Finish Saturday night of Wildcard Weekend with the DraftKings Showdown slate of the 2021 between New England @Buffalo. Each team has won one game each, with victories for the away team each time. The O/U for the game has been put at 44 points with Buffalo favored by just over a field goal. The weather is likely to have an impact in this one though, so I’m not too sure on having too many pieces through the air.
DraftKings Wildcard Showdown 2021- New England @Buffalo Captain Picks
Josh Allen ($19,400)
Allen’s season has seen highs and lows, but his ability to have a big game through the air and on the ground makes him a great option for the Captain slot. The last time he faced this defense in Week 16, he absolutely did them over. Racking up 314 passing yards, 3 TDs, and another 64 yards on the ground. You need to ride the wave, the ceiling is just too high.
Damien Harris/ Rhamondre Stevenson ($15,600/ $7,500)
The ground game is something that this offense has managed to establish throughout the season, almost regardless of opposition. Equally, this Buffalo offense has looked solid but has made some errors which has allowed some big runs to be made. Harris is the more reliable play, but Stevenson is a cheaper option with upside.
DraftKings Wildcard Showdown 2021- New England @Buffalo Flex Picks
Stefon Diggs ($10,600)
Diggs is the lead receiver for the Buffalo offense, leading the team in targets, receptions and yards on a per-game basis, as well as leading the team in TDs. It is pricey to stack Allen and Diggs, but if you can do it, it’s worth trying to do it. The two of them are just too effective together.
Devin Singletary ($9,600)
Singletary has been the back used down the stretch for the Bills, with the team limiting Zack Moss and Matt Breida’s usage. If you truly believe that the pass-first Bills switch to moving the ball on the ground due to the weather, Singletary will be the guy getting the bulk of the carries.
Jakobi Meyers ($7,400)
Meyers is the leading target for the New England offense, and hasn’t been used too far downfield, which should mean the cold weather won’t affect his usage as much. If the Patriots are forced to go through the air, Meyers is likely to be a big part of that production.
Dawson Knox ($6,600)
If you don’t want to opt for Diggs, then really you need to be considering red-zone weapon Knox. The TE has been an effective and efficient player near the goal line, with half of his 12 receptions being TDs. What makes Knox a more appealing option to Henry is that Knox is used around the field too.
Hunter Henry ($6,200)
Henry has really been used as a red-zone option this season, leading the team in targets and TDs in that area of the field. It’s a risky play, because outside of scoring there isn’t alot to rely on for the TE. That being said, in GPPs I’m going to have some exposure to him.
Bills/ Patriots DST ($4,800/ $3,400)
Both defenses are in play in this game, with the weather likely to force the ball to be moved on the ground and keep the clock running. Combining that reduced clock and the fact that we have seen both QBs struggle with turnovers this season, and both are good cheaper options.
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