Saturday DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 16 Buccaneers-Lions Showdown tournaments
Buccaneers vs. Lions features two quarterbacks who might’ve engaged in a 49-45 shootout earlier in their careers, but things aren’t quite the same for Tom Brady and Matthew Stafford (much to the chagrin of DFS players). Tampa Bay clinches a playoff berth with a win, and we’re going with Brady’s bunch in a big way in our DraftKings Showdown contest for the first Saturday game in Week 16.
We’re not using Brady, though. Instead, we’ve played all three of his top receivers while captaining Leonard Fournette. With Ronald Jones likely out, Fournette becomes a great play against a terrible run defense. We do get Stafford in our lineup, though, as it’s hard to predict the Detroit offense much beyond its long-time quarterback.
DraftKings Showdown Picks: Buccaneers vs. Lions
Captain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): RB Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers ($12,000)
Bruce Arians has already said that Ronald Jones (finger, COVID) is unlikely to play against the Lions. That leaves Fournette to lead this backfield against the defense allowing the most DK points per game to RBs (32.6). Fournette hasn’t been quite good enough for Tampa Bay so far this year, but this is his chance to have a massive day.
FLEX: QB Matthew Stafford, Lions ($10,800)
Stafford has been dealing with a rib and thumb issue on his throwing hand, but he’s playing through them and should again in Week 16. The Buccaneers have a fierce defense, but instead of guessing on which Detroit pass-catcher might have an OK day, we’ll just figure that Stafford is the most productive Lion with Tampa Bay shutting down Detroit’s rushing attack.
FLEX: WR Mike Evans, Buccaneers ($9,400)
You’re going to see a pattern with Evans and the next two picks here. We haven’t played Tom Brady. Instead, we’ve used his three top receivers. It’s a strategy that maybe caps our upside ever so slightly, but it also has us covered for the majority of Tampa Bay’s offensive production with Fournette and three wideouts. Since all three WRs are supremely talented, it’s hard to predict who has the biggest game, so we took all three!
FLEX: WR Chris Godwin, Buccaneers ($8,600)
The Lions have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to WRs in 2020. There’s plenty to go around here. Godwin’s been a bit disappointing the past two weeks, but it seems like Brady often finds ways to involve his important pieces if they have a down game or two. That makes Godwin a good bounce-back candidate in a friendly matchup.
FLEX: WR Antonio Brown, Buccaneers ($7,200)
Brown is coming off his best game with Tampa Bay, a five-catch, 93-yard performance with his first Buccaneers touchdown in Week 15, a 46-yard game-winner. Brown’s obviously still talented, and if we had to choose between these wideouts, we’d be partial to Brown in a friendly matchup with his price discount relative to the others.
FLEX: WR Mohamed Sanu, Lions ($2,000)
Sanu has been seeing a consistently high snap count since joining the Lions, which is enough for us to count on him at a value price in a matchup in which Detroit will likely be throwing a lot in. This also serves as a half-revenge game for Sanu after he played with Brady in New England. Sanu has surpassed 5.5 DK points in four straight games, which is more than you can expect from the other options this far down the board.
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