DraftKings tournament showdown picks for the NFL 2021 Week 13 game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Cincinnati Bengals on December 5th
Welcome or welcome back all! It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, I never stopped playing a crazy amount of DraftKings tho. Lately I’ve been playing a lot of NBA and I feel like it’s kind of pointless to write about that so far ahead of time. Due to injuries, Covid, players resting, etc, it’s tough. But if anyone ever wants to talk Fantasy Sports, hit me up on Twitter at JaySox316 or leave a comment below.
Just to be clear, these are picks for large DraftKings Showdown tournaments. A good tip I’ve learned for these is don’t spend all of your DK money. That’s to make sure your lineup is unique, or as unique as possible considering there’s only X amount of realistic choices for so many other DK players to pick from.
Another is don’t always choose the obvious top captain or captains. Sure, you could do really well but odds are you’re going to tie with a lot of other people who have the same lineup. I make a lot of crazy captain picks, you’ll see very soon, and they don’t pay off all the time obviously. But when they do, they can hit really big. So if you’re looking to play safe, these aren’t the picks for you.
Enough BS, let’s do this!
The Chargers visit the Bengals this Sunday, December 5 at 1PM ET. The game will air on the CBS Network. Latest line has the Chargers -3 and the Over/Under is 50.5 points. If I were a betting man, I’d take the Bengals and the under.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Cincinnati Bengals DraftKings Showdown Captain Pick
C.J. Uzomah, Bengals TE (DK $4,200)
I mentioned making some risky plays above, and here we go. Even for me this is a bit crazy as Uzomah has been held below 8 DK FPTS in each game since week 7. But he has 5 TD’s this season with two multiple TD games and the Chargers Defense has been terrible against tight ends. They’ve given up 9 TD’s to opposing TE’s this season, with 5 of them coming in the last 3 games!
Plays like this I only make when I want to stack a few top priced players.
Chargers vs. Bengals DK Showdown Flex Picks
Joe Mixon, Bengals RB (DK $10,800)
And here’s one of those top priced players I believe is a must-start this week in all formats. Mixon has picked up 2 rushing TD’s in each of his last 3 games! He’s averaging a ridiculous 29 DK FPPG over his last four and the Chargers D has given up 12 TD’s to opposing RB’s over the last 7 games.
Jalen Guyton, Chargers WR ($1000)
This is my incredibly cheap pick in case you’re almost out of DK money. Guyton’s numbers are similar to fellow WR Joshua Palmer, who is priced at 3K this week. Jalen has 3 catches over his last 2 games on 5 targets. He also has 5 rushing attempts this season, so that’s something. There’s not much to see here, but he’s super cheap and I think the Chargers will be playing from behind and throwing more than usual.