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Now back to the great analysis from Ben!
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.
Onto Week 3 of NFL season we go with a Thursday night divisional game between the Niners and the Rams. Since BOOM Fantasy can offer single game slates here is a breakdown of how I will be approaching this Thursday night contest:
Question 1 – More Passing TDs – Jared Goff or Brian Hoyer – This is not exactly two elite QBs battling it out, with both players not putting up big numbers so far this year. Goff has at least shown some signs of growth early and with RB Todd Gurley taking the pressure off he seems to have gotten more comfortable in his role. Hoyer is a veteran, but the Niners do not have much promise and most likely are looking at another ugly year. Pretty much a toss-up, Goff is the slight favorite in terms of bonus points and I think I lean with him as he gets the easier of the two defenses to go against. Each passing touchdown will be awarded +3,000 points
Question 2 – Most Rushing Yards – Carlos Hyde, Todd Gurley, Malcolm Brown, Matt Breida – Barring any late injury news Carlos Hyde and Todd Gurley are really the only two options to consider here. Gurley has had a nice start to the year with 3 TDs in the first two games, but a lot of his damage has been done in the receiving game. He has rushed for 128 yards thru two games while Hyde has 169 on the ground. Tonight I will lean with Hyde as I think the Niners try to get him involved early and often while the Rams do actually have some other options they can consider. Each rushing yard will be awarded +100 points
Questions 3 – Most Receiving Yards – Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Marquise Goodwin, George Kittle – This question is a nice spot to correlate with Question 1 as you would assume if Goff has a big game then one of the Rams WRs will end up having a lot of receptions and yards. Cooper Kupp has been a pleasant surprise and he is on target so far this year to becoming a trusted receiver for Goff, so I lean to him among this quartet of options. Marquise Goodwin is a track star who is an upside play as he relies on that speed and the volume is a little unstable. Each receiving yard will be awarded +100 points
Question 4 – Most Receptions Aldrick Robinson, Tyler Higbee, Tavon Austin, Trent Taylor – This question is tough with all four options not being involved much in the first two games. Keep an eye on the status of TE Gerald Everett for the Rams, if he is not playing it’s a gigantic boost to Higbee and that’s where I would go. Even if we get word that Everett is playing, he may not be 100% and with no other options standing out I still do not mind a sneaky shot with Higbee. Each reception will be awarded +1,000 points
Question 5 – Most TDs Carlos Hyde, Todd Gurley, Pierre Garcon, Sammy Watkins – We have the main weapons for each team listed here. Again, you want to make sure you correlate properly, so if you take Garcon in this spot I would recommend taking Hoyer in Question 1, same with Watkins-Goff. Hyde is the favorite, but the ability for Gurley to score both on the ground and thru the air is appealing and worth strong consideration. Each receiving touchdown will be awarded +6,000 points
Question 6 – Made Field Goals vs Total Bases – Now we get to the baseball / field goal kicking question with Greg Zuerlein, Robbie Gould, Elvis Andrus, and Nelson Cruz listed. I always lean toward going with one of the baseball players, but make sure to check that they are in the lineup and remember that Cruz has good power against southpaws and he is facing LHP Cole Hamels and Elvis Andrus will be near the top of the order for the Rangers and since they are the visitors, they will be assured of a ninth inning at bat so he is in play as well with LHP James Paxton likely on a 70 pitch limit. Each made field goal/base will be awarded +2,500 points
Question 7 – Receiving Yards for Sammy Watkins– Through two games Watkins has been decent with 7 catches for 88 yards. The Rams dominated week one so they did not have to throw as much, but they should be in a test at San Fran and as a result, I expect Watkins to get around 5 targets and I think somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 yards is reasonable. +/- 3 yards – 30,000 points, +/- 10 yards 20,000 points, +/- 20 yards 10,000 points
Question 8 – Receiving Yards for Pierre Garcon – Top receiver for the Niners and Hoyer seems to go to him often with 15 targets thru two games. Even at home I think the Niners may fall behind which boosts Garcons totals so I think 75 yards is a reasonable reach this week for the veteran. +/- 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