Boom Fantasy Thursday Night Slate – Week 2, September 15th – We have another week with the UNIQUE BOOM Fantasy one day NFL contests for Thursday, that is right – you will enter and be paid out tonight!
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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. Yikes, who has time for sleep with all of this action!?!? 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.
Let’s head into the Thursday night questions!
Question 1 – More Passing TDs – Andy Dalton or Deshaun Watson – Dalton at home gets a boost even though he was god awful last week. He does have to go against a tough Defense and is the sizable favorite in terms of bonuses, but I still like him over Watson who is making his first start. Watson also is very live to run one in which does not help you on this question. Players will also be awarded 3,000 points per passing touchdown
Question 2 – Most Rushing Yards – Lamar Miller , Jeremy Hill , Giovani Bernard , D’Onta Foreman – Lamar Miller is the favorite and for good reason. Foreman doesn’t get enough volume so you are relying on him to break a long one to compete. The Bengals have a crowded backfield with Hill, Bernard, and Mixon who as time goes on I expect to get more and more volume. With a rookie QB I expect the Texans to feed Miller early and often. Players will also be awarded 100 points per rushing yard
Questions 3 – Most Receiving Yards – Tyler Eifert, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Bruce Ellington , Tyler Boyd – Fiedorowicz is in the concussion protocol so do not pick him. Eifert is a safety blanket for Dalton and has the highest floor. Bruce Ellington is upside risk reward play with a nice bonus if he has a big game. Not sure you need to press too much and go for Boyd, so for me Eifert and Ellington make the most sense. Players will also be awarded 100 points per receiving yard
Question 4 – Most Receptions DeAndre Hopkins, Brandon LaFell, Braxton Miller, Joe Mixon – Expect Watson to do to Hopkins early and often. He has a real chance to see 15 or so targets in this game, especially if they are behind. AJ Green and Eifert get the most exposure on the other side of the ball which hurts LaFell and Mixon. Unless we get word that the Bengals are going to give Mixon the lions share at RB this seems like Hopkins all the way. Players will also be awarded 1,000 points per reception
Question 5 – Most TDs Jeremy Hill, A.J. Green , Lamar Miller , C.J Fiedorowicz – Again Fiedorowicz is hurt so we are down to 3. Hill is the favorite, since he gets a lot of goaline work, but I am drawn to AJ Green. He is an elite WR and I expect him to find the endzone this week. Lamar Miller also is interesting if you think the Texans win this game, but I expect the Bengals to load the box and force Watson to beat them. Players will also be awarded 6,000 points per touchdown
Question 6 – Made Field Goals vs Total Bases – Randy Bullock, John Fairbairn, Jose Altuve, Mike Trout – Most unique question on the slate – we have each of the two kickers made field goals vs total bases for either Altuve or Trout. I will side with either Altuve or Trout as they are safer bets than banking on either the Bengals or Texans kicker to make a few field goals in a game where points may be hard to come by. You can also correlate this with some other questions – if you take the Texans kicker I would not load up on Texans scoring the most TDs on other questions unless you think they score a bunch of points. Players will also be awarded 2,500 points per made field goal/base
Question 7 – Receiving Yards for DeAndre Hopkins – The volume is going to be there, the question is how efficient will the Texans be. I think Hopkins floor is relatively safe just due to the number of targets he will get and will probably take a few stabs with him have 80+ yards in this game. +/- 3 yards – 30,000 points, +/- 10 yards 20,000 points, +/- 20 yards 10,000 points
Question 8 – Receiving Yards for A.J. Green – I will correlate this question with question 5 since if AJ Green scores a few TD’s he most likely racks up yards. Seems like he is very live for triple digits in this game, but the Texans defense certainly is not a cupcake. +/- 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