We are here to cover the 2022 DraftKings showdown slate for Monday Night Football Week 11, San Francisco @Arizona. This game is set to be played in Mexico, which has been a problem in the past with the condition of the field and brings to a close the international series for the year. With Arizona in particular dealing with a number of players with hamstring issues, we could see alot of those guys getting rest this week- in particular Kyler Murray, so keep an eye on his status for the game. The O/U has been set at around 43 points, with the 49ers over a TD favorite.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2022 – San Francisco @Arizona Captain Picks
Christian McCaffrey ($17,100 Capt/ $11,400 Flex)
McCaffrey is the highest-priced player on the slate for good reason. The price I hope puts some people off because I’m fine with him. His floor on the slate isn’t actually as high as you might think either. But, he has stepped in immediately as the focal point of this 49ers offense. With DK’s PPR scoring and bonuses, he has one of the highest ceilings on the slate.
Kyler Murray ($16,800 Capt/ $11,200 Flex)
If Murray is able to play, then he goes into CPT consideration. That’s a big IF though. When he is healthy, his dual-threat makes him great for fantasy, and he has a number of offensive weapons. I just don’t know if the Cardinals would risk Murray here. The field condition could be a deciding factor, in previous seasons it has been awful. I could see the team sitting Murray for this one, and giving Murray extra time to recover.
James Conner ($12,900 Capt/ $8,600 Flex)
If Murray sits, then Conner becomes an attractive option for me. The offense is going to want to control the clock, but could struggle against this 49ers defensive line. The real upside for me would be if the Cardinals get down towards the redzone, I think the team would hand the ball to their RB than trust Colt McCoy’s arm. Don’t go crazy, but consider him at least.
Brandon Aiyuk ($11,400 Capt/ $7,600 Flex)
Aiyuk continues to perform as the ‘secondary’ receiver behind Deebo Samuel. He is getting plenty of targets in the offense, and has multi-TD upside. I’m going to have a decent chunk of Aiyuk as my CPT. The price allows me plenty of room for other top talents, with great upside too.
George Kittle ($10,500 Capt/ $7,000 Flex)
Kittle is constantly on the field, but isn’t always used as a receiver. That can be really frustrating. But, against the worst team in defending the TE position, he is worth considering as a smash. He has the ability to smash this slate. If he were to repeat this performance of Week 7, he would be a pretty unique CPT option.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2022 – San Francisco @Arizona Flex Picks
DeAndre Hopkins ($10,400 Flex)
Hopkins has a questionable tag on him, and feels similar to Murray. If there is an issue with the field, I could see the team sitting him. If he does play, Hopkins has the ability to perform regardless of who is throwing him the ball. Last week, he had just under 100 yards with McCoy and Trace McSorley throwing him the ball! Even against this tough 49ers defense, he should perform if he suits up. I won’t write him up, but if Hopkins sits I’m fine with Greg Dortch ($3,000) who is likely to be on the field alot more as he was at the start of the season.
Jimmy Garoppolo ($9,600 Flex)
Jimmy G is like a tuna sandwich. It’s fine, it’s a meal but you rarely leave the house thinking I’m going to travel to get one. Garoppolo’s ceiling isn’t that high, but he has a solid floor in this offense. Love him as a flex play as a result.
Colt McCoy ($9,400 Flex)
McCoy is ok if Murray is ruled out, but the pricing hurts. Needs the offensive pieces to carry him to hit value. If Hopkins sits, or the field is just unplayable, then McCoy is going to flop. I’m not strongly considering him in this one.
Deebo Samuel ($8,200 Flex)
Samuel hasn’t really done anything of note since Christian McCaffrey joined the 49ers. Actually, he hasn’t really done too much this season. The emergence of Aiyuk, addition of McCaffrey and the health of George Kittle have all eaten into his opportunity. His ability though always makes him worth consideration. He absolutely could smash here, but if that were to happen then it would mean that McCaffrey and Aiyuk are likely to flop- as he will need to occupy the roles of both. So set your lineups accordingly.
Rondale Moore ($6,600 Flex)
Moore gives you exposure to the Cardinals offense, but is alot cheaper than Hopkins. Both players have similar upside, they just go about it in different ways. If McCoy is given the start, then I could see Moore getting plenty of short passes in this offense that he is then going to be able to convert for big gains.
Elijah Mitchell ($5,800 Flex)
Despite bringing in an elite player like McCaffrey, the 49ers are still comfortable in running a bit of a committee approach. Last week the running backs split carries, the difference being that CMC was used in the passing game. As a result, I’m fine to grab shares of Mitchell in this one. Likely to be overlooked for the name-value of McCaffrey. A nice flex option.
A.J. Green ($4,800 Flex)
Green feels massively overpriced for a player who has only has 25 targets for the season. TD or bust. I can’t really see myself having many lineups with him at all. I’d rather take a shot on a cheaper play on the slate with a similar floor/ ceiling combination but alot cheaper.
Jauan Jennings ($4,400 Flex)
Jennings role in this offense looks to be pretty set this season. He is used as a possession receiver when the other targets in the offense are covered on key downs. As a result, he has a decent-ish floor. We saw last season that he has the ability to score, feels due to get a score soon with the targets he has had this season. I much prefer Jennings to Green mentioned above.
Trey McBride/ Stephen Anderson ($1,000/ $200 Flex)
The injury to Zach Ertz has meant that there is an opportunity for another TE to step up in the offense. McBride is the obvious selection, and is cheap. That just screams chalk. In cash games, fine he allows you to spend up. In GPPs it’s hard to justify it, especially against this tough defense. Anderson on the other hand, I’m interested in for GPPs (albeit only a bit). Anderson as a veteran is likely going to see the field a few times. A big-bodied receiver, if he falls into the endzone, he would easily hit value.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2022 – San Francisco @Arizona Kickers and DSTs
The defenses could both be sneaky plays if the field is an issue. Regardless, the 49ers DST ($5,000) are putting together some strong performances. It doesn’t really matter all that much if Murray suits up or not, the Niners are going to be able to get some sacks and force a few turnovers. If Murray plays I prefer this play, as think the field will flock to the defense with McCoy throwing the ball. The Cardinals DST ($3,400) are a GPP option for me. They have playmakers that can convert if given the opportunity, and while he hasn’t done it this season, Garoppolo has struggled in games at times.
The kickers are also both options well worth considering, with the floor that they are going to have. Both offenses have the ability to get downfield, but equally both defenses are capable of stopping the offenses convert. Robbie Gould ($4,200) has been hitting them from deep, and has been pretty accurate for the season. Matt Prater ($4,000) is yet to miss a kick this season, but has missed a decent chunk of time through injury. If the Cardinals are without Murray, Prater could be tasked to deal with keeping the Cardinals points total moving.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2022 Showdown of San Francisco @Arizona! Remember any DFS questions, you can check out our articles here. Or you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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