We are here to cover the 2022 DraftKings showdown slate for Thursday Night Football Week 6, Washington @Chicago. This game has to be better than the one last week doesn’t it?
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2022 – Washington @Chicago Captain Picks
David Montgomery ($15,600 Capt/ $10,400 Flex)
If Montgomery is healthy, and he seems to be ready to go, he is the main cog of the Bears offense. Herbert has been a solid understudy, but he isn’t as talented. Montgomery will be fed the ball if he is on the field, and the Washington rush defense isn’t the greatest. They have given up over 100 yards three times this season, including a 191 performance from the Lions in Week 2.
Terry McLaurin ($13,500 Capt/ $9,000 Flex)
McLaurin hasn’t yet done it for fantasy this season, as been overlooked for teammate Curtis Samuel at times. He is still getting solid targets though, and at some point he has to be able to better the one 100-yard game he has had so far this season. He doesn’t even need to add to this single receiving TD to be worthwhile on this slate.
Curtis Samuel ($12,300 Capt/ $8,000 Flex)
Samuel has been getting volume in this offense, and has managed to stay healthy too. Carson Wentz seems to have developed chemistry with him almost immediately, leading the team in targets and receptions. Mixing in the odd rush that Samuel gets too, Samuel is possibly my favorite CPT play on the slate.
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2022 – Washington @Chicago Flex Picks
Carson Wentz ($10,600 Flex)
Wentz has some solid numbers to start the season, with a talented group of receivers. The Bears defense is legit though, so there isn’t a huge upside here. The way the slate is built you can add him with one (or both) of his receivers and feel fine about it.
Justin Fields ($10,000 Flex)
Fields is going to be overlooked by many, which is exactly the reason why I’m going to consider him. He has the ability to make plays with his legs when his receivers can’t make the play. There is really no floor here, with lots of early-season struggles. But, if he manages to perform against this Washington DST that has struggled with it’s pass rush, then the upside can’t really be matched.
Darnell Mooney ($7,600 Flex)
Mooney is the only real receiver of note for the Bears, there is also no doubt that he is talented. But, the Bears offense doesn’t really throw the ball all that much. Entirely why he is suffering for fantasy. There is potential for Mooney to make a big reception, and that is what you are hoping for as a boom or bust option on the slate.
Antonio Gibson/ Brian Robinson Jr ($8,600/ $6,600 Flex)
The availability of Robinson in this backfield has really thrown what you can expect from it. Gibson is going to be the kick returner for the team according to Ron Riveria, a role that he was tagged for during the preseason before Robinson’s availability changed that. I’m not sure if I really want to go for either of them, and wait for the backfield to work itself out. But, I’ll go with goal-line upside of Robinson with the lower salary.
J.D. McKissic ($6,400 Flex)
The backfield is mixed for carries with the split of Gibson and Robinson, but the pass-catching role for McKissic should still remain on the offense. On DK’s PPR scoring, targets and receptions should be fine for McKissic’s floor on the slate. If he falls into the endzone, he will hit value massively.
Cole Kmet ($5,200 Flex)
Kmet is a bit of a dart throw, as the Chicago offense isn’t really built to throw the ball. He is on the field plenty, but he feels a little overpriced on the slate given his struggles so far this season. If it clicks for him, and he manages to score a TD then he is a low owned option with upside.
John Bates/ Cole Turner ($3,000/ $200 Flex)
One of these 2 TEs has an opportunity to pop in this game, as Logan Thomas has been ruled out for the game. The risk of course Wentz just looks everywhere else on the field to pass the ball. The thing is, I could see either of these two ending with nothing to show. As a result, I’ll punt for Turner who is significantly cheaper.
DraftKings TNF Showdown 2022 – Washington @Chicago Kickers and DSTs
This feels like another slate that the DSTs Bears DST ($4,000) & Commanders DST ($3,600) could be in with a chance of being among the best plays on the slate. Both Carson Wentz & Justin Fields are both protected by poor offensive lines, and are prone to turning the ball over.
Equally, given the ability of both offenses to stall out, and the predicted score total, both kickers are worth adding. I could even make an argument to CPT them! I’m indifferent between both Cairo Santos ($4,400) & Joey Slye ($4,200). I’m likely to just put the kicker in that best fits the rest of my lineup with salary remaining.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2022 Showdown of Washington @Chicago! 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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