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NFL Thursday Night Football Showdown Breakdown for Week 6

Welcome to the NFL Thursday Night Football Showdown Breakdown for week 6! The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel to the city of brotherly love to take on the Philadelphia Eagles to kick off week 6.  The Bucs enter the game 7 point favorites and the game has a 52.5 point total. For each primetime game, I will be breaking down my thoughts, lineup-building strategies, picks, and player pools for DraftKings, FanDuel, and Yahoo. Enjoy!

Draft Kings: 

I feel like every week we have a Tampa showdown slate to break down and I am going to sound like a broken record here but there is no clear-cut CPT play.

Looking at the winning lineups for the first two Bucs showdown slates, there is one major player missing from the winning lineup in each of those showdowns and it was Tom Brady who was not in the optimal lineup in their previous two showdown slates this year.

We know Brady sucked in the game against the Pats but in the Cowboy game he played well but neither QB found their way despite playing well. Just something to consider as we get into building lineups together.

CPT:

This being a Bucs showdown we know Brady spreads the ball around and it can be tough to pin down which WR this week will go off. Will it be Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, or Antonio Brown? We saw Evans and Brown go off last week and Godwin even though he didn’t have as great of a game as the other two, still had 7 catches on 11 targets for 70 yards. He just did not find the end zone. Godwin also popped up on the injury report this week but was a full participant in practice on Wednesday so he should be good to go for this game. All three are great plays at CPT. I do think Brady looks to get Godwin into the end zone in this game as he has not scored since week 2.

Leonard Fournette has taken over this backfield and makes for a nice pivot off the chalkier options of the WR and even Brady himself. Speaking of Brady, Brady is of course in play but it is seldom that we see a non-running QB end up as the optimal QB.

For the Philadelphia side of things, Jalen Hurts, and Devonta Smith are the only two I am interested in targeting at CPT.

Flex: 

In the flex spot, the above-mentioned players are in play in the flex spot. I mentioned early how in the first two showdown slate Brady has not been in the optimal lineups for the first two Buc showdown slates this year. I am not really sure we can put much into it except for we have a specific game theory we can follow for building our non-Brady lineups. I still think the way to go is to make sure Brady is paired with at least 1-2 pass catchers but I don’t think I will make sure I do that for every single lineup I build.

Other Buc players that will be in my pool are, Cameron Brate, OJ Howard (seen increases in snaps and routes ran), Gio Bernard, and Tyler Johnson.

For the Eagles, Quez Watkins, Jalen Regaor, Zach Ertz, Jack Stoll (Goedert is on the Covid list so Stoll is the backup TE), and Kenneth Gainwell will be the only Eagle skill position players in my pool.

I don’t think I will be targeting either defense but an argument can be made for the Bucs as we have seen Hurts turn the ball over some. The same goes for the kickers, if they end up in lineups fine, but I won’t go out of my way to play them.

Fan Duel:

MVP:

For MVP, Tom Brady is the top play and you really didn’t need me to tell you that. I will be overweight on his pass-catchers though as we have seen WRs end up in the optimal lineup more often this year so far. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown are the targets.

I will look to also get overweight on Leonard Fournette at the MVP spot as well. The Eagles have a terrible run defense and this seems like a game where Fournette could run for 80-90 yards and find the end zone two times.

Just like DK, the only targets from the Eagles I am targeting here are Jalen Hurts and Devonta Smith.

Flex:

In the flex spot, the above-mentioned players are in play in the flex spot. I will look to pair Brady with at least one pass catcher and the same with Hurts. For Brady, Leonard Fournette is included in this group

Other Buc players that will be in my pool are, Cameron Brate, OJ Howard (see increases in snaps and routes ran), Gio Bernard, and Tyler Johnson.

For the Eagles, Quez Watkins, Jalen Regaor, Zach Ertz, Jack Stoll (Goedert is on the Covid list so Stoll is the back up TE), and Kenneth Gainwell will be the only Eagle skill position players in my pool

Yahoo: 

For Yahoo, I am going to list out my favorite plays below. As a reminder, scoring for Yahoo is similar to FanDuel with touchdowns meaning more. Our builds for Yahoo will look similar to FanDuel except Yahoo uses Defenses and no Kickers.

Super Star: 

For Super Star, Tom Brady is the top play and you really didn’t need me to tell you that. I will be overweight on his pass-catchers though as we have seen WRs end up in the optimal lineup more often this year so far. Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown are the targets.

Flex:

In the flex spot, the above-mentioned players are in play in the flex spot. I will look to pair Brady with at least one pass catcher and the same with Hurts. For Brady, Leonard Fournette is included in this group

Other Buc players that will be in my pool are, Cameron Brate, OJ Howard (see increases in snaps and routes ran), Gio Bernard, and Tyler Johnson.

For the Eagles, Quez Watkins, Jalen Regaor, Zach Ertz, Jack Stoll (Goedert is on the Covid list so Stoll is the back up TE), and Kenneth Gainwell will be the only Eagle skill position players in my pool

I don’t think I will be targeting either defense but an argument can be made for the Bucs as we have seen Hurts turn the ball over some.

Good Luck!

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