DFS Thursday Night Football: DraftKings Showdown for Week 2 (Fantasy Football)

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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 PodcastA thorough discussion on how to beat showdown, looking at the game theory and how to leverage the field.

DraftKings Sportsbook Lines

Spread: KC -4.5
Total: 54.5
Team Totals: Chiefs (29.5), Chargers (25.0)

Game Outlook

Week 2 kicks off with an absolute banger between two Super Bowl contenders in the AFC and two of the NFL’s best real life (and fantasy) quarterbacks, Justin Herbert and Patrick Mahomes. Featuring two of the most high octane offenses in football, it’s not surprising to see this game carrying the highest total of any game on Week 2’s slate. Vegas oddsmakers opened the line at 52.5, and it’s already been bet up a full two points, suggesting we could see some fireworks on Thursday night. If history means anything, we will. Over the last three meetings between these two AFC West teams, the games have totaled 62, 54 and 59 points. Giddy up.

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