Baker Mayfield Helps Win DraftKings User $250K

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Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Baker Mayfield

  • The winning lineup in DraftKings' $1 Million Thursday Night Showdown featured Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield in the FLEX position.
  • He was owned in just 0.58% of lineups since he was not expected to play.
  • An injury to Tyrod Taylor forced Mayfield into the lineup. The rookie helped lead the Browns to their first win since 2016 -- and cash a big check for a lucky daily fantasy player.

I don’t know if DraftKings user “AntmanDAchamp24” was a Baker Mayfield fan before Thursday night’s game between the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets, but he certainly is now.

AntmanDAchamp24 is now $250,000 richer thanks to his first-place lineup in the DraftKings $1 Million Thursday Night Showdown.

He rostered the Browns’ backup starting QB at just 0.58% ownership in one of his FLEX positions. It was certainly risky, but it obviously paid off in a huge way:

On the other side of the spectrum, a FanDuel user dropped out of the $250,000 first-place spot in the final drive thanks to Sam Darnold’s interception.

These rookie QBs were highly debated in this summer’s draft, and while they likely won’t make a difference for meaningful playoff football this fall, they certainly did tonight — for better or for worse.

Brutal beat.