Week 6 Vibe Check (2-3) This past week offered us a worthy entry into the Bad Beat Hall of Losers.
A brutal 22 point fourth quarter by the Eagles killed an easy -7.5 point cover by the Ravens, who haven't quite looked as dominant as we expected them to heading into this season. Meanwhile, the Panthers and Packers decided to make my big sweeping proclamations that Carolina's good and the Tampa Bay Bucs are bad look very silly.
As for my two wins, they were decent nail biters, too. The Titans, thanks to some creative coaching, managed to secure us a cover with a King Henry wildcat TD and the Chiefs showed us all a different dimension they have to crush people, their running game. This kept the game a little closer than most would've liked, but imagine adding Le'Veon Bell to this team. Yeah, start checking Super Bowl futures.
Each Friday, FindBet will preview the week's DFS slate, highlighting players that are priced well on FanDuel, as well as some contrarian plays that can push your team to the top of the leader board.
Most NFL FanDuel games have you putting a team together with players from a certain slate of games. It could be just Sunday 1:00 PM games or it could be every game that is slated for the week. Once the last game that has eligible players is over, the final payouts are made according to how many fantasy points each team scored. Each player is worth a certain dollar amount, and you have a cap of $60,000 to build your team with. You have to have 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 FLEX (RB, WR, or TE) and 1 DEF.
The general scoring rules include (6) points for each rushing and receiving touchdown, (4) points for each passing touchdown, (0.1) points for each rushing and receiving yard gained, (0.04) points for each passing yard, and also (0.5) points for each reception. There are other scoring opportunities for defenses. You can see the entire breakdown on FanDuel. Let's dive into players we like and players we advise to avoid in Week 7.
Let's start by checking on the previous week's picks.
The Theory of Continuity (4-3)
Four teams took care of business last week, as expected. Three did not.
Philip Rivers clearly brought his knack for wonky finishes east with him to Indy. Plus, the wound may never heal after all the head scratching I did about the use of Nyheim Hines over Jonathan Taylor.
The Eagles. I have no words. Except this:
My friend, noted Eagles fan, having his yearly break down in Week One.Tyler Austin
Working from home the last few months hasn't been the easiest. I miss hanging out with my buddies, and having pretty limited live sports on TV has been a bummer.
I'm a sports fiend - you name it, I love it. A few of my buddies have always been into sports betting, but for me, just being a spectator is enough.
My friend Dave told us that FanDuel Sportsbook is gearing up for NFL week 2 by offering some pretty awesome odds for new users. As I said, watching sports is enough for me, but Dave wouldn't stop hyping up FanDuel, so I decided to check it out.
FanDuel Sportsbook is an online betting platform that makes betting on your favorite sports a breeze. They have a rookie-friendly app that allows you to make bets and keep up with the action all in one place.
To celebrate the start of the NFL season, FanDuel Sportsbook has an exclusive enhanced offer I couldn't miss!
NFL Week 2 Matchups & enhanced odds boost for new users who sign up:
Giants +2000 vs Bears, max $10. NJ only
Eagles +1000 vs Rams, max $10. PA & WV only
Broncos +1500 vs Steelers, max $10. CO only
Colts +1000 vs Vikings, max $10. IN only
Signing up for a FanDuel Sportsbook account couldn't be easier. You can sign up online or through the app, which is free to download. They'll ask you for some basic info like your social security #, so that they can keep all of your information safe.
Making deposits and cashing out winnings is also super easy, all I had to do was link up my debit card or bank account. Plus, on top of the enhanced odds, they also have another sick offer for their new users- a $1000 risk-free bet!
When you sign up, all you have to do is place a wager up to $1000( the minimum requirement to get started is $10). If you win, you get the amount returned and as well as the winning amount to use as site credit. And even if you lose, you will receive the amount back to try your luck again.
Dave convinced all of the guys to get in on the action, and now I'm even more pumped for the game. I can't wait to see who comes out on top and hopefully win some cash!