NFL DraftKings showdown tournament picks for Monday night’s (November 9, 2020) New England Patriots (2-5) at New York Jets (0-8) game airing on ESPN
Welcome all, I’m back again with more NFL DFS DraftKings showdown tournament picks. This time it’s for Monday night’s New England Patriots at New York Jets game, airing at 8:15PM ET.
Latest line has the Patriots -9.5, Over/Under is 41 points.
These picks are made early, be sure to check the latest injury reports.
New England Patriots (2-5) at New York Jets (0-8) NFL DraftKings Showdown Captain Pick
Jakobi Meyers, Patriots WR (DK $9,000)
Meyers has 10 catches on 16 targets over his last 2 games (vs SF & BUF). This week he faces the Jets Defense, giving up 282 passing yards a game, 4th worst in the NFL. Both NE WR’s Julian Edelman & N’Keal Harry are out this week.
I also like RB Damien Harris at captain if Sony Michel is out.
Patriots at Jets DraftKings Showdown Flex Picks
Cam Newton, Patriots QB (DK $13,200)
He seems really expensive here and will probably still be very highly owned. So I don’t like any of that. But due to injuries and the fact that one team is the Jets, there’s not many good high priced options. So I’ll go with Cam hoping he explodes like he did against another really bad defense in week 2 vs Seattle (38.6 DK FPTS).
Jamison Crowder, Jets WR ($11,200)
Crowder also seems very expensive here. He hasn’t played since week 6, and is returning to QB Joe Flacco instead of Sam Darnold. In 4 games this season, he’s averaging 96 yards and picked up 2 TD’s. I think his ownership will be low based on the price but he’s got upside (esp compared to most other Jets players).
Damien Harris, Patriots RB ($10,200)
Harris had over 100 yds and 1 TD last week against Buffalo. NE should be playing ahead most of the game here and running a lot. There is a chance RB Sony Michel returns this week. If Michel does play, I’d consider him at just $2,200 and wouldn’t start Harris.
Damiere Byrd, Patriots WR ($6,800)
Byrd will be starting alongside Myers with WR’s Harry, Edelman & Isaiah Ford all out). He’s a bit expensive at $6,800, only averaging 7 DK FPPG. But the Pats only have a few healthy WR’s, so Byrd & Myers could see a lot of targets.
Patriots at Jets DraftKings Showdown Value Picks
Frank Gore, Jets RB ($2,800)
I figure the Jets will be playing from behind and throwing most of the game. So I don’t love this pick, but he’s really cheap here. Gore is averaging more DK FPPG than RB La’Mical Perine, who is priced much higher at $5,800. The Patriots Defense is one of the worst in the league against the run, giving up 140 rushing yards per game.
Jeff Smith, Jets WR ($1,000)
Smith had 3 catches last week on 8 targets, and he’s averaging 6 DK FPPG this year. He could see less targets with Crowder & Perriman back, but he doesn’t need to do much at that price.
Gunner Olszewski, Patriots WR ($1,000)
He didn’t do much last week but played a lot of snaps. That should continue here due to the injuries and maybe he’ll get a few catches.
Notes and stuff
Similar to Cam Newton, I think the Patriots Defense ($7,400) is too expensive and will be very highly owned. Unlike Newton, I don’t think they have the same kind of upside. Both starting kickers are injured (NE K Nick Folk might play), so taking a shot with one would be risky, but it could pay off.
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That’s it for now, best of luck out there and see you on the next edition of…