The 2020 NFL season kicks off with Chiefs vs. Texans on Thursday Night time Soccer. The Tremendous Bowl champs and Patrick Mahomes will tackle Deshaun Watson in a recreation that can function loads of downfield passing and highlight-reel performs. To accompany your opening evening viewing, we have now recommendation for DraftKings Showdown DFS contests. Even when your season-long fantasy staff does not function any gamers from Kansas Metropolis or Houston, you may make picks and root on a lineup regardless.
With so many high-priced, gifted choices on this recreation, we wanted to pay down in our captain spot. That permits us to roster each QBs and a stable weapon from every staff’s passing recreation. We even get a beginning RB in, too, hopefully securing a lot of the scoring.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Chiefs vs Texans
Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x factors): WR Randall Cobb, Texans ($6,300)
Cobb already regarded set to be the beginning slot receiver for Houston, after which Keke Coutee received damage, cementing his place. DraftKings’ PPR scoring helps Cobb right here, as does the truth that Will Fuller V may not be a real No. 1. There are additionally reviews that Brandin Cooks hasn’t had a ton of time working with Watson to this point. Cobb ought to present a pleasant safety blanket out of the slot who will get six-plus targets, and he nonetheless has that game-breaking pace that would result in one enormous play after the catch.
FLEX: QB Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs ($12,600)
In Showdown contests that function celebrity quarterbacks, you at all times must make the choice whether or not to play them or not. They are going to be extremely owned, which suggests in the event that they go off and you do not have them, you are in hassle. In fact, in the event that they stink and also you did not play them, then you definitely’re in nice form. Within the case of this recreation, we have now two defenses that are not adequate to cease the quarterbacks, so the 2018 MVP ought to get off to a very good begin at making an attempt to regain that title.
FLEX: QB Deshaun Watson, Texans ($11,800)
My favourite lineup building in potential high-scoring contests contains each groups’ quarterbacks. Touchdowns are such an enormous a part of fantasy soccer scoring, so we wish to get a grasp on as many touchdowns as potential. Enjoying each quarterbacks will get us closely concerned within the TD shares.
FLEX: TE Travis Kelce, Chiefs ($9,200)
It felt like Kelce let me down every time I used him in Showdown lineups final 12 months, however that is extra anecdotal than the rest. He is a top-two TE in soccer for good motive, and Houston was a bottom-10 protection towards tight ends a 12 months in the past. Count on Mahomes to depend on Kelce early and sometimes Thursday evening, particularly within the purple zone.
FLEX: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs ($eight,800)
I am not as excessive on CEH as mainly everybody else within the fantasy soccer world is, however the alternative to jam him in our opening-night lineup appears too good to be true. Barring a shock TD or a giant Tyreek Hill recreation, we have secured a lot of the high-probability TD prospects for the Chiefs’ high-powered offense. Contemplating Edwards-Helaire could possibly be a preferred brief cross goal for Mahomes, too, he even works as a secondary Mahomes stack.
FLEX: TE Kahale Warring, Texans ($600)
Typically, to play 5 gamers pretty much as good as these above in a Showdown contest, your sixth spot is a complete punt. Warring was a third-round choose in 2019 who spent all of final season on Injured Reserve. He has four.61 pace within the 40-yard sprint, so he is the kind of athletic tight finish that could possibly be given a couple of seems to be down the seam in restricted snaps. Enjoying him is price it even when he does nothing and our different 5 guys carry out effectively, however Warring has simply sufficient expertise to pop up a few times and make the ultimate distinction to a successful lineup.