rahuld76 Wins FanDuel Week 17 Sunday Million


JJ Watt and the Texans defense propelled rahuld76 to victory

took down the Week 17 FanDuel Sunday Million. Rather than stack a quarterback with his receiver or tight end, as is customary, rahuld76 stacked New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning with his running back, Rashad Jennings. The duo was 18% and 9% owned, respectively, and scored a combined 42 points.

As 4for4 put it, “When you pair a QB and RB on what turns out to be a high-scoring offense that day, the upside is you may gain exposure to all of that offense’s TDs and most of its total yards.” The Giants popped 30 points on the Philadelphia Eagles in a loss, but Manning and Jennings combined for three touchdowns. Manning threw for 302 yards, while Jennings rumbled for 170 yards on the ground on 27 attempts.

Also at running back, rahuld76 had Tim Hightower, who ran for 66 yards and a score and added five catches. Hightower had a TD called back, but scored a few plays later to salvage his fantasy day. He was 18% owned.

At receiver, rahuld76 had Julio Jones, Antonio Brown, and Pierre Garcon. Jones and Brown posted two of the four highest receiving yardage totals in a season in NFL history in 2015. In Week 17, they combined for 22 catches for 336 yards and a touchdown. Both were 34% owned.

Garcon was relatively quiet on a day the Redskins pulled their starters before halftime. He ended up with three catches for 49 yards and a score, good for 12.4 points on FanDuel. Garcon was only 1.2% owned.

Zach Ertz, who was 41% owned on DraftKings but only 28% on FanDuel, was rahuld76’s tight end. Ertz racked up nine catches for 152 yards and broke 100 yards receiving in back-to-back weeks. Ertz almost hit 4x salary in Week 17.

FanDuel requires a kicker, who was, in rahuld76’s case, Nick Novak of the Texans. Novak ended up with 16 points in the team’s rout of Jacksonville. Speaking of the Texans, rahuld76 rostered the team’s defense as well, which destroyed Jacksonville to the tune of eight sacks and a defensive score for 29 points. The Texans’ defense was just 4% owned.

The winning FanDuel Sunday Million lineup from Week 17

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