Sunday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 18 Chargers-Raiders Showdown tournaments

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The victor of Sunday night’s regular-season finale betwixt the Chargers and Raiders volition beryllium headed to the postseason. These teams met successful Week 4 with the Chargers winning 28-14 connected location soil. DraftKings Sportsbook has listed the Chargers arsenic three-point roadworthy favorites successful Week 18 and set the full astatine 49.5, suggesting we could spot a reasonably high-scoring and entertaining matchup, overmuch to the delight of those successful DFS single-game contests. There's a full batch connected the line, and we cognize some teams volition beryllium going aft the "W," so this should beryllium a large accidental to marque immoderate sound with our Draftking Showdown lineup.

Before we get into our picks, present are the cardinal DraftKings Showdown rules: It's full-point PPR, and determination are three-point bonuses for 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and 100 receiving yards. The Captain picks costs 1.5 times a player's archetypal price, but helium besides gets his constituent full multiplied by 1.5.

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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Chargers vs. Raiders

$50,000 budget, request astatine slightest 1 subordinate from each team. 

Captain (1.5x points, 1.5x salary): RB Josh Jacobs, Raiders ($11,700)

Jacobs is nary Austin Ekeler, but naming him our "Captain" frees up invaluable wage for our lineup. Just due to the fact that helium wouldn’t beryllium our archetypal prime successful a vacuum doesn’t mean helium can’t beryllium worthwhile. The Chargers person been blessed to surrender rushing yardage to moving backs, and Jacobs has seen steadfast measurement implicit the past respective weeks.


FLEX RB Austin Ekeler, Chargers ($11,600)

Ekeler has been dependable and productive each season, routinely venturing into the 20-point range. He’s a coagulated stake to widen his existent touchdown streak to 8 games acknowledgment to his dual-threat ability. He scored a brace of touchdowns and tallied 32.5 DK points erstwhile these 2 teams met successful Week 4.

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FLEX QB Justin Herbert, Chargers ($11,400)

The Chargers drafted Herbert to triumph games similar these, and overmuch of the load volition beryllium placed upon his shoulders connected Sunday. The Raiders are ranked 25th successful passing DVOA, truthful accumulation -- and phantasy points -- should beryllium attainable successful ample chunks. Herbert has eclipsed the 30-point plateau 4 times this season, and a 5th won’t beryllium retired of scope successful this must-win contest. 

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FLEX TE Jared Cook, Chargers ($5,600)

The Raiders person liberally surrendered phantasy points to choky ends this season, thing that could payment Cook successful the play finale. Cook missed past week’s crippled owed to COVID but received 17 targets crossed his erstwhile 3 outings. Another respectable people stock should let him to task into double-figures, especially if helium tin find his mode into the extremity portion for the 5th clip this season.


FLEX RB Justin Jackson, Chargers ($5,200)

Jackson has received decent enactment successful caller weeks, adjacent arsenic Ekeler’s No. 2. He offers worth some connected the crushed and done the air, truthful there’s a pathway to 10-plus touches and possibly a changeable astatine his 3rd touchdown.


FLEX K Daniel Carlson, Raiders ($3,400)

Carlson has scored successful treble figures 4 times successful the past six weeks, including 21 points successful Week 12. We’re not anticipating that bully of a showing from Carlson, but another 10-plus DK point performance is not excessively overmuch to inquire for from the Raiders' precocious extended kicker.

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