Week 12’s Monday Night Football matchup features the Seahawks against the Washington Football Team. Las Vegas betting shops opened the Seahawks as 1.5-point road favorites, but the line has since moved in the Football Team’s favor with some sportsbooks dealing the game as a pick and others listing Washington as a one-point favorite. With totals hovering around 46.0-46.5, we might not be treated to a shootout. However, we still like the sneaky value found within this single-game DFS tournament, and our DraftKings Showdown lineup is headlined by a bold pick in our captain slot.
Here are the key scoring settings for DraftKings Showdown contests: They’re full-point PPR and there are three-point bonuses for 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and 100 receiving yards. The Captain pick costs 1.5 times a player’s original price, but he also gets his point total multiplied by 1.5.
DraftKings Showdown Picks: Seahawks vs. Washington
$50,000 budget, need at least one player from each team.
Captain (1.5x points, 1.5x salary) RB Alex Collins, Seahawks ($9,900)
The Seahawks are dropping bodies fast at the running back position. With Chris Carson (neck) out for the year and both Rashad Penny (hamstring) and Travis Homer (calf) ruled out, it’s reasonable to expect Collins to figure prominently into the Seahawks’ ground attack. Collins is off the injury report, so he’s likely to see more than the 10 carries he’s had the previous three games.
FLEX QB Taylor Heinicke, Washington ($9,800)
We can’t fit Terry McLaurin into the mix this week, but we get some indirect exposure to him by rostering Heinicke, who has eclipsed 20.0 DraftKings points in two of his past four games. While he only has one rushing touchdown on the season, he adds a little extra potential with his feet. The Seahawks have been friendly to quarterbacks, ranking 25th in scoring allowed to the position.
FLEX WR DK Metcalf, Seahawks ($8,800)
The Seahawks’ top two wide receivers have traded spells of good form with bouts of poor production. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett have split targets and receptions nearly down the middle — 72-71 and 46-47, respectively — so looking ahead to any particular game, there’s nothing wrong with considering the two a toss-up. Either is capable of 100 yards and/or multiple touchdowns, and Metcalf is significantly cheaper.
FLEX RB Antonio Gibson, Washington ($8,600)
Gibson has delivered two solid performances coming out of their Week 9 bye, though last week’s output didn’t translate into great fantasy production. He’s also absent from the injury report, suggesting his shin is not hampering him as much as earlier in the season. The Seahawks have been generous to running backs, so Gibson could continue to find success on the ground.
FLEX RB J.D. McKissic, Washington ($7,200)
McKissic is second on the Football Team with 79 touches at 7.0 yards a pop. That volume includes 38 receptions — also second on the team — which plays well under DraftKings’ full-PPR format. We don’t mind including both members of Washington’s backfield against a defense that serves up as much backfield production as the Seahawks do.
FLEX RB DeeJay Dallas, Seahawks ($5,200)
While Collins will likely receive the bulk of the carries on Monday night, Seattle will lean on Dallas as the primary receiving option out of the backfield. Dallas scored his first touchdown of the season in a loss to the Cardinals in Week 11 and drew five targets in a Sunday night affair against the Steelers. A bigger role and 10-plus touches could be on the menu for Dallas with so many injuries in the Seahawks’ running back corps.
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