DraftKings Week 15 Recap

Short Recap this Week

With the holidays here, I didn’t get much time to do the full in depth recap this week. Here’s a quick recap of last week showing all the better lineups than last week’s winner JWest64’s 243.98.

Best Possible Lineups

At least 35,584 better lineups than winner. The best lineup possible was

player_name position score salary team_name
Cam Newton QB 31.48 6400.0 CAR
Mark Ingram RB 32.10 8200.0 NO
Todd Gurley RB 48.00 8300.0 LAR
Keelan Cole WR 34.60 3700.0 JAC
Sterling Shepard WR 33.90 5200.0 NYG
Jaydon Mickens WR 22.10 3000.0 JAC
Rob Gronkowski TE 30.80 7300.0 NE
Greg Olsen FLEX 29.60 4000.0 CAR
Baltimore Ravens DST 20.00 3800.0 BAL
282.58 49900.0

Really shocking to see 2 Jacksonville wide receivers in there.

The better than winner player pool.

Name Percentage
Todd Gurley 0.999
Keelan Cole 0.820
Sterling Shepard 0.686
Eli Manning 0.563
Cam Newton 0.424
Greg Olsen 0.398
Jaydon Mickens 0.370
Baltimore Ravens 0.364
Marquise Goodwin 0.344
Tavarres King 0.333
Los Angeles Rams 0.302
Minnesota Vikings 0.270
Rob Gronkowski 0.269
Mark Ingram 0.265
Damiere Byrd 0.237
Michael Thomas 0.235
Christian McCaffrey 0.203
Jerick McKinnon 0.196
Le’Veon Bell 0.179
Kenyan Drake 0.163
LeSean McCoy 0.136
Kendrick Bourne 0.121
Richard Rodgers 0.115
Roger Lewis 0.099
Elijah McGuire 0.096
Latavius Murray 0.094
Ben Watson 0.093
Duke Johnson 0.087
Evan Engram 0.073
Alvin Kamara 0.067
Wayne Gallman 0.067
New York Jets 0.064
Corey Grant 0.062
Zach Ertz 0.062
Tommy Bohanon 0.057
Isaiah Crowell 0.037
Bilal Powell 0.037
T.J. Yates 0.013

The pro love for Todd Gurley II paid off big in week 15. He was the only surefire lock possible.


Week 15 is the last $1MM Maker on DraftKings with the $20 entry. We’re going to call it a season folks. Farewell. Thanks for reading.

Be on the lookup for some season analysis posts and our very first NBA recap coming out later this week!

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Matteo Hoch

Matteo Hoch is the founder of Sports Data Direct and maintains a personal blog called Ergo Sum where he writes about data visualization and coding. You can generally find him in the DraftKings Sunday $3 early only contests under username mhoch2

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