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Best lineup strategy for Ravens-Titans in DraftKings Showdown

Lamar Jackson headlines the top choices for this weekend’s Ravens-Titans Draftkings Showdown. We broke down what the best lineup strategy might be.

The Tennessee Titans upset the New England Patriots on the road in the Wild Card round, but now they’ll face an even bigger challenge. The Baltimore Ravens, who posted a league best 14-2 record in 2019, are the Titans’ next opponent. Two of the league’s best running teams are set to face off in the Divisional Round, and we broke down what some of the best plays for Saturday’s DraftKings Showdown might be.

Captain Obvious

Lamar Jackson, QB, Ravens ($20,400)

Jackson is flat out the most dangerous player on the field every time he steps on it. His involvement in Baltimore’s record-breaking ground attack has been vital to the offense’s success. But his improvement as a passer is what really raised his ceiling. When you have a player who could throw five touchdowns or run for two or three on any given day, it’s hard to stop. Even if his starting tight end and running back are banged up, Jackson will find a way to be impactful.

Captain Courageous

Derrick Henry, RB, Titans ($18,300)

Henry put together an impressive performance against one of the the NFL’s best run-stopping teams in the Wild Card round and could be poised to break off a third straight monster performance. He has tallied 72.5 DKFP in his last two appearances after rushing for a combined 393 yards and four scores against the Houston Texans and Patriots. He recorded at least 32 carries in each of these contests and shows no signs of slowing down. Baltimore has been great against the run and pass, but that shouldn’t prevent Tennessee from sticking to its strengths.

Flex Men

Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens ($7,600)

Tight end Mark Andrews ($9,200) is Jackson’s favorite target, but he’s been dealing with an ankle injury since Week 17 and has been limited in practice this week. There hasn’t been any indication Andrews won’t play in the Divisional Round, but he could be a lesser version of himself come Saturday if the discomfort lingers. This could make Brown’s speed the Ravens’ number one option to stretch the field.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, Saints ($10,200)

Tannehill threw the ball a season low 15 times last week and only targeted his top receiver once in the contest. We can’t see that trend continuing, as the Ravens have the NFL’s top scoring offense this year and can put points up on the board quickly. Tennessee will likely have to take more risks to keep this game competitive, which should translate to Tannehill surpassing 7 DKFP he notched in the Wild Card round.