Thursday Night DraftKings Showdown For Week 11

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This is easily the best Thursday Night DFS Showdown slate of the entire season and one that should have plenty of action. With two of the best QBs in the league, two high potent passing attacks, and a must win game on the line for these division foes, this game should have plenty of fireworks. The 6-3 Seattle Seahawks host the 6-3 Arizona Cardinals in an NFC West battle for first place in the division.

Coming off the play of the season where Kyler found DeAndre Hopkins in the end zone on the last play of the game to upset the Bills, the Cards are 3.5 point underdogs on the road against Seattle. This game features an insane 58.0 point over/under, the highest on the entire Week 11 slate. When these two teams met in Week 7, the Cardinals pulled off the upset 37-34 in an exciting shootout. Clearly, Vegas expects a similar outcome in this one. Let’s break down the top captains on the slate and my favorite tournament plays.

Team Pace and Efficiency Metrics

Pace of Play: SEA: 16th, ARI: 2nd
Total Plays Per Game: SEA: 17th, ARI: 6th

Pass Defense DVOA: SEA: 26th, ARI: 13th
Run Defense DVOA: SEA: 9th, ARI: 11th

Pass Offense DVOA: SEA: 4th, ARI: 13th
Run Offense DVOA:
SEA: 9th, ARI: 4th

Easiest Matchup (Fantasy Points Allowed): SEA: WR (8th), ARI: QB (2nd) & WR (1st)
Most Difficult Matchup (Fantasy Points Allowed): SEA: TE (25th), ARI: TE (27th)

Injury Report


Projected Out: Chris Carson (Foot sprain)
Questionable: Carlos Hyde (Hamstring), Travis Homer (Hand), Shaquill Griffin (Hamstring)

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Situation to Monitor: Tyler Lockett (Knee) but expected to play


*No significant injuries of note. This section will be updated throughout the week

Captain Choices

Kyler Murray $19,500
What Kyler Murray is doing right now is absolutely insane. His rushing equity plus the matchup through the air is delicious and should be a spot where Kyler can blow this salary out of the water. The only problem is that everyone and their mother is going to be rushing to play Kyler in the captain spot. If selecting him, be sure to differentiate your lineup in the flex spot as this is going to be easily the most rostered captain on the slate.

Stack Idea: Cpt Kyler Murray + DeAndre Hopkins or Christian Kirk, bring back with David Moore

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