Monday, January 24

Monday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS Lineup Tips for Week 1 Ravens-Raiders Showdown Tournaments

The Ravens and Raiders bowed in Week 1 with a Monday Night Football showdown in Las Vegas. Bookmakers listed this 52-over / under game and the Ravens as 5.5-point favorites, implying there is no shortage of worthwhile picks for DraftKings Showdown lineups. While most NFL DFS players will focus on the Baltimore offense, we think Vegas offers some intriguing plays as well. Remember, the Raiders finished 10th in scoring offense last season.

It’s been a brutal preseason for Baltimore, which lost three of its top four RBs to season-ending injuries and first-round WR Rashod Bateman (core) for at least three games. Look to Lamar Jackson to carry more on his shoulders and let the offense rest on his bread and butter. Naming Jackson as your captain requires sacrifices on the roster, but it’s worth the risk and reward.

Here is the most notable scoring setup from DraftKings Showdowns: It Full point PPR, and here they are 3-point bonuses for 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and 100 receiving yards. The Captain’s pick costs 1.5 times the player’s original price, but also gets his total points multiplied by 1.5.

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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Ravens vs. Raiders

$ 50,000 budget, at least one player from each team is needed.

Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x points): QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($ 18,600)

Wow, (projected) production has a price. However, given the circumstances surrounding Baltimore’s offense, and Jackson’s 11 performances of more than 30 DraftKings points in the past two seasons, it is worth forcing him into their lineup (s). The Ravens should trust him more than ever, and we know the kind of monstrous performances he can have against anyone.

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FLEX: TE Mark Andrews, Ravens ($ 9,000)

The offseason talk suggested the Ravens were exploring a more balanced offense for 2021, but a series of injuries has caused those plans to change. If they are forced to return to their tried-and-true offense, expect Andrews to resume his co-star role as Jackson’s top pick, particularly in the red zone. He has scored 17 touchdowns in his last 29 games.

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FLEX: WR Marquise Brown, Ravens ($ 7,600)

Familiarity is the theme of the Ravens and this lineup. Brown missed most of camp with a hamstring injury, but chemistry shouldn’t be a problem for the speedy third-year catcher and his interlocutor. Brown isn’t just a deep threat, but he’s certainly capable of hitting the Raiders for a long score, maybe even two, a feat he’s accomplished three times in his career.

FLEX: WR Bryan Edwards, Raiders ($ 5,600)

We know that Darren Waller ($ 10,800) is the de facto “WR1” of the Raiders, but without a veteran wide receiver to lean on head coach Jon Gruden, Edwards will have a chance to claim the next rung on the ladder. The Ravens secondary will be without starting cornerback Marcus Peters, who tore his ACL in practice this week.

FLEX: WR Henry Ruggs III, Raiders ($ 5,000)

Ruggs is in a similar boat to Edwards, entering Year 2 with the opportunity to take a substantial leap forward. A sold out Ravens secondary should loosen things up a bit for Ruggs, but we’re probably still praying for a deep shot. However, the betting odds suggest that Las Vegas should be active in the scoring department, so we’re willing to give it a try with the two second-year receivers from Las Vegas.

FLEX: K Justin Tucker, Ravens ($ 4,000)

Apologies for closing this lineup with so much moaning. We have to make concessions so that we can pay Jackson as our captain and supplement him with some valuable pieces. When it comes to kickers, the chances are not much better than those for Tucker, who has scored double-digit fantasy points 11 times since 2019. There is some optimism that Las Vegas’ new defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, it can help the defense to toughen up. in 2021. If that happens, Tucker could find himself lining up for multiple field goal attempts.

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