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2021 TNF Week 1 DraftKings NFL Showdown Picks & DraftKings Showdown Strategy | Cowboys at Buccaneers

Pat Mayo and Justin Freeman discuss DraftKings Showdown strategy before getting into the projections, adjustable tools, and assumptions while making 2021 TNF Week 1 DraftKings Showdown picks for both teams.

Pat Mayo and Justin Freeman discuss DraftKings Showdown strategy before getting into the projections, adjustable tools, and assumptions while making 2021 TNF Week 1 DraftKings Showdown picks for both teams.

Week 1 Starts, Research, and Projections

Set your DraftKings fantasy football lineups here: NFL Showdown $4M Thursday Kickoff Millionaire [$1M to 1st + ToC Entry] (DAL vs TB)


Week 1 — Rankings | Injuries | RB | WR | QB | TE | DST | Projections

Week 1 — Spread Picks | TNF DK Showdown | Start/Sit | Props | TB/DAL

Play in RAKE FREE Week 1 PME DraftKings League

How to Use DK Tools — Optimizer | Game Sims | Player vs Player Compare

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Dallas Cowboys at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2021 TNF Week 1 DraftKings Showdown Picks: Show Index

00:00 Godwin Update
00:44 Intro
2:41 DraftKings Showdown Strategy
5:58 DK prices
7:11 Projections
9:03 Optimal Results
16:28 Injuries
17:09 TB Trends + DraftKings Same Game Parlay
19:41 150 Lineups + Picking Contests
22:36 DK Picks — DAL
33:29 DK Picks — TB
40:55 Adjustments/Game Script

Week 1 DraftKings Showdown Picks: Optimal %

Optimal %s based on 5,000 game simulations powered by Run The Sims.

TNF Week 1 Optimal
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Week 1 DraftKings Showdown Picks: Player Projections

Median Player Projections based on 5,000 game simulations powered by Run The Sims.

TNF Player Projections
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Pat Mayo is an award-winning video host and producer of long and short-form content, and the host of The Pat Mayo Experience daily talk show. (Subscribe for video or audio). Mayo (@ThePME) won the 2020 Fantasy Sports Writing Association Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year and Golf Writer of the Year awards, along with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Best Sports Betting Analyst award, and was a finalist for four FSWA Awards in 2020 (Best Podcast, Best Video, Daily Fantasy Writer of the Year, Golf Writer of the Year). His 21 FSWA nominations lead all writers this decade and are third-most all-time. Mayo has been recognized across multiple sports (Football, Baseball & Golf), mediums (Video, Writing & Podcasting), genre (Humor), and game formats (Daily Fantasy and Traditions Season Long). Beyond sports, Mayo covers everything from entertainment to pop culture to politics. If you have a fantasy question, general inquiry or snarky comment, ship it to Mayo at ThePatMayoExperience@gmail.com and the best will be addressed on the show.


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