Sunday Night Football Info
Time: Sunday, January 3rd @ 5:20 PM Pacific
Location: Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA
Weather: 40f Possible Light Rain
Spread: Washington -2.5
Odds courtesy of MyBookie.ag *Promo Code SGP*
The regular season will come to a close with this slate on Sunday night. Unless you are playing a Week 17 championship game, your sweat has been over. Luckily, the DraftKings showdown slates continue to give you a reason to keep your head in the game. The Eagles and the vaunted Football Team square off with the division crown on the line for Washington. Injuries will play a part in this matchup so keep an eye on the reports leading into the evening. Like I do every week, I will give you a few names to put on your radar as you are putting together your roster.
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. We wish you luck on your DraftKings Sunday Night Showdown Picks.
DraftKings Sunday Night Showdown Picks
J.D. McKissic – Captain $13,200; Flex $8,800 RB Washington
The fate of Antonio Gibson has yet to be determined officially. Currently, though, it seems like he will be more likely to play on Sunday night than not. Believe it or not, J.D. McKissic has standalone value that will only increase should Gibson sit. Washington has leaned on McKissic for his pass-catching abilities quite often over the last three weeks. Since week 13, he’s seen 34 targets. He’s come down with 27 turning them into 221 yards and two touchdowns. That is a great situation in DraftKings PPR format.
Alex Smith has been trending in the right direction for a Sunday night start which should boost McKissic’s upside. He has also been called on to shoulder the bulk of the carries on top of his soft hands in the absence of Gibson. In weeks 14 and 15, he registered 11 and 13 carries. With them, he turned in games of 68 and 51 yards. With or without Gibson, McKissic should be an anchor in your lineup with captain appeal.
Greg Ward – Captain $8,700; Flex $5,800 WR Philadelphia
Greg Ward was quiet last week. To be fair, he’s been most of the season. But, he is a viable weapon that the Eagles need if they hope to rob the Football Team of their hopes of a division title. What you are hoping for by rostering Ward is one of two things. You’d appreciate a multiple touchdown game like he had two weeks ago in Arizona. Short of that, you’ll accept similar production to his outing in Green Bay. There he managed three catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.
Either way, at his flex price, that will come close to making him worth the roster spot. Washington hasn’t been the most accommodating to opposing wide receivers, but this is the last game of the season for Philadelphia. Expect the Eagles to leave it all on the field and for Hurts to make his final case for a starting job in 2021. This lends itself to a situation where players score a few more points than normal. Ward should be one of them.
Quez Watkins – Captain $2,400; Flex $1,600 WR Philadelphia
It’s been a tough season for Philadelphia pass catchers. Only two have more than 500 yards on the season. Dallas Goedert and Travis Fulgham are tied for the most with 524 apiece. Behind them is a mixed bag of production including Greg Ward, Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, and so on and so on. One name that has emerged from the wreckage these last two weeks is that of Quez Watkins. Two weeks ago he found the endzone for the first time in his career. It was only his second catch as a professional. Last week he was on the right end of a 43-yard gem off of a Jalen Hurts scramble drill play.
Most of his eight career targets have come from wide receiver screens and short routes. But, as last week proved, he is also capable of running the deeper routes as well. He seems to have a knack for finding the soft spots in the zone and has no trouble shedding a corner. This should continue to give Hurts a respectable target in what will be a tough outing against Washington. The Football Team comes in as one of the top defensive squads against the pass. Hurts will need to lean on his shorter route runners if he wants to have any success. This makes Watkins an intriguing play for your DraftKings Sunday Night Showdown Picks.
Boston Scott – Captain $2,100; Flex $1,400 RB Philadelphia
Mile Sanders randomly popped up on the injury report on Thursday. This means Boston Scott could see his floor raised if the Eagles keep their lead back on the bench. He carries with him the risk of the lowest of floors. His ceiling though makes rostering him in a few tournament lineups worth the risk. In the week 1 matchup against Washington, he had a modest 7.4 point fantasy day with Sanders out of that game as well. You will need some salary relief on this slate given the price of the Washington players. Scott is a solid option to place in an all Football Team lineup as the sole Eagles player.