DFS Thursday Night Football: DraftKings Showdown for Week 7 (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: ARI -2
Total: 44.0
Team Totals: Cardinals (23.0), Saints (21.0)

Game Outlook

Week 7 kicks off with a matchup that figures to miss a ton of star power. As you’ll see in the Injury Report section down below, both teams are dealing with big time injuries, and as a result, sports bettors are in on the under in this contest. This one opened with a total of 46.0 and has been bet down a full two points to 44.0 as of this writing. If recent trends mean anything, the under looks like the correct play here as Cardinal games have hit the over just one time, and that came in Week 1. They’ve also only hit their team total just twice this year, and they have yet to exceed it by more than six points, suggesting it’s unlikely we see the Cardinals come out and have a ceiling performance here on a short week, especially with Marquise Brown on the shelf.

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