Games included are ALL Sunday and Monday NFL Games. The only game not included below is the Pittsburgh at New England Thursday Night Game.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL HEADLINES:
Carlos Hyde Wins DK User “BALLAH” $2 Million
-On Carlos Hyde’s last run of the night he added another 5 rushing yards to his total. That number was relatively insignificant in the game but on DraftKings those 5 yards meant a jump from 2nd to 1st place for DK User “BALLAH”. The additional 0.5 fantasy points gave “BALLAH” a win in the Week 1 Millionaire Maker by just 0.38 fantasy points.
Two MNF Players Move Into Perfect Lineup for Week
-Julio Jones ended Week 1 as the highest scoring player. He was extremely popular at 22.9% owned and lived up to the hype by scoring 38.1 fantasy points and earning a spot in the Week 1 Perfect Lineup.
-Carlos Hyde was a much bigger surprise as he punched his ticket into the Week 1 Perfect Lineup after running all over a porous Minnesota front 7 late on Monday Night. His 35.2 fantasy points were the most among all running backs and the 2nd most overall for Week 1.
HEADLINES FROM SUNDAY’S REPORT:
Huge Weekend for Tight Ends
-Current $10M Millionaire Maker leader has two tight ends in his lineup with Tyler Eifert and Travis Kelce.
-There were as many tight ends who had 30+ DK fantasy points on Sunday as every other position combined (3).
-Tight Ends represented 4 of the Top 10 overall scoring plays and 5 of the Top 10 overall value plays on Sunday.
-Including the 30+ game from Rob Gronkowski on Thursday Night, there have already been 4 30+ fantasy point games from TEs this NFL season. In 2014, there were only 8 30+ fantasy point games from tight ends over the entire season.
Is Carson Palmer ELITE?
-Palmer found himself in the DK Perfect Lineup on Sunday, and when he’s on the field the Cardinals have been nearly impossible to stop.
-Palmer now has at least 17 fantasy points in 6 of his last regular season starts.
-He was the 5th highest owned QB in the Sunday Only contests at 6.91% owned.
Welcome to the NFL, Marcus Mariota
-Only Tony Romo and Carson Palmer had more DK fantasy points from the Quarterback position on Sunday.
-Mariota was on just 1.3% of DraftKings lineups Sunday.
-A guy who figures to be a favorite target of Mariota’s, Kendall Wright, was in the DK Perfect Lineup with 23.1 fantasy points.
Bears/Packers Game was Biggest Key to DK Success
-The highest owned player on winning lineups at all four skill positions (QB, RB, WR, TE) all came from the Green Bay/Chicago game.
-Aaron Rodgers was the highest owned QB on winning DK Sunday only lineups
-Eddie Lacy was the highest owned RB on winning DK Sunday only lineups
-Davante Adams was the highest owned WR on winning DK Sunday only lineups (despite being considered one of the ‘Busts of the Week’)
-Martellus Bennett was the highest owned TE on winning DK Sunday only lineups.
Broncos Get a Win, Lack Daily Fantasy Value
-Three Broncos made the cut as part of the Top 10 ‘Busts of the Night’ on Sunday. Peyton Manning pieced together a measly 5.9 fantasy points.
-C.J. Anderson had just 8.8 fantasy points.
-Owen Daniels was among the more popular TE options and provided just 2.5 fantasy points on a day where tight ends were scoring at will.
-The 5.9 fantasy points for Calvin Johnson on Sunday was the fewest he’s produced Since October 5th, 2014.
-Big name receivers were generally disappointing as Odell Beckham Jr., A.J. Green, Brandin Cooks, Calvin Johnson and Dez Bryant all failed to top even 12 DK fantasy points.
NFL Perfect Lineup Sunday Only
TOP 20 FANTASY POINT SCORERS
TOP 20 HIGHEST OWNED PLAYERS
TOP 20 VALUE PLAYS
1 – Value Plays defined by top 20 players in terms of $/Pt (salary divided by total fantasy points).
TOP 20 KEYS TO SUCCESS
1 – Keys to success defined as highest owned players on winning lineups. This stat is a derivative of percentage owned, except it includes only lineups that finished in the money on DraftKings.