DraftKings Inc. and some early investors, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, are taking advantage of the stock’s 264 percent surge from an April debut to sell a combined 32 million shares.

The offering, underwritten by Credit Suisse Securities LLC and Goldman Sachs Group, will include 16 million shares sold by DraftKings while the other half are being offered by some investors, the online gaming company said in a statement. Boston-based DraftKings said its proceeds from the offering will be used for general corporate purposes.

DraftKings shares closed at a record high $63.78 on Friday, up more than 260 percent since April and 56 percent above the price when 40 million shares were offered at $40 each in June. The stock fell 5.1 percent Monday to close at $60.55 after news of the latest planned share sales.

Shalom Meckenzie, a billionaire Israeli executive who merged his company with DraftKings in April, led investors by registering to sell 8.5 million shares. Meckenzie will still be among DraftKings’s largest shareholders despite dumping more than $500 million in stock. Raine Capital LLC and Robert Kraft were among others who filed to sell.

There’s been no shortage of enthusiasm for DraftKings shares in the midst of bubbling excitement for the broader online sports betting industry in the United States as the pandemic depresses activity at traditional casinos. Evercore ISI estimated last month that DraftKings’ addressable market would quadruple by the start of the 2022 National Football League season.

The company’s offerings have prompted sell-side analysts to leapfrog one another, slapping on fresh price targets that are each higher than the one before. DraftKings has made waves by spending millions on partnerships with Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN network as well as with a range of professional sports teams, including the New York Giants and

It’s been a long, long time since Hoyer won a game as starting QB originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Though the Patriots haven’t confirmed it yet, all signs are pointing to Brian Hoyer starting under center Monday night when New England faces the Chiefs.

If Hoyer earns the start, he’ll be looking to do something he hasn’t done in four years and three days, or a span of 1,465 days: win a football game as starting quarterback.

Since Hoyer’s last victory — a 17-14 Bears win over the Lions on October 2, 2016 — Hoyer has lost 10 straight games as a starter, while predominantly serving as a backup over that stretch.

That losing skid involves three starts with the Bears in 2016, six starts with the 49ers in 2017, and one start with the Colts a season ago. Overall, Hoyer has completed 58.8 percent of his passes during the streak, averaging almost 220 yards per game while throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions, good for a QB rating of 75.8.

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But while Hoyer hasn’t walked off the field as a starter with a win in over four years, he has managed to keep most of those games close. Eight of those losses came by a total of 24 points, with six coming by a field goal or less. Only two of the losses were double-digit defeats.

Considering the Patriots are 11-point underdogs for the contest — their largest point spread as underdogs since Super Bowl XXXVI against the Rams — oddsmakers aren’t expecting Hoyer and the Pats to keep it that close this time around against the defending champs.

But who knows? Maybe the 34-year-old journeyman can author a shocker.

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