Week 15’s Panthers at Packers Saturday night game presents a potential one-sided matchup, and that’s exactly how we’ve structured our DraftKings Showdown lineup. There are five Packers below, with a value captain being the key to rostering Aaron Rodgers, Davante Adams, and Aaron Jones in DFS single-game contests.
That value captain is Equanimeous St. Brown, pretty much a shot in the dark in the hope of a few targets and one long catch. But he doesn’t have to do much for our overall lineup structure to work since very few people will have rostered all of Rodgers/Adams/Jones. If they all play well, we’ll still perform well.
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DraftKings Showdown Picks: Packers vs. Panthers
Captain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): WR Equanimeous St. Brown, Packers ($600)
St. Brown has seen double-digit snaps in five straight weeks, which is about the best we can hope for at such a low price. He was a talented receiver coming through high school and college and hasn’t quite latched on in the NFL, but all it takes is one. If St. Brown can get us even five DK points, the rest of our lineup will be worth it.
FLEX: WR Davante Adams, Packers ($12,200)
Adams has caught a touchdown in eight straight games. He’s incredible. Play him. Don’t even think about fading him. And if you want a lineup that doesn’t include Aaron Jones and/or Mike Davis, Adams should be your captain.
FLEX: QB Aaron Rodgers, Packers ($11,200)
The whole point of playing a value captain is to roster all the Packers studs, so let’s enjoy Rodgers’ late-career push for his third NFL MVP award. A big game on Saturday night will give Rodgers a chance to edge Patrick Mahomes for that award.
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FLEX: RB Aaron Jones, Packers ($10,400)
The Panthers are a bottom-10 run defense, and our lineup structure is counting on Rodgers throwing for the lead and Jones running it out comfortably. Before Jones’ 9.5 points last week, he’d hit double digits in every game this season, and he should easily get back there.
FLEX: RB Mike Davis, Panthers ($9,000)
With Christian McCaffrey (thigh) out, Davis is a great option against a Packers defense allowing the third-most DK points per game to running backs. Much of that production comes through the air, where Davis is sneaky productive. He’s the best Panthers play on Saturday night.
FLEX: TE Robert Tonyan, Packers ($6,400)
Tonyan has burned a couple of our Showdown lineups, but we’re not letting that happen this time. The Panthers have allowed 14.7 DK points per game to tight ends this season, which points to a great day for Tonyan. He’s hit double-digit DK points four games in a row himself, so everything is pointing in the right direction in this matchup.