Buccaneers vs. Rams is a Monday night football game with lots of offensive firepower, and that means making a DraftKings showdown lineup is a fun way to close week 11. But the important thing to remember here is that both Tampa Bay and Los Angeles have been among the The NFL is best at stopping both running and passing. There may not be as many points in this game as you might expect.
However, it is not worth betting on using any of the D / ST in this Showdown, so we just tried to find the best value in this game while mostly avoiding the running games. That means we have both quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Jared Goff, while Antonio Brown captains our lineup.
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Captain (1.5x prize, 1.5x points): WR Antonio Brown, Buccaneers ($ 11,700)
Brown looked up to speed in his second game with Tampa Bay, scoring eight goals and catching seven of them. As long as Brown is on the field, he has the potential to be the best receiver in DK’s PPR score despite the fact that this week he came in as just Tampa’s third highest priced passer. We take advantage of that discount on our captaincy.
FLEX: QB Tom Brady, Buccaneers ($ 11,000)
In a matchup of two strong defenses, we have called to go both quarterbacks despite Brady being easier to trust than Jared Goff. Brady has seen a lot of fluctuations in his fantasy production this year, but with all of his passing weapons, he’s likely getting plenty of opportunities to score points.
FLEX: QB Jared Goff, Rams ($ 9,800)
We did not want to touch Los Angeles’ running game for two reasons: Tampa Bay stifles the race, and LA went with a real recurring committee in Week 10. That means we take Goff and one of his receivers. If you wanted to be different, you could play Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods without Goff and trust them to make the most of his yardage.
FLEX: WR Cooper Coup, Rams ($ 9,200)
The question of Coup vs. Woods is always a difficult thing. For better or worse, Kupp presents more upside down, and in a game that may have fewer big games than many expect, we take the chance that Kupp can have one of those homemade moments.
FLEX: RB Leonard Fournette, Buccaneers ($ 4,400)
Ronald Jones comes out of a big game that can see his ownership rise, even as his price does. We zag while others zig. Fournette may prove crucial if Tampa Bay finds hard sledding on the ground, as he is the favorite passing game here, which can pay off in DK’s PPR scoring.
FLEX: K Matthew Gay, Aries ($ 3,600)
Confirm that Gay remains on the active LA list for this one as the Rams’ new kicker. When active, this is a revenge game for Gay. He was one of the league’s best kickers as a rookie, but somehow he did not find a job until week 11 this year after being released in favor of Ryan Succop. If we operate under the assumption that Tampa Bay will stop some of LA’s drives outside the end zone, Gay should be given a chance to take revenge.