Professional poker player Brian Hastings, best known for his dismantling of Victor “Isildur1” Blom to the tune of $4.2 million in December 2009, has a shot to win $1 million playing fantasy football.
Playing under his familiar moniker Stinger88, the Pennsylvania native currently sits in third place in the NFL 2.2 Millionaire Maker on Draft Kings which guarantees a $1 million first place prize for a $27 entry. As it stands, Hastings is in good shape to make $50,000, and needs only one third of a point from the Seattle defense to move into second place where the prize is $100,000.
It will take a big game from DeSean Jackson, Percy Harvin, Marshawn Lynch or a monster game from the Washington defense in order to overtake Hastings. The closest team with a player at one of those positions is about 21 points away.
The closest team with a player at one of those positions is about 21 points away.
There are other teams that are closer, such as World Poker Tour commentator, Tony “Bond18” Dunst who also has a defensive team left, but since the contests are very top-heavy, Dunst and the others have a better shot of making a big score by playing the favored Seattle defense.
Hastings started the night 16+ points behind the current leader who has nobody going tonight.
So what does he need from the Seattle defense to secure his seven-figure fantasy football score? Here is the breakdown for the defensive scoring:
Defense/Special Teams will accumulate points as follows:
Sack = +1PT
Interception = +2PTs
Fumble Recovery = +2PTs
Kickoff Return TD = +6PTs
Punt Return TD = +6PTs
Interception Return TD = +6PTs
Fumble Recovery TD = +6PTs
Blocked Punt or FG Return TD = +6PTs
Safety = +2PTs
Blocked Kick = +2PTs
0 Points Allowed = +10PTs
1-6 Points Allowed = +7PTs
7-13 Points Allowed = +4PTs
14-20 Points Allowed = +1PT
21-27 Points Allowed = 0PTs
28-34 Points Allowed = -1PT
35+ Points Allowed = -4PTs