DraftKings Ballers and Bums – Week 17

Recapping the DraftKings Starts of the Week for Week 17. A few good calls (ballers), and a few bad calls (bums)…



Drew Brees: 29/50, 350 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT – 24.00 DK FPTS

Nah, Brees wasn’t masterful, but he managed to put up Top-10 numbers. The impressive part is Ingram received 20 carries, and both he and Hightower scored on the ground; yet Brees still threw for 350 and 2 TDs.

Matthew Stafford: 26/41, 347 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT – 23.88 DK FPTS

Stafford had a nice game, but missed on several throws – including what could’ve been a 70-ish yard TD… He could’ve had a monster night.


Tom Savage: 5/8, 25 yds (2 car, 1 yd, 1 FUM) – .10 DK FPTS

Savage left the game early with a concussion, and made anyone who recommended starting him this week look like an absolute genius.

Running Back


DeAngelo Williams: 23 car, 67 yds, 1 TD (3 rec, 27 yds, 1 TD) – 24.40 DK FPTS

Can someone please explain to me why he’s not starting somewhere?

Charcandrick West: 16 car, 58 yds (5 rec, 58 yds, 2 TDs) – 28.60 DK FPTS

The Chiefs have so many weapons on the offensive side of the ball, and with that D, could this be their year?! Hmm…


LeSean McCoy: 5 car, 10 yds (1 rec, 6 yds) – 2.6 DK FPTS

McCoy left early with a high-ankle sprain, but hey, at least he didn’t get skunked.

Wide Receiver


Julio Jones: 7 rec, 96 yds, 1 TD – 22.60 DK FPTS

He wasn’t the highest scoring WR, but he was the highest scoring WR in the top tier. Would’ve appreciated my man gaining 12 more feet, but can’t be mad, good to see Julio back healthy.

Golden Tate: 6 rec, 77 yds, 1 TD (1 car, 7 yds) – 20.40 DK FPTS

The Lions leaned on the run game a bit more than usual – Zenner received a career-high 20 carries – but Tate still saw 10 targets, and still put up a Top-10 performance.


Paul Richardson: 4 rec, 40 yds (1 car, 5 yds) – 8.50 DK FPTS

For a boom or bust play, and $3,400, 8.5 points isn’t exactly the worst call of the week… It’s not exactly winning you any contests either.

Tight End


*DraftKings Baller of the Week*

Zach Ertz: 13 rec, 139 yds, 2 TDS – 41.90 DK FPTS



*DraftKings Bum of the Week*

Travis Kelce: 1 rec, 8 yds – 1.80 DK FPTS

WTF?! 2 targets?

Coby Fleener: 3 rec, 38 yds – 6.80 DK FPTS

It’s only fitting to end the season the way it started… Expecting a solid game from Fleener, and getting this.

Defense/Special Teams


Kansas City Chiefs: 27 PA, 2 INTs, 1 PTD – 10.00 DK FPTS

I would’ve won my bet.


Houston Texans: 24 PA, 1 INT, 4 SCK – 7.00 DK FPTS

Probably should’ve checked the injury report – Clowney, Cushing, and Joseph all sat – but the Texans D picked up 4 sacks, which was their saving grace.

Oakland Raiders: 24 PA, 1 INT, – 2.00 DK FPS

Man, the Raiders just looked bad from the jump. Not a good look heading into Houston… Even with Osweiler.

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