Sunday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS Lineup Tips for Week 9 Titans-Rams Showdown Tournaments


The Titans and the Rams will meet on Sunday Night Football in a Super Bowl XXXIV rematch. The then St. Louis Rams prevailed by inches in that race, but the Las Vegas bookmakers aren’t expecting such an exciting match this time around. Without running back star Derrick Henry (foot), the Titans are getting more of a touchdown as road underdogs. The total has opened up to 54, so a lot of scoring could be on hand, meaning we have plenty of workable DFS options for our Week 9 DraftKings Showdown lineup.

Before we get into our picks, here are the key rules of DraftKings Showdown: It’s Full point PPR, and there are three-point bonus for past 300 yards, 100 yards fast, And 100 yards of reception. The Captain chooses the costs 1.5 times the original price of a player, but also gets his point totally multiplied by 1.5.

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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Titans Vs. Rams

Budget of $ 50,000, requires at least one player on each team.

Captain (1.5x points, 1.5x salary) WR AJ Brown, Titans ($ 15,300)

Brown is in the midst of a torrid time, scoring more than 30 DraftKings points in each of his last two races. With Henry out for a long time, the Titans will have to put more on Brown’s broad shoulders. It’s likely Brown will spend a lot of time covering Jalen Ramsey, but that’s not reason enough to scare us.

FLEX WR Cooper Kupp, Rams ($ 12,400)

Kupp has been simply thrilling this season, surpassing 30 DK points in as many games (four) as he has finished under that mark. He owns 36.4 percent of the Rams’ target stake, and with Robert Woods struggling with a foot injury, Kupp could see an even meatier portion of the pie. A fourth consecutive effort from 100 yards is in the cards.

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FLEX RB Darrell Henderson, Rams ($ 9,200)

Henderson has averaged 20 opportunities over the past three weeks and is a solid bet for maintaining a healthy workload. He averages 5.1 yards across his 126 touches and is likely headed for another full set of work. Opponents gained 4.5 yards per carry against the Titans, who were also among DVOA’s worst run defenses. The stage is set for Henderson to deliver a successful performance.

FLEX RB Jeremy McNichols, Titans ($ 7,800)

McNichols will be the face of the “next man” mantra as the Titans adjust to life without Henry. Of McNichols ’28 touches this year, 21 have been receptions, so it’s even more attractive in DraftKings’ comprehensive PPR scoring format. Nobody will be able to fill the gap of 29.6 touches per game that Henry leaves behind on their own, but the expectation is that Tennessee will deploy McNichols’ skills appropriately.

FLEX RB Adrian Peterson, Titans ($ 3,000)

Titans offensive coordinator Todd Downing has suggested they won’t stray from their race-based identity during Henry’s absence. Perhaps this week is the case, and if so, the eternal Peterson will take care of the duty between the contrasts and act as a threat to find the paint. DFS players should keep expectations reasonable, but even modest to solid effort will do the trick with his salary.

FLEX TE Mycole Pruitt, Titans ($ 1,200)

Playing as a prodigious star like Henry is a multiplayer quest, which may include Pruitt. His 11 targets are third among the tight ends behind Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim, but he was the most dynamic of the trio with an average of 12.7 yards / catch, a catch rate of 90.9 percent and two touchdowns.


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