The term “weird” could be an adequate description of the NFL Week 7. We saw middling quarterbacks like Ryan Tannehill and Teddy Bridgewater post near-perfect days behind center, while some of the game’s most consistent stars, like Andrew Luck, struggled greatly. It was certainly a tough one to predict, but PickChamps contests proved that some fans really do know their stuff!
Let’s start this out by recognizing our newcomers of the week. User leonem entered our “Free to Play” tournament, but performed like there was plenty on the line. While his pick of Todd Gurley for over 120 rushing yards may have seemed predictable to some, a much more unexpected pick of Bills WR Chris Hogan recording 50+ receiving yards nearly helped him come out on top. But, ClevelandPhil‘s utilization of live-pick during Monday Night Football spring-boarded him up the leaderboards to ultimately make him the victor. A hat tip to both users for putting together excellent entries.
In our cash games, many users did their homework and took advantage of some excellent picks. Kansas City Chiefs RB Charcandrick West’s breakout game launched user Do$t44 atop multiple leaderboards, with all 10 of his total entries ranking among the top 5 of their respective contests. Talk about cashing in.
Our Winner-Take-All tournaments all showed strong picks, particularly by user Moose32, who is apparently some sort of running back stat guru. This player won a contest on the literal heels of some halfbacks, taking Adrian Peterson for 90+ rushing yards and predicting that the smoking hot Devonta Freeman would be limited to just 1 touchdown.
Moose32 may have taken the advice of our writer Kevin Payne, whom advised entrants to select Todd Gurley to score 2 total TDs. Some say hindsight is 20-20, but this was certainly a gutsy pick, considering Gurley was still without a career NFL touchdown entering this game.
Of course, there were a plethora of winners this week, as our “Everybody Wins” tournament rewarded all entrants with at least double their cash. While some contestants were more successful, very few walked away empty-handed. Be sure to check back at this week’s contests, as PickChamps seems to get more exciting with every passing week.