DFS Thursday Night Football: DraftKings Showdown for Week 7 (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: NO -1
Team Totals: Saints (20.5), Jaguars (19.5)
Thursday night’s game between the Jaguars and Saints features a snooze-worthy 40 point total with the Saints favored by one at home. Earlier this week, the line was NO -3, but when Trevor Lawrence practiced in a limited fashion, the line immediately dropped two points. In addition, as noted below, the Saints are dealing with major injuries on their offensive line. Given some of these factors, it would not at all be surprising to see this game be somewhat low scoring with some ugly, classic Thursday Night Football on our TV. Hey, if you’re into trends, every Saints game this season has hit the under, and they’ve hit their team total just once this season.