Well, folks, it finally happened. After seven weeks of being on the outside looking in, yours truly finally found himself "in the money" in a league at FanDuel.com. In my 50/50 league for Week 8, I wound up in 36th place, and my $2 entry fee wound up turning into $3.60. . .that's $1.60 of PURE PROFIT, BABY.
(Hey, don't laugh. . .I had $50 in my account to start the season, and have lost just about half of it. I'll take whatever I can get.)
This week, I'm in a regular FanDuel league, but it's one that's labeled a "Quintuple Up." Basically, there are 335 entries, and the top 60 players will get five times their entry fee. Can I get lucky in consecutive weeks?
Well, here's the lineup I'll be fielding in order to give it a try.
I managed to leave $200 of salary on the table, but I think I've set up a pretty solid team for this week's action. I'm going to keep getting McKinnon cheap for as long as I can (because I don't think it's going to last much longer).
So, how much would it cost you to field an entire team of Minnesota Vikings players on FanDuel this week?
Total - $49,900 (up $2,000 from last week's total of $47,900)
Even with sort of a weak offensive performance from the Vikings last weekend, the value of their players has still managed to go up. I'm not sure if that's more of a function of what they've done on the field or what FanDuel thinks of the team's chances this weekend.
So, hopefully I've put together a good enough team to find myself cashing in two weeks in a row. How is everyone else faring on FanDuel so far?