The Oracle Takes on DraftKings
It's Friday, so Ray Flowers is continuing to try an expand his daily games knowledge by taking you on in a contest courtesy of DraftKings.com.
Fantasy Alarm.com has partnered with DraftKings.com so that's the spot that I’m going to focus on that partnership every Friday here at BaseballGuys. So get ready to begin the journey with a DFS rookie. To find my overview of Daily Fantasy Baseball check this link to The Basics. Note that I consider this article to be a MUST read. It not only lays out the basics of how to put a daily fantasy squad together but it also has links to all the TOOLS we have to offer at FantasyAlarm... and I bet you that you haven't used them all yet. So get on it. There's a wealth of information to be had on our site.
Set your lineup in the daily game, play & move on. That's how it works. If your big ticket player goes down with an injury so what. You simply choose a different lineup the next day and move on without the injured star. No harm no foul. People also like the thrill of having a winner crowned each day. And let's be honest, pulling in some cash is never a bad thing either.
We're playing on DraftKings. We've got a way for you to earn up to $600 in free cash bonuses with Draft Kings, so make sure you keep reading. Before we get to that, what are the rules for DK? Unlike some of the other daily sites, DK is pretty straight forward. Here's the starting lineup you need to put together.
C, 1B/DH, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, OF, OF
You have $50,000 to set up your 10 person team.
Pretty simple stuff. Here's the Scoring System.
Hitters will accumulate points as follows:
Single = +3 PTs
Double = +5 PTs
Triple = +8 PTs
Home Run = +10 PTs
Run Batted In = +2 PTs
Run = +2 PTs
Base on Balls = +2 PTs
Hit By Pitch = +2 PTs
Stolen Base = +5 PTs
Caught Stealing = -2 PTs
Pitchers will accumulate points as follows:
Inning Pitched = +2.25 PTs
Strike Out = +2 PTs
Win = +4 PTs
Earned Run Allowed = -2 PTs
Hit Against = -0.6 PTs
Base on Balls Against = -0.6 PTs
Hit Batsman = -0.6 PTs
Complete Game = +2.5 PTs
Complete Game Shut Out = +2.5 PTs
No Hitter = +5 PTs
*NOTE: Hitting statistics for Pitchers will not be counted, and Pitching statistics for Hitters will not be counted.
HOW TO PLAY
Sign up with DraftKings.com.
You can sign up to take me on directly. All you need to do is the following.
1 – Create an account at DraftKings if you don't have one. Otherwise just sign-in to your DraftKings.com account.
2 – Find the league information listed below and sign up. USE THE PROMO CODE ALARM.
3 – Draft your team.
ID# - MLB $15K Moon Shot ($1,500 to first)
Entry fee $2
Prize Pool $15,000.00 (1,725 at least double their entry fee)
Up to 8625 entries
That's it, simple, easy and straightforward. However, there's one more exciting opportunity for FIRST TIME DEPOSITORS.
If you've never deposited with DraftKings before you are eligible for a deposit bonus up to $600. That means every dollar you deposit up to $600 DK will match if you're a first time depositor. Put in $25 and you will end up with $50. Toss in $100 and you get $200. Add in $300 and you get $600. You get it. (Note the bonus money is awarded out as you play. It won't all show up in your account on day one).
For those of you that know the daily game space already I'll be an easy mark. For those of you just starting out like me, let's enjoy the ride together. What do you say?
Out of 200 teams in the MLB BIG $5 50/50 I came in 70th place. Nothing to get excited about by any means. Certainly didn't help that Aaron Hill scored me a big fat zero. Do to the nature of the even though I was able to win my head to head battle, 100 of the 200 spots got paid, so my $4 investment turned into $9. Not bad at all.
Each week I'll tell you who I'm playing. Likely not very smart, but I'm in this for all of us to have success. My squad.
P: Bartolo Colon, Jered Weaver
C: Miguel Montero
1B: David Ortiz
2B: Kolten Wong
3B: Adrian Beltre
SS: Elvis Andrus
OF: Michael Morse, Austin Jackson, Jayson Werth
Earlier this week we did our first movie draft on The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius210, XM87, Monday-Friday 7 PM EDT). Not content to stop there, we then went on to have our first buffet draft. See the results below.
|Ray Flowers||Kyle Elfrink||Mark Kaplan||Phil Backert|
|Mexican (1)||Carnitas Torta||Barbacoa Beef Taco||Cheese/Steak Quesadilla||Chicken Burrito|
|Italian (1)||Pesto Gnocchi||Baked Mostaccioli||Chicken Alfredo||Lasagna|
|American (1)||Pork Ribs||Sub Sandwich||Cheese burger||NY Strip Steak|
|Asian (1)||General Tso's Chicken||Beef Broccoli||Sweet Sour Chicken||Shrimp Fried Rice|
|Pizza||Deep Dish – Bacon, Ham, Red Pepper||Thin – Onion, Jalapeno, Peperoni||Banana Peppers, Pineapple||Jumbo Slice – Sausage|
|Appetizers (2)||Potato Skins||Loaded Nachos||Pigs in a Blanket||Crab Pretzel|
|Prosciutto/Mozzarella||Mozzarella Sticks||Jalapeno Poppers||Old Bay Wings|
|Side (2)||Guacamole||French Fries||Onion Rings||Amish Mac Salad|
|Salsa||Roasted Brussels Sprouts||Mashed Sweet Potato Marshmallows||Corn on the Cob|
|Dessert||Berry Cobbler||Strawberry Cheesecake||German Coco Cake||Chocolate Milkshake|