We are here to cover the DraftKings Showdown slates for the 2021 season, continuing with Indianapolis @San Francisco. The 49ers are coming off the back of their bye week, while the Colts had an easy time beating out Houston. Based on what the bookies the game seems like it is going to be a low-scoring game, and a close one.
DraftKings Showdown- Indianapolis @San Francisco Captain Picks
Jonathan Taylor ($16,500 Capt/ $11,000)
Taylor is by far my favorite player to build around for the visitors. Taylor is seeing the field more often, with his snap share increasing each week. He also looks to be near his best, with great top speed and acceleration. That was showcased in his 83-yard run. Oh, and the thorn that used to be in his side, Nyheim Hines, has seen his action limited. In recent week, Taylor has been on the field on more passing downs.
Deebo Samuel ($14,400 Capt/ $9,600)
Samuel is the 49ers primary receiving option, and to be frank, is the highlight reel for the team. The stats entirely back up his importance to the team. He is getting just under a THIRD of all of the targets in the offense, is one of the league leaders in receiving yards per game, as well as being involved in the rushing game occasionally
DraftKings Showdown- Indianapolis @San Francisco Flex
Carson Wentz ($10,200)
Wentz is a polarising player this season, actually, you could say that for his career, but he is playing well at the moment. He has thrown six TDs in the past three games, which is fantastic, but he has had really mixed yardage totals (his last three games were 228, 402, and 223 yards)- which will make some people question adding him to their lineup. But those low-yardage games were ones where the game was comfortably in hand. Against the 49ers, Wentz should be tasked with more action, and he isn’t going up against a tough secondary this week.
Michael Pittman ($8,800)
If you think that Wentz is going to be passing the ball, then a stack with Pittman is required. TY Hilton has been ruled out of the game with an injury, making Pittman the primary (and secondary?) option for Wentz. If we put aside last week’s blowout victory over Houston, Pittman has seen at least 7 targets in each of his past four games.
Eli Mitchell ($8,200 Flex)
Mitchell is likely the player that is going to have the majority of touches out of the backfield. But, production could be limited by the Colts defensive line. In a cash game though, he is absolutely worth a start as the volume on this run-first offense should be there.
Zach Pascal ($6,200 Flex)
TY Hilton is out, Parris Campbell is out. What does that mean? Pascal is going to be on the field more often. Pascal was certainly a red-zone threat early in the season, which has gives him some TD upside. If you want a dart-throw option, given his reliance on TDs for his fantasy value, go for it.
Brandon Aiyuk ($7,000 Flex)
Let’s not sugarcoat it, Aiyuk has been a disappointment this season based on the expectations for him in the offseason. But there are signs that it is changing. Well, at least his health is improving which should give him an opportunity to get more involved in the offense. Aiyuk has the ability to break big plays if he is given the chance but comes with more risk.
Mo Alie-Cox ($5,200 Flex)
If I was going to go for a TD-dependent option though, it’s going to be Alie-Cox. His size gives him an advantage against most (ok, all) defenders. That makes him a constant redzone threat, and he has seen increased usage compared to Jack Doyle. To hammer that point home, over the past two weeks Doyle has had just two targets, catching one for just four yards. Alie-Cox over the same time has had six targets for four receptions, 78 yards, and a TD.
JaMycal Hasty ($2,800 Flex)
If you need a player that unlocks the ability to put more players in, Hasty is a great player to look to use. Hasty is just back from IR, and was used on passing-downs earlier in the season. Hasty has also had a history of taking away redzone scores too. If he were to find the endzone, he would be a value start straight away.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2021 Showdown of Indianapolis @San Francisco! 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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