Thursday Night Football Kings Picks: NFL DFS Lineup Tips For Week 9 Jets-Colts Showdown Tournaments


Sometimes the NFL will show you how thin the margins can be between a team destined for the playoffs and one destined for one of the top three picks. The Jets taught that lesson to the Bengals in week 8, but the Colts are unlikely to be caught off guard. Las Vegas bookmakers are also doubling down against the Jets, opening Gang Green as two touchdown street dogs on Thursday Night Football in week 9. The “Mike White” of the Jets will start his second career and TY Hilton of the Colts (concussion ) will make him sit down. However, there are still plenty of, let’s say, “cool” DFS options for our DraftKings Showdown lineup.

Here’s a reminder of the key settings for DraftKings single-game contests: It’s Full point PPR, and there are three-point bonus for past 300 yards, 100 yards fast, and 100 yards of reception. Choosing a Captain costs 1.5 times a player’s original price, but also gets his point fully multiplied by 1.5.

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Picks for the DraftKings Showdown: Jets vs. Colts

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

Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x points): RB Michael Carter, Jets ($ 12,900)

We’ve been fighting for fences from the start, choosing to make Carter our Captain this week. The three-headed “monster” of the Jets is gone, leaving Carter to take the lead in the backfield. He received 29 opportunities, including 14 goals, last week en route to 32.2 DraftKings points. He has had 17 receptions in the past two weeks and is likely to be a central force in whatever offensive success the jets may reap.

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FLEX: RB Jonathan Taylor, Colts ($ 11,600)

Taylor stayed hot last week, turning 19 touches into 21.2 DK points. It was his fifth consecutive week to eclipse the 20-point barrier. There isn’t much concern about his ability to make six in a row, but if the Colts dominate as some expect, Taylor could be relieved of his backups for much of the last quarter. The Jets have been competitive (or won) on more occasions than they have been eliminated this season, so it’s not out of the question that they will force the Colts to keep Taylor in the mix.

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FLEX: WR Michael Pittman, Colts ($ 10,200)

Pittman’s 15 goals last week were the best in his career and the third time he has received at least 12 passes this year. With TY Hilton already sidelined due to a concussion, Pittman will remain entrenched in the No. 1 role. His goals have fluctuated a little more than you’d like to see from a team’s best option, but the stage is set for another big workload.

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FLEX: WR Jamison Crowder ($ 7,800)

Top receiver Corey Davis (hip) did not train on Tuesday and his status remains in doubt for Thursday night. Even if it fits, it’s safe to assume that it will be significantly less than 100%. This will leave Crowder absorbing much of the residual workload. He turned nine targets into an 8-84 line last week. He thinks he’s busy again in week 9 with backup quarterback Mike White looking more willing and able to hit his checkdown receivers when needed.

quarterback | Run back | Large receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

FLEX: K Michael Badgley, Colts ($ 4,400)

While the expectation is that the Colts will drive the Jets out of Indy, there is at least one statistical angle that suggests a slower than expected layoff. The Colts attempt the fourth highest number of field goals per game (2.3) and the Jets force the most (3.0). If the Jets have their way and are able to bog down the Colts at the end of their drives, Badgley should be called up enough to beat his 8.0 DK points season record set in week 6, his first game with his new team. .

quarterback | Run back | Large receiver | Tight end | D / ST | Kicker

FLEX: WR Keelan Cole, Jets ($ 2,400)

Cole played his most shots of the season (55) in the Jets’ week 8 win over the Bengals. With Davis still struggling with a hip injury, Cole could find himself on the pitch for an extended stint on Thursday. His five goals were modest but represented the peak of the season. He averages 11.9 yards per target and receives 68.8 percent of the passes thrown towards him. If he manages to gain a few more opportunities, he has a chance to do some damage.


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