Sunday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 6 Rams-49ers Showdown tournamentsSporting News — email@example.com (Sporting News)
Rams vs. 49ers on Sunday Night Football presents some added intrigue thanks to the San Francisco quarterback controversy between Jimmy Garoppolo and C.J. Beathard. We're fading them entirely in our DraftKings Showdown picks, and instead taking advantage of a pricing miscalculation with Cam Akers to stack the rest of our single-game NFL DFS lineup.
Akers' low price allows us to play five studs, with the lowest flex price coming in still at $6.2K. That's basically unheard of, and Akers is no schmuck in the captain spot. This lineup might be somewhat common, but it also is a safe-yet-high-upside play that's worth making.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Rams vs. 49ers
Captain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): RB Cam Akers, Rams ($3,000)
DraftKings whiffed on the pricing on Akers. He had a $5,000 standard price last week and is only $3,000 this week despite rushing for 61 yards on nine carries last week and having Sean McVay say his workload would increase. Maybe he'll be chalkier than low-priced guys normally are, but we'll still take him.
FLEX: QB Jared Goff, Rams ($10,800)
The heavy injury toll San Francisco has faced makes this a favorable matchup for Goff. There's no reason he can't lead his offense to 43 points like Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins had a week ago. A diverse passing attack like L.A.'s is sometimes tough to predict, too, so having Goff gets us a piece of everything.
FLEX: TE George Kittle, 49ers ($10,400)
He's the best player on the 49ers, and we're not going to fade him here, especially when it's not worth playing the San Francisco quarterback. Kittle will be the most heavily targeted 49ers and for good reason.
FLEX: RB Raheem Mostert, 49ers ($9,800)
Mostert's return to health a week ago means he should be up to full speed for this one. He's already shown his big-play chops multiple times this season on TDs longer than 70 yards. If he happens to get another of those, you won't win without him in your lineup.
FLEX: WR Cooper Kupp, Rams ($9,000)
Robert Woods has had multiple games better than Kupp this year, but Kupp is still the big-play threat for the Rams that we're going to pick as often as we can. If L.A. struggles, maybe Woods has the better game as a possession receiver. The Rams shouldn't struggle here, and Kupp could be looking at a massive outing.
FLEX: WR Deebo Samuel, 49ers ($6,200)
This should be the healthiest Samuel has been all season, which sets up to be key with the 49ers potentially chasing in this game. He'll be targeted in the passing game and receive handoffs, too, and he's always liable to break a big one. Getting San Francisco's three most skilled offensive players makes up for fading their QB spot.