This week’s Thursday Night Football matchup will be between the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks. This is a big game in terms of the NFC West and playoff standing, as the Cardinals and Seahawks are both 6-3. The Cardinals beat the Seahawks in Arizona in Week 7, 37-34. That score accurately reflected these two offenses and we should be in store for another high scoring affair this week.
The bulk of the fantasy points will likely go to Kyler Murray, Russell Wilson, DeAndre Hopkins, DK Metcalf, Christian Kirk, and Tyrell Lockett. 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?
Chase Edmonds, Cardinals, RB, $5,600
Kenyan Drake left the game early the last time these two teams met and Edmonds went off, accumulating 145 yards on five carries and seven receptions. Drake is back and healthy, but did gain just 34 yards on 13 carries before he left the Seahawks game in Week 7. Both Edmonds and Drake had good games last week, as Drake had 17 touches for 109 yards and Edmonds had 77 on 11 touches. I prefer Edmonds here on DraftKings, as he’s the preferred receiving back and I expect the Seahawks to put up points and push the Cardinals to pass like they did the last time.
Carlos Hyde, Seahawks, RB, $5,200
Hyde practiced in full on Tuesday, so should be on track to play while Chris Carson was limited. We’ll learn more the closer we get to kickoff, but if Carson can’t go, Hyde would be the play as long as he’s set for a full workload. And at his price, he would make for a great cash game pick.
David Moore, Seahawks, WR, $4,800
Unlike the other cheap wide receiver plays, Moore always has good upside. He has four touchdown receptions on the season and 27 touches through nine games. His ability as a deep threat, rusher and touchdown target make him a strong GPP play in every showdown lineup he’s involved.