DraftKings Millionaire Maker Review: Week 10
Welcome to the DraftKings Millionaire Maker review, ladies, and gentlemen. This will be a weekly digest of the DraftKings' Millionaire Maker to give you an idea of what it took to win $1 million in addition to seeing what some of the top professional DFS minds did in this large-field GPP.
Before I begin this week's Millionaire Maker breakdown, I have a piece of advice for all of you out there. If you're going to attend a game and play DFS, you should gamestack the game you'll be in attendance for. I found myself at the Redskins-Vikings game today as the teams went back and forth and exploded for fantasy production. I had…well, I had none. So, yeah, keep that in mind for the future.
Congratulations to ‘Sugarland59' who threw in a single bullet and captured the Milly this week with 215.90 points! To win $1 million on just a $20 investment is the dream, so massive kudos to this DK user for making it happen. Sugar will need to buy a couple of Los Angeles Rams jerseys as he went with a full-on Rams onslaught. Quarterback Jared Goff, running back Todd Gurley, wide receiver Robert Woods, and the Rams' defense. The Rams' opponent, the Houston Texans, are ravaged with injuries on both sides of the ball, but a quadruple stack is so rare to see in terms of gigantic success. Although this is the second (!!) time that a quad-stack has won the Milly this season through just nine weeks, it's a tough task. There is only one ball to go around and you're banking on enough production out of four distinct parts of one lineup. But hey – I can't knock the result as Sugar now has seven-figures in his bank account and I'm still just merely dreaming of that day. Goff torched the Texans' secondary for 355 yards and three touchdowns and was 10 percent owned in the Milly. Woods was the largest beneficiary of this success through the air as he went for an astounding 40.1 DK points as relative chalk – nearly 15 percent owned.
Gurley has been a workhorse back all year for the Rams and today was no different. He didn't find paydirt but he caught six balls for almost 70 yards and came close to another 70 on the ground. He was also 15 percent owned. The Rams' defense had a nice day putting up 15 DK points and they were 17 percent owned. So as you check this out, it just seems as though the chalk hit. Well, yes and no. The thing to notice about this quad stack was that although Goff-Gurley-Woods-Rams D were all in the double digits, the four paired together was FAR lower which gave Sugar a boatload of leverage in this onslaught. There was another stack in this lineup as Sugar went with Detroit Lions pass-catching combo Golden Tate and Eric Ebron. We all know that Cleveland is one of the worst defenses in football, and Sugar took advantage of that secondary with one touchdown each as the Lions dropped 38 real points on the still winless Browns. Tate was another chalky option at 20 percent but Ebron was just 7 percent despite the narrative of “Play TEs vs. the Browns”. Two of the final three pieces of the puzzle followed a similar narrative to what we saw with the rest of the lineup. With Odell Beckham Jr. out, Giants' wide receiver Sterling Shepard capitalized against a brutal San Francisco 49ers defense. Shepard was an immensely popular option at 25 percent, but he paid off the price tag at 28.2 DK points. In an attempt to avoid the Steelers Killer B chalk, Sugar pivoted and went to Juju Smith-Schuster. JuJu was still 15 percent owned but had nearly 100 yards and a touchdown for 20.7 DK points. Now here is where things got really interesting. So many chalky options, right? Sugar pulled a Lee Corso and said, “Not so fast, my friend” with Tennessee Titans running back DeMarco Murray at just 0.7 percent owned. Murray found the endzone twice on the ground and another time through the air for a slatebreaking 29.2 DK points.
The DFS pros didn't have any sweats this week, as ChipotleAddict was the highest finisher – topping out in 75th place. Instead of breaking down that lineup specifically, I'll give you an idea of what Chipotle did over his 150 entries in the Milly. He finished 75th, 341st, 556th, and 711th for his top 1000 finishes. Bears' running back Jordan Howard found his way into 80/150 lineups but mustered up a very poor performance which limited the upside of his mass-multi entering. On the bright side, he took decently strong stances on Kirk Cousins, Adam Thielen, Alvin Kamara, and Todd Gurley, who all had great finishes. All in all, it wasn't a spectacular Milly Maker for Chipotle, but he did outpace the other pros, so he was this week's pro spotlight.
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