Monday Night Football Info
Time: Monday, November 30th @ 5:15 PM Pacific
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
Weather: 63f Possible Drizzle
Spread: Seattle -6.5
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On a normal Monday night, the showdown is the main attraction for the slate. As has been the case for all of 2020, this is not a normal Monday night. Draftkings will offer a two game slate, but as always, this article will concentrate on the regularly scheduled showdown contests. The contests where two wild birds will fight for ariel supremacy.
Can Russell Wilson cook a Philadelphia kitchen that hasn’t been kind to opposing chefs? Or, can Carson Wentz exploit a Seahawks defense that rolls out the red carpet for pass catchers? Being on the right side of these events as they unfold will put some cash in your pocket. Here are some of my suggestions to help you get a start on your DraftKings Monday Night Football Showdown lineup.
As always, the players below are not meant to be considered a “core four.” These are simply players to consider as you are building your lineups. Play one, play them all, it is entirely up to you. My job is to help you see the reasoning behind selecting these players and how they can help you win.
DraftKings Monday Night Showdown Picks
1. Chris Carson – Captain $13,200; Flex $8,800 RB Seattle
He’s back. After four weeks of injury, Carson will see game action again on Monday Night Football. Hopefully for us, he will look as good as he had over the first five weeks of the season. Every game in that span resulted in double digit fantasy performances. Two of them were over 20 and two missed that mark by only a point. This type of outing is not far fetched again this week.
The Eagles defense has given up 3 touchdowns and over 200 yards to opposing running backs in the last two weeks. They allowed Nick Chubb to eclipse the 100-yard mark, and Wayne Gallman to find the endzone twice. The Seahawks will feed their lead back as they did with Carlos Hyde, or Alex Collins when they held the role. Look for Carson to find his rhythm and ramp back up to form. When he does, the points will follow.
2. Travis Fulgham – Captain $10,200; Flex $6,800 WR Philadelphia
What you’re hoping for here are those who have written off the young wideout for poor performance as of late. Given his salary and back to back weeks of 1.8 fantasy points, many might want to look elsewhere. All that said, here is where the horrible Seattle pass defense narrative plays well for us. He’s second on the corps in snap count behind Greg Ward, but leads all receivers in targets.
This has the feeling of a get right game for Fulgham. He’ll look to find the spark that saw him explode for 10 catches and 152 yards and a touchdown week 5 against the Steelers. What would be acceptable is his floor of at least 5 catches for over 70 yards and a touchdown. A stat line he posted in the three games before his slide. His workload has remained constant, and it’s time his production catches back up to it. There is nothing like a suspect secondary to bring the two back together.
3. Boston Scott – Captain $1,500; Flex $1000 RB Philadelphia
You’ll hear no argument from me that Miles Sanders is the man in that Eagles backfield. But, Scott has made a case for some increased playing time. In fact, at times, he seems like the more explosive back. The one downside to his matchup is that it’s not against New York. He’s registered his best games of the season in his two meetings with the men of Gotham.
That said, should Philadelphia be caught in an all hands on deck situation, Scott’s upside will benefit. He’s a threat to catch for solid yardage. Plus, his 4.82 yards per carry average on the season means he doesn’t need too much volume to return on his price tag. Loading up on the high ticket Seahawks on this slate means having to take a chance on guys like Scott. Hopefully, he will outperform his expectations and make this DraftKings Monday Night Showdown pick a profitable one.
4. Richard Rodgers – Captain $2,700; Flex $1,800 TE Philadelphia
Word on the street is that Zach Ertz is not ready to play this Monday night. That being the case, Rodgers becomes a valuable piece to your DraftKings Monday Night Showdown lineup. Over the last two weeks, he has turned in back to back double digit fantasy performances. Last week, he turned two targets into two catches for 48 yards and a touchdown. The week before caught 4 of his 5 targets for 60 yards. In that outing, he split looks with Dallas Godert, but both had great outings.
The Seahwaks have a blistering passing offense. The problem is, their defense allows for other teams to torch them through the air as well. Seattle is dead last in passing the league in regard to passing yards allowed. While I understand Carson Wentz hasn’t been the model of quarterback consistency this season. Whether he’s throwing the ball a ton in the event the Eagles are behind, or he’s throwing it a ton because the game becomes a shootout, either way, he’ll be putting the ball in the air, a lot. This puts Rodgers in a favorable situation at a more than favorable price point.
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