We have a battle for first place in the NFC East taking place on Sunday Night Football in Week 6 between the Eagles and Cowboys at 8:15 p.m. ET. The Eagles are currently laying 6.5-points heading into this primetime contest, with the total set at O/U 42 points, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. This inner-division matchup features numerous playmakers on both sides of the field that will hopefully set your DraftKings Showdown lineup up for success.
Here are the key scoring settings for DraftKings Showdown contests: They’re full-point PPR and there are three-point bonuses for 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and 100 receiving yards. The Captain pick costs 1.5 times a player’s original price, but he also gets his point total multiplied by 1.5.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Eagles vs. Cowboys Week 6 Sunday Night Football
$50,000 budget, need at least one player from each team.
Captain (1.5x points, 1.5x salary): RB Miles Sanders, Eagles ($12,600)
Sanders fits the mold of a valuable MVP on SNF given he’s Philly’s undisputed lead back. Sanders is in line for a high-volume game against a Cowboys defense that can be exploited on the ground. Sanders played in a season-high 74 percent of snaps this past week against Arizona and given it was the closest game Philadelphia has played so far this season, it’s pretty telling that he’ll once again log a high snap share in what should be another close contest. Jalen Hurts is always a threat to vulture away a TD in the red zone from Sanders, but regardless Sanders appears to be the best value play at the MVP spot.
FLEX QB Jalen Hurts, Eagles ($11,800)
It’s hard to avoid rostering Hurts, and while he’s going to have a high roster percentage and will likely claim the MVP spot for most DFS players, his versatility makes him a worthwhile addition to showdown lineups. Not much needs to be said for rostering Hurts but given the Cowboys’ elite pass rush (1st in pass rush win rate) Hurts’ mobility can allow for him to extend plays outside the pocket, resulting in some success for the Eagles’ offense.
FLEX WR CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys ($9,800)
With Dallas pegged as a 6.5-point road underdog, there’s a chance the game state forces Dallas to become a bit more pass-heavy. Lamb’s undoubtedly going to draw a ton of attention from Philadelphia’s defense, but he still has the ability to rack up 6-plus catches for 65-plus yards. If he’s able to reach paydirt, rostering Dallas’ WR1 will pay off.
FLEX RB Ezekiel Elliot, Cowboys ($8,200)
It may seem a bit counterproductive to roster Elliot considering there’s a chance the Cowboys are forced into throwing the ball a bit more than usual, and despite Zeke disappointing for fantasy managers, he has a chance to put forth a respectable performance this week. Tony Pollard had the big 57-yard touchdown run last week, but Elliot still saw a higher snap and opportunity share. Zeke has just one TD on the season, but that could very well change this week. Zeke had his best performance of last season against the Eagles in Week 3 rushing for 95 yards and two TDs on 17 carries. Take a shot at a solid fantasy showing from Zeke in primetime.
FLEX K Brett Maher, Cowboys ($3,800)
With the uncertainty surrounding Jake Elliot’s (ankle) status, we’re rostering Maher instead. Maher’s had a reliable leg so far this season, averaging 11.2 DK fantasy points per game. Another double-digit fantasy point output gives us the stability we need to stay competitive in showdown contests.
FLEX D/ST Cowboys ($3,400)
While both Dallas’ and Philadelphia’s defenses have risen to the occasion in the early season, getting the Cowboys’ defense at $800 less than Philadelphia’s makes them a worthwhile addition to showdown lineups. This game could end up being a lower-scoring defensive-oriented game, setting Dallas D/ST to put up double-digit fantasy points. A couple of sacks and a turnover of two would really help us get in the money.