We are here to cover the DraftKings Showdown slates for the 2021 season, continuing with New Orleans @Seattle.
DraftKings Showdown- New Orleans @Seattle Captain Picks
Alvin Kamara ($19,200 Capt/ $12,800)
Kamara is the costliest player on the slate, and is the one that many people are going to build their lineup around. Why? Because he is the New Orleans offense. He hasn’t had the best of starts by his standards, with 368 yards and 4 TDs on the ground, with 15 receptions and 113 yards and 3 TDs through the air, but that could change in this game. Seattle has struggled against pass-catching running backs this season. Lock Kamara in and then build around it.
Tyler Lockett ($13,500 Capt/ $9,000)
You want another option? Ok go with Lockett. Frankly, there isn’t much to choose between Lockett and Metcalf in any given week. The targets are pretty much equal for the season. If you wanted to go with Metcalf then I wouldn’t blame you. I’d go for Lockett as he is likely to face secondary coverage, and when I’m unsure between two options I lean towards the cheaper option.
DraftKings Showdown- New Orleans @Seattle Flex
Jameis Winston ($11,800)
Winston isn’t the INT machine he has been previously, which is great. The bad thing is that the offense is running off the back of attacking on the ground, which limits Winston’s upside. Seattle’s secondary is not great though, so if Winston is able to get going we could see some downfield bombs to Marquez Callaway or Kenny Stills.
D.K. Metcalf ($10,000)
Metcalf is the other half of the Seahawks air attack, albeit the one that has been more productive. The fact of the matter is that the passing game has been downgraded with Geno Smith throwing the ball, rather than Russell Wilson. I’m still mixing Metcalf into my lineups and hoping for a blown coverage from Marcus Lattimore.
Marquez Callaway ($8,600)
Outside of Kamara, Callaway is the team’s top receiver, especially with Deonte Harris set to miss the game. Callaway had alot of hype in the offseason, and has repaid that in spells. Whether his downfield routes will be successful in the weather is another thing, but you should sprinkle Callaway in some lineups.
Alex Collins ($7,400)
Collins is worth a play, given the weather conditions lending itself to running the ball. Collins was great last week, and even against this tough front of New Orleans, the sheer volume should see him through. It’s fine to have some lineups without him, but he is likely to be a popular play.
Juwan Johnson ($2,200)
Johnson is a touchdown-or-bust option. He has had just six receptions this season but has caught 3 TDs. Johnson has seen the second-highest usage in the redzone on the team (behind Kamara).
Kenny Stills ($1,600)
If you are looking for a punt play, then Stills is right up there. He has just three receptions on the season, and Stills speed is still there. If he manages to get behind the secondary a few times and converts one to a score then he should be able to really smash his price.
Ty Montgomery ($800)
If you really need a dart throw, then Montgomery is worth a go. The price being so low means that you don’t need that much production to meet his value. Montgomery has been used on the ground, and through the air. He has also been on the field for around half of the offensive snaps.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2021 Showdown of New Orleans @Seattle! 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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