Teaching You How to #Win – NFL Week 17 Results

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Tuesday January 12th, 2016

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FanDuel Results

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FanDuel DiRT Canon AI

This is our DiRT Canon A.I., DC*3PO generated lineups and its’ performance in the main contest, two double ups or 50/50’s and the $5 main contest.

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 70.0%
  2. Season Contests have won 49 of 70
  3. Profit – $1,575
  4. Highest Finish  Wildcard $5 Main Contest – 2,975 of 229,885
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The DiRT Canon experts play in a multitude of contests including/but not limited to the Mon-Thur only, Prime-time Only, Main Contest, $5 Main Contest, 50/50’s and DiRT Canon contests.

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 65.8%
  2. Season Contests have won 320 of 486
  3. Profit – $16,505
  4. Highest Finish Wilcard $100 NFL Blitz – 56 of 1,388 
FanDuel DiRT Canon Users

We compile your stats on how you all are doing in actual contests.  Below are some of the stats – in the future, if our users provide permission to access their accounts, we will look to analyze each members’ profile and suggest contests based on that members’ historical performance; such as average score needed to win, 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 – 57.0%
  2. Season Contests 1,978 of 3,468
  3. Needed Score to cash in main event – 118.08
FanDuel DiRT Canon Contest

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Draftkings DiRT Canon AI

This is our DiRT Canon A.I., DC*3PO generated lineups and its’ performance in the main contest, two double ups or 50/50’s and the $5 main contest.

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 72.9%
  2. Season Contests have won 54 of 74
  3. Profit – $2,405
  4. Highest Finish Wildcard $3 Main Contest – 3,334 of 172,858
Draftkings DiRT Canon Expertsdraftkings

The DiRT Canon experts play in a multitude of contests including/but not limited to the Mon-Thur only, Prime-time Only, Main Contest, $5 Main Contest, 50/50’s and DiRT Canon contests.

  1. Season Winning Percentage – 60.7%
  2. Season Contests have won 350 of 576
  3. Profit – $11,980
  4. Highest Finish Wildcard $100 NFL MoneyMaker – 2 of 548
Draftkings DiRT Canon Users

We compile your stats on how you all are doing in actual contests.  Below are some of the stats – in the future, if our users provide permission to access their accounts, we will look to analyze each members’ profile and suggest contests based on that members’ historical performance; such as average score needed to win, 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 – 63.5%
  2. Season Contests 2,506 of 3,943
  3. Needed Score to cash in $20 main event – 138.26
Draftkings DiRT Canon Contest

This week we did 2 total contests, our standard 75 player top 5 payout & the 50 player 50/50 contests. The results are below:
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Your #FanDuel #NFL Wild Card Weekend Retrospectacle

Last week, we wrote that there were no favorable matchups and easy plays in the NFL postseason. We sure wish we were wrong about that.

Solid defenses, cold weather and conservative play-calling made for modest fantasy football scores in FanDuel contests for NFL Wild Card Weekend. Here’s worse news: The defenses only get better and the matchups more difficult as we progress.

We break down the marginal studs and the underwhelming duds every Monday of the season and continue here with FanDuel’s NFL Wild Card Weekend Retrospectacle. There remains myriad lessons to be learned even if there were few fantasy points to be had.

Studs

QB Kirk Cousins, Washington Redskins—He capitalized on his 4,166-29 breakthrough with the top performance among fantasy quarterbacks in NFL Wild Card Weekend, throwing for 329 yards with a touchdown, and rushing for another. He looks like the long-term fit in a Jay Gruden offense that should remain quarterback-friendly. He is going to be a fantasy fringe starter and a frequent value play on FanDuel action next fall.

Kansas City Chiefs Defense—How little love do the Chiefs get in their 11-game winning streak? Only the Green Bay Packers ($4,200) are cheaper among Divisional Playoff defenses on FanDuel. The Chiefs ($4,600) might not have the best matchup at the New England Patriots, but there really are not a lot of good ones, either. No one is hotter than the Chiefs defense in fantasy, producing three sacks, five turnovers and a kickoff-return touchdown Saturday.

QB Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers—He was brutally bad at the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16, but he looked rejuvenated and prepared for a Wild Card Weekend shootout this time. It is rare you can catch a talent like Rodgers as the fifth-highest priced quarterback on the board ($8,300), which might make Rodgers a bit less of a contrarian play than you might think.

TE Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins—If this 25-year-old can stay healthy in Gruden’s offense, he could be entering the rare Rob Gronkowski ($8,300)area among tight ends. A 16-game season from Reed could net 100-1,000-12 numbers, top-tier for a receiver, even though he generally can be had on FanDuel at a second-tier tight end price.

RB Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs—The 24-year-old LSU product has usurped the Chiefs’ feature back role from RB Charcandrick West ($6,300)and will cost you $200 less at $6,100 for the Divisional Playoffs on FanDuel. We don’t love the matchup at the Patriots, but the fact that he scored among the leading backs shows just how few solid running back plays there are at this point.

RB James Starks, Green Bay Packers—He was moving around much better than RB Eddie Lacy ($6,200), which makes him a much better play at $5,800 in the Packers’ running back timeshare. The matchup at the Cardinals is not favorable, but his price is. Starks is the uptempo back for the Packers and you have to figure the Cardinals are going to force them into those situations early and often, leaving far more snaps for Starks than Lacy.

WR Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers—It is remarkable how high he set the bar when a 7-119 performance goes down as below average by his standards. You would think the matchup at the Denver Broncos next weekend would be prohibitive at $9,100, but Brown racked up a legendary 16-189-2 against the NFL’s No. 1 defense in Week 15. The only questions will be whether he makes it through concussion protocol.

WR A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals—The 27-year-old capped one of his best seasons and left us wondering where his numbers might have finished if QB Andy Dalton (thumb) had stayed healthy throughout the year. Offensive coordinator Hue Jackson’s power-running approach didn’t hinder Green’s elite potential much, but it will be interesting to watch this winter if Jackson gets a head coaching gig someplace else.

TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs—It has been awhile, nearly all season, since Kelce put up a performance like his 8-128 this weekend. He will be a popular second choice to Gronk at $6,600, especially since the Chiefs might have to use Kelce in a game of playing catch-up at the Patriots.

K Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh Steelers—He has quietly been a steady option at a second- or third-tier price among kickers ($4,700). We cannot expect a bonanza of points at Denver, but a banged-up Big Ben might make for a bonanza of field goals.

K Cairo Santos, Kansas City Chiefs—There have been plenty of big weeks for Santos, which should make him a top-five fantasy kicker for 2016. His $4,800 makes him priced-to-play for the Divisional Playoffs.

Duds

RB Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings—We might have had another week to consider the ageless wonder this postseason, especially considering the disappointing production from FanDuel’s other running backs this year, but a fumble and a missed field goal kept A.D. from the Divisional Playoffs. Just 45 yards on 23 carries and that costly fumble. We are going to miss a young and spry Peterson, even if he was a dud here.

WR DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins—The Packers did a number on Jackson with bracket coverage, limiting him to two catches for 17 yards. It makes us wonder if that attention was even necessary for the injury-plagued 29-year-old former burner.

QB Brian Hoyer, Houston Texans—Oh goodness, the Texans are cursed at quarterback. Please, in the name of DeAndre Hopkins, do not slot Hoyer as your 2016 starting quarterback in Houston. A Hoyer-ible performance: 136 yards and four interceptions. Hopkins and fantasy deserves better. RG3 anyone?

WR Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs—Just three catches for 29 yards, a banged-up knee and a high-ankle sprain. Injuries to insults. It is too bad he cannot be counted on against the Pats next weekend, but this is at least good news for Kelce’s target count.

TE Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers—We thought he had overcome that post-Hail Mary deal with the devil after a productive Week 17. But just two catches for 11 yards lands him back among the bums. A Divisional Playoff matchup at Arizona, a team that limited him to just one catch for two yards, doesn’t look anymore promising either.

Source: NFL Wild Card Weekend Retrospectacle: Big Points Were Hard to Come By

Everyone Loves The Drake! – #CFP

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How Can You Not Love The Drake?!

Thank you ESPN.  Now, just like last year with Urban Meyer, we have to hear if coach X is the greatest ever.  Stop it.  Do we have to do this every year?  This guy in this category, or that category or Mt.Rushmore, blah-blah-blah – and it will be all day – ALL DAY, that Saban will be in more ESPN mouths than a whore on dollar day.

But that game tho.  It was an all-timer.  You can point to a few moments in the game that were true turning points; OJ Howard end-a-round, onside-kick, or The Drake’s Return, and it still almost wasn’t enough.  Alabama needed all of it.

While ESPN talks about Saban, let’s talk about this guy:

Kiffin has come a long way from the LAX tarmac and you could further say this was his redemption song. No matter your thoughts on the guy personally, he was in-charge all game with his formatons and play calling.  Seriously, OJ Howard had gone about 2 years without a touchdown and Kiffin dialed up plays that left him wide open for huge gains.  When Saban called for the onside kick, Kiffin said; “I had to look away because I was afraid I was going to make a face.”  Maybe some still view him as not ready, but he is maturing and becoming the coach that maybe Al Davis saw all along.

The MVP?  That’s Alabama tight end O.J. Howard – 5 catches for 208 yards and a pair of touchdowns. You or I could have caught those TD passes of 53 and 51 yards and ran in untouched, as long as we left the piano on the sideline, but we would not have looked as good doing it.  It’s been awhile since someone with the name OJ had a game like that.

But the play of the game is The Drake.  Remember the Tigers had just kicked a field goal to close to within 31-27 midway through the fourth quarter when they kicked off to Kenyon Drake. He sprinted up the right hash, avoided one tackler, then trucked to the left sideline. It didn’t look like he had the angle, but The Drake turned on the jets, got to the sideline, and headed upfield. 95-yard TD. 38-27. It was then that it felt that…the Tide had turned – pun intended.  Sure the onside-kick was a few minutes earlier, and important just to give the D a rest and change the momentum Clemson was gaining – also a huge play. But this one puts Clemson down double digits, and everyone thought that was the nail.  Without The Drake, we might be having a different conversation today.

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‘HEROES,’ HEAVENLY BODIES AND DAVID BOWIE’S UNTOUCHABLE BRILLIANCE

By Bomani Jones JANUARY 11, 2016

There is nothing more attractive about a musician than audacity. We give our stars the freedom to do pretty much whatever they want, so long as they please us. The irony of that trade is they often become musically safe in order to protect the spoils that come with stardom.

But then there are those who are stars. They exist among us, but they shine hot and bright enough to keep us all warm. And David Bowie, to paraphrase an amazingly self-indulgent KRS-ONE quote, was the sun.

He knew he was a star. He had to have the biggest balls in the world to do the 1971 album Hunky Dory, a glamorously folk — or was it folksy glam? — exploration of the thrills and terror of fatherhood, his physical and emotional vulnerability on full display, then follow it up a year later with the declaration that he was the alien messiah. Just three tracks into The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars, it became clear he could be that, too. He could be whatever he wanted: the struggling human we could all relate to or the Nietszchean evolution of humanity; the soul singer who didn’t actually have any soul or the hard rocker both in 1969 and 20 years later. He seemed to be influenced by all, grateful to many, the inspiration to more and tethered to none……

Continue Reading: ‘Heroes,’ Heavenly Bodies and David Bowie’s Untouchable Brilliance

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Where Does This Game Rank?

After a yawner of a bowl season, college football needed a little drama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T.

We got more than a little drama, as Alabama had to fight back in the fourth quarter and then hold on to defeat Clemson 45-40 in a game that featured a little bit of everything — heroic performances by both quarterbacks, enormous plays on special teams and a breakout game for the ages by a player who hadn’t scored a touchdown all season.

The gold standard for national title games remains Texas’ 41-38 win over USC a decade ago in the 2006 BCS Championship Game at the Rose Bowl. Hard to believe it has been 10 years since that classic.

What we witnessed Monday night in Glendale, Arizona, was the perfect segue to take a little stroll down memory lane — and merited a re-ranking of any top-10 list. Which national championship games, or those bowl games that led to a national championship for a team, were most memorable?

We’ve taken the liberty of ranking the top 10, updating it with the Alabama-Clemson thriller, based on a number of factors, including entertainment value, dramatic finishes, great performances, memorable plays, surprising upsets and any other interesting and/or historic elements about the game itself. In other words, don’t look for any yawners or runaways in this list, regardless of how attractive the matchup might have looked coming into the game.

Here’s what we came up with:…..

Continue Reading: Instant classic: Alabama-Clemson crash-lands into top 10 title games ever

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