FanDuel offers some of the biggest payouts in all of daily fantasy sports. Among them is the $1.5 million FanDuel Sunday Million contest where a $7 entry has a shot at the $300,000 first-place payout. Each week FanDuel will be running a Sunday Million GPP Contest and we will break it down here at Footballguys.com and see what the keys were to having the top lineup on the week and taking home the top prize.
Here is how Week 10 of the Sunday Million shook out:
|DFS Screen Name||Points||Prize Money|
The winning lineup by ctardust took a shot on Case Keenum, not a popular pick by the field at quarterback with less than 1% ownership. It paid off with close to 4x value and only one other top-10 finisher had Keenum in their lineup. A.J. Green and Sterling Shepard were more than 20% owned as their chalk wide receiver plays. Mark Ingram was the impact play of their lineup with more than 31 points on 3% ownership and $6,900 salary, finding the end zone three times against Buffalo. Most of the contest was on Alvin Kamara over Ingram in the Saints backfield. The Rams stack at kicker and defense paid off this week as ctardust paid a top salary for each and they returned close to 3x value as a tandem, both owned by more than 10% of the contest. The lone player to not return at least 2x value by ctardust was Todd Gurley at 14% ownership and $9,600 as RB1, posting 16.6 FanDuel points with 136 total yards, but not finding the end zone.
|RB||Todd Gurley II||$9,600||16.6||14%|
A.J. Green: At 21%, Green was a chalk play at receiver and paid off with 2.5x value on 5-115-1 in Cincinnati's narrow road defeat in Tennessee.
Sterling Shepard: At 24% ownership, Shepard and Evan Engram are the engines of the Giants passing game for the rest of the season. Shepard was peppered with targets en route to 11-142-0 receiving and more than 3x value on the week.
Juju Smith-Schuster: The rookie receiver did it again in Week 10 with a near-3x value return on 5-97-1. His 16% ownership was on $6,500 salary, which easily slotted at WR2 or WR3 on well-rounded lineups.
Golden Tate: At 21% ownership, Tate rolled to 6-97-1 in the favorable matchup against Cleveland for 2.5x value. It was a 'get well' game for much of the Lions offense, scoring 38 points in the home victory.
Greg Zuerlein: Even with a top positional salary, Zuerlein was popular at 13% ownership. The Rams' offense churned out 30+ points (again) and Zuerlein hit three field goals, including another from 50+ yards.
Lions Defense: A top-priced defense paid off with Detriot's 13% ownership and near-3x value return. Deshone Kizer protected the ball uncharacteristically well for a handful of drives, but Detroit eventually got theirs in the comfortable home in with four sacks, two turnovers, and a defensive touchdown.
Rams Defense: Los Angeles held Tom Savage and the Houston offense in check with four turnovers, three sacks, and only seven points allowed. Despite the high salary, the Rams nearly hit 3x value on 12% ownership.
Jordan Howard: At 21% ownership, Howard flopped with less than 1x value. Howard did not catch a pass or get any short-range cracks at the end zone en route to 54 empty rushing yards in Chicago's home loss to the Packers.
Leonard Fournette: At 30% ownership, Fournette was a massive disappointment with less than 1x value. The Jaguars shied away from Fournette especially in the second half, despite a competitive game script as the workhorse back totaled 46 yards and did not sniff the end zone.
Bilal Powell: With Matt Forte out, 13% of the lineups had Powell rostered. However, a hearty split with Elijah McGuire and Powell generally underperforming led to 36 total yards, only one reception, and a lost fumble in the disappointing return on his $6,000 salary.
Antonio Brown: At 35% ownership, Brown caused many lineups to crumble in Week 10. Juju Smith-Schuster's rise over the past few weeks has softened the upside of Brown, who was limited to 3-47-0 (less than 1x value) despite the optimistic matchup against the Colts.
Julio Jones: 20% ownership had Jones pegged as one of the chalk plays of the week against Dallas. However, Jones' hot start faded to a pedestrian total stat line of 6-57-0 as Atlanta cruised to victory.
Cameron Brate: At 14% ownership, Brate logged only one catch against the Jets, barely grazing the box score.
Bears Defense: One of the bigger projected values of the low-cost defense bucket, Chicago at 25% ownership produced only three FanDuel points with three sacks and no turnovers in the lackluster performance against the Brett Hundley-led Packers.
While most rostered options in the top-10 were moderate to highly-owned across the contest, here are some of the top performers with low-ownership in this week's tournament:
SHOOTING THE NEEDLE
Case Keenum: The Vikings quarterback approached 4x value for the week despite being owned by less than 1% of lineups. Keenum was on fire, supplying tournament-level value in the first half alone against Washington, finishing with more than 300 yards and four touchdowns.
Kirk Cousins: At less than 1% ownership, few were backing Cousins in the home matchup against Minnesota. However, the 10th place finisher rode Cousins to a strong finish, returning nearly 4x value on three total touchdowns (two rushing) and 327 yards through the air.
Mark Ingram: Few were on Ingram (3% ownership) as teammate Alvin Kamara was owned by three times as many lineups. Ingram, however, surpassed 4x value with his three touchdowns and 131 yards on the ground despite not seeing passing game work in the Saints blowout win in Buffalo.
Theo Riddick: At 0.4% ownership, Riddick returned more than 2x value with 47 total yards, three catches, and a rare touchdown in Detroit's home win.
Isaiah Crowell: The Browns back enjoyed one of his best games of the season with 95 total yards and finding the end zone for 3x value on a minuscule 0.2% ownership in the contest.
Garrett Celek: The Giants are a tight end matchup to exploit and Celek came through in Week 10 with George Kittle out. At $4,500, Celek was owned by 3% of the contest, including one of the top-10 finishers. His 4-67-1 stat line produced more than 3x value.
Mason Crosby: At 0.6% ownership, Crosby hit 3x value with three field goals (two from 50+ yards) and 14 overall points.
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