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Justin Lonero

Justin Lonero

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 11 DraftKings
(11/14/2019)

Week 11 (DraftKings) Main slate (11 Games) Quarterbacks Kyle Allen vs. Falcons ($5,300) It almost feels as if the Cam Newton era in Carolina has come to an end. Kyle Allen has filled in nicely and has an extensive arsenal of weaponry at his disposal. Hell get a Falcons defe Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 10 DraftKings
(11/7/2019)

Main Slate (10 Games) Quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill vs. Chiefs ($5,100) All Ryan Tannehill had to do was leave south florida and head to Tennessee to become fantasy relevant. Tannehill completed 27 of 39 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown. He also had four carries for 38 yards and a rushing tou Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 9 DraftKings
(10/31/2019)

Week 9 (DraftKings) Quarterbacks Derek Carr vs. Lions ($5,500) Derek Carr hasnt needed Antonio Brown to be efficient thus far in 2019. Hes had Darren Waller and glimpses of Tyrell Williams and a flourishing rookie bell cow running back in Josh Jacobs. Hell get a Lions defe Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 8 DraftKings
(10/25/2019)

Week 8 (DraftKings) Main Slate (12 games) Quarterbacks Ryan Tannehill vs. Tampa Bay ($5,100) Ryan Tannehill was efficient to say the least week 7 against the Chargers at home. He completed 23-of-29 passes for 312 yards and two touchdowns. He was able to find a rhythm with Corey Davis and A Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 7 DraftKings
(10/17/2019)

DraftKings Main Slate (11 Games) Quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett vs. Texans ($5,600) Jacoby Brissett has a level of comfort with the Colts after being thrusted into the lead role with Andrew Luck retiring. Brissett has thrown 10 touchdowns and just three picks so far. He is ave Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 6 DraftKings
(10/10/2019)

Digging In The Crates Week 6 DraftKings (Main slate) Quarterbacks Gardner Minshew vs. Saints ($5,000) Its Minshew Mania in Jacksonville! They have a QB who appears to be a gun slinger. Its a new look given their recent ground and pound approach with solely depend Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 5 DraftKings
(10/3/2019)

DraftKings (Main slate) Quarterbacks Chase Daniel vs. Raiders ($4,800) [game is in London] Strange things happen in when NFL games are played in London. Daniel has started only five games in his 10 year NFL career. The Bears stout defense and running game will carry the lo Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 4 DraftKings
(9/26/2019)

Week 4: Digging In The Crates DraftKings (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Daniel Jones vs. Redskins ($5,300) Daniel Jones made a lasting impression week 3 against the Buccaneers on the road. He threw for over three hundred yards with two passing touchdowns and added two more w Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 3 DraftKings
(9/19/2019)

DraftKings (Main slate) Quarterbacks Mason Rudolph @ 49ers ($4,800) Mason Rudolph looked comfortable right off the bat as Ben Roethlisbergers replacement week 2 completing 12-of-19 passing attempts with a couple touchdown tosses. The Steelers threw more than anyone in 2018 and are on Full Story

DFS Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 2 DraftKings
(9/12/2019)

DraftKings (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Josh Allen @ Giants ($5,300) One thing we love about daily quarterbacks is price, and the other thing is rushing equity. The Giants made Dak Prescott look like Tom Brady week one and while Josh Allen is NOT Tom Brady he provides the abili Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2019 week 1 DraftKings
(9/6/2019)

Quarterbacks Kirk Cousins vs. Falcons ($5,500) Its hard not to gravitate to the Vikings offensive weaponry with Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs and Dalvin Cook in the mix. Kirk Cousins is a bargain week 1 in a game that Vegas has as potentially shooting out. Ill have a ton of exposure to the Vikings o Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 17 DraftKings
(12/28/2018)

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings) Main Slate ( 15 Games) Quarterbacks Kirk Cousins vs. Bears ($5,500) The Vikings handed Kirk Cousins a blank check this past offseason specifically for moments like Sunday against the Bears. He fared decently week 11 when the Vikings traveled t Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 16 DraftKings
(12/21/2018)

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings) Week 16 Main Slate (12 Games) Quarterbacks Nick Foles vs. Texans ($4,700) Nick Foles led the Eagles to a win into Los Angeles week 15 throwing for 270 yards at 77.% completion clip. The rapport was there with Alshon Jeffery early a Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 15 DraftKings
(12/15/2018)

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings) Week 15 Main Slate (11 Games) Quarterbacks Nick Mullens vs. Seahawks ($4,800) Going right back to the Nick Mullens well week 15. Mullens has had 22 or more DraftKings points in back to back weeks including a 26 point fantasy point week Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 14 DraftKings
(12/8/2018)

Week 14 Main Slate (13 Games) Quarterbacks Dak Prescott vs. Eagles ($5,600) Amari Cooper has been a revitalization to the Cowboys offense and consequently it has helped Dak Prescott significantly. Prescott will get a bottom of the barrel Eagles secondary. Hes rushed for a Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 13 DraftKings
(12/1/2018)

Week 13 Main Slate (13 Games) Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota vs. Jets ($5,200) It’s a beautiful thing to watch Marcus Mariota on his hot streak. He completed 22-of-23 for two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Jonnu Smith has replaced Delanie Walker nicely recently and Corey Davis is emerging as o Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 12 DraftKings
(11/24/2018)

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings) Week 12 Main Slate (10 Games) Quarterbacks Andy Dalton vs. Browns ($5,300) Interestingly enough Andy Dalton has been better on the road than he has been at home in 2018. Losing A.J. Green temporarily no doubt hinders the offense, however youngsters like Tyl Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 11 DraftKings
(11/17/2018)

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings) Week 11 (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Dak Prescott @ Atlanta ($5,200) We can all agree that the Cowboys offense starts and ends with Ezekiel Elliott but the addition of Amari Cooper has to be a positive for the teams morale. In two games Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 10 DraftKings
(11/9/2018)

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings) Week 10 (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota vs. Patriots ($4,700) Marcus Mariota was solid week 9 on the road in Dallas. He completed 21-of-29 passes for 240 yards two passing touchdowns, and he ran one in. Hell get a Patriots pass defense th Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 8 DraftKings
(10/27/2018)

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings) Week 8 Main Slate (10 Games) Quarterbacks C.J. Beathard @ Cardinals ($4,900) C.J. Beathard was fantastic week 6 against a dreadful Arizona Cardinals team. He completed 34-of-54 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns. Beathard will g Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 7 DraftKings
(10/20/2018)

Week 7 Main Slate (10 Games) Quarterbacks Joe Flacco vs. Saints ($5,400) Joe Flacco is all of a sudden elite (im kidding) which, is another testament of the league becoming pass happy. He also has more weaponry at his disposal then hes had in a while. Hell get a Saints Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 6 DraftKings
(10/12/2018)

Digging In The Crates (DraftKings) Week 6 Main Slate (12 Games) Quarterbacks Phillip Rivers @ Browns ($5,900) Were getting a glimpse of vintage Phillip Rivers in 2018. His QB rating is 116.4 and he has thrown thirteen touchdowns through five games. Hell get a Browns Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 4 DraftKings
(9/28/2018)

Week 4 Main slate (12 Games) Quarterbacks Eli Manning vs. New Orleans ($5,600) In 2017 Eli Manning tied for the worst touchdown rate as a starting NFL quarterback but it was in large part to the injuries and lack of weaponry surrounding him. The beauty of DFS is that we are only m Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 3 DraftKings
(9/20/2018)

Week 3 main slate (13 Games) Quarterbacks Matt Ryan vs. Saints ($5,700) Las Vegas has the Saints/Falcons game as the second highest point total week three set at 53 1/2. Matt Ryan is the thirteenth highest priced QB and he gets to face a Bottom five Saints defense at home. Ryan was able to gash Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 2 DraftKings
(9/13/2018)

Week 2 Main slate (13 Games) Quarterbacks Case Keenum vs. Raiders ($5,800) Case Keenum was NOT John Elway in his debut with the Broncos but it doesn’t matter in Fantasy Land. He completed 25 of 39 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns. We have seen Keenum perform well when he is surrounded Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2018 week 1
(9/3/2018)

Week 1 Main Slate Quarterbacks Andy Dalton @ Indianapolis ($5,800) Put Andy Dalton’s preseason league leading passer rating a, the Bengals leading the AFC in total offense and also allowing the fewest sacks aside. Dalton heads into Week 1 with an arsenal of talent around him with A.J. Green, Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2017 week 2
(9/15/2017)

Week 2 DraftKings Quarterback Sam Bradford @ Pittsburgh ($5,500) Sam Bradford won the NFC offensive player of the week award Week 1 by putting on a clinic against the Saints at home. He'll get a Pittsburgh Steelers defense week 2 that allowed rookie Deshone Kizer to do a little bit of everythin Full Story

Preseason DraftKings Week 1 DFS Plays 2017
(8/8/2017)

(Salary is not a factor) Wednesday/Thursday slate Quarterback Jacoby Brissett The Patriots only carry Three Quarterbacks and it's unlikely we'll see Tom Brady or even a ton of Jimmy Garoppolo for that matter. Brissett could play over 60% of the snaps. Brissett's future with the team is uncer Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 17
(12/29/2016)

Draft Kings ( Main Slate) Quarterback Sam Bradford vs. Bears ($5,200) Sam Bradford decided to have his best game of the season a week ago, on the road against the Packers. Bradford threw for 382 yards and a touchdown. For the most part Bradford has had a relatively mistake free season, throwing Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 16
(12/22/2016)

Draft Kings (Saturday 12 game slate) Quarterbacks Blake Bortles vs. Tennesee ($5,000) There is no question Blake Bortles has underperformed this season, just ask Allen Robinson. Interestingly enough Week 8 lit up the Titans on the road. It is a beautiful thing that at minimum salary Saturday, h Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 15
(12/15/2016)

Draft Kings (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor vs. Cleveland ($5,700) Any time we can pick on the Cleveland Browns in Fantasy Land, more often than not it works out. Tyrod Taylor's future with the Bills is in Limbo, making this game a late season audition. Currently the Browns rank 31st in Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 14
(12/9/2016)

Draft Kings (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Andy Dalton @ Cleveland ($6,100) It is debatable if Andy Dalton fits the inexpensive criteria for this column, he is still the thirteenth priced quarterback on Draft Kings Week 14. Despite losing A.J. Green and Giovani Bernard for the season looked sharp, Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 13
(12/1/2016)

Draft Kings (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Tyrod Taylor @ Oak ($5,700) Earlier in the season it seemed I was on Tyrod Taylor every week based on his cheap cost, and the added bonus of the rushing yards he can gain. Here we are Week 13 and Taylor is in the thick of a Bills playoff push. His priced ha Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 12
(11/25/2016)

Draft Kings (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Derek Carr vs. Panthers ($6,100) It is amazing to watch Derek Carr grow in the NFL each week, knifing through secondaries at home and on the road. Carr is averaging 20.7 fantasy points per game so far this season. People will view the Panthers as a tough Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 11
(11/18/2016)

Draft Kings (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Blake Bortles @ Detroit ($5,400) It is no secret Blake Bortles has not performed up to our expectations so far this season. He has turned the ball over way too much, but the beauty of DFS is that we aren't married to any player. He'll get to face a Lions se Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 10
(11/12/2016)

Week 10 Draft Kings (Main Slate) Quarterbacks Marcus Mariota vs. Green Bay ($5,700) Despite dealing with an ankle injury it looks as though Marcus Mariota will start at home against the Packers. The 23 year old is averaging 20.2 fantasy points per game this season and he'll get to square off ag Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 9
(11/3/2016)

Week 9 Draft Kings (main slate) Quarterbacks Colin Kaepernick vs. Saints ($5,600) Chip Kelly met with the media Wednesday and listed everything that was wrong with the offense. He mentioned shaky, offensive line play, dropped passes, and inaccurate passes. Colin Kaepernick has a dream matchup Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 8
(10/27/2016)

Week 8 Draft Kings Quarterbacks Trevor Siemian vs. Chargers ($5,100) Week three Trevor Siemian marched into Paul Brown stadium and threw four touchdowns against the Bengals. He'll get to face a Chargers secondary that is wounded and allowing 293 yards per game. C.J. Anderson will be out and ro Full Story

Digging In The Crates Daily 2016 week 7
(10/21/2016)

Week 7 Draft Kings Historically when we dug through crates, we were looking for a vinyl record that we wanted to hear. The good old days seem to be over and we use iPhones and other electronic devices. Still, it shouldn't stop us to search for fantasy gold. The gold is out there, we just need to fi Full Story

Digging In The Crates - Daily 2016 week 6
(10/13/2016)

This is a weekly DFS article that strictly targets cheap, sneaky, DFS plays for the week. As DFS players it is important that we can identify these cheap plays, so that we can spend, or "pay up" elsewhere. Some of the cheapest plays become core plays and differentiators in our weekly lineups. Qu Full Story

Digging In The Crates - Daily 2016 week 5
(10/6/2016)

Quarterback's Brian Hoyer @ Colts ($5,500) It would appear Jay Cutler is going to miss week 5 with a sprained thumb. The seasoned veteran Brian Hoyer will make the start against a Colts team that is a mess. The colts are allowing 277 yards a game through the air per game. The Bears just lost Kevin Full Story

Digging In The Crates - Daily 2016 week 4
(9/29/2016)

Week 4 Draft Kings Quarterback Trevor Siemian @ Buccaneers ($5,400) Sometimes we don't need to love the quarterback completely, but gravitate towards using him in DFS and season long leagues because of the talent that surrounds him. Trevor Siemian was able to roll into Cincinnati week three like Full Story

Digging In The Crates - Daily 2016 week 3
(9/22/2016)

The first thing that is important to realize about this article, is that everyone is dirt cheap and the second component is, there are no certainties. It sounds more of a disclaimer but it is true. There is value to be had every week in Daily Fantasy Sports, the trick is searching deep in the crates Full Story

Digging In The Crates - Daily 2016 week 2
(9/15/2016)

Week 2 (Draft Kings) Trevor Siemian vs. Colts ($5,200) Trevor Siemian was very efficient week one against the Panthers and his week two matchup is even juicier. The Colts got tuned by Matthew Stafford a week ago and while I don't think Siemian will throw three touchdowns, he'll be solid. The p Full Story

Digging In The Crates - Daily 2016 week 1
(9/9/2016)

Digging In The Crates QB's Dak Prescott vs. Giants ($5,000) The harsh reality is that Dak Prescott is a rookie, and he will certainly be a work in progress for the Cowboys. The good news is that he is minimum salary week one on Draft Kings, which allows us to spend frivolously elsewhere. Pres Full Story

Draft Kings Preseason week 4
(8/31/2016)

Quarterback Paxton Lynch (Broncos) It looks like Broncos new starter Trevor Siemian will not play Thursday night, and that rookie Paxton Lynch will get much needed reps. The more Lynch plays now, the more preparation he'll have when he eventually becomes the Broncos starting quarterback. Gary K Full Story

Draft Kings Friday Night 5 game Slate preseason week 3
(8/25/2016)

Week 3 Preseason Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo I'm going right back to the well this week with Garoppolo. He was 16 of 21 with 181 yards and a touchdown against the Bears. He should play at least a half Friday. Marcus Mariota was 9 of 10 for 104 yards and a touchdown against Carolina last week. Full Story

Preseason Week 2 Draft Kings review
(8/17/2016)

All prices are the same ($5,500) Thursday 8/18 (6 Games) Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (Patriots) Jimmy G played the whole first half last week in his opening audition as a starter. He'll face a Bears defense that just made Mark Sanchez and Trevor Sieman look just about flawless. Garropol Full Story

The NFL PreSeason Draftkings week 1
(8/10/2016)

The NFL Pre-Season to some is not "real" football, or a boring misrepresentation of the league. To others they are fighting for their employment. As DFS players/analysts it is our job to make a contentious effort to seek which players in the Pre-Season will get the most burn. I have made a lineup w Full Story