The Packers are rolling and the Eagles are reeling. With Green Bay at home, they are looking like the team load up on here. But it’s Thursday night and things rarely follow a script. Let’s look at some players to target in DraftKings’ $1.5 milliom six-man Showdown slate -- with an entry fee of $10 and a first-place prize of $300,000 -- and who to use in the critical Captain slot:
Davante Adams, WR, Packers ($16,500)
The Eagles are one of the worst pass defenses in the league and have been lit up by opposing No. 1 receivers all season. Adams had a season-low targets (4) and receptions (4) last week, which might pull some ownership away, but he is still among the top wideouts in the game and the Eagles will not be stopping him here.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Packers ($11,400)
If Adams in No. 1, MVS is doing a pretty impressive 1-A impression. Valdes-Scantling had a breakout performance last week with six catches on 10 targets for 99 yards and a score. He has just one fewer target this season than Adams and comes with a massive salary discount, making him a strong Captain play, while using Adams as a cheaper flex.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Packers ($10,800)
I love the stack here with Rodgers and the top two wideouts. I feel like one of the receivers is going to have a massive game, and with the extra points from touchdowns and receptions, will probably outscore Rodgers head-to-head, but all three are viable Captain plays.
Packers defense, D, Packers ($4,800)
The Packers at home against a struggling offense that’s missing its deep-play wideout (DeSean Jackson) and has a running back and wide receiver who are fumblers? Yeah, that’s a good game-script to save some salary and get the defense in there.
Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles ($7,800)
I would probably play four or five Packers and bet on the lopsided win, but the one Eagles player I like is Agholor. He has a lot to prove after his drops and fumbles of late – look up #unlikeagholor on Twitter and marvel at the Philly sports fan in all his glory – and will probably be a busy man in a catch-up scenario.
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