NFL Daily Fantasy Review: Most Bang for Your Buck and Biggest Flops

Daily Fantasy Review

In season, we review yesterday's Daily Most and Least Valuable Players based on how much the exceeded or fell short of their salary based expectations. The average non QB boomed (greatly exceeded expectation) 25 percent of the time, busted fifty percent of the time, and delivered what was expected 25 percent of the time. Average QBs have an even split between booming, busting and average performances. On FanDuel, Andrew Luck is the best quarterback in terms of highest boom rate. His average salary is $7.8K, and he greatly exceeds expectations 73.3% of the time. He also has an extremely low 13.3% bust rate. On DraftKings, Saquon Barkley is the #1 running back with a boom rate of 60 percent. On DraftKings, the wide receiver with the worst (highest) bust rate is Travis Benjamin. He flops 80 percent of the time. But fortunately, he is also a good boom player. The tables below show the players with the five highest boom and bust rates by position on each platform.

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FANDUEL BOOM QUARTERBACKSFANDUEL BUST QUARTERBACKS
Andrew Luck ($7.8K Avg Sal, 73.3% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Tyrod Taylor ($6.6K Avg Sal, 86.7% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Deshaun Watson ($7.8K Avg Sal, 60% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Nick Foles ($7.2K Avg Sal, 76.9% Bust, 7.7% Boom)
Russell Wilson ($7.7K Avg Sal, 60% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Brock Osweiler ($6.5K Avg Sal, 70% Bust, 20% Boom)
Andy Dalton ($7.4K Avg Sal, 54.5% Boom, 27.3% Bust)Marcus Mariota ($6.9K Avg Sal, 53.3% Bust, 33.3% Boom)
Cam Newton ($8.4K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Ryan Fitzpatrick ($6.8K Avg Sal, 53.3% Bust, 26.7% Boom)
Matt Ryan ($8.2K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 7.1% Bust)Ryan Tannehill ($6.6K Avg Sal, 46.7% Bust, 33.3% Boom)
Jared Goff ($8.1K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 21.4% Bust)Josh Allen ($6.6K Avg Sal, 46.7% Bust, 33.3% Boom)
Carson Wentz ($7.5K Avg Sal, 41.7% Boom, 25% Bust)Joe Flacco ($7.1K Avg Sal, 46.7% Bust, 26.7% Boom)
Kirk Cousins ($8K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Blake Bortles ($6.6K Avg Sal, 40% Bust, 33.3% Boom)
Dak Prescott ($7.1K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Josh Rosen ($6.4K Avg Sal, 40% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM RUNNING BACKSFANDUEL BUST RUNNING BACKS
Saquon Barkley ($8.4K Avg Sal, 66.7% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Chase Edmonds ($4.9K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Todd Gurley ($9.9K Avg Sal, 64.3% Boom, 21.4% Bust)Chris Thompson ($5.8K Avg Sal, 78.6% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
Ezekiel Elliott ($8.4K Avg Sal, 60% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Darren Sproles ($4.7K Avg Sal, 76.9% Bust, 15.4% Boom)
Alvin Kamara ($8.6K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Rashaad Penny ($5.4K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
James White ($6.7K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 20% Bust)Giovani Bernard ($5.9K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Phillip Lindsay ($6.5K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 20% Bust)Leonard Fournette ($7.7K Avg Sal, 71.4% Bust, 21.4% Boom)
Melvin Gordon ($8.6K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Spencer Ware ($5.1K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 26.7% Boom)
Aaron Jones ($6.4K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 25% Bust)Chris Ivory ($5K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 20% Boom)
Joe Mixon ($7.4K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 20% Bust)Carlos Hyde ($5.8K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 20% Boom)
James Conner ($7.7K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 26.7% Bust)LeGarrette Blount ($5.3K Avg Sal, 64.3% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM WIDE RECEIVERSFANDUEL BUST WIDE RECEIVERS
Antonio Brown ($8.8K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Trent Taylor ($4.5K Avg Sal, 86.7% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Adam Thielen ($8.3K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Randall Cobb ($5.8K Avg Sal, 85.7% Bust, 7.1% Boom)
Julio Jones ($8.6K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 7.1% Bust)Brandon Marshall ($5K Avg Sal, 81.8% Bust, 9.1% Boom)
JuJu Smith-Schuster ($7.4K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Torrey Smith ($5K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Tyreek Hill ($7.9K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 20% Bust)Phillip Dorsett ($5.2K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Adam Humphries ($5.3K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 20% Bust)Keke Coutee ($5.3K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Michael Thomas ($8.7K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 26.7% Bust)DeVante Parker ($5.4K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Cooper Kupp ($6.6K Avg Sal, 44.4% Boom, 33.3% Bust)Maurice Harris ($4.9K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 10% Boom)
Kenny Golladay ($6.4K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 28.6% Bust)Travis Benjamin ($4.7K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Calvin Ridley ($6.2K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 35.7% Bust)Equanimeous St.Brown ($4.5K Avg Sal, 78.6% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
FANDUEL BOOM TIGHT ENDSFANDUEL BUST TIGHT ENDS
O.J. Howard ($5.8K Avg Sal, 70% Boom, 20% Bust)Michael Roberts ($4.5K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 10% Boom)
Travis Kelce ($7.6K Avg Sal, 66.7% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Blake Jarwin ($4.1K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Eric Ebron ($5.9K Avg Sal, 66.7% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Josh Hill ($4.2K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Zach Ertz ($7.3K Avg Sal, 61.5% Boom, 15.4% Bust)Ryan Griffin ($4.4K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
George Kittle ($6.5K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Hayden Hurst ($4.4K Avg Sal, 72.7% Bust, 9.1% Boom)
Jared Cook ($5.8K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 28.6% Bust)Antonio Gates ($4.8K Avg Sal, 71.4% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
Jimmy Graham ($6K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 35.7% Bust)Ian Thomas ($4.3K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 20% Boom)
Christopher Herndon ($5K Avg Sal, 41.7% Boom, 25% Bust)Rhett Ellison ($4.4K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Trey Burton ($5.9K Avg Sal, 38.5% Boom, 38.5% Bust)Demetrius Harris ($4.1K Avg Sal, 64.3% Bust, 28.6% Boom)
Austin Hooper ($5.5K Avg Sal, 35.7% Boom, 14.3% Bust)Jordan Thomas ($4.5K Avg Sal, 64.3% Bust, 28.6% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM QUARTERBACKSDRAFTKINGS BUST QUARTERBACKS
Carson Wentz ($5.9K Avg Sal, 60% Boom, 10% Bust)Nick Foles ($5.5K Avg Sal, 76.9% Bust, 15.4% Boom)
Russell Wilson ($6K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Brock Osweiler ($4.6K Avg Sal, 70% Bust, 20% Boom)
Matt Ryan ($6.1K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 7.1% Bust)Marcus Mariota ($5.3K Avg Sal, 57.1% Bust, 35.7% Boom)
Deshaun Watson ($6.1K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Josh Allen ($4.9K Avg Sal, 46.7% Bust, 26.7% Boom)
Cam Newton ($6.3K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Ryan Tannehill ($5.1K Avg Sal, 46.7% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Blake Bortles ($5.3K Avg Sal, 45.5% Boom, 27.3% Bust)Mitchell Trubisky ($5.7K Avg Sal, 38.5% Bust, 30.8% Boom)
Jared Goff ($6.2K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 21.4% Bust)Ryan Fitzpatrick ($5.8K Avg Sal, 36.4% Bust, 36.4% Boom)
Eli Manning ($5.1K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Sam Darnold ($4.7K Avg Sal, 35.7% Bust, 35.7% Boom)
Drew Brees ($6.4K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Derek Carr ($5.1K Avg Sal, 28.6% Bust, 35.7% Boom)
Andy Dalton ($5.8K Avg Sal, 36.4% Boom, 27.3% Bust)Matthew Stafford ($5.5K Avg Sal, 28.6% Bust, 21.4% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM RUNNING BACKSDRAFTKINGS BUST RUNNING BACKS
Saquon Barkley ($8.2K Avg Sal, 60% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Chase Edmonds ($4.1K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Phillip Lindsay ($5.1K Avg Sal, 60% Boom, 20% Bust)Darren Sproles ($4K Avg Sal, 72.7% Bust, 18.2% Boom)
Kareem Hunt ($6.9K Avg Sal, 54.5% Boom, 18.2% Bust)Leonard Fournette ($6.9K Avg Sal, 71.4% Bust, 21.4% Boom)
Tarik Cohen ($5.5K Avg Sal, 53.8% Boom, 23.1% Bust)Rashaad Penny ($4K Avg Sal, 71.4% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
Alvin Kamara ($8.5K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Giovani Bernard ($5.1K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
James White ($6K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 20% Bust)Jacquizz Rodgers ($3.3K Avg Sal, 64.3% Bust, 21.4% Boom)
Jalen Richard ($3.9K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 21.4% Bust)LeGarrette Blount ($3.7K Avg Sal, 64.3% Bust, 21.4% Boom)
Ezekiel Elliott ($8.1K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Chris Ivory ($3.9K Avg Sal, 64.3% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
James Conner ($7.2K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Corey Clement ($4K Avg Sal, 63.6% Bust, 27.3% Boom)
Chris Carson ($4.7K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Sony Michel ($5.2K Avg Sal, 60% Bust, 33.3% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM WIDE RECEIVERSDRAFTKINGS BUST WIDE RECEIVERS
JuJu Smith-Schuster ($7.2K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Travis Benjamin ($3.3K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Adam Humphries ($3.8K Avg Sal, 53.3% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Trent Taylor ($3.6K Avg Sal, 80% Bust, 6.7% Boom)
Julio Jones ($8.2K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 7.1% Bust)Tre'Quan Smith ($4K Avg Sal, 76.9% Bust, 7.7% Boom)
Antonio Brown ($8.6K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 6.7% Bust)Torrey Smith ($3.4K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 20% Boom)
Mike Evans ($7.5K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Ryan Grant ($3.8K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 20% Boom)
Cooper Kupp ($6K Avg Sal, 44.4% Boom, 44.4% Bust)DeVante Parker ($3.9K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Kenny Golladay ($5.8K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 28.6% Bust)Justin Hardy ($3K Avg Sal, 71.4% Bust, 14.3% Boom)
Calvin Ridley ($5.3K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 35.7% Bust)Russell Shepard ($3.1K Avg Sal, 70% Bust, 10% Boom)
Jordy Nelson ($4.3K Avg Sal, 42.9% Boom, 50% Bust)Jaron Brown ($3.3K Avg Sal, 70% Bust, 10% Boom)
Emmanuel Sanders ($6.3K Avg Sal, 41.7% Boom, 8.3% Bust)Keke Coutee ($4.2K Avg Sal, 69.2% Bust, 15.4% Boom)
DRAFTKINGS BOOM TIGHT ENDSDRAFTKINGS BUST TIGHT ENDS
O.J. Howard ($3.8K Avg Sal, 60% Boom, 20% Bust)Hayden Hurst ($2.6K Avg Sal, 75% Bust, 8.3% Boom)
Eric Ebron ($4.4K Avg Sal, 60% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Josh Hill ($2.5K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Christopher Herndon ($2.8K Avg Sal, 58.3% Boom, 25% Bust)Blake Jarwin ($2.5K Avg Sal, 73.3% Bust, 13.3% Boom)
Zach Ertz ($6.5K Avg Sal, 53.8% Boom, 15.4% Bust)Ryan Griffin ($2.6K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 20% Boom)
Gerald Everett ($2.7K Avg Sal, 50% Boom, 30% Bust)Rob Gronkowski ($6.1K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 20% Boom)
George Kittle ($5.2K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 13.3% Bust)Ian Thomas ($2.8K Avg Sal, 66.7% Bust, 16.7% Boom)
Mark Andrews ($2.6K Avg Sal, 46.7% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Demetrius Harris ($2.5K Avg Sal, 64.3% Bust, 28.6% Boom)
David Njoku ($3.8K Avg Sal, 40% Boom, 26.7% Bust)Jordan Thomas ($2.7K Avg Sal, 64.3% Bust, 28.6% Boom)
C.J. Uzomah ($3.4K Avg Sal, 36.4% Boom, 18.2% Bust)Jonnu Smith ($2.8K Avg Sal, 61.5% Bust, 30.8% Boom)
Austin Hooper ($3.7K Avg Sal, 35.7% Boom, 14.3% Bust)Rhett Ellison ($2.6K Avg Sal, 60% Bust, 20% Boom)