The Bills are doing a great job of figuring into our nationally televised DraftKings Showdown lineups of late, and that continues in Week 15 when they travel to Denver to play the Broncos on a Saturday afternoon. As has worked the last two times Buffalo played, we’re going with a Bills-heavy approach in a game they should be the obvious favorites.
Gabriel Davis is nowhere to be found, though. He’s been our captain twice in a row, but it’s Josh Allen’s turn. That forces us to look for more value elsewhere, but we still have Allen, Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley. If Buffalo cruises, so will we.
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Captain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): QB Josh Allen, Bills ($18,600)
Allen has been phenomenal this year, showing immense growth as a passer while still bringing his tendency to rush in touchdowns himself. That provides him the highest fantasy upside in this game by a lot, and unlike our last two Bills Showdown lineups, we’re going to lean right into it with Allen as our captain.
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FLEX: WR Stefon Diggs, Bills ($11,400)
Wondering the last time Diggs scored single-digit DK points in a game? You’ll have to go back to 2019. He’s reached that simple floor in every game for Buffalo, and he obviously presents the upside for so much more. If we’re only taking one of the Bills’ top-three receivers in this game, it’s gotta be Diggs.
FLEX: WR Cole Beasley, Bills ($9,200)
This spot was going to go to Drew Lock, but we ultimately chose to fade him. His four-TD game last week will likely serve as an aberration. Before that, he’d been intercepted in seven straight games. So, it’s Beasley in this spot. He’s had double-digit targets in three of his past four games, which points to solid upside in DK’s PPR scoring and pairs well with our Allen captain pick.
FLEX: WR KJ Hamler, Broncos ($5,400)
Hamler should be popular after he caught two touchdowns last week, but he has the big-play upside that’s always worth chasing. Hamler’s snap percentage has been more than 60 percent almost every game of late, which is enough for him to pop.
FLEX: RB Phillip Lindsay, Broncos ($2,400)
Lindsay is dealing with a hip injury, but Melvin Gordon’s shoulder injury may be worse. Lindsay has seen at least nine carries each of the past four games with Gordon around, so even if they both play, Lindsay isn’t a bad option at this price. And if Gordon is out, Lindsay would make for an appealing captain.
FLEX: WR Isaiah McKenzie, Bills ($1,400)
Yeah, we’re back with our favorite Buffalo gadget player. The built-in near-guaranteed touches at this low price provide him some floor with a higher ceiling. If he catches one of those pop-pass touchdowns, it will also be credited to Allen.