We are here to cover the DraftKings Showdown slates for the 2021 season, continuing with New Orleans @Tampa Bay. The Saints have been Brady’s kryptonite over the years, however, the Buccaneers have been on roll as of late. Vegas has the O/U at 45 and Tampa Bay winning by 11.5 points. The Saints have been riddled with injuries but their running back core seems to be back to full strength. For this one, I’m going heavy Tampa Bay players and plan to have 4 to 5 of them in my lineup.
DraftKings Showdown- New Orleans @Tampa Bay Captain Picks
Tom Brady ($18,300 Capt/ $12,200 Flex)
Brady is set for another MVP season run. He already has 4,134 passing yards and 36 touchdowns. He’ll look to continue his trailblazing performance at home against the Saints. In his last outing against New Orleans, Brady had 375 passing yards and 4 passing touchdowns. Also, Brady has correlation with everyone I want in my lineup so he grades out to be an excellent GPP play in the captain spot.
Taysom Hill ($15,600 Capt/ $10,400 Flex)
With the Saints running back core back to full strength you have to wonder how much that will affect Hill’s opportunities. The Buccaneers haven’t been the best against the run as of late so if Hill keeps up his volume then he makes a great play at the captain spot even if we expect Tampa Bay to win this game. In his last game he scored 2 rushing touchdowns on the ground and over 70 rushing yards. I expect him to have a similar outing in tonight’s game.
DraftKings Showdown- New Orleans @Tampa Bay Flex
Chris Goodwin ($10,000 Flex)
Godwin has become Brady’s favorite target and look for Tampa Bay to get him going early. The Saints are allowing 37.5 fantasy points to opposing WRs. Godwin in his last outing had 10 catches and 105 receiving yards. Brady will look for his favorite receiver early and often.
Alvin Kamara ($11,400 Flex)
Kamara has 4 touchdowns in his game against the Jets and looks to be back to normal after a mid-season injury. Tampa Bay has been susceptible to the run as a late which bodes well for Kamara. The Saints will have to rely on him to move the ball and score to keep up with the Buccaneer high octane offense.
Robert Gronkowski ($7,800 Flex)
Gronkowski has been 3rd option for Brady and has been producing. Over the past 3 games, he has been averaging 18.43 fantasy points a game. The Saints will be sending plenty of pressure to Brady so I expect him to check down to his TE. Also, Gronk is one of the cheapest skill players in Tampa Bay. I’ll have a lot of him.
Ronald Jones II ($5,600 Flex)
If Leonard Fournette can’t handle his full workload, Ronald Jones will be a must-play. The Saints have an excellent run defense but Brady will have his team playing with a lead, giving a cheap player plenty of opportunities. Also, Giovanni Bernard is on injury reserves so all the backup responsibilities will go to Ronald Jones.
Tyler Johnson ($1,600 Flex)
With Perriman and Brown out, Tyler Johnson will get more opportunities. He is pretty cheap and makes a decent lineup filler to get all the studs. Brady will go on a tear today and the Saints may focus a lot of attention to Chris Godwin and Mike Evans. This will allow Tyler Johnson to shine and exceed value.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2021 Showdown of New Orleans @Tampa Bay! 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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