DraftKings finds a way to celebrate the holidays, and Halloween is no exception. Saturday, October 31st, DraftKings and Major League Eating will host the first-ever DraftKings Halloween Candy Bowl.
Competitive eaters Joey Chestnut, Miki Sudo, Geoffrey Esper, Darron Breeden, Matt Stonie and Nick Wehry are headed to Las Vegas for the ultimate competitive candy eating contest. They will each have six minutes to eat as much candy corn, Kit Kats, M&Ms, Milky Ways, Snickers, and Mini Reese’s as they can.
Play along from home and get ready to eat some candy, or join the DraftKings Sportsbook free-to-play pool to place your Candy Bowl predictions and compete for a slice of the $10,000 pie. The event gets going at 7:30 p.m. ET overlooking the Bellagio fountains, and you’ll be able to watch it live on DraftKings’ YouTube page and Twitch page.
To celebrate the DraftKings Halloween Candy Bowl, we’ll compare players on your fantasy football rosters to your favorite Halloween candies!
Snickers: Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
Your fantasy teams aren’t the same if they’re facing off against Derrick Henry. Just like Snickers candy bars, Henry gives you a little bit of everything. Snickers has an ingredient for every flavor profile, whether you’re looking for caramel, creamy nougat or peanuts. Henry’s got the size, the speed, and ability to take any carry or screen pass to the house. Versatility is what makes both Henry and Snickers bars a top-tier option in their respective categories.
M&Ms: Adrian Peterson, Detroit Lions
Nobody will ever say no to a classic M&M, and it appears that this is the sentiment NFL teams continue to have toward Adrian Peterson. M&Ms aren’t my go-to when I’m craving something sweet, but they certainly are thought of as an all-time favorite. He’ll satisfy your DraftKings lineups for 10 to 12 points but will leave you hungry for more in your fantasy lineups, especially with D’Andre Swift on his tail.
Kit Kat: DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
Like a Kit Kat is to candy, DeSean Jackson is one of the lighter dominant wide receiver options. They go down quick and easy, just as Jackson does when he makes his way down the field to score on his 4.35 40-yard dash speed. Last, but not least, they break easily. Jackson had posted 155 receiving yards on the season before breaking his ankle in Week 7’s TNF matchup. Coincidentally, this was his first game returning from a hamstring injury that had kept him out of the three contests prior.
Milky Way: DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals
So. Smooth. Not a bump (or peanut) in the road could stop DeAndre Hopkins from a WR1 performance. He made a flawless transition into the Arizona Cardinals offense, and the Hopkins/Murray combo is sure sweet. His routes? Smooth as caramel. His hands? Soft as nougat. He gets a Week 8 bye to rest up a lingering ankle injury after managing four 100-receiving yard games through his first seven games, but after, should continue on his 16-game pace for a whopping 1,600 receiving yards.
Candy corn: David Montgomery, Chicago Bears
You either love candy corn or you hate it... just as many feel about Bears RB David Montgomery. He’s averaging just 3.7 yards per rushing attempt for the second consecutive season — less than ideal. The thing is, however, that Montgomery is a running back who is seeing nearly 18 touches per game. It’s hard to say no to that kind of volume, even if doesn’t come with the highest upside. Candy corn isn’t the most popular candy come Halloween time, but if we need something sweet and it’s all we have, are we really going to say no?
Reese’s cups: Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Just as we the world has come to revere the perfect combination of peanut butter and chocolate, we’ve come to love Alvin Kamara’s dual-threat as a rusher and receiver. Just as Reese’s are the No. 1 candy, Kamara ranks as the RB1 through the first seven weeks of the NFL season — even despite having already had a bye. He’s already racked up 824 scrimmage yards and 7 TDs and is looking to finish the season out on top, as Reese’s does each and every year.