DraftKings Week 6 Recap
Every week we look at Millionaire Maker’s on DraftKings to analyze the winner, the professional sharks, and what the best lineup would be. To view our past recaps click here.
We also analyze how sharks like CONDIA and Jonathan Bales approach lineup construction week in and out — read How Sharks Approach Daily Fantasy Sports.
Chrisdmead Wins with 231.48 Points
Chrisdmead entered 8 lineups but took home the top prize.
What’s surprising is that he didn’t have any locks. His most used players are below
|37||Marvin Jones Jr.|
Mark Ingram was grossly undervalued at $4,100 salary and wisely that was his top pick. Besides that, he used 5 defenses across 8 lineups!
I always find it surprising how many defenses are used across lineups. In Chrisdmead’s case he never played a skill player against his starting DST (allowing him to use the Cardinals and Cameron Brate in his player pool this week.If you’re new to DFS that is a great rule of thumb, never play against your own defense in the big prize contests.
And that is what the pro’s follow too. Even the most aggressive players like Saahil Sud will play 3-7 defenses each week.
The Best Lineup Possible: 267.7 Points
There we’re at least 10,593 better lineups than Chrisdmead in Week 6. The best lineup was
|5||New Orleans Saints||DST||32.0||2700.0||NO|
And the player pool of the better lineups is shown below.
|3||New Orleans Saints||0.642|
|16||Ted Ginn Jr.||0.263|
|23||New York Giants||0.215|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||0.009|
If you had Melvin Gordon and Mark Ingram in Week 6 you we’re doing pretty well.
The Herd Picks
DraftKings had their worst week in a while, winning $740,230 instead of their usual $1MM in fees.
The most common players were:
|19||Todd Gurley II|
|18||Will Fuller V|
Deshaun Watson-DeAndre Hopkins was by far the most common stack, followed by Deshaun Watson-Will Fuller V. Below, I’ve listed the most common pairs of players
|11||DeAndre Hopkins, Deshaun Watson|
|9||Deshaun Watson, Will Fuller V|
|7||Deshaun Watson, Kareem Hunt|
|7||DeAndre Hopkins, Jerick McKinnon|
|6||Deshaun Watson, Jerick McKinnon|
|6||Jerick McKinnon, Kareem Hunt|
|6||Adam Thielen, Kareem Hunt|
|6||Kareem Hunt, Leonard Fournette|
|6||Kareem Hunt, Will Fuller V|
|5||Jerick McKinnon, Mark Ingram|
|5||Kareem Hunt, Mark Ingram|
Unfortunately for the herd, Kirk Cousins was a much better QB play and too many people jumped on the Watson bandwagon.
Checking In with CONDIA
CONDIA played Deshaun Watson about as much as the herd did with 17% utilization. But, he wisely played Mark Ingram in 30% of his lineups and had the Ravens DST in 25%.
|26||Todd Gurley II|
Notice how many players CONDIA had from the Saints. Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara, and Mark Ingram. I believe in never playing a RB and QB together but CONDIA does. He played Brees-Kamara in 5% and Brees-Ingram in 7%. Still, we agree that playing two RB’s from the same team is generally a bad idea. CONDIA played Ingram-Kamara in 0% of his lineups.
CONDIA’s biggest stack was Drew Brees-Mark Ingram at 7% (which is the same max same team stack exposure he’s used all season). His most common player pairings are below
|14||Julio Jones, Mark Ingram|
|11||Mark Ingram, Ravens|
|11||Ravens , Todd Gurley II|
|11||Julio Jones, Kareem Hunt|
|11||Alvin Kamara, Julio Jones|
|11||Julio Jones, Todd Gurley II|
|10||Alvin Kamara, Jaguars|
|9||Jarvis Landry, Julio Jones|
|9||Jaguars , Kareem Hunt|
|9||Mark Ingram, Todd Gurley II|
|9||Julio Jones, Lamar Miller|
|8||Julio Jones, Ravens|
|8||Julio Jones, Kyle Rudolph|
|8||Jaguars , Julio Jones|
|7||Kareem Hunt, Ravens|
|7||Kareem Hunt, Kyle Rudolph|
|7||Kareem Hunt, Mark Ingram|
|7||Drew Brees, Mark Ingram|
|7||Drew Brees, Lamar Miller|
|7||Jerick McKinnon, Julio Jones|
The Other Pro’s
SaahilSud only entered 6 lineups.. He must have been pissed after his Week 5 locks didn’t pan out. He placed Kevin Hogan, Adam Thielen, and Le’Veon Bell in 100% of his lineups and lost $40.
Bales entered 20 lineups, hoping some fringe players like John Brown would pan out, and lost $140.
|19||Jerick McKinnon, John Brown|
|19||Adam Thielen, Davante Adams|
|19||Devonta Freeman, Mark Ingram|
|14||John Brown, Lamar Miller|
|14||Cameron Brate, John Brown|
|14||John Brown, Julio Jones|
|14||Cameron Brate, Julio Jones|
|14||Carson Palmer, John Brown|
|14||Adam Thielen, Jerick McKinnon|
|14||Jerick McKinnon, Mark Ingram|
Short story short, CONDIA is top dog on DraftKings. He plays the most and already won the $100,000+ this season.