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Thursday Night Football DraftKings’ selections: NFL DFS lineup tips for Week 2 Giants-Washington Showdown tournaments

Week 2 of the NFL season kicks off with an NFC East duel between the Giants and the Washington football team on Thursday night. The game from a daily fantasy football perspective is about as exciting as a trip to the DMV, but there’s a lot at stake for both teams. It’s hard to call any contest this early in the season a “must-win” (I think every contest is a “must-win” for those who play NFL DFS!), But given the consequences for the loser, it is fair to expect an increased degree of urgency on both sides, which could help participants in DraftKings Showdown tournaments.

You don’t need a PhD in Football Analysis to anticipate a low scoring affair, but the fact that Vegas sports betting has listed this contest with opening totals as low as 41 gives us more reason. to do. Finally, with Washington posting points as the favorite, we’re going to look at their path this week. It won’t be an uncommon approach, but we’re not looking to be too cute this week.

As always, we love to remind everyone of the main scoring quirks on DraftKings. It is PPR full point, and there is three-point bonus for 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards and 100 receiving yards. A the player’s price is multiplied by 1.5 if you choose him as captain, but his point total is also multiplied by 1.5.

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DraftKings Showdown Pick: Giants to Washington Football Team

Budget of $ 50,000, need at least one player from each team.

Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x points): RB Antonio Gibson, Washington ($ 14,400)

Gibson processed 23 keys in Week 1, which lends credence to the idea that he would be used in a “Christian McCaffrey type” role. With so much involvement in the offense – and probably the first shots to scoring opportunities to go – Gibson is locked in our captain’s spot this week.

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FLEX: QB Daniel Jones, Giants @ Washington ($ 10,400)

Given the Giants’ outlook in this contest, we’d rather cast a net over their offensive exit rather than trying to identify which pass-catcher will win the lottery. Until Saquon Barkley ($ 10,000) hits 100 percent, Jones is likely to be asked to do a bit more, both on the ground and in the air. Jones ran for a score and added 27 rushing yards in Week 1, and that could be a trend we see continuing throughout the first part of the season.

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FLEX: WR Trrey McLaurin, Washington ($ 9,000)

McLaurin only received four targets, but perhaps that can be attributed in large part to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s premature hip injury. “Scary Terry” recorded 27.5 DraftKings points in a meeting with the Giants last season, so we know he can deliver a big DK score. Whether that happens again on Thursday remains to be seen, but we’ll bet he has enough opportunities to deliver another.

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FLEX: K Dustin Hopkins, Washington ($ 3,800)

In two games last year, the Giants and Washington combined seven offensive touchdowns and 82 points. Vegas suggests another low scoring tilt, so we’ll turn to the kicking game here. Hopkins has averaged a fantastic 8.5 points in those two encounters, and he could be called upon to score points on the board a few times on Thursday.

quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | tight end | D / ST | Kicker

FLEX: TE Logan Thomas, Washington ($ 7,400)

Thomas only received three goals last Sunday, but he turned one into a touchdown. Target volume isn’t a concern for Thomas having managed 110 last season, and by including him in the rosters, we’re focusing on the top three skill players from the favorite football team. Another consideration is trying to position ourselves to capture WFT’s QB-led offensive production with Taylor Heinicke ($ 10,200). Like his counterpart, Heinicke can add a bit with his legs – he ran for 46 yards and a score in his playoff start against Tampa Bay last season. The inclusion of Heinicke would provide coverage for most “rogue” landing connections.

quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | tight end | D / ST | Kicker

FLEX: WR Dyami Brown, Washington ($ 1,400)

The Week 1 stat line was nothing fancy for the rookie (four targets, one capture), but he performed like receiver # 2 in terms of targets and shots (93%). Considering the players available to us in this game, it’s hard to find someone who offers extended playtime at this price. We assume that the football team will win. If you want a little more exposure to the Giants, you can go for Kadarius Toney ($ 1,800) here.