Dolphins vs. Raiders caps off a tripleheader of Saturday NFL (and DFS) motion, and with so many harm query marks heading into the sport, it is a tough one to peg for DraftKings Showdown functions. We have left a variety of notes beneath so that you can select the suitable gamers based mostly on the energetic/inactive report, however there are matchups to use both method.
We would like a Miami working again as captain, be that Salvon Ahmed or a returning Myles Gaskin. That is merely probably the most favorable aspect of this sport for both offense. Past that, we’re investing within the two high Raiders whereas in any other case relying on the Dolphins.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Dolphins vs. Raiders
Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x factors): RB Salvon Ahmed, Dolphins ($12,300)
In Ahmed’s fourth profession NFL sport, he ran for 122 yards and a rating in Week 15. Now he will get a matchup with the protection permitting the third-most DK factors to working backs this season. That makes Ahmed an interesting possibility in an offense that is nonetheless predicated on establishing the run.
Word: If Myles Gaskin is activated from the COVID-19/reserve listing and energetic for the sport, he is on the similar value level as Ahmed and is a perfect pivot.
FLEX: TE Darren Waller, Raiders ($10,600)
As a result of Miami is a robust protection, we will get our Vegas manufacturing from the most effective participant within the Raiders’ offense. He is seen double-digit targets in three consecutive weeks, and that might proceed this week, particularly if Marcus Mariota begins. Waller is a matchup nightmare who’s well worth the value for his consistency relative to the remainder of this offense.
FLEX: QB Marcus Mariota, Raiders ($10,000)
Mariota confirmed together with his legs in Week 15 that he generally is a viable fantasy possibility within the Vegas offense. For some time, he was dealing, too, earlier than he began to overlook on just a few passes. This is not an excellent enjoyable matchup, however the speeding flooring of Mariota makes him well worth the value.
Word: If Derek Carr (groin) returns, he prices the identical as Mariota and is a high quality play on this spot.
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FLEX: TE Mike Gesicki, Dolphins ($6,600)
Gesicki (shoulder) is lining as much as play, however verify his standing earlier than the sport to be protected. There’s not an apparent pivot if he does, so let’s simply maintain our fingers crossed. Gesicki has confirmed he can join with Tua Tagovailoa ultimately zone, and he is at a good value for a probably high-volume tight finish.
FLEX: Dolphins D/ST ($5,400)
Miami’s protection has been a nice shock all season lengthy, and although we have performed the 2 highest priced Raiders, there’s upside for the Dolphins on the defensive aspect of the ball. Las Vegas can transfer the ball with out scoring persistently, and Miami has performed a very good job producing turnovers all 12 months.
FLEX: WR Lynn Bowden Jr., Dolphins ($4,600)
Bowden is an efficient play so long as certainly one of Gesicki (shoulder), DeVante Parker (hamstring) or Jakeem Grant (hamstring) is out. He is confirmed a dependable possession receiver for Tagovailoa, and his 16 whole targets throughout the previous two weeks make Bowden helpful in DK’s PPR scoring.