DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Kansas City @Tampa Bay

Finishing off the fourth Sunday of the 2022 season, Kansas City @Tampa Bay, here we cover the DraftKings showdown slate. This should be a good game, and one that Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay offense get right in after struggling to start the season. The O/U is set at 45.5 points, with less than a point between them.

DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Kansas City @Tampa Bay Captain Picks

Patrick Mahomes ($17,100 Capt/ $11,400 Flex)

Mahomes as captain will hurt some of your lineups with his price tag. You can’t discount the Chiefs, and Mahomes, bouncing back from a meh performance against the Colts last week. Getting a Chiefs pass-catcher is risky, considering how the team spread the ball, especially in the redzone, selecting Mahomes you don’t need to worry about a random TD to a third-string TE.

Travis Kelce ($16,200 Capt/ $10,800 Flex)

If you are going to opt for a Chiefs pass-catcher, Kelce is the primary option. The TE is the leading receiver for the team in all categories (except TD, where is joint top). Kelce is a matchup nightmare for pretty much any team, and should be able to pick up plenty of targets- perfect for DK’s PPR scoring.

Leonard Fournette ($15,600 Capt/ $10,400 Flex)

Of the options for the Bucs, Fournette is my favorite. Fournette is out on the field for nearly every offensive snap, with a huge share of the offense. With his pass-catching ability too, he is going to be on the field even if the Chiefs take a lead. And that scoring drought has to end soon!

Mike Evans ($14,100 Capt/ $9,400 Flex)

Evans is back, and should be the leading receiving option in this one for Tampa Bay. His size and speed make him a matchup nightmare, and he doesn’t have any question marks over his health unlike other WRs for the team. Likely will want to make a statement in this one. Constant threat to score multiple TDs on any slate.

DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Kansas City @Tampa Bay Flex Picks

Tom Brady ($10,000)

Brady hasn’t had a great start to the season, but has faced some tough defenses. This Kansas City secondary will be the weakest unit that he has faced. The big question mark is who is going to be fit enough to suit up for him to throw the ball to? Chris Godwin and Julio Jones are both going to be game-time decisions, but Mike Evans is set to return after his suspension.

Chris Godwin/ Julio Jones ($8,400/ $6,600)

Currently, both are trending to have some involvement in this game. This Chiefs secondary isn’t a strong unit, and the offense is going to need to throw the ball to get it’s offense back on track after stalling to start the season. I’m going to have a mix of the two of them, and I’m expecting their ownership to be lower than normal with question marks over their health.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire/ Jerick McKinnon ($7,800/ $4,600)

Which of these two is the RB1? Well, CEH was out-snapped by McKinnon last time out. But, he is more heavily involved in the passing game- which helps on the PPR scoring on DK. CEH is most likely going to require a TD if he is going to hit value though, which is tough against this defensive front.

McKinnon has the potential to be the lead back in the offense. I can’t see a way that he is going to be particularly efficient against this defense but should get volume here. If McKinnon were to get more receiving work, then he would be a slam-dunk at the price.

Juju Smith-Schuster ($7,000)

Smith-Schuster is getting good shares in the offense for targets and air yards, almost equal with Kelce. It just doesn’t feel like that because Smith-Schuster hasn’t scored a TD yet. I’m not saying that happens in this game, but he has a great opportunity.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling/ Mecole Hardman ($5,600/ $5,200)

One of these two are going to be in all my GPP lineups, because they both have a decent price-tag and have big-play ability. Of the two, I’m somewhat indifferent. I think I’d opt for MVS more often, just because of the target share.

DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Kansas City @Tampa Bay Kickers and DSTs

I’m not in on either defense here. The Chiefs DST ($4,400) is only really going to hit value if Tampa’s offense just implodes and they keep the score low. Brady doesn’t really turn the ball over, and despite not having alot of speed, avoids being sacked. The issue with Tampa DST ($3,200) is they are a good real-life defense, capable of stopping drives finishing in TDs. You just can’t rely on that being the case against a tough Chiefs offense.

The kickers are, as always, worth considering with their price tags. Matthew Wright ($4,200) was just signed from the practice squad earlier this week, and was ok when kicking for the Jaguars last season. Ryan Succop ($4,000) has been asked to finish drives with FGs more this season, which obviously helps fantasy appeal. I’m not sure if I’m confident in the Bucs getting it done in this game if they have to rely on FGs. Of the two, I’ll go with Succop in this one as the more reliable option.

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