The 49ers and Cowboys face off in a classic NFC playoff fight, and there is no shortage of outstanding DFS studs. It’s easy to make a ton of chalky picks thanks to all the firepower, so we’re going against the grain in our DraftKings Showdown lineup with a QB-WR-TE stack versus another QB-WR-TE stack. Of course these picks could crash and burn, but since we are playing GPP tournaments, we are rolling the dice with some differentiation.
These are the important settings for single-game DraftKings contests: Full point PPR, and here they are three-point bonuses for 300 air yards, 100 rushing yards, Y 100 yards receiving. The Captain pick costs 1.5 times the player’s original price, but also gets their total points multiplied by 1.5.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: 49ers vs. Cowboys
$ 50,000 budget, at least one player from each team is needed.
Captain: (1.5x salary, 1.5x points): QB Dak Prescott, Cowboys ($ 15,900)
Prescott is something of a boom-or-bust quarterback play, and we’re happy to chase the lead in this contest. With the array of weapons at his disposal, he can pass 300 yards and throw multiple touchdowns in any matchup. We don’t think Dallas can just run the ball at will, so expect Prescott to be a high-volume passer.
FLEXIBLE: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers ($ 9,200)
Jimmy G also has the support of an elite group of skilled players who can make any short distance pass by six points. Especially now that Jauan Jennings has become a real threat in the passing game, there are several avenues for DFS success in this venue. This game is projected to score somewhat high, and if Garoppolo can keep up, he will be successful enough to pay his price. This could be his last game as a 49er, so he’s sure to be motivated.
FLEXIBLE: TE George Kittle, 49ers ($ 7,400)
After posting ridiculous 42.6 and 37.1 DK points in weeks 13 and 14, respectively, Kittle has calmed down and is averaging just under five DK points per game over the past three weeks. We see this as an opportunity to play it on a lower property. Another big day awaits you, and we’ll take it at this price: $ 3,800 cheaper than Deebo Samuel with a similar advantage.
FLEXIBLE: TE Dalton Schultz, Jeans ($ 6,200)
Believe it or not, Schultz has been the most stable product of all the Cowboys pass receivers in the final month of the season. He has averaged 17.85 DK points in the last four games, adding four received touchdowns for good measure. Your range of results is wide because you don’t forever He commands a ton of targets, but when he doesn’t have a ton of volume, he still delivers in the red zone. You have multiple paths to DFS success.
FLEXIBLE: WR Cedrick Wilson, Cowboys ($ 5,400)
Wilson has totaled 50.6 DK points in his last two games as a backup to Michael Gallup (ACL). Its price is more than generous, so we will accept the deal. Ultimately, Dallas ‘offense is gearing up for any of the Cowboys’ best pass receivers to produce and produce big, so we’ll take Wilson’s advantage at a low price and relatively low ownership.
FLEXIBLE: WR Jauan Jennings, 49ers ($ 4,800)
Jennings completely exploded against the Rams in Week 18, but his use has been on the rise since Deebo Samuel took over an RB / WR role. He played 63 percent of the 49ers’ offensive plays, the season high, last week and delivered with a 6-94-2 line. With all the defensive attention on Samuel, Kittle and Brandon Aiyuk, Jennings can do damage in the YAC game and in the red zone as a big-body target for Jimmy G.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.