Opening Week 4 of the 2022 season, Miami @Cincinnati, here we cover the DraftKings showdown slate. This one should be an entertaining game, with both offenses having plenty of speed. The over/ under is currently set at 48.5 points, wiht the Bengals favorites by just over a field goal.
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2022 –Miami @Cincinnati Captain Picks
Joe Burrow ($14,400 Capt/ $9,600 Flex)
I don’t tend to default for the QBs as captain, but for Burrow in this game I’m happy to make an exception. The Bengals offense struggled to start the season, as the team faced alot of pressure in the pocket. This game should be one that Burrow can relax a little in. With how the team share the ball around through the air, I quite like having the guy distributing the ball.
Joe Mixon ($13,500 Capt/ $9,000 Flex)
Mixon is going to have lower ownership than you’d have expected in this slate. The fact that he struggled last week, and Samaje Perine scored is going to have an impact. But the Miami defense just let Devin Singletary have a sold game, after struggling to limit Lamar Jackson on the floor (not an RB, but you get the point). Mixon has the ability to score multiple times in this game and break the slate wide open.
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2022 – Miami @Cincinnati Flex Picks
Ja’Marr Chase ($11,000)
I can’t really have Chase in my captain spot due to the high price tag, unless you really pay down elsewhere, but you have to find a space for him on your lineup. Chase is the lead receiver in this offense, and one of the best in the league. With his speed and route-running he is a threat to be the top scorer on the slate.
Tyreek Hill ($10,800)
Hill as picked up from where he left with the Chiefs. Hill is always a threat, with his speed and ability to make defenders miss. If you want a pivot from Chase on this slate, then it really has to be Hill. He is the only other guy that can realistically be the top scorer on the slate.
Jaylen Waddle ($10,200)
If you want to make some Miami-heavy lineups, you should consider Waddle. The best thing is that you can actually have Hill and Waddle in your lineups and still have them both have great offensive displays. The combination of Hill and Waddle are easily the toughest combination of receivers that the team have faced.
Tee Higgins/ Tyler Boyd ($8,200/ $7,000)
Really, if you are going with a Burrow captain you need to look to stack Chase with one of these secondary receivers. Higgins is a nice stack option, and hasn’t had one of his boom games yet. Equally, Boyd has managed to find a nice role in the offense as a TD scoring weapon. I’m going to have exposure to both- who it is depends on what I spend elsewhere.
Chase Edmonds ($6,200)
Edmonds has appeal for me, as a receiver out of the backfield. He seems to have lost the every-down role, with Raheem Mostert out-snapping Edmonds. (I wouldn’t consider Mostert in many lineups for what it’s worth, with the Bengals DL performance against RBs). Edmonds floor and ownership will be low, but he could have a performance where he falls into the endzone, catches a few passes and hits value.
Durham Smythe ($2,800)
If you want some cheap upside, Smythe is a great consideration. The situation around Mike Gesicki ($5,000) is confusing, and Smythe has out-snapped him twice this season. If Smythe manages to score his first TD of the season on one of the handful of targets he gets. There is no (reliable) floor here though.
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2022 – Miami @Cincinnati Kickers and DSTs
I’m absolutely out on both defenses here. The way that both offenses are likely to dominate this game, and should be able to limit turnovers, just makes them unappealing. As a result, if I was set on having a DST in my lineup, I’d opt for Bengals DST ($3,200) instead of Dolphins DST ($4,000) as they are the cheaper option and have a decent pass rush.
The kickers in this one though are very much in consideration for me. With the number of talent at the top of the salary table too, I’m going to have some lineups with both Jason Sanders ($3,800) and Evan McPherson ($3,600) so that I can fit in a number of higher-priced options. In this matchup, they should both have decent floors.
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