The Las Vegas Raiders take the New York Jets tonight on SNF. We’ll look to take advantage of a game that promises to be a snoozer tonight. With fantasy glory and a hefty $300,000 on the line, it’s now more crucial than ever to assemble a winning DraftKings lineup that can dominate the competition. This article offers DFS insights on who should take the coveted captain slot, which core player should anchor your player pool, a value gem that can boost your salary cap flexibility, a sleeper pick with breakout potential, and one player to steer clear of – the dreaded bust. Get ready for an interesting DFS showdown on SNF.
SNF DraftKings Showdown Picks
DraftKings Captain Salary- $6,300
Playing a defense in the captain slot is a surefire way to immediately open up salary elsewhere. For $6300 in the captain spot, the Jets DST fits the bill. Usually, this strategy is used by those who want to jam in their studs. In tonight’s SNF matchup, there aren’t many studs to speak of. Still, the Jets DST projects as a very solid play. The Jets defense will have the pleasure of going against Raiders rookie quarterback, Aidan O’Connell.
The rookie signal-caller currently has just two starts under his belt. The first came in Week 4 against the Chargers and his most recent came in last Week’s win over the Giants. Both starts have ended without O’Connell tossing a touchdown. O’Connell was also sacked 7 times in his first start against the Chargers. Defenses start each matchup with 10 DK points, they may end up only adding to that when all is said and done.
DraftKings Salary- $11,400
Breece Hall was my selection for the captain spot the last time the Jets had a primetime game. For this SNF contest, I believe Hall should anchor your lineups tonight. So far this season the Raiders DST has been much more vulnerable on the ground than through the air. This is a defense that is just only a couple of weeks removed from giving up 152 rushing yards and a touchdown to the Lions’ Jahmyr Gibbs. This is the same Raiders defense that gave up 89 rushing yards and two touchdowns to D’Onta Foreman the week before. Patriots RB, Rhamondre Stevenson scored the week before that, and Packers running back AJ Dillon had a rushing touchdown the week prior. Do you see where I’m going with this? I’m done here.
DraftKings Salary- $5,200
Personally, I was surprised to see Tyler Conklin as cheap as he is tonight. His salary of just $5200 is sure to make him a popular SNF play tonight. Conklin has been somewhat of a safety valve for Zach Wilson. The athletic tight end is second on the Jets in targets, behind only Garrett Wilson. Notably, Conklin also ranks second in receptions (26) and receiving yards (293).
In addition to getting dealt with on the ground, the Raiders DST has also been a relatively friendly matchup for the tight end position. Last week against the Giants, we had Daniel Bellinger show up on the stat sheet with 43 yards, second on his team. The week before against the Lions, rookie tight end Sam LaPorta went for 57 yards and a touchdown. As long as Conklin (8 targets in the last 2 games) remains involved, he should be a fine play tonight at his cost.
DraftKings Salary- $1,000
This is not the kind of season that best ball drafters envisioned for Hunter Renfrow when they selected him in the final round. To be fair, I’m sure that this is not the season that Renfrow had pictured for himself either. However, things are starting to look just a little bit better for him. Since Jimmy Garoppolo’s injury/benching, Renfrow has actually become more “involved”.
In the first 3 weeks of the season with Jimmy G under center, Renfrow was targeted 3 times. In O’Connell’s first start in Week 4, Renfrow was targeted four times. In the next two weeks without Aidan, Renfrow got just 2 targets. Most recently against the Giants, Hunter Renfrow caught 2 of his 3 targets for 32 yards. A stat line we can approve of at just $1000 tonight on SNF.
DraftKings Salary- $11,600
Generally, I get a little sweaty when I project a player as talented as Davante Adams to bust on primetime television. However, I’ve been talking crap about Aidan O’Connell this whole article, so this SNF bust selection is more of a diss to the QB situation than Adams himself. Davante’s $11,600 price on DK is the price you’d expect of a player who is getting 10+ targets a game or finding the end zone on a consistent basis. Davante Adams hasn’t been doing either. Adams hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 3 against Pittsburgh. He’s also gone back-to-back weeks under eight targets. Aidan did not have much success getting Adams the ball last week against the Giants, I don’t see him doing it against arguably the best secondary in the league. The same secondary that limited Justin Herbert to just 7.14 DK points last week.