Some questions are raised as to whether any of the teams in this Cowboys-Eagles Saturday night special are Really doing their best for the win, but as it stands, the Cowboys have said they are not resting any starters, and we will have to wait and see what happens to the Eagles. With that said, be sure to check out the latest reports during the week. For now, we’re operating under the assumption that both teams will at least start their first regular feature films and play them for most of the game, and we’re building our DraftKings Showdown lineup that way. It’s a tricky game to navigate in DFS, but there are ways to take advantage of it.
Here are the important settings for DraftKings single game contests: Is, and there is, and. The Captain’s pick costs 1.5 times the player’s original price, but also gets his total points multiplied by 1.5.
DraftKings Showdown Picks: Cowboys vs. Eagles
$ 50,000 budget, at least one player from each team is needed.
Even if the Cowboys plan to put a lot of work on their first-team guys. We can expect Ezekiel Elliott to get some “load management.” Zeke hasn’t been productive or efficient lately, so it would make sense to rest him before the first round of the playoffs. Pollard has six double-digit DK point performances on the year as a mere “backup,” so his lead is very high if his role increases, and he won’t be a chalky “Captain” pick. Even if the Cowboys rest their starters at some point, Pollard should keep working. It also helps you get work done, perfect for full-point PPR formats.
If the Cowboys call off the dogs early, you’d have to think Prescott would have put in a solid showing to put the game a little out of reach. Ideally, this stack builds on the feeding of Pollard’s Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Cedrick Wilson from the start.
The vast majority of the time, you want to stack a QB with a WR or TE, but Hurts is fine only on DFS due to his elite running to the upside. His running game is match-proof, too, so unless the Eagles refuse to let him run with the playoffs coming, he’ll be one of the top scorers. If Hurts is ultimately ruled out, we’ll probably pivot to Gardner Minshew with a tight end or an Eagles tight end.
Cooper has been a boom-or-bust guy for much of his career, but since he was calm in the first meeting with Philadelphia, we are betting on a great performance here. He could also change the salary and choose CeeDee Lamb, but it is very likely that he will go broke and his price will be much higher.
With Michael Gallup (ACL) out for the year, Wilson will return to the role of WR No. 3, and if Cooper and / or Lamb have limited snapshots, he will be the target to go for. Obviously, we are operating under a lot of speculation in such a strange week for DFS, but because it can produce with starters or substitutes, it is an attractive play.
Miles Sanders (hand) will not play, and Boston Scott and Jordan Howard were added to the reserve / COVID-19 roster on Monday, so Gainwell could be the last man standing in the Eagles’ RB room. It will be chalk at this price if that’s the case, but Gainwell is someone who can produce in a passive or aggressive offensive play script. We know he’s a quality pass receiver and solid running back, and there should be no one to vulture his carries in the red zone other than Jalen Hurts. If both Scott and Howard play, we’ll have to look for a pivot, but if only one of them plays, Gainwell is still a great value for the price.