Sunday’s game in Week 15 football features a battle between divisional rivals New Orleans and Tampa Bay. The Saints have dominated the competition in this division lately, winning three of their past four encounters, but the Buccaneers have won the biggest match of the period, a playoff last year. The Bucs have many famous stars, but apart from Alvin Kamara, the Saints mostly include men who can be classified as “DFS sleepers”. Either way, there’s no shortage of good options for our DraftKings Showdown lineup.
Before we get into our picks, here are the main rules of DraftKings Showdown: It full point PPR, and there they are Three bonus points 300 yardsAnd 100 yard dash, And 100 yards receipt. Choosing a captain costs 1.5 times the player’s original price, but also gets his or her score multiplied by 1.5.
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Draft Kings Confrontation Choices: Saints vs. Pirates
With a budget of $50,000, you need at least one player from each team.
Captain (1.5 times points, 1.5 times salary) QB Taysom Hill, Saints ($15,600)
We’ve seen enough of Hill to know what he can do in fantasy football. He’s scored 26.3 and 27.7 points from the Draft Kings in his two starts this season and has surpassed the Dane’s 20.0 three times in 2020. It might be ugly in real life, but Hill’s involvement in touchdowns and relegation usually makes him an attractive option for DFS.
FLEX RB Alvin Kamara, Saints ($11,400)
With 31 touchdowns in week 14, Kamara tells us he has completely outgrown the ailments that kept him outside for several weeks. His 49 goals rank third on the team despite only playing nine games, so there is little to worry about multiple mouths to feed. Pirates are tough against running, so Kamara will need to take damage with a scrolling game, which is good in his talents.
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FLEX WR Chris Goodwin, Buccaneers ($10,000)
Goodwin has exploded in recent weeks without Antonio Brown drawing goals. Tom Brady threw Goodwin’s direction 32 times over the previous two contests, and Goodwin bobbed in 25 passes for 248 yards. DFS players can fret about average catch and lack of landings, but the target size is enviable nonetheless. Goodwin has five points in the season, and with the number of goals he’s drawn recently, it’s only a matter of time before he finishes sixth.
FLEX TE Rob Gronkowski, Pirate ($7800)
Gronkowski has been busy since returning to the squad, scoring at least eight goals in each of his four matches. He scored a double-digit DK score in every competition and crossed the 20-point barrier twice. Antonio Brown’s absence means Brady will continue to look in the direction of No. 87 frequently and in key areas.
FLEX TE Nick Vannett, Saints ($3,400)
We don’t want to invest too much in the Saints passing game. Camara will dominate the touchdowns, and Hill will win more with his legs than his arm. That brings us to Vanette, where the tight end has seen three assists in each of the past two games. Snap rates have increased dramatically during that time, and even if Adam Trautman is active, Vannett’s playing time should remain relatively stable. We might need him to score a touchdown to really give us a shot, but we love his increased involvement in this new Saints offense.
FLEX RB Ty Montgomery, Saints ($1,200)
The back field is getting a little more crowded with Mark Ingram back from the Reserve/COVID roster, but Montgomery’s versatility draws us in on him in this spot. He’s handled 19 touches over the past two weeks, and while that might not be the massive amount DFS players would like to see, it’s not like anyone outside Kamara really controls the sharing of chances.