Thursday night time kicks off week two of the NFL season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers journey to Carolina to face off with division foes, the Carolina Panthers. Thursday night time additionally means it’s a brand new week for DFS.
DraftKings NFL $1.11M Thursday Evening Showdown is open for entry now, and items the primary place winner with $250,000. Let’s break down probably the most optimum technique to assemble your roster to assist quick monitor you to some earnings.
Guidelines & Scoring:
- Six complete gamers (one captain, 5 flex gamers)
- Captain choice value 1.5x commonplace wage
- Captain scores 1.5x fantasy level values
- Can select from any place (QB, RB, WR, TE, Okay, DST)
- You should use as many gamers on the similar place as you’d like
- $50,000 wage cap
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- Captain: Christian McCaffrey $18,600
- FLEX: D.J. Moore $8,000
- FLEX: Curtis Samuel $7,000
- FLEX: O.J. Howard $6,600
- FLEX: Ronald Jones ll $5,000
- FLEX: Breshad Perriman $4,600
Why this Lineup?
Christian McCaffrey is by far the priciest of the out there gamers to select from on Thursday, and inserting him in as Captain solely amplifies that value. Nevertheless, the Carolina operating again is value it. Run CMC put a whopping 45.9 fantasy factors in week one. Being able to multiply that kind of output could be best any week.
D.J. Moore noticed ten targets in week one and appears to have locked up the WR1 gig in Carolina. Curtis Samuel had a quiet week one efficiency, nonetheless, the Brooklyn-born Samuel has a stable monitor file vs. the Bucs. In Samuel’s final assembly with Tampa Bay, he scored on each a receiving and a speeding play. The Buccanneers protection completed because the seventh worst cross protection in 2018.
O.J. Howard didn’t explode the way in which many anticipated him to in week one. Nevertheless, that might change vs. Carolina. LA Rams tight finish Tyler Higbee discovered the endzone in week one towards the Panthers. Higbee, who had scored simply 4 earlier occasions in his profession isn’t close to the expertise that Howard is.
Ronald Jones was abysmal a season in the past, however new coach Bruce Arians has appeared to purchase into the second-year man from USC. Jones led Tampa Bay in speeding makes an attempt and yards in week one. Jones averaged almost six yards a pop every week in the past. Grabbing a possible beginning operating again with a wage cheaper than 4 backup quarterbacks is a cut price.
Breshad Perriman is not more than a 3rd receiver within the Bucs offense. Nevertheless, Perriman is available in with a dirt-cheap wage for a wideout who noticed 5 targets in his Tampa Bay debut every week in the past.
Closing Ideas & Apparent Omissions
Let’s level out the apparent, there are not any quarterbacks on this lineup. I might have liked to slip Cam right into a flex spot, nonetheless with Newton’s excessive wage ($11,000) that might have meant doubtless leaving McCaffrey out of the lineup. The opposite QB on this sport, Jameis Winston, is coming off of a three-interception blunder in week one and has now tossed 17 interceptions over his final 14 video games.
Our optimum lineup leaves $200 remaining wage, nonetheless, there weren’t any gamers value shuffling our roster for.
Chris Godwin has been a fantasy darling all offseason and heading into week one. Nevertheless, the Tampa Bay wideout has averaged a modest 26.three yards per sport over 4 of his final 5 video games.
Bear in mind, don’t simply go for the large names, as they may eat up the majority of your wage. We rolled with CMC, as it could be laborious to omit such a gifted playmaker. But we overlooked Mike Evans, Godwin, Winston, and Newton.
Whereas different DraftKings Showdown lineups might include two or three large names, the remainder of their roster will likely be lined with gamers that homeowners pray journey into the endzone on considered one of their lone touches of the sport. Clearly, that’s not probably the most optimum for an optimum lineup. Our lineup ensures touches, manufacturing, and if all goes effectively, cash.
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