Monday Night Football DraftKings Picks: NFL DFS lineup advice for Week 14 Rams-Cardinals Showdown tournaments

Week 14’s Monday Night Football matchup features the Chargers and Cardinals in what should be an entertaining affair. Totals for this matchup are north of 50 at Vegas sportsbooks, so the expectation is we’ll see plenty of scoring from both sides. That’s ideal for DFS contests, and there is no shortage of viable options for our DraftKings Showdown lineup. 

Here are the key 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.

DraftKings Showdown Picks: Rams vs. Cardinals

$50,000 budget, need at least one player from each team. 

Captain (1.5x points, 1.5x salary) RB Sony Michel, Rams ($10,800)

Michel led the Rams’ backfield in Darrell Henderson’s stead in Week 13 and finished with 24.9 DraftKings points on 27 touches. Henderson (COVID) will once again be out, putting Michel in position to handle a full workload and deliver another strong fantasy performance even in a tough matchup.

FLEX WR Cooper Kupp, Rams ($12,000)

Kupp continues to be one of this season’s most dominant forces. He’s earned double-digit targets in every game but one, and there’s no reason to shy away from him here. Sometimes fantasy football gives you the answers, and this is one of those instances.

FLEX QB Kyler Murray, Cardinals ($11,200)

Murray returned from a three-game absence and reminded us how explosive of a scorer he can be with 30.8 DK points despite just 123 passing yards. The conditions on Monday will be much more conducive to passing, so it’s a virtual lock that he has more success through the air than he did last week in Chicago. 

FLEX RB Christian Kirk, Cardinals ($5,600)

Kirk’s current form won’t have anyone excited about including him in the lineup Monday night, but it will be all hands on deck for the Cardinals’ passing attack. He’s caught five or more passes on five occasions, has scored touchdowns in two games, and has also gone over 100 receiving yards once. Those aren’t the most impressive accomplishments, but he’s demonstrated a variety of ways through in which he can accumulate DK points at a very affordable price.

FLEX TE Zach Ertz, Cardinals ($5,400)

Ertz has enjoyed some good performances since arriving in Arizona, including a two-touchdown, 28.8-DK-point effort in Week 11 just before the bye. He should see more action than the two targets he received in last week’s poor-weather game in Chicago. It won’t be a surprise to see him play a key role in a matchup that’s expected to deliver a healthy dose of scoring.

FLEX RB Chase Edmonds, Cardinals ($4,600)

Edmonds (ankle) is a game-time decision, but there is growing sentiment that he could make his return to the field on Monday night. DFS players should have a pivot ready (i.e. Matt Gay, Matt Prater, or Tyler Higbee, to name a few possibilities), but if Edmonds is cleared, we like his potential as a pass-catcher out of the backfield and his friendly salary.

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