The Week 14 Sunday night Showdown slate on DraftKings gives us one of the best rivalries in the NFL, but the actual on-field matchup feels like a mismatch. Let’s look at some players to target in this slate, with a prize pool of $1.2 million, an entry fee of $11 and a $300,000 first-place prize, and who to use in the critical Captain slot:
Aaron Rodgers, QB Packers ($18,000), Davante Adams, WR Packers ($17,600):
I mean, there really are only two safe plays on the field, and the passing duo of Adams and Rodgers are the main men in this game. The only issue I can see with playing one of these guys in the Captain spot is that if you play the other in flex, you leave yourself just $5,100 on average for your four other flex spots. That might be tricky and you could be leaving yourself with a zero in one of those spots, but the combined points of these two studs might just make up for it.
Allen Robinson, WR Bears ($9,300):
If you play both Rodgers and Adams in the flex, you now have an average of $6,600 to work with, and if you roll the dice and fade one of the Packers stars you have all sorts of flexibility. I like using Robinson in the Captain as a salary saver and leverage on both David Montgomery and Darnell Mooney, who will both garner some Captain ownership as their own leverage plays of Rodgers/Adams. Robinson hasn’t played since Week 9, but in that game, he finally showed some connectivity with Justin Fields, who draws the start in this game. He should go fairly overlooked after missing four weeks and with Fields scaring folks off the passing game. That’s the best time to take a gamble.
Aaron Jones, RB Packers ($10,600):
Jones returned two weeks from an MCL sprain and didn’t so a whole lot in that game, and that probably works to our advantage here, as he’s had two more weeks to recover and recency bias will keep his ownership low. Again, we’re looking for leverage of the mega-chalky Rodgers and Adams, and this is the play on the Packers’ side that gets you there.
Cole Kmet, TE Bears ($5,200):
We have to re-orient our thinking about the Bears passing game with Fields back under center. Kmet was targeted around six times per game with Fields at quarterback and he should be similarly involved here. If not for a late touchdown in Week 9, Mooney’s numbers with Fields would be far inferior to those with Andy Dalton, so I would rather take the savings with Kmet, especially if I’m working in the Rodgers/Adams combo.