Boom Fantasy Tuesday Night Slate – Week 7, October 19th – 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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This week we are offering a special contest on BOOM Fantasy the FanVice $2 Dollar Holler where the top finisher with a FanVice avatar will get a pair of t-shirts, one from BOOM and one from FanVice. (avatars available in the FanVice slack chat, via Twitter or by clicking here).
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 7
The NFL season is getting to the midway point fast with Week 7 kicking off with a AFC matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders. This game has shootout potential and could determine playoff seeding later in the year with Kansas City competing for the top spot and the Raiders needing a win to get back in the race. Since BOOM offers single game slates here is a breakdown of how I will be approaching this Thursday night contest:
Question 1 – More Passing Yards – Alex Smith or Derek Carr – Carr was hurt, but returned last week even though he looked like he was not 100% with an ugly showing at home. Now he gets the Chiefs who are one of the better teams in the league and are coming off their first loss of the year. If Carr was healthier I would not mind taking a shot here, but it is hard not to lean to Alex Smith who is having a MVP caliber start and taking a ton more shots down the field so far this year. +25 points per passing yard
Question 2 – Most Rushing Yards – Kareem Hunt, Marshawn Lynch, Jalen Richard, Alex Smith – Kareem Hunt gets a ton of volume and now his backup is hurt so it only adds to the appeal here. Not to mention the Raiders have not had much success on the ground and Alex Smith should not be in contention barring breaking a long one. Hunt is the overwhelming favorite for a reason here and it is hard to imagine he does not end up on top. Each rushing yard will be awarded +100 points
Questions 3 – Most Receiving Yards – Tyreek Hill, Kareem Hunt, Jared Cook, Seth Roberts – Hill is electric, but he still is somewhat a boom or bust option. He has been battling some injuries and although he is expected to play he might not be full strength. This opens it up for Hunt and Cook if you are looking to take a shot for a bigger bonus. Cook does have some upside as he is one of the main weapons for the Raiders and may be worth a few lineups if you want to pivot off a popular choice in Hill. Each receiving yard will be awarded +100 points
Question 4 – Most Receptions Amari Cooper, Albert Wilson, Cordarrelle Patterson, Demarcus Robinson – Amari Cooper you would think would be a lock in this situation, but he has had an incredibly poor start to the year. He is still the favorite here as the other options presented just are not focal points of the offense for either team. Albert Wilson seems to be getting more involved and is the option if you want to move off Amari, but I will still probably go with the most talented guy in the group and take Cooper. Each reception will be awarded +1,000 points
Question 5 – Most TDs De’Anthony Thomas, Jared Cook, Demetrius Harris, DeAndre Washington– Another question where we do not have the stars, but that can open up some potential longshots if they can find the end zone. Although De’Anthony Thomas is electric and the favorite I actually lean to Jared Cook and plan to correlate him with his previous question in hope he can connect for some big gains and find a TD. Game script should have the Raiders throwing late in the game giving Cook plenty of opportunities to make plays. Each touchdown will be awarded +6,000 points
Question 6 – More Passing TDs or 3-pointers made – This is a new question with us having to try and predict either QB’s passing TDs vs 3 pointers made for Lou Williams or Jordan Clarkson. The two NBA players are the favorites, but I am going against the grain and targeting one of the QBs in a game stack with the hope it turns into a shootout. This is one question where all four options are close and viable so it is more dependent on where you go with the other questions and making sure it correlates with those choices. +3000 points per Passing TD/3 pointer made
Question 7 – Total Receiving Yards for Michael Crabtree – Since Amari Cooper has been awful this year Crabtree has had to do the heavy lifting for this offense. He will be targeted early and often in this one, but is going against a solid defense. I think at home he should see plenty of targets and think he eclipses 50 yards with some upside if the game turns into a shootout. +/- 3 yards – 30,000 points, +/- 10 yards 20,000 points, +/- 20 yards 10,000 points
Question 8 – Total Receiving Yards for Travis Kelce – Kelce was quiet last week against the Steelers, but expect him to get back into his groove and make an impact here. 65+ yards seems reasonable as he is one of Alex Smiths favorite targets and someone that the Raiders will have a tough time matching up with throughout the game. +/- 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