Three games left in the NFL Season! Can you believe it!? Because there’s only two games on Sunday, we’re going to help you set your lineups for Showdown Captain Mode on DraftKings.
In this game style, you must choose players from one game at a time. You get six slots with a $50,000 cap limit.
Sounds simple, right? Well, here’s the catch…
One of those six slots is marked for a Captain. The Captain is 1.5x their original price, but they also get 1.5x the points.
For example, a $10,000 player is now $15,000 in the Captain slot. But his 10 fantasy points equates to 15 fantasy points. Catch my drift?
Now let’s set those lineups!
Los Angeles Rams @ New Orleans Saints
CAPTAIN: Greg Zuerlein – K, LAR – $4,800
Greg the Leg kicks his way into the Captain slot. The LA kicker averages 11.8 fantasy points per game. If he were to match his average this week, he’d put up a solid 17.7 points in the Captain slot.
FLEX: C.J. Anderson – RB, LAR – $6,800
Anderson has come in and been an absolute wrecking ball for the Rams. Look for him to roll into the end zone again this week.
FLEX: Jared Goff – QB, LAR – $9,000
Goff threw for 391 yards and 3 TDs against the Saints back in Week 9.
FLEX: Alvin Kamara – RB, NO – $9,400
Kamara had 156 scrimmage yards and 3 TDs back in Week 9 against these Rams. Time for the garbage man to clean up.
FLEX: Michael Thomas – WR, NO – $11,400
Remember that guy that had 211 receiving yards in a game this year? You mean Michael Thomas? Yeah, him.
It was against the Rams, too.
FLEX: Robert Woods – WR, LAR – $8,000
Over the river, through the Woods and into the end zone goes Robert.
New England Patriots @ Kansas City Chiefs
CAPTAIN: Spencer Ware – RB, KC – $5,700
Hopefully Spencer can ‘Ware’ down the Patriots in a complimentary role in this matchup. He’s guaranteed touches, making his minuscule price worth it in the Captain slot.
FLEX: Tom Brady – QB, NE – $9,600
Playoff Brady is back. Don’t doubt the GOAT.
FLEX: Julian Edelman – WR, NE – $9,000
18.6 fantasy points per game. Not an underdog. Don’t let him tell you otherwise.
FLEX: Travis Kelce – TE, KC – $10,000
This guy knows the Patriots don’t suck. Oh, and he’s pretty good at football, too.
FLEX: James White – RB, NE – $7,200
The guy didn’t have a carry last week and put up 24.7 fantasy points.
FLEX: Damien Williams – RB, KC – $8,400
Williams has been an X-factor for the Chiefs since Week 14 and has solidified himself as the starting RB in a high-powered offense.
For a more in-depth (and quite entertaining) analysis, listen to Sneaky Plays – Championship Weekend edition:
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