NFL DFS DraftKings Showdown Picks for Super Bowl LVI (Fantasy Football)

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We’ve made it to the biggest game of the year, Super Bowl LVI between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams. If you’re looking for additional resources to help you prep for this slate specifically, be sure to check out these pieces of content to get a deeper understanding of this matchup:

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: LA -4
Total: 49.0
Team Totals: Rams (26.5), Bengals (22.5)

Captain Selections

Below are my top captain choices, but this does not necessarily mean you can’t get off the board with another captain option. In showdown slates, we’re trying to find ceiling at the captain position, and we should be thoughtful about how our captain affects the rest of our lineup. For example, if playing Cam Akers at captain, it’s unlikely the Rams passing attack gets there, and it’s extremely unlikely Sony Michel also lands in the optimal lineup. Personally, I like attacking the WR position in captain on this slate given the ceiling we’ve seen from the pass catchers mentioned below.

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