Boom Fantasy Monday Night Slate – Week 5, October 9th – 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!
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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.
BOOM Fantasy Monday Night Week 5
We round out Week 5 with a Monday Night Football matchup between the Minnesota Vikings at the Chicago Bears. Since the slow start we have had a few weeks with some really good games, and this divisional matchup has some interesting storylines to it. Since BOOM Fantasy offers single game slates here is a breakdown of how I will be approaching this Thursday night contest:
Question 1 – More Passing TDs – Case Keenum or Mitchell Trubisky – We have a bizarre QB battle here with Keenum playing for the injured Bradford and then the rookie finally getting his chance for the Bears. I have no idea if Trubisky is ready and expect them to ease him in and not overload him against a tough defense. By default, I lean Keenum here who has shown he can get going and rack up some points. Each passing touchdown will be awarded +3,000 points
Question 2 – Most Rushing Yards – Jordan Howard, Jerick McKinnon, Tarik Cohen, Benny Cunningham – Another interesting question due to the injury bug biting the Vikings again. Dalvin Cook was on the short list for rookie of the year until his injury last week, so they are forced to lean more on McKinnon. Jordan Howard is the work horse back for the Bears, while Cohen is more change of pace. There are too many question marks on the Vikings side for me to trust McKinnon so I will lean to Howard who has the most secure volume. Each rushing yard will be awarded +100 points
Questions 3 – Most Receiving Yards – Kendall Wright, Kyle Rudolph, Zach Miller, Jerick McKinnon – The Bears WR’s have had almost no upside the entire year, but with Trubisky coming in that may change. Still, Kyle Rudolph is an interesting target here with Keenum needing to lean on someone now that Cook is out. I will most likely take a shot with one of the Vikings here, as Rudolph seems safe and McKinnon has homerun upside with his pass catching abilities. Each receiving yard will be awarded +100 points
Question 4 – Most Receptions Adam Thielen, Tarik Cohen, Josh Bellamy, Jerick McKinnon– First thing that stands out on this question is that McKinnon is an option again. He makes a nice stack if you think he gets the volume and possible can break one with the bonus points you can get with choosing him. Tarik Cohen also catches balls out of the backfield, but if more reliant on the Bears needing to throw the ball to get volume. I will most likely lean towards a McKinnon stack for big upside or going down to Thielen whose targets should be secure regardless of game-flow. Each reception will be awarded +1,000 points
Question 5 – Most TDs Jordan Howard, Stefon Diggs, Kendall Wright, Adam Thielen– Howard is the favorite here, mostly due to the limit options the Bears have. The Vikings have a number of weapons on the outside and even without Cook they have some serviceable backs who can do damage. Again, I will try to correlate if I choose Thielen in Question 4 I will probably take a homerun shot here with him, or go back to Howard and hope his volume can get him some good looks for a few easy TDs. Each receiving touchdown will be awarded +6,000 points
Question 6 – Total Points for Kickers vs Total Rebounds – This question has changed from past weeks with NBA getting back in play. We now have total points for each kicker (Kai Forbath/Connor Barth) or total rebounds for Nikola Vucevic or Dirk Nowitzki. I will be leaning to the kickers here as this is the type of game where field goals may be early and often with lack of overall firepower on both sides. Each point/rebound will be awarded +500 points
Question 7 – Total Passing Yards for Mitchell Trubisky– First start for the rookie is not exactly a spot where I think of a 300 yard performance. The Bears will most likely keep the ball on the ground and only pass when they have to. While I think Trubisky will flirt with the 200 yard milestone, I would be shocked if even approached 250+ +/- 3 yards – 30,000 points, +/- 10 yards 20,000 points, +/- 20 yards 10,000 points
Question 8 – Total Receiving Yards for Stefan Diggs– Tough question with a guy like Diggs who has a massive range of outcomes. He has homerun threat so if you like the spot do not be afraid to go up to around 100 yards. Likewise, if you want to take the risk he doesn’t get the volume his floor is relatively low with Keenum at QB. I will say that the Bears keep him mostly in check and come in around 50-60 yards. +/- 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