Boom Fantasy Tuesday Night Slate – Week 5, October 5th – 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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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 5
NFL season is rolling along , it feels like it just started and we are already about to kick off week 5. We have a good one on Thursday night with the Patriots at the Buccaneers in a game that I think has potential to be a shootout. Since BOOM offers single game slates here is a breakdown of how I will be approaching this Thursday night contest:
Question 1 – More Passing TDs – Tom Brady or Jameis Winston – Two guys who both have shown the ability to rack up the TDs makes this question interesting. Obviously, Brady is one of the best and he should be in line for plenty of opportunities to find the end zone in this game. Still, you have Winston on the other side who is a gunslinger and is never afraid to take chances. Brady is the favorite as he should be, but I would not be opposed to taking shots with Winston if you think the Bucs hang in this game. Each passing touchdown will be awarded +3,000 points
Question 2 – Most Rushing Yards – Doug Martin, Mike Gillislee, Jacquizz Rodgers, Dion Lewis– Doug Martin is back from his suspension so that makes the Bucs backfield a little more crowded. Keep an eye out for any insight about the workload Martin may receive as that will determine if he is viable here. Gillislee will be my target as the Patriots seem to favor him on the ground and he has shown workhorse ability when given the opportunities. Each rushing yard will be awarded +100 points
Questions 3 – Most Receiving Yards – Brandin Cooks, DeSean Jackson, Chris Hogan, Adam Humphries– Cooks and D Jax are both high upside low floor options as they rely on deep balls for a lot of their targets. If they can connect they can do some serious damage, but do not forget about Hogan who seems to be quickly becoming one of Brady’s safety valves and has carved out a solid role in the Patriots offense. In a game I think turns into a shootout the chances should be there for both Cooks and DeSean to make big plays, but I still do not mind taking the somewhat higher target floor with Hogan. Each receiving yard will be awarded +100 points
Question 4 – Most Receptions James White, Danny Amendola, Cameron Brate, Doug Martin – I strongly lean to the Patriots players here. Brady loves to dump it out to White and or use Amendola in the Edelman role with a lot of short quick passes. They both should see plenty of targets so I will be choosing between them. White would be the favorite in my eyes as his ability to catch out of the backfield fits right into how the Patriots will attack the Bucs D. Each reception will be awarded +1,000 points
Question 5 – Most TDs Mike Gillislee, Rob Gronkowski, Mike Evans, Jacquizz Rodgers – Rodgers is most likely done because of Martins return so we are in a three-horse race here. Gillislee sees goal line carries, but if he does not get those opportunities his value is crushed. I lean to Gronk or Evans who are the best weapons on each team’s offense. I will probably correlate Gronk to Brady in Q1 and Evans to Winston in hope they connect for a few TD’s. 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 or total rebounds for Jusuf Nurkic or Jonas Valanciunas. Nurkic is banged up so I do not think he is playing and I will lean to the kickers here. Folk has been average at best for Tampa so that leaves old reliable Gostkowski who should have plenty of PAT tries if nothing else. Each point/rebound will be awarded +500 points
Question 7 – Total Receiving Yards for Mike Evans – Winston will go to him even when he is blanketed which makes his floor higher than most. I expect him to have his way against this defense who has some problems and would not be shocked to see him approach 80-100 yards here. +/- 3 yards – 30,000 points, +/- 10 yards 20,000 points, +/- 20 yards 10,000 points
Question 8 – Total Receiving Yards for Rob Gronkowski – Patriots have so many weapons it is hard to get them all going in the same game. Still, the Bucs have limited options when trying to deal with Gronk which is similar to most teams when trying to defend this guy. I think Gronk is also a candidate to approach 100 yards in this shootout and will probably target him above his season average. +/- 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