Finishing off the fourth Sunday of the 2022 season, Cincinnati @Baltimore, here we cover the DraftKings showdown slate. This game should be a nice one for both offenses. The Ravens have looked great moving the chains, despite struggling with turnovers, and the Bengals seem to have turned the page on their early season struggles with turnovers too. The O/U is a nice 48.5 points, with a FG separating the two teams.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Cincinnati @Baltimore Captain Picks
Lamar Jackson ($18,300 Capt/ $12,200 Flex)
Jackson is always in play on showdown slates, such is his dual-threat talent. Last week against a tough Bills defense, he ran for 73 yards. There are going to be top RBs that don’t do that against this the Bills! The Bengals’ defense has performed well for fantasy in limiting QB production, giving up an average of just 12.2 DKPts to the position. The thing is, this is the first real QB that the team has faced and they have truly struggled to really stamp their defense on anyone this season.
Ja’Marr Chase ($16,500 Capt/ $11,000 Flex)
Chase is a pricy CPT choice, but its for good reason with 41 targets already this season. Defenses know that Chase is the primary receiver, but he still finds ways to get free and make plays. Against a poor Ravens secondary, Chase has a great chance to go ballistic and finish as the top scorer on the slate.
Joe Mixon ($13,200 Capt/ $8,800 Flex)
Mixon has been so-so for fantasy to start the season, but he has a great workload in a good offense. The easy thing to do with this team is focus solely on its aerial attack, but Mixon is going to be getting a tonne of touches in this game. I’ll likely be slightly over the field in this one at CPT.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Cincinnati @Baltimore Flex Picks
Joe Burrow ($10,600 Flex)
If the Bengals are going to get something going on offense it’s most likely going to be through the air. The team has multiple weapons at receiver, so finding the right one that goes off is key to success. But, given that, having Burrow in your lineup gives you exposure to all of it.
Mark Andrews ($9,600 Flex)
Andrews had a smash spot last week, and he struggled to do anything. This game should give him an immediate opportunity to get back on track though- especially as Rashod Bateman is out. Andrews is one of a handful of players that has the chance to score multiple scores in the game.
Tee Higgins ($8,200 Flex)
Higgins is a stud receiver. His last game he finished the game with 7 catches for 124 yards and a score, and wasn’t even on the field for the full game. On this slate, Higgins feels far too cheap. I’m going to have some lineups with him as captain, but where I don’t he will be in my flex.
J.K. Dobbins ($7,000 Flex)
Dobbins has shown that he can still do upon return from his injury. Was great last week for fantasy in a tough matchup due to the fact he got into the endzone twice. The price tag is nice, and he has a safe floor with the receptions he will get, but I’m not sure I want to have too much of him in this one. Feel like the team are likely to continue to ease him into action, rather than throw him in.
Tyler Boyd ($6,200 Flex)
Boyd has been a functional slot receiver on the Bengals offense and has been enjoying some nice personal matchups as a result. His price reflects the fact he is the third receiver on the offense, but the field is likely to move away from him. In large GPPs I’m going to be mixing in some Boyd plays.
Devin Duvernay ($5,600 Flex)
Duvernay comes in this game as the Ravens’ primary receiver with Rashod Bateman ruled out of this game. This season, Duvernay has a total of 13 targets which doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s still around a 10% target share and puts him third on the team (behind Andrews and Bateman). With his deep threat he could catch a handful of passes and be in with a chance of the 100-yard bonus.
Demarcus Robinson ($2,800 Flex)
Robinson is going to benefit the most from Bateman being out. Robinson is now likely to be on the field alot more. He hasn’t really done anything this season, with just five catches for 41 yards and a score, but getting a starting WR who can make big plays is a nice change from a kicker.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Cincinnati @Baltimore Kickers and DSTs
I’m not sure if i can really trust either defense in this one, such is the strength of the offenses in this one. The Ravens DST ($4,200) have recorded 8 sacks so far this season and should be able to put Burrow under pressure with his poor offensive line. I’m less keen on the Bengals DST ($3,600) who have struggled to get after the QB, with more than half of their sacks coming against the Jets.
With how the showdown slates have been going recently, the kickers are both in play Justin Tucker ($4,000) and Evan McPherson ($3,800) have both been great for fantasy and have the leg and accuracy to be able to convert any stalled drives. We could end up seeing neither defense getting the stops to force FGs, so that is something to be careful of if you are playing multiple lineups.
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