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Most of you know me as a FanVice PGA analyst, but in addition to that I dabble in the higher stakes NFL DFS world as well as play a lot of NBA volume, in addition to some college football and basketball wagering. With all this fun and excitment, who has time for sleep!?!? This has allowed me to carve out a nice non-traditional way to make a living. The other thing I have learned is that we need to look for that mysterious “edge” where we can find it which will help tip the scales in our favor. Being a New York resident, I didn’t know much about BOOM Fantasy since I could only register for games when I was traveling outside of the state.
However, they just received approval from the New York State Legislature so I decided to check them out. Essentially, the contests are a series of “proposition-like” questions and as you select your answers, that forms your lineups.
This is a very unique style of gaming and runs counter choosing players within a salary cap and position requirement format like we are used to. This is where we should be able to find some advantages that the more casual players may overlook. We will begin this journey together! BOOM Fantasy has the same type of contest familiar contest formats whether its multi-entry GPPs or H2Hs where you are taking on one opponent.
Monday Night between the Lions and the Giants rounds out Week 2 , which means we have another BOOM Fantasy single game slate to attack. I will actually be attending this game, which should be a good one with the Giants needing to get a W at home. Here is the breakdown of questions for Week 2 Monday Night Football:
Question 1 – More Passing TDs – Matt Stafford or Eli Manning – Stafford is the favorite here and for good reason. The Lions love to throw the ball and they do not have a dominant RB so a lot of TD equity falls to Stafford. The Giants need to get their offensive line in order in a hurry, and making sure they get Odell Beckham back healthy ASAP. I expect a close, hard fought game, but one where the Lions ultimately will be more aggressive through the air, making Stafford my preferred target. Each passing touchdown will be awarded +3,000 points
Question 2 – Most Rushing Yards – Ameer Abdullah, Paul Perkins, Dwayne Washington, Orleans Darkwa– For me it’s either Abdullah or Perkins, as the other two options just do not have reliable volume. Abdullah has to compete with Riddick for time at RB, while Perkins has Vereen to spell him. Overall I expect the Lions to be more aggressive with the pass so I do not mind taking some upside here with Perkins receiving 2,300 more points than Abdullah if he is the winner of this quartet. Each rushing yard will be awarded +100 points
Questions 3 – Most Receiving Yards – Odell Beckham, Marvin Jones, Kenny Golladay, Evan Engram – We will have to wait and see what we can find on Odell leading up to lock as he may be more of a decoy than fully healthy. I think he will probably go over owned in this spot, so if he seems like he won’t be 100% I would lean to Marvin Jones who should be in line for a solid game or a deep upside play with Golladay. Each receiving yard will be awarded +100 points
Question 4 – Most Receptions Shane Vereen, Theo Riddick, Eric Ebron, Roger Lewis – Vereen and Riddick both get a ton of check downs and easy targets in the passing game so they have the advantage here. If the Giants win this game which they should it would make sense to go Riddick as the Lions should be throwing late into the game playing catch up. Ebron would be somewhat interesting, but the volume is rarely there and he is always banged up. Each reception will be awarded +1,000 points
Question 5 – Most TDs T.J. Jones, Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Washington, Rhett Ellison – Yikes , this is a tough question with so unreliable options. Brandon Marshall would be my preferred play here as he still should see plenty of targets with or without Odell in the lineup. Washington may get some goal line carries, but if the Lions fall behind he would have a tough time getting enough run to warrant any consideration. Each receiving touchdown will be awarded +6,000 points
Question 6 – Made Field Goals vs Total Bases – This question is always the most unique and IMO the hardest to answer. We have the two kickers or we can take a shot with Paul Goldschmidt or Jose Pirela from Major League Baseball. I usually will lean to one of the baseball guys and this slate is no different, I’ll take Paul Goldschmidt in this spot. Each made field goal/base will be awarded +2,500 points
Question 7 – Receiving Yards for Sterling Shephard – Keep an eye on Odell’s status. If he is out I expect a good amount of targets for Shephard and a 50 yard plus game would not surprise me. If Beckham is active this may be a big downgrade for Shephard and I will be leaning toward a quiet game for the WR. +/- 3 yards – 30,000 points, +/- 10 yards 20,000 points, +/- 20 yards 10,000 points
Question 8 – Receiving Yards for Golden Tate – Lions have plenty of weapons for Stafford, but Tate is still his go to guy. Giants have a solid secondary and held Dez Bryant in check Week 1 so I will not go crazy in this spot, but think a 60-70 yard output is very possible. +/- 3 yards – 30,000 points, +/- 10 yards 20,000 points, +/- 20 yards 10,000 points
I will be doing some other NFL content this year and still plan on crushing Golf year round, but if you have any questions find me in the FanVice Premium slack chat or on Twitter @JazzrazDFS