DFS Thursday Night Football: DraftKings Showdown for Week 16 (Fantasy Football)
Before we get into the specifics of this matchup and how to approach it for the DraftKings showdown slate, I want to point people back to a few pieces of evergreen content that I think are extremely valuable if you’re serious about winning showdown all season. I’d recommend reading/listening to this content before proceeding, especially if you’re new to showdown.
1. How to Win Showdown Contests: A detailed article looking at the data and strategy behind winning showdown lineups.
2. DFS Showdown Strategy Podcast: A thorough discussion on how to beat showdown, looking at the game theory and how to leverage the field.
DraftKings Sportsbook Lines
Spread: NYJ -2.0
Team Totals: Jets (19.5), Jaguars (17.5)
One of the hottest teams in football, the surging Jacksonville Jaguars travel to East Rutherford, NJ to take on a Jets team fighting for playoff positioning. Both teams have a lot on the line in this one as it’s pivotal for the AFC playoff race. The Jags are currently the No. 10 seed and control their own destiny while the Jets are currently the No. 9 seed and need a W after dropping three straight and four of their last five.
This total opened at 42.0 and has been in free fall ever since, potentially signaling a lower scoring game is on the docket for Thursday evening. In eight Zach Wilson starts this year, New York is 6-2 to the under while Jags games have hit the over in four straight. Clearly, something’s gotta give in this AFC battle. Weather could be a factor on Thursday night with current temperatures projected to be in the low 40’s with rain and wind projected throughout. I’ll point DFS Pass subscribers back to Matt DiSorbo’s Whether Weather Really Matters article as it provides some historical data on how weather affects fantasy scoring.