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Best value lineup strategy for Ravens-Cowboys TNF Showdown

Michael Gallup and Justin Tucker highlight our list of value plays in DraftKings Showdown contests centered around Tuesday’s Ravens-Cowboys game.

Michael Gallup of the Dallas Cowboys runs with the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 1, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens will host the Dallas Cowboys in a Tuesday Night Football matchup to bring an end to Week 13. The game was rescheduled because of Baltimore’s Covid-19 outbreak last week and is set to kick off at 8:05 p.m. ET. DraftKings will have a Showdown contests available for the matchup and we’ve identified a couple value plays worth considering for $5,000 or less.

Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys ($4,400)

Gallup appears to have fallen behind CeeDee Lamb on the wide receiver depth chart. Dalton Schultz has hauled in more passes and scored more touchdowns but the Cowboys could be forced to look his way more if Amari Cooper and Lamb receiver more attention from Ravens defensive backs. He’s played more snaps than any other Cowboys wideout this season so there will be plenty of opportunities for him to make plays.

Justin Tucker, K, Ravens ($4,000)

Teams that give up as many points as a the Cowboys make sure kickers have busy days. Tucker is arguably the best in the game so I like his chances to convert on extra points and make easy field goals in enemy territory. He’s been a middle-of-the-pack fantasy option this year but there’s potential for a ceiling game in this matchup.

Dez Bryant, WR, Ravens ($1,000)

It’s hard to resist playing playing Bryant against his old team. He was hardly a factor in Week 12 with Robert Griffin III under center but should get a boost from the return of Lamar Jackson. He caught four of his five targets for 28 yards in his Ravens debut. Only two teams have given up more passing touchdowns than Dallas so Ravens wideouts could be very lethal.

Luke Wilson, TE, Ravens ($1,200)

Mark Andrews (Covid-19) and Nick Boyle (knee) are out of commission so Wilson will be Baltimore’s lone tight end. Jackson loves to hit tight ends on short routes and Wilson could benefit from being an Andrews replacement.