Saints vs. Colts Monday night football will conclude Week 15, and has many fantastic soccer football implications. It also makes an interesting DFS adjustment if you are already in your league or missed the final. We have DraftKings Showdown options, tips and strategy below to help you master the Monday night single game.
It all starts with the obvious choice of captain to Michael Thomas. We surround it with a heavy Saints roster, as it looks like New Orleans will appear in prime time at the Superdome. But we also get to Indianapolis by passing and rushing games to have some involvement in any possible stream of games.
DraftKings Drafts: Saints vs. Colts
CAPTAIN (1.5x points, 1.5x price): WR Michael Thomas, Saints ($ 18,900)
Sometimes, it’s best not to get cute. We know that Thomas (especially in the DK PPR rating) has the highest floor and ceiling in this game.
FLEX: QB Drew Brees, Saints ($ 12,000)
Any Brees to Thomas connection, of which there are usually many, will be like a turbo boost for us. And any luggage at Alvin Kamara or deep balls at Ted Ginn Jr. will contribute at least in part to our composition.
FLEX: RB Marlon Mack, Colts ($ 7,800)
The Saints have a strong defense, but Mack’s price is also lower than most first-round RBs on these one-game plates. We can count on a bunch of early work for Mack, along with the appearance of the goal line, so he doesn’t really need to make a ton to return value at that discounted price.
FLEX: WR Marcus Johnson, Colts ($ 5,200)
I like this even though T.Y. Hilton plays because calf injury runs the risk of getting injured again. Johnson offers an interesting deep threat against an overrated Saints secondary, and if Hilton is out, Johnson is a great value at that price.
FLEX: K Wil Lutz, Saints ($ 4,000)
A heavy investment in New Orleans’ offensive results means that we could also record the end of all those moves as much as possible with Lutz’s ability to kick.
FLEX: QB Taysom Hill, Saints ($ 2,000)
I’d like Hill better if Jared Cook was out, but he’s interesting at such a low price. We know it will take between 10-20 snaps and maybe five strokes, which you can’t say about this cheap one.