Teaching You How to #Win – Week 5 Results/Week 6 Thursday’s Game Picks

 

 

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Tuesday October 13th, 2015

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FanDuel Results

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FanDuel DiRT Canon AI

This section represents our DiRT Canon AI, DC*3PO and the system generated lineups performance in the main contest, two double ups or 50/50’s and the $5 main contest.

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 55.5%
  2. Season Contests have won 10 of 18
  3. Profit – $160
  4. Highest Finish  Week 5 Main Contest – 29,892 of 229,885
FanDuel DiRT Canon Expertsfanduel

In this section we display for you, our DiRT Canon experts.  The DiRT Canon experts will play in a multitude of contests but the main contests are the Mon-Thur only, Prime-time Only, Main Contest, $5 Main Contest, 50/50’s and DiRT Canon contests.

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 56.8%
  2. Season Contests have won 25 of 44
  3. Profit – $544
  4. Highest Finish Week 5 Main Contest – 28,193 of 229,885
FanDuel DiRT Canon Users

In this section, we are constantly compiling stats on how our users are doing in actual contests.  Below are some of the stats that we have today.  In the future, where our users will provide permission to access their accounts, we will look to analyze each player in order to profile suggested contests based on historical performance such as average score needed to win, that players average score, amount desired to enter with and many more.  This will aid in your ability to win even more consistently in the future!

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 68.9%
  2. Season Contests 615 of 892
  3. Needed Score to cash in main event – 139.14
FanDuel DiRT Canon Contest

For week 5, our DiRT Canon contest reached the max number of entries that FanDuel will allow, 20. We had a $5 entry for our winner take all.  We would like to announce that markman61 won the contest with an amazing score of 166.60.  Congrats to markman61, we look forward to our next contest.  If you would like for us to create more contests, we want to hear from you, just click here and let us know your feedback.


Draftkings Results

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Draftkings DiRT Canon AI

This section represents our DiRT Canon AI, DC*3PO and the system generated lineups performance in the main contest, two double ups or 50/50’s and the $3 main contest.

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 75.0%
  2. Season Contests have won 15 of 20
  3. Profit – $566
  4. Highest Finish Week 5 Main Contest – 36,484 of 396,482
Draftkings DiRT Canon Expertsdraftkings

In this section we display for you, our DiRT Canon experts.  The DiRT Canon experts will play in a multitude of contests but the main contests are the Mon-Thur only, Prime-time Only, Main Contest, $3 Main Contest, 50/50’s and DiRT Canon contests.

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 72.0%
  2. Season Contests have won 36 of 50
  3. Profit – $2,479
  4. Highest Finish Week 5 Main Contest– 23,890 of 396,482
Draftkings DiRT Canon Users

In this section, we are constantly compiling stats on how our users are doing in actual contests.  Below are some of the stats that we have today.  In the future, where our users will provide permission to access their accounts, we will look to analyze each player in order to profile suggested contests based on historical performance such as average score needed to win, that players average score, amount desired to enter with and many more.  This will aid in your ability to win even more consistently in the future!

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 69.3%
  2. Season Contests 683 of 985
  3. Needed Score to cash in main event – 161.4
Draftkings DiRT Canon Contest

This week we were able to fill a 40 person DiRT Canon tournament on Draftkings.  The results of this tournament were as follows:

  1. CONDIA – 214 ($54)
  2. MeanBlackBart – 187.4 ($45)
  3. smarchetti54 – 183.34 ($36)
  4. HoneySoYummy – 183.04 ($27)
  5. GreatWhiteShark – 178.7 ($18)

Congrats to CONDIA as our big winner in this week’s contest.  If you want more contests or different types of contests, fill out this pole so we can continue to give you what you want.  If you want to play head2head against one of our experts, contact us here and provide your username, we will send you a contest.


 

Thursday Week 6 Selections

This is a new section for us, as we have heard your requests for us to provide our insights and thoughts about players in the Thursday game each week.  We haven’t focused on this game, simply because these players aren’t eligible in the main contest each week but there are some great value tournaments that do include these players so here we go.

For this week, we have the undefeated Atlanta Falcons, traveling to meet the 1 – 4 New Orleans Saints.  Usually, this is a heated rivalry not only between these two teams but cities and friends as well.  Personally, I am on the Falcons in a fairly easy contest, 34 – 20 with the Saints getting some late touchdowns.  That said, it is a rivalry game, on a short week and so this could prove to be a close one, as most of these games come down to a field goal.  That wouldn’t surprise me one bit.  How does this impact fantasy football for this week?  This game should feature at least one guy that will be on THE winning lineup for the full week $1,000,000 challenge.  Here are some guys to consider:

  • Devonta Freeman – He is almost a must play at this point, putting up his 3rd consecutive 30+ point performance on Draftkings again in week 5, look for this to continue again this week.
  • Julio Jones – He has a hamstring issue, so keep an eye on his injury status leading up until game time.
  • Matt Ryan – Has been solid but isn’t getting the touchdown passes to remain in your lineup each week.  That said, his price is slowly coming down and so for the value, this could be a break out game considering the winner of week 5 had the QB against the Saints.
  • Willie Snead – On Draftkings, this is a great guy to take because he will get at least 7 catches and he might get in the endzone.  For the price, he is a huge value pick and we recommend taking him again this week, just as we did last week, where he put up a 23.7.
  • Mark Ingram – Atlanta’s defense is certainly revived this season but they are giving up a ton of yards.  Ingram had 3 TD’s against the Falcons in 2014 and the formula for the Saints to keep this close is to pound the rock.  Look for Ingram to have a solid 20+ fantasy point performance on Draftkings and at least 15 on FanDuel.

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What You Need To Know: Tuesday

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1. Did Phillip Rivers Just Punch a Bird?

In what may be the second greatest mystery of the internet, just behind that white dress, that wasn’t really white – we have this – Did Phillip Rivers punch a bird…in mid-air?  No, because that would have been amazing and near impossible.  I had to watch it 20 times myself to realize, it’s only a glove.  Another mystery solved, eh Scoob?

Aside from that, the Monday Night Football Game was a great one for 15min – the last 15min – the previous 45min was enough to make a man want to retire in mid-season, (more on that below).  But the action in the 4th quarter was outstanding and the finish…Woo Hoo.  How about those cajones for Mike Tomlin with five seconds left? #Brass.  Way to pull out your inner-Les Miles, Mike – for the Chargers, that’s a heart-breaker.

Considering, Philip Rivers threw for 365 yards against the Steelers in a losing effort, completing two touchdown passes, both to Antonio Gates, playing in his 1st game back from a suspension—(Rivers has now thrown 74 touchdown passes to Gates in their 12 years together as Chargers teammates. That’s the most TD passes from a QB to a teammate in Chargers history, as well as the highest career total for any quarterback to a tight end. Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski rank second on that latter list, having hooked up for 57 TD passes in their six seasons together on the Patriots)—The Packers know how you feel Chargers, because the last time a Monday Football game ended on the last play in regulation was this:


2. This Post-Season has been En Fuego!

Awww New York.  The best revenge is to score a lot of runs and you did that, making quick work of an early 3-run deficit – scoring 10 runs over 3 innings – eventually winning 13-7 over the Dodgers.  Now about Utley and your chants to see him enter the game after the 5th inning – I get it your upset.  This slide…is against the rules, that are loosely interpreted based on the emotional intelligence of a guy in a little hat – he started his slide after 2nd base – that’s a no-no – but it is nothing any player hasn’t done to break up a double play – a double play Tejada knew he wasn’t going to get.  Tejada gets a broken leg and Utley gets a suspension.  The suspension seems to do more with the broken leg than the act, and an over-reaction.  The question for me is this:  How does Utley get suspended on a play that was “illegal”, but was not enough to be called interference and an automatic double play?   I’ll let this guy explain:

  • WAS UTLEY’S SUSPENSION WARRANTED? – All you can hope for out of any postseason series — other than your team winning, of course — is to have it not be sidetracked by anything other than the quality of the two teams playing each other and the result of their conflict. You don’t want to lose, but if you lose, you want to lose clean. You just want people to be talking about the game itself……(continue reading)

More Baseball Thoughts I can not put anywhere else:

  • The Cubs have NEVER won a post-season series when they lost the first game, 0-11 ALL-TIME.
  • Before Game 2, the CUBS NEVER won a game when the other team hit 3 HR’s – they finally won one.
  • The Cubs are 0-4 ALL-TIME when clinching a series at home.
  • The Cubs just set a new post-season record for most home runs in a game with 6.
  • Strange things are afoot at the Circle K – but surely the Cubs will find a way to snatch defeat – right?  Theo Epstein can’t erase two curses in our lifetime, right?

Huge day for Correa

Prior to the Royals’ comeback in the eighth inning, Minute Maid Park was home to the “Carlos Correa Show.” The Astros shortstop tallied hits in all four of his at-bats – a game-tying home run in the third inning, a go-ahead RBI double in the fifth, a two-run homer in the seventh, and a single to lead off the
ninth. Correa, who celebrated his 21st birthday last month, became the youngest player to record at least four hits and four RBIs in a postseason game.AltX.Logo.white

  • The only other player to achieve that feat before his 25th birthday was Goose Goslin, who was 23 at the time of his four-hit, four-RBI game in Game Four of the 1924 World Series for the Senators.
  • Correa is also the youngest to record three extra-base hits in a postseason game, and he’s the second-youngest player with a multi-homer game in the postseason – Andruw Jones was 19 at the time of his two-homer performance for the Braves in Game One of the 1996 World Series versus the Yankees.

Royals save season with late comeback against Astros

Facing a four-run deficit with six outs to play in their season, the Royals exploded for five runs in the top of the eighth inning to come away with a 9-6 victory over the Astros and send the series back to Kansas City for a deciding fifth game. If any team was capable of a comeback like this it was the Royals – Kansas City enjoyed a similar comeback in the Wild Card game against the A’s last year, erasing a four-run deficit in the eighth and ninth innings before emerging victorious in the 12th inning.

So to recap, the Royals have overcome a four-run deficit in the eighth inning or later to stave off elimination in the postseason in back-to-back years. No other major-league team has ever forged a comeback of that kind in the postseason when facing elimination. In fact, only eight other teams have overcome deficits of four-or-more runs at any point of a postseason victory that staved off elimination, and none of those eight teams have more than one such win.

  • By the way, the first team ever to win such a game was the 1919 Chicago White Sox (Black Sox), who overcame a 4-0 Cincinnati lead to win Game Six of the World Series, 5-4, in 10 innings, cutting the Reds’ Series lead to four games to two. (That Series was played in a best-of-nine format.) The Sox produced the winning run in the top of the tenth on hits by Buck Weaver, Shoeless Joe Jackson and Chick Gandil – each of whom was later barred from the game by Commissioner Landis.

3. Straight Ca$h Homie…

Using our info and Beckwith’s daily information – I won 75% of the tournaments I entered.  If you would have read the Projection 2 Spend Report – your lineup would have scored over 200pts, just by selecting the green guys.  As for DC*3PO‘s picks for the NFL, he took a slide backwards, thanks to Tennessee and Oakland, but was still a decent 58% ATS – and a phenomenal 70% ATS for the college games I picked for him.  I lost a 15-teamer on Saturday because of two overs not coming in – Cal/Utah and FU/Mizzou – Cripes, but i’ll take 86% everytime – just need that 100% once.  Become a member today and lt us Teach You How To #win – here are the Perfect Lineups for #NFL week 5:

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In Closing…

I’ll let Pat Forde describe the wierdness that was College Football yesterday…

  • Forde-Yard Dash: Taking stock of college football’s coaches after a bizarre Monday  We’re not yet to mid-October, and already four head coaches have been fired. A legendary fifth abruptly retired Monday night. A sixth just came back from a three-game suspension. In a sport with increasingly more money at stake, the pressure on the men leading the programs has escalated accordingly……(continue reading)