The Broncos host the Chiefs and the Eagles host the Cowboys in Saturday’s Week 18 appetizer. Every team except Denver is represented in our lineup, as the Chiefs remain one of the hottest defenses in the league despite last week’s shootout loss, and we don’t expect the Drew Lock-led Broncos produce a high quality player. DFS performances. If one or more Broncos have a field day, we won’t do well here, but we’re more than willing to take a chance. Our DraftKings picks from Saturday’s main roster include some low-key, high-potential RBs who will hopefully help us avoid a chalky lineup for GPP tournaments.
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Saturday’s pick from the entire draftKings roster: Cowboys vs. Eagles; Bosses vs. Broncos
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The Eagles officially secured a postseason berth with last week’s win over the football team despite a modest final score from Hurts. However, he has recent outbursts of 29.6 and 30.8 DraftKings points. Even in the Eagles’ first meeting with the Cowboys in which they were completely beaten, Hurts scored a 25.5-point DK line. For now, we’re assuming you’ll start and play most of the game, but we’ll be ready to spin if Hurts is reported not to be playing much, if at all.
Williams has three 20-plus-point performances, including a 32.4-point outburst against the Raiders in Week 10. Chiefs starting running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) missed practice Tuesday, but the coach at boss Andy Reid suggests he still has a “chance” to play. Edwards-Helaire’s condition is worth keeping an eye on throughout the week, but Williams is in a good place if he gets another full workload.
Gainwell has just 85 touches on the season, though that total ranks fifth on the team. The Eagles have many of their best players on the COVID roster. In the event that some or all of them, including Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and Dallas Goedert, are forced to sit down on Saturday, Gainwell will have a chance to put together another solid performance. He has scored double-digit DK points four times this season.
SATURDAY SINGLE GAME DFS:
KC-DEN FD | KC-DEN DK | DAL-PHI FD | DAL-PHI DK
With the Chiefs still fighting for the top spot in the conference and a first-round goodbye, Hill and others are much less likely to be put under bubble wrap midway through the contest. Hill has scored more than 35 DK points three times this season, and he’s always a threat to deliver an eye-catching number.
Lamb leads the Cowboys in targets and catches, trends they project to continue into their remaining contests (including the postseason). Michael Gallup’s torn ACL opens up a portion of the team’s passing game, and while others will need to step up to fill the void, Lamb is likely to regain some of that slack as well.
Smith’s 100 goals lead the Eagles, and No. 2 in that department, Dallas Goedert, may be out of commission due to COVID. Smith has had a solid rookie season, eclipsing 15 FD points five times. If the Eagles don’t have some of their key offensive players, Smith’s volume can be expected to pick up, assuming he plays close to a full series of plays.
Schultz is coming off 10 goals, the season high, and is second on the team with 101 looks overall. He took advantage of that volume throughout the season, but particularly lately, as he eclipsed the 20-point checkpoint twice in the last three games.
Wilson is one of the players who will need to step up in the wake of Gallup’s ACL injury at the end of the season. He scored 18.7 DK points on Sunday and has four 10-plus-point finishes on the season, and should be in line for another solid day of work.
The Chiefs have been generous on defense in recent weeks, allowing 34 points against the Bengals on Sunday and 28 against the Chargers in Week 15. They have still scored at least 12 DK points in three of their last five, including 17 last. time they played. faced the Broncos.