DFS TNF Showdown Picks Week 7


The Thursday Night Football game for Week 7 has the (4-2) Jacksonville Jaguars returning from a two week trip in England to take on the (3-3) New Orleans.

Injuries are always a part of the NFL season, but this year it seems like all of the top players have been hurt. The Thursday Night Football game this week will also be affected by injuries. Trevor Lawrence hurt his knee last Sunday and he is questionable to play. This game could be determined by the health of Lawrence. The Jaguars have a decent chance to win if Lawrence plays. All of the Jaguars’ players will be downgraded if C.J. Beathard is under center.

The Saints also have injuries. Chris Olave has been the best player for the Saints this year. He is dealing with a toe injury, but he is expected to play Thursday night.

Here are my picks for the Thursday Night Football Showdown slate…



I am going to make my picks with the expectations that TREVOR LAWRENCE plays Thursday night. I will play the two QBs (DEREK CARR and TREVOR LAWRENCE) in Cash Contests and pair them with the two RBs (TRAVIS ETIENNE and ALVIN KAMARA). The safest way to get points in a Showdown Contest is through the QBs. Having Lawrence and Carr should give the Cash Contest lineup a high floor. Etienne has been one of the best RBs in the NFL over the last two weeks. He averaged 31.35 DK Points in the two games in England. Kamara has also been hot since he returned from his suspension. Kamara is averaging 19.2 DK Points this year. Carr + Lawrence + Etienne + Kamara are a good way to build your Cash Contest lineup.

I will stack TREVOR LAWRENCE and DEREK CARR with their WRs in Tournament Contests. Lawrence is best paired with CALVIN RIDLEY, CHRISTIAN KIRK and EVAN ENGRAM. Carr is best paired with CHRIS OLAVE, MICHAEL THOMAS and RASHID SHAHEED.

Both Defenses are pretty good. I expect a low scoring game. The JAGUARS DEFENSE/ST and the SAINTS DEFENSE/ST can be played in both Cash and Tournament Contests if you have the salary to fit them into your lineup.

The best punt plays for the game tonight include FOSTER MOREAU, JIMMY GRAHAM and LUKE FERRELL














* My Survivor Pick sucked this year. I was eliminated when the Dallas Cowboys lost to the Arizona Cardinals (I thought that game was a layup) and then again when the Washington Commanders lost to the Chicago Bears. If you still want my help with a Survivor Contests, ask me in the member’s forum and I will be happy to get you my opinion (but I haven’t had much luck this year).


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