Merry Christmas — who’s prepared for some soccer? Wait, is not Christmas the NBA vacation? Sure, sure it’s, however the NFL is becoming a member of the celebration in 2020 with a Friday afternoon recreation between the Saints and Vikings. As ordinary, we’re right here with DraftKings Showdown picks that can assist you get your NFL DFS repair.
Our lineup goes off the board from our ordinary route of attempting to play at the very least one quarterback. We have light each Drew Brees and Kirk Cousins this week whereas together with two stud working backs and a protection. It is really a throwback NFL lineup, nevertheless it ought to be fairly totally different than the widespread lineup alternatives.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Saints vs. Vikings
Captain (1.5x worth, 1.5x factors): RB Alvin Kamara, Saints ($17,100)
The Saints’ offense is again to regular with Drew Brees underneath middle, and which means Kamara will get a whole lot of the mouth-watering targets that make him so helpful in DK’s full-point PPR scoring. It is not an excellent matchup for both working again on this recreation, however whereas Dalvin Cook dinner shall be vastly well-liked, too, we’ll journey with Kamara at a slight low cost.
FLEX: RB Dalvin Cook dinner, Vikings ($12,000)
Cook dinner is nearly a play by default right here. We’re largely fading Minnesota’s passing assault out of worry that New Orleans will completely shut it down, but when there’s one game-breaking participant on the Vikings, it is Cook dinner, and we do not wish to miss out on such a proficient participant at assuredly very excessive possession.
FLEX: WR Emmanuel Sanders, Saints ($8,800)
Sanders is the highest canine on this receiving corps with Michael Thomas (ankle) on IR, so with out Brees in our lineup, we’ve got to play Sanders. Minnesota’s move protection has gotten higher after it was torched early within the yr, nevertheless it’s certainly not intimidating.
FLEX: TE Irv Smith Jr., Vikings ($5,200)
If Kyle Rudolph (foot) makes it again from damage, Smith could have to be pivoted to Jared Cook dinner in a fair Saints-heavier lineup development, however Smith is a strong play if Rudolph misses his third straight recreation. The Saints have allowed 12.6 DK factors per recreation to the tight finish spot this season, and Smith has performed nicely the previous two weeks with no Rudolph.
FLEX: D/ST Saints ($4,200)
The Saints have a powerful run protection and a strong move rush, and Kirk Cousins is not particularly intimidating. So long as the New Orleans secondary proves enough in opposition to Justin Jefferson and Austin Thielen, there ought to be some factors available within the sack and turnover departments.
FLEX: WR Juwan Johnson, Saints ($2,200)
Enjoying Johnson relies upon partially on Tre’Quan Smith’s damage standing, nevertheless it’s additionally a nod to snap counts, as Johnson was the second-most performed and focused Saints large receiver final week. To be honest, he did not catch a move and Lil’Jordan Humphrey scored a landing, however whether or not Smith performs or not, Johnson seems to be a greater play than the more-expensive Humphrey.