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Best value lineup strategy for Patriots vs. Ravens in SNF Showdown

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Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards rushes during the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots go head-to-head Sunday night. These two teams head into Week 10 going in different directions this season. The Ravens and Lamar Jackson haven’t been as dominant as last season, but their defense is a little better to help offset some offensive trouble, while the Patriots have just been bad. They almost lost to the 0-8 Jets last week. That’s not good.

The bulk of those fantasy points are going to go to the likes of Lamar Jackson, Cam Newton, Jakobi Meyers, Damien Harris, and J.K. Dobbins. The question is, who are those one or two players further down the radar that will become critical in this game and help you roster more studs in the DraftKings Showdown?

Gus Edwards, RB, Ravens, $2,400

DraftKings has given us an extremely cheap price on a player who should be able to reach value without too much work. Of course, he will likely be highly rostered at this kind of value, which makes him not as desirable in GPPs, but he’s scored a touchdown in three straight while Mark Ingram is likely to be out again. J.K. Dobbins has more upside, but I could see playing both at this discount price.

Ravens D/ST, $5,400

Cam Newton looked much better last week than he had for much of the season, but the Ravens defense can make anyone look bad and Newton has had plenty of rotten games this season. The Ravens have a game where they put up 24 D/ST points, so it’s not out of the realm of possibilities that they could be a GPP winner this week.

Damiere Byrd, WR, Patriots, $4,400

Byrd had nine targets last week and caught five for 65 yards. Cam Newton continues to like going to him despite Jakobi Meyers ascendance. He’ll need the Ravens to be able to score and push Newton to throw the ball, but that isn’t out of the question.

Justin Tucker, K, Ravens, $3,800

Tucker is the best kicker in the league and has tremendous upside for his position. His price is decent for his 10 DK points average and he always has 15-20 point upside. This game could be a Ravens blowout, which would favor running backs, kickers and defense.