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NFL Conference Championship DraftKings Showdown: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase (1) celebrates the touchdown during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Paycor Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

  • Best big-name player: Ja’Marr Chase hasn’t been stopped since returning from injury, and he could be the key to bringing the Cincinnati Bengals back to a Super Bowl.
  • Best mid-priced player: Hayden Hurst is coming off of his best game with the Bengals and could be in line to score another touchdown.
  • The winning strategy: Click here to learn more about the format and the exploitable trends to use this season, including which positions provide the most leverage in the CPT spot and how DFS gamers can roster multiple and single positions in FLEX spots to gain leverage on the field.
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Ahead of Sunday night's bout between the Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs, here are three players at different salary ranges who I believe will perform well in the DraftKings Showdown.


Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals ($10,400)

Chase has scored at least 15 PPR points per game since returning from injury at the beginning of December and has averaged over 20 points per game.

  • His week 13 matchup against the Chiefs was one of his worst games over that stretch. He caught seven passes for 97 yards, but his playing time was more limited than usual.
  • Kansas City allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to wide receivers this season.
  • The Chiefs have allowed the third-most touchdowns to wide receivers lined up out wide (12).
  • Chase spends the majority of his time out wide.
  • He’s been fine against zone coverages all season but has dominated man defenses.
  • Chase is targeted on 33.9% of his routes again man, achieving 3.52 yards per route run.
  • He’s caught more touchdowns against man defenses than zone despite facing zone 3.5 times more often.
  • Kansas City has the seventh-highest rate of using man coverage.
  • He is one of the safest bets in the game, as he has a real chance of being the contest's highest-scoring player.

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