The Broncos host the Chiefs and the Eagles host the Cowboys in Saturday’s week 18 appetizer. Every team except Denver is featured on our roster as the Chiefs are still one of the league’s hottest defenses despite losing on penalties last week and we don’t expect the Drew Lock-led Broncos to make a high-profile individual to DFS appearances . If one or more Broncos have a field day we won’t do well here, but we are more than willing to take that risk. Our DraftKings picks on Saturday include some low profile, high profile RBs that will hopefully help us avoid a chalky lineup for GPP tournaments.
Before we break down our picks, here are the most notable DraftKings competition scoring rules: Full point PPR,Four point overtaking TDs,Three point bonuses Per100 racing yards,100 reception yards, and300 passing yards.
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Saturday Full-Slate DraftKings Picks: Cowboys vs. Eagles; Chiefs vs. Broncos
$ 50,000 budget
QB Jalen Injured, Eagles vs. Cowboys ($ 6,300)
The Eagles officially took a post-season spot by beating the football team last week despite a modest final record from Hurts. However, it has the most recent breakouts of 29.6 and 30.8 DraftKings points. Even in the Eagles’ first matchup with the Cowboys, in which they were thoroughly beaten, Hurts scored a 25.5 DK point line. For now, we’re assuming he’ll start and play most of the game, but we’ll be ready to switch if it is reported that Hurts won’t play much, if at all.
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RB Darrel Williams, Chiefs @ Broncos ($ 5,900)
Williams has three performances over 20 points, including a 32.4-point breakout against the Raiders in Week 10. The Chiefs starting to run back Clyde Edwards-Helaire (shoulder) missed practice Tuesday, but head coach Andy Reid suggests he still “has a chance” to play. It’s worth keeping an eye on Edwards-Helaire’s status throughout the week, but Williams is in a good place if he receives another full workload.
RB Kenneth Gainwell, Eagles vs. Cowboys ($ 4,100)
Gainwell only has 85 touches in the season, despite this being fifth on the team overall. The Eagles have many of their top players on the COVID list. In the event that some or all of them – including Boston Scott, Jordan Howard and Dallas Goedert – sit down on Saturday, Gainwell has the opportunity to put in another solid performance. He has won double-digit DK points four times this season.
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WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs @ Broncos ($ 8,000)
With the Chiefs still battling for the conference top spot and a first-round bye, Hill and others are much less likely to be wrapped in bubble wrap after halfway through the competition. Hill has scored more than 35 DK points three times this season and he is always a threat to deliver a gaudy number.
WR CeeDee Lamm, Cowboys @ Eagles ($ 6,800)
Lamb leads the cowboys at goals and receptions, trends that will continue into their remaining competitions (including the postseason). Michael Gallup’s torn cruciate ligament opens up part of the team’s passing game, and while others need reinforcement to fill the void, Lamb is likely to make up some of that void as well.
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WR Devonta Smith, Eagles vs. Cowboys ($ 6,100)
Smith’s 100 targets top the Eagles, and number 2 in that division, Dallas Goedert, could be out of service due to COVID. Smith had a solid rookie season, surpassing 15 FD points five times. If the Eagles forego some of their key offensive players, it can be assumed that Smith’s volume will increase – assuming he plays almost all of the Snaps.
TE Dalton Schultz, Cowboys @ Eagles ($ 5,300)
Schultz has a season high of 10 goals and is second in the team with 101 looks. He’s used that volume all season, but especially lately as he’s broken the 20-point checkpoint twice in the last three games.
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FLEX (WR) Cedrick Wilson, Cowboys @ Eagles ($ 4,200)
Wilson is one of those players facing the late season promotion after Gallup’s cruciate ligament injury. He scored 18.7 DK points on Sunday and finished four over 10 points in season, and he should be up for another day of solid work.
DEF Chefs @ Broncos ($ 3,100)
The Chiefs have been generously on the defensive for the past few weeks, taking 34 points against the Bengals on Sunday and 28 against the Chargers in Week 15. They still got at least 12 DK points in three of the last five, including 17 last time faced the Broncos.