DraftKings NFL DFS Showdown Picks: The Big Game

Prepping you for Sunday's Big Game between the Buccaneers and the Chiefs.

Football with a money design on it
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I may also earn an affiliate commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. Follow Us on Twitter,Β Facebook, Instagram, & Pinterest.

 

This weekend is your last chance to play NFL DFS for seven months. Time to take what we’ve learned, set our DraftKings lineups, and WIN some cash! Below are the DraftKings NFL DFS Showdown Picks for The Big Game.

Looking for FanDuel NFL DFS Big Game Top Picks? Click here.

Got DraftKings DFS questions? Reach out to me on Twitter @LLFantasySports, Facebook @LadiesLoveFantasySports, or Instagram @ladieslovefantasysports.

The Pirate Ship in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Stadium
Global Reactions/flickr/CC 2.0

The Big Game

This is what Vegas is thinking…

  • Kansas City Chiefs 29.5 points @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26.5 points – 56 points Implied Team Total
A big red target on the floor with a big pile of $100 on top.

Player Pool

Captain

The player you draft as your Captain will score 1.5x the standard fantasy point value for each statistic, but drafting a player as Captain will cost more salary than drafting them as FLEX.

  • Tyreek Hill WR KC $15,600
  • Travis Kelce TE KC $16,500
  • Chris Godwin WR TB $13,200
  • Mike Evans WR TB $12,600
  • Patrick Mahomes QB KC $18,000
  • Tom Brady QB TB $15,000
  • Leonard Fournette RB TB $11,700

Flex

  • Tyreek Hill WR KC $10,400
  • Patrick Mahomes QB KC $12,000
  • Tom Brady QB TB $10,000
  • Travis Kelce TE KC $11,000
  • Chris Godwin WR TB $8,800
  • Mike Evans WR TB $8,400
  • Leonard Fournette RB TB $7,800
  • Darrel Williams RB KC $5,200
  • Antonio Brown WR TB $6200
  • Mecole Hardman WR KC $5,600
  • Scotty Miller WR TB $3,400
  • Cameron Brate TE TB $4,800
  • Ronald Jones II RB TB $2,200
  • Ryan Succop K TB $3,800
  • Buccaneers DST $2,800
  • Harrison Butker K KC $4,000
  • Chiefs DST $2,600
  • Tyler Johnson WR TB $1,200
A football sitting on the grass with a stack of $20 bills on top

DraftKings Cash Game Lineups

Since you’re playing against smaller fields in cash games, and usually don’t have to place first to win money, the strategy for building cash lineups is to target players that produce consistent fantasy value.

Stay away from risky plays, and go with more proven situations. Here’s a list of recommended players for this weekends DraftKings Cash Games.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback getting ready to throw a pass against Chase Young and the Washington Football team defense in the Wild Card Round of the 2021 playoffs.
All-Pro Reels/flickr/CC 2.0

Quarterbacks

Captain

  • Patrick Mahomes KC @ TB $18,000

FLEX

  • Patrick Mahomes KC @ TB $12,000
  • Tom Brady TB vs KC $10,000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette running between two Washington Football Team defenders in the NFL playoffs.
All-Pro Reels/flickr/CC 2.0

Running Backs

Captain

  • Leonard Fournette TB vs KC $11,700

FLEX

  • Leonard Fournette TB vs KC $7,800
  • Darrel Williams KC @ TB $5,200
  • Ronald Jones II TB vs KC $2,200
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin catching a pass against a Washington Football Team in the NFL playoffs.
All-Pro Reels/flickr/CC 2.0

Pass Catchers

Captain

  • Tyreek Hill KC @ TB $15,600
  • Travis Kelce KC @ TB $16,500
  • Chris Godwin TB vs KC $13,200
  • Mike Evans TB vs KC $12,600

FLEX

  • Tyreek Hill KC @ TB $10,400
  • Travis Kelce KC @ TB $11,000
  • Chris Godwin TB vs KC $8,800
  • Mike Evans TB vs KC $8,400
  • Mecole Hardman KC @ TB $5,600
  • Scotty Miller TB vs KC $3,400
  • Cameron Brate TB vs KC $4,800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop kicking a field goal agasint the Washington Football Team in the playoffs.
All-Pro Reels/flickr/CC 2.0

Defense & Kickers

Captain

  • I’m NOT going to put a Defense or Kicker in the Captain spot.

FLEX

ONLY play Defenses or Kickers in the FLEX spot, and limit them to a maximum of one per lineup. Don’t play both a Defense and Kicker in the same lineup.

  • Ryan Succop TB vs KC $3,800
  • Buccaneers vs TB $2,800

A stack of hundred dollar bills in a silver briefcase

DraftKings GPP Tournament Lineups

In contrast to cash, your strategy changes when building GPP (Guaranteed Prize Pool) lineups where you have to beat out thousands of players to get a shot at winning big prizes. In these types of tournaments you’re targeting players that have high-upside for the week and low ownership so you can construct unique rosters.

These risky BOOM/BUST plays may not always hit, but when they do you have the potential to stack up that cash! Here’s a list of recommended players for this weekends DraftKings GPP Tournament slates.

NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady throwing a pass against pressure from Washington Football Team defender Chase Young.
All Pro Reels/flickr/CC 2.0

Quarterbacks

Captain

  • I’m NOT going to put a quarterback in the Captain spot. Better play in the FLEX position.

FLEX

  • Patrick Mahomes KC @ TB $12,000
  • Tom Brady TB vs KC $10,000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette fighting for yardage against the Washington Football Team defense.
All-Pro Reels/flickr/CC 2.0

Running Backs

Captain

  • Leonard Fournette TB vs KC $11,700

FLEX

  • Leonard Fournette TB vs KC $7,800
  • Darrel Williams KC @ TB $5,200
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce
Victor Araiza/flickr/CC 2.0

Pass Catchers

Captain

  • Tyreek Hill KC @ TB $15,600
  • Travis Kelce KC @ TB $16,500
  • Chris Godwin TB vs KC $13,200
  • Mike Evans TB vs KC $12,600

FLEX

  • Tyreek Hill KC @ TB $10,400
  • Travis Kelce KC @ TB $11,000
  • Chris Godwin TB vs KC $8,800
  • Mike Evans TB vs KC $8,400
  • Antonio Brown WR TB $6200
  • Mecole Hardman KC @ TB $5,600
  • Scotty Miller TB vs KC $3,400
  • Cameron Brate TB vs KC $4,800
  • Demarcus Robinson KC @ TB $1,400
  • Tyler Johnson TB vs KC $1,200
NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense playing the Washington Football Team in the playoffs.
All-Pro Reels/flickr/CC 2.0

Defense & Kickers

Captains

  • I’m NOT going to put a Defense or Kicker in the Captain spot.

Flex

ONLY play Defenses or Kickers in the FLEX spot, and limit them to a maximum of one per lineup. Don’t play both a Defense and Kicker in the same lineup.

  • Ryan Succop TB vs KC $3,800
  • Buccaneers vs TB $2,800
  • Harrison Butker KC @ TB $4,000
  • Chiefs @ TB $2,600
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady giving teammate tight end Cameron Brate a celebratory hug.
All-Pro Reels/flickr/CC 2.0

Stacks

  • Captain Tyreek Hill WR $15,600/FLEX Patrick Mahomes QB $12,000/ FLEX Travis Kelce TE $11,000
  • Captain Tyreek Hill WR $15,600/FLEX Travis Kelce TE $11,000
  • Captain Tyreek Hill WR $15,600/FLEX Patrick Mahomes QB $12,000/FLEX Tom Brady QB $10,000/FLEX Mike Evans WR $8400/FLEX Ronald Jones II RB $2200/FLEX Demarcus Robinson WR $1,400
  • Captain Travis Kelce TE $16,500/FLEX Tom Brady QB $15,000/FLEX Leonard Fournette RB $7800/FLEX Mecole Hardman WR $5600/FLEX Darrel Williams RB $5200/FLEX Cameron Brate TE $4800
  • Captain Travis Kelce TE $16,500/FLEX Patrick Mahomes QB $12,000/FLEX Tom Brady QB $10,000/FLEX Leonard Fournette RB $7800/FLEX Demarcus Robinson WR $1,400/FLEX Tyler Johnson WR $1200
  • Captain Travis Kelce TE $16,500/FLEX Tom Brady QB $10,000/FLEX Leonard Fournette RB $7800/FLEX Darrel Williams RB $5200/FLEX Demarcus Robinson WR $1,400
  • Captain Leonard Fournette RB $11,700/FLEX Patrick Mahomes QB $12,000/FLEX Tom Brady QB $15,000/FLEX Tyreek Hill WR $10,400/FLEX Rob Gronkowski TE $3000/FLEX Buccaneers DST $2800
  • Captain Leonard Fournette RB $11,700/FLEX Patrick Mahomes QB $12,000/FLEX Tyreek Hill WR $10,400/FLEX Chris Godwin WR $8,800/FLEX Cameron Brate TE $4800/FLEX Ronald Jones II RB $2200
  • FLEX Mecole Hardman WR $5600/FLEX Chiefs DST $2600
  • FLEX Ronald Jones II RB $2200/FLEX Buccaneers DST $2800

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.