The Chiefs will host the Broncos in the Week 13 edition of Sunday Night Football. The Chiefs lead the division at 7-4, but the Broncos are still in the postseason picture at 6-5. Kansas City is posting nine points as a home favorite, so Sin City sportsbooks aren’t optimistic about the chances of Denver making a surprise. Hopefully, for the sake of entertainment and DFS single-game competitive contests, the Broncos make things more interesting. We have three Denver players, including our Captain, in the DraftKings Showdown lineup below.
Before we get into our picks, these are the key rules of DraftKings Showdown: Full point PPR, and here they are three-point bonuses for 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and 100 receiving yards. The Captain’s Picks cost 1.5 times the player’s original price, but he also gets his total points multiplied by 1.5.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Broncos vs Chiefs
$ 50,000 budget, at least one player from each team is needed.
Captain (1.5x points, 1.5x salary) RB Javonte Williams, Broncos ($ 11,400)
It seems increasingly likely that Melvin Gordon (hip) will be inactive on Sunday, leaving Williams as the leading running back for the first time this season. He’s hit 100-yard hitting twice in the last three weeks, and with an increased workload, he’ll have a good chance of earning the DraftKings three-point bonus for more than 100 yards rushing. The Chiefs have been better on defense in recent weeks and the Broncos are the underdog, but Williams is capable in the passing game, so volume should still be on his side.
FLEX WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs ($ 10,800)
Hill has been on a hot streak for the past few weeks. He eclipsed 20.0 DK points in three of his last four games. Hill has only failed to hit double-digit goals three times this season while watching 15 or more twice. The Broncos contained Hill in two games in 2020, but he’s a threat to hit a monster score in any given week. Since we are not signing Patrick Mahomes, we are going to include his two main goals.
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FLEX TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($ 10,000)
Kelce has been on a bit of a roll, scoring 17.8, 22.9 and 18.8 DK points since Week 9. He has totaled 26 goals in that three-game span and has earned more than 10 looks five times this season. Kelce posted an 8-136-1 line, good for 30.6 DK points, in his last game against the Broncos. Whenever Kelce is fined for a heavy workload, and there is no reason for us to expect otherwise, we are happy to bet on him.
FLEX RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs ($ 8,600)
Edwards-Helaire returned from a five-week absence and resumed his leading role in the backfield. He converted 14 touches into 15.6 DK points, and with two more weeks away from his injury, a heavier workload is a reasonable expectation. The Chiefs are highly favored, suggesting a favorable playing script for Edwards-Helaire and Co.
FLEX WR Jerry Jeudy, Broncos ($ 7,200)
It wasn’t the year 2 break most expected from Jeudy, but he seems to be slowly regaining his form after missing six games with a serious ankle injury. The Broncos were able to win in Week 12 without relying on their passing attack (18 attempts, 155 yards), but in a matchup where the Broncos get as many as 10 points from punters, it is very likely that Teddy Bridgewater will back away much more often. . on Sunday.
FLEX TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Broncos ($ 1,400)
We’re calling for a big play or an “Albert O” touchdown with this play. He was a solid tight end prospect coming out of the draft in 2020, and while he plays behind Noah Fant, he has enjoyed a few moments in his short career. He got five goals in Week 9 and converted three goals in a 3-77 line in Week 10. He offers enough potential to complement the heavy hitters in the lineup.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.