The Packers journey to San Francisco to tackle the 49ers on Week 9’s Thursday Night time Soccer, and the Packers will achieve this with a really injured/sick RB group of Aaron Jones (calf), AJ Dillon (COVID), and Jamaal Williams (shut contact of Dillon). As unlucky as that’s for the Packers, it creates worth alternatives when making picks for a TNF DraftKings Showdown lineup.
The Packers determine to provide important RB touches to Tyler Ervin and Dexter Williams. Of that duo, we have chosen to play Ervin, however we do not even should captain him. Accidents to Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Raheem Mostert have taken nearly all of the top-tier expertise out of this sport, that means we will captain Davante Adams and nonetheless play an excellent lineup.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Packers vs. 49ers
Captain (1.5x worth, 1.5x factors): WR Davante Adams, Packers ($18,600)
Adams has been making his case as the most effective WR in soccer for weeks now. Three straight weeks with double-digit targets lock in a stable manufacturing flooring, and a Packers crew with a dinged-up backfield will doubtless depend on Adams much more than traditional, if that is potential. In DK’s PPR scoring, he is rightfully the highest captain possibility on the slate.
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FLEX: QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers ($11,000)
Perhaps somebody, someplace could make the case that Nick Mullens is price enjoying on this sport. You will not see that argument right here. We have now to lock in Rodgers with Adams and get the far superior QB from this sport into our lineup.
FLEX: WR Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers ($8,600)
Aiyuk is particular, and he will get to indicate off a big selection of abilities much more now that Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is injured. Again-to-back weeks of greater than 90 receiving yards added with San Francisco’s probability of involving him in a number of gadget performs makes Aiyuk the most effective 49ers play Thursday evening.
FLEX: RB JaMycal Hasty, 49ers ($7,200)
Dalvin Cook dinner scored 4 complete touchdowns in opposition to the Packers on Sunday, torching Inexperienced Bay on the bottom. No, Hasty is not Cook dinner, however with Tevin Coleman (knee) doubtless out, will probably be Hasty seeing round 15 carries in opposition to a really beatable run protection. He’ll repay if that occurs.
FLEX: WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Packers ($3,400)
Enjoying Adams at captain requires a few worth picks. The primary is MVS. He appeared like a brand new participant early within the season however has come again right down to earth. That does not imply he is not probably the most thrilling participant on this worth vary (actually extra so than the kickers). All it should take is one lengthy reception to repay this worth.
FLEX: RB Tyler Ervin, Packers ($200)
If Aaron Jones (calf) is certainly out, Ervin would be the backfield starter, and on the very least, he’ll be on the sector for each passing down along with getting some carries. Even when Jones performs, Ervin is a enjoyable gadget participant to make use of at minimal worth due to his potential on screens and pop passes in a task that appears extra like a large receiver. Ervin might be used as a captain if Jones is out, however there’s not sufficient high-priced expertise on this sport to essentially stuff the lineup with studs anyway.