Boom Fantasy Monday Night Slate – Week 4, October 2nd – We have another week with the UNIQUE BOOM Fantasy one day NFL contests for Monday, that is right – you will enter and be paid out tonight!
For DraftKings and FanDuel you have Thursday-Sunday slates which are worth playing, but BOOM Fantasy’s format allows you to just play the Thursday or the Monday game by itself which is fun and allows for same day payouts. Sign up for BOOM Fantasy and receive 30 free days of FanVice premium content >>> (click here) contact email@example.com with any questions.
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.
BOOM Fantasy Thursday Night Week 4
Another week will be in the books after the Monday night duel between the Redskins and the Chiefs. This is actually a pretty interesting matchup with two teams that may be in the hunt as the year progresses. Since BOOM offers single game slates here is a breakdown of how I will be approaching this Monday night contest:
Question 1 – More Passing TDs – Alex Smith or Kirk Cousins– Very even matchup here with two QB’s who can get it done thru the air. Chiefs have an absolute stud RB with Hunt so that somewhat limits Alex Smith, especially if the Chiefs get a lead. I lean to Cousins who has less of a run game to rely on and who I expect to be playing from behind leading to more attempts. Each passing touchdown will be awarded +3,000 points
Question 2 – Most Rushing Yards – Rob Kelley, Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson, Alex Smith– Three Redskins RB’s and then the Chiefs QB make the options somewhat unappealing. Keep an eye on the status of Kelley as he has been banged up. If he sits it’s a major boost to Perine who I would target in this spot. If we get word that Kelley gets the lion’s share of carries he will be the favorite, as Chris Thompson is more utilized in the passing game. Each rushing yard will be awarded +100 points
Questions 3 – Most Receiving Yards – Travis Kelce, Jordan Reed, Chris Conley, Ryan Grant– Reed is another guy you will have to monitor leading up to lock as he is battling injuries and may not be close to 100% if he plays. Kelce is a big favorite here in my opinion as Conley and Grant do not see enough targets to really make an impact. Each receiving yard will be awarded +100 points
Question 4 – Most Receptions Tyreek Hill, Jamison Crowder, Terrelle Pryor, Albert Wilson– I know I sound like a broken record, but keep an eye on Crowders status as he is yet another banged up guy in this game. If he and or Reed are out I will be taking an upside play here with Pryor as Cousins will be forced to target him early and often. Tyreek Hill should be in line for some easy catches via screens, but he still has some boom or bust nature to him. Each reception will be awarded +1,000 points
Question 5 – Most TDs Kareem Hunt, Chris Thompson, Tyreek Hill, Vernon Davis– Hunt is playing like an MVP candidate so far this year and at home he should see plenty of opportunities to find the endzone. Chris Thompson is targeted out of the backfield fairly often so don’t overlook him and then you have Hill who is a total wildcard. I may take a stab with Thompson especially if I choose Cousins in question 1 , but think one of the Chiefs is the safer option. Each receiving touchdown will be awarded +6,000 points
Question 6 – Total Points for Kickers vs Total Rebounds – This question has changed from past week with NBA getting back in play. We now have total points for each kicker or total rebounds for Greg Monroe or Dirk. I have no idea how to even project preseason NBA minutes so I will definitely roll with one of the kickers. Each point/rebound will be awarded +500 points
Question 7 – Total Yards for Chris Thompson– This includes both rushing and receiving so if Thompson gets going he could easily eclipse 100 yards combined. I think around 60-70 is more reasonable, especially if Kelley is active. +/- 3 yards – 30,000 points, +/- 10 yards 20,000 points, +/- 20 yards 10,000 points
Question 8 – Rushing Yards for Kareem Hunt– Even when it seems like Hunt is not doing much he breaks one off late and posts a massive rushing line. I expect him to regress and come back down to earth sooner rather than later, but he still should be in like for 75+ yards in this contest. +/- 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