The Ravens will eye their fourth straight victory on Monday Night Football against the visiting Colts. While the Ravens are picking up steam, the Colts are struggling amid a rash of injuries to key players on both offense and defense. Oddsmakers are painting the picture of a comfortable Ravens win. Baltimore opened as seven-point favorites at several books, as opening totals ranged from 47-50. Indianapolis figures to have trouble keeping pace in this one, a factor that will affect all DFS lineups, including our DraftKings Showdown picks.
A quick recap of the scoring settings for DraftKings Showdown contests: They’re full-point PPR, and there are three-point bonuses for 300 passing yards, 100 rushing yards, and 100 receiving yards. The Captain pick costs 1.5 times a player’s original price, but he also gets his point total multiplied by 1.5.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Colts vs. Ravens
$50,000 budget, need at least one player from each team.
Captain (1.5x value, 1.5x points): QB Lamar Jackson, Ravens ($18,900)
Jackson takes a massive chunk out of our salary, but his ceiling makes the investment worth it. He delivered 37.3 DraftKings points in the Ravens’ Week 2 win over the Chiefs, and he will be a threat to post another gaudy point total on Monday night.
FLEX: WR Marquise Brown, Ravens ($11,000)
Brown rebounded from a poor showing to re-establish himself as Jackson’s primary pass-catching option. He leads the team in receptions (19), yards (326), and receiving touchdowns (3). We love the blend of efficiency and volume he’ll bring to the table in this matchup.
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FLEX: RB Latavius Murray, Ravens ($7,400)
Murray hasn’t been particularly efficient (3.4 yards per attempt), but he leads the team with 44 carries and three rushing touchdowns. The Ravens opened as seven-point favorites, suggesting they’ll be able to hop on Murray’s back and close out the game on the ground.
FLEX: TE Mark Andrews, Ravens ($6,600)
Andrews is doing everything we want to see except scoring touchdowns. The latter will come eventually, but until they do, we’ll bank on his volume (25 touches, 18 receptions) and efficiency (14.1 yards/reception, 72-percent catch rate).
FLEX: RB Nyheim Hines, Colts ($5,600)
Hines has handled the second-most touches (32) on the Colts, and the game script suggests that Indy will play from behind, perhaps allowing for Hines to see an uptick in action this week. Hines has seen six or more targets on two occasions this season, and he could make a worthwhile contribution in DK’s full PPR format.
FLEX: TE Kylen Granson, Colts ($200)
Granson’s snaps have steadily increased in recent games, culminating in a season-high 30 last week. He received the first two targets and recorded the first reception of his career, as well. Not only do the Colts lean heavily on multiple tight ends, but Jack Doyle has also seen his snap rate and targets decline sharply in recent weeks. For $200, we don’t need much for Granson to return value, and you know he’s not going to be heavily owned.