90’ as well.
With two minutes to go, beisel90 was sitting in first place of DraftKings Millionaire Maker Week 1 league, but only by less than a point. ‘BALLAH’ was narrowly behind, with 49ers running back Carlos Hyde still playing. Hyde already had scored 2 touchdowns and with 2 minutes to go, the game was all but over. Hyde gained another 6 yards to vault BALLAH into first place, and to win the $2 Million first place prize.
Not all was lost for beisel90, who still took home $1 Million for finishing in second.
The Winning Lineup
4 Week 1 Fantasy Football Facts
1. Carlos Hyde’s 2015 base salary is $537,349. His 35.2 fantasy points won BALLAH $2 Million in Week 1.
2. Marcus Mariota cost only $6,000 and was one of the cheapest starting QBs Week 1. Only 1% of fantasy owners drafted him in the Millionaire Maker event, but his 4 touchdowns landed him on the second place ($1 Million) roster.
3. Despite being separated by less than 1 point, BALLAH and beisel90 selected only 2 of the same players (Julio Jones and Tyler Eifert). The other 7 players on their roster were unique.
4. Tyler Eifert, who cost the minimum $3,500 was owned by just 3.5% of teams. On the other hand, Julio Jones was a very popular pick, landing on 21.2% of teams.
Ready to test your fantasy knowledge? First place wins $2 Million This Week. Draft Your Team
Here’s how to play:
Step 1. Draft a team of 9 NFL players (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, WR, TE, FLEX, DEF)
Step 2. Enter your team in a contest, such as DraftKings Millionaire Maker event.
Step 3. Follow along live and receive your winnings at the end of Monday Night Football.