Raybon's Review: What We Learned From Week 17 DFS on FanDuel & DraftKings

Jan 04, 2017
Raybon's Review: What We Learned From Week 17 DFS on FanDuel & DraftKings

Analyzing the prior week's results is one of the most valuable investments of your time as a DFS player. In this space, I will deconstruct the winning lineups from FanDuel and DraftKings' biggest GPPs. I will also list general DFS takeaways from the past week in the "Quick Hitters" section.


Week 17 Millionaire Maker Winner

Congrats to Jrveunik, who took down the Week 17 Milli' Maker thanks to a Matt Ryan-Devonta Freeman-Julio Jones stack. While still not as popular as QB-WR stacks, QB-RB and QB-RB-WR stacks can be viable options, as frequent 4for4 readers will know from The Definitive Guide to Stacking on DraftKings. The Falcons had an eye-popping team total of 32, so it made a lot of sense to stack the three most involved players on their offense. Coming into Week 17, Ryan and Freeman had been responsible for 44 of the Falcons' 53 offensive TDs (83%), or 2.93 per game. Jones came in averaging 101 yards per game. Freeman was arguably the second-best RB play besides David Johnson, and Freeman's ownership may have driven down by that of Jones and Ryan.

Of course, Saints-Falcons had an over/under above 56, the highest of 2016, so jrveurink didn't just stop at the Falcons offense, he employed a full-on game stack, rostering Mark Ingram and Michael Thomas, the Saints' leading two-per-game TD scorers coming into Week 17.

Pivoting from the $5,000 Travis Kelce to the $4,800 Zach Ertz came through for game theory aficionados, who outscored Kelce by over 40 points (41.9-1.8) at one-third of the ownership (10.8-33.7%).

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