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Fab Five NFL Lineup Lab for Week Nine

 

Welcome to our Lineup Lab #9 of the 2015 NFL season. In our weekly Thursday blog, I'm going to suggest five possible lineups for the upcoming weekend's NFL games that you can play at DRAFTKINGS. These are lineups that should be played in GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) tournaments. Those are the tournaments at DraftKings that have at least 100 people playing in them. These 'FAB FIVE' Lineups from my Labyrinth are all high reward... with a considerable amount of risk involved. In every one of these lineups, we're rolling the dice with some of the players that we have chosen. And it is IMPORTANT that we do so in a GPP Tourney. We have to have something in our lineups that separates us from the thousands of other people that will be playing in these tournaments. Each of our Fab Five lineups has some sort of theme to them. But before we can get into the week nine action, we first need a refresher on the NFL football scoring rules at DRAFTKINGS.

Your starting lineup in any DraftKings NFL contest consists of one QB, two RB's, three WR's, one TE, one 'FLEX' (any RB / WR / TE), and one DST (defense / special teams). That's a 9-man starting lineup. You accumulate points in the following way for each position. 
QB: passing TD = 4 pts, 1 pt for every 25 passing yards, 3 pts for a 300+ yard passing game, -1 pt for every interception.
RB, WR, and TE: rushing or receiving TD = 6 pts, 1 pt for every 10 rushing yards, 1 pt for every 10 receiving yards, 3 pts for a 100+ rushing game, 3 pts for a 100+ receiving game, punt/kickoff return for a TD = 6 pts, 2-point conversion = 2 pts, fumble lost = -1 pt.
Defense / Special Teams: sack = 1 pt, interception = 2 pts, fumble recovery = 2 pts, kickoff return, punt return, int return, or fumble recovery for a TD = 6 pts, safety = 2 pts, blocked kick = 2 pts, 0 points allowed = 10 pts, 1-6 points allowed = 7 pts, 7-13 points allowed = 4 pts, 14-20 points allowed 1 pt, 21-27 points allowed = 0 pt, 28-34 points allowed -1 pt, and 35 > points allowed = -4 pts.

So without further ado, let's check out this this week's FAB FIVE Lineup Lab for week #9 of the NFL season. As is always the case, we do NOT have any of the players from the Thursday night game. That game is left alone. These lineups all kick off at 1:00pm ET on Sunday afternoon. And remember, I am a GPP player only. I don't play cash games and I don't play '50/50' games. I play in tournaments with a LOT of players in them. HIGH-upside tourneys. HIGH risk but HIGH reward. We list the position... the player... the game... his DraftKings salary for the week.... and his DraftKings average points per game thus far (in parenthesis)


Lineup #1: The FOUR-MAN 'STACK' #1

QB - Phillip Rivers - Chi @ SD - $6900 (24.4 ppg)
RB - Devonta Freeman - ATL @ Sf - $8000 (27.3)
RB - Mark Ingram - Ten @ NOR - $6500 (18.2)
WR - Antonio Brown - Oak @ PIT - $8100 (19.6)
WR - Stevie Johnson - Chi @ SD - $3200 (10.7)
WR - Malcom Floyd - Chi @ SD - $3900 (10.0)
TE - Antonio Gates - Chi @ SD - $4700 (19.4)
FLEX - DeSean Jackson - WASH @ NEng - $5700 (0.0)
DST - Den Broncos - DEN @ Ind - $3000 (16.0)



Lineup #2: The FOUR-MAN 'STACK' #2

QB - Ben Roethisberger - Oak @ PIT - $6600 (18.5 ppg)
RB - Devonta Freeman - ATL @ Sf - $8000 (27.3)
RB - Chris Ivory - Jax @ NYJ - $5900 (18.1)
WR - Antonio Brown - Oak @ PIT - $8100 (19.6)
WR - Martavius Bryant - Oak @ PIT - $5500 (19.7)
WR - Jarvis Landry - MIA @ Buf - $6300 (17.9)
TE - Heath Miller - Oak @ PIT - $2700 (8.2)
FLEX - Rishad Matthews - MIA @ Buf - $4500 (16.1)
DST - New Orl Saints - Ten @ NOR - $2200 (6.1)



Lineup #3: The HIGH OVER / UNDER Lines

QB - Kirk Cousins - WASH @ NEng - $5100 (16.9 ppg)
RB - Dion Lewis - Wash @ NENG - $6400 (18.7)
RB - Mark Ingram - Ten @ NOR - $6500 (18.2)
WR - Mike Evans - Nyg @ TBAY - $6800 (12.4)
WR - DeSean Jackson - WASH @ NEng - $5700 (0.0)
WR - Pierre Garcon - WASH @ NEng - $5000 (12.9)
TE - Jordan Reed - WASH @ NEng - $4500 (17.4)
FLEX - Alshon Jeffrey - CHI @ Sd - $6700 (25.0)
DST - Car Panthers - Gb @ CAR - $3200 (10.0)


Lineup #4: The 'QUARTERBACK-VALUE' #1

QB - Derek Carr - OAK @ Pit - $5500 (19.8 ppg)
RB - Todd Gurley - STL @ Min ($6900 (20.9)
RB - Ronnie Hillman - DEN @ Ind - $4600 (10.9)
WR - Amari Cooper - OAK @ Pit - $6700 (17.3)
WR - Michael Crabtree OAK @ Pit - $4900 (16.0)
WR - Demaryius Thomas - DEN @ Ind - $7500 (19.9)
TE - Benjamin Watson - Ten @ NOR - $4000 (13.5)
FLEX - Emmanuel Sanders - DEN @ Ind - $7300 (17.0)
DST - San Diego Chargers - Chi @ SD - $2600 (3.1)



Lineup #5: The 'QUARTERBACK-VALUE' #2

QB - Jay Cutler - CHI @ Sd - $5200 (17.5 ppg)
RB - DeMarco Murray - PHIL @ Dal - $6400 (15.7)
RB - Darren McFadden - Phil @ DAL - $4300 (12.2)
WR - Odell Beckham Jr - NYG @ TBay - $8800 (20.8)
WR - Alshon Jeffrey - CHI @ Sd - $6700 (25.0)
WR - Malcom Floyd - Chi @ SD - $3900 (10.0)
TE - Delanie Walker - TEN @ Nor - $4200 (12.9)
FLEX - Devonta Freeman ATL @ Sf - $8000 (27.3)
DST - New Orl Saints - Ten @ NOR - $2200 (6.1)