Sunday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 18 Chargers-Raiders Showdown tournaments

The winner of Sunday night’s regular season finale between the Chargers and Raiders will head to the postseason. These teams met in Week 4 with the Chargers winning 28-14 at home. DraftKings Sportsbook has listed the Chargers as three-point away favorites in Week 18 and set the total at 49.5, suggesting that we could see a reasonably high and entertaining showdown, much to the delight of those in DFS single-player contests. play. The stakes are high, and we know both teams will be looking for the “W,” so this should be a great opportunity to make some noise with our Draftking Showdown lineup.

Before we get into our picks, here are the key rules of DraftKings Showdown: is, and there is, and. The Captain’s choice costs 1.5 times the player’s original price, but also gets his total points multiplied by 1.5.

DraftKings Showdown Picks: Chargers vs. Raiders

$ 50,000 budget, at least one player from each team is needed.

Jacobs isn’t Austin Ekeler, but appointing him our “Captain” frees up some valuable salary for our lineup. Just because it’s not our first choice in a vacuum doesn’t mean it can’t prove it’s worth it. The Chargers have been happy to give up rushing yards to running backs, and Jacobs has seen healthy volume in recent weeks.


Ekeler has been consistent and productive all season, routinely venturing into the 20-point range. It’s a solid bet to extend his current touchdown streak to eight games thanks to his double threat ability. He scored a pair of touchdowns and scored 32.5 DK points when these two teams met in Week 4.

The Chargers drafted Herbert to win games like these, and much of the burden will fall on his shoulders Sunday. The Raiders are ranked 25th to pass DVOA, so production, and fantasy points, should be achievable in large numbers. Herbert has eclipsed the 30-point plateau four times this season, and a fifth will not be out of reach in this must-have competition.

The Raiders have generously handed out fantasy points to tight ends this season, something that could benefit Cook in the season finale. Cook missed last week’s game due to COVID, but received 17 goals in his previous three outings. Another respectable quota of goals should allow him to venture into double figures, especially if he can find his way to the end zone for the fifth time this season.


Jackson has gotten a decent job in recent weeks, including as Ekeler’s No. 2. He offers value both on the ground and in the air, so there is a path to more than 10 touches and perhaps a chance for his third touchdown.

Carlson has scored in double figures four times in the last six weeks, including 21 points in Week 12. We don’t anticipate such an enjoyable performance from Carlson, but another performance of more than 10 DK points isn’t much to ask of the recently extended kicker from the Raiders.