Buccaneers vs. Lions options two quarterbacks who may’ve engaged in a 49-45 shootout earlier of their careers, however issues aren’t fairly the identical for Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford (a lot to the chagrin of DFS gamers). Tampa Bay clinches a playoff berth with a win, and we’re going with Brady’s bunch in an enormous approach in our DraftKings Showdown contest for the primary Saturday recreation in Week 16.
We’re not utilizing Brady, although. As an alternative, we have performed all three of his high receivers whereas captaining Leonard Fournette. With Ronald Jones doubtless out, Fournette turns into an awesome play in opposition to a horrible run protection. We do get Stafford in our lineup, although, because it’s arduous to foretell the Detroit offense a lot past its long-time quarterback.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Buccaneers vs. Lions
Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x factors): RB Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers ($12,000)
Bruce Arians has already said that Ronald Jones (finger, COVID) is unlikely to play in opposition to the Lions. That leaves Fournette to steer this backfield in opposition to the protection permitting essentially the most DK factors per recreation to RBs (32.6). Fournette hasn’t been fairly ok for Tampa Bay thus far this yr, however that is his likelihood to have an enormous day.
FLEX: QB Matthew Stafford, Lions ($10,800)
Stafford has been coping with a rib and thumb problem on his throwing hand, however he is taking part in via them and may once more in Week 16. The Buccaneers have a fierce protection, however as a substitute of guessing on which Detroit pass-catcher may need an OK day, we’ll simply determine that Stafford is the most efficient Lion with Tampa Bay shutting down Detroit’s speeding assault.
FLEX: WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers ($9,400)
You are going to see a sample with Evans and the subsequent two picks right here. We have not performed Tom Brady. As an alternative, we have used his three high receivers. It is a technique that possibly caps our upside ever so barely, nevertheless it additionally has us lined for almost all of Tampa Bay’s offensive manufacturing with Fournette and three wideouts. Since all three WRs are supremely gifted, it is arduous to foretell who has the largest recreation, so we took all three!
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FLEX: WR Chris Godwin, Buccaneers ($8,600)
The Lions have allowed the fourth-most fantasy factors to WRs in 2020. There’s lots to go round right here. Godwin’s been a bit disappointing the previous two weeks, nevertheless it looks as if Brady usually finds methods to contain his essential items if they’ve a down recreation or two. That makes Godwin bounce-back candidate in a pleasant matchup.
FLEX: WR Antonio Brown, Buccaneers ($7,200)
Brown is coming off his finest recreation with Tampa Bay, a five-catch, 93-yard efficiency together with his first Buccaneers landing in Week 15, a 46-yard game-winner. Brown’s clearly nonetheless gifted, and if we had to decide on between these wideouts, we would be keen on Brown in a pleasant matchup together with his value low cost relative to the others.
FLEX: WR Mohamed Sanu, Lions ($2,000)
Sanu has been seeing a persistently excessive snap rely since becoming a member of the Lions, which is sufficient for us to rely on him at a price value in a matchup through which Detroit will doubtless be throwing rather a lot in. This additionally serves as a half-revenge recreation for Sanu after he performed with Brady in New England. Sanu has surpassed 5.5 DK factors in 4 straight video games, which is greater than you possibly can count on from the opposite choices this far down the board.