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Week 16 DraftKings Monday Night Football Showdown: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts

Paradise, Nevada, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler (30) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

  • Best big-name player: Austin Ekeler has been fantasy football's best running back this season, and he should expand his lead on Monday night.
  • Best mid-priced player: The Los Angeles Chargers have given up a lot of fantasy production to running backs this season, and Zack Moss is best suited to take advantage.
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Ahead of Monday night's bout between the Los Angeles Chargers and Indianapolis Colts, here are three players at different salary ranges who I believe will perform well in the DraftKings Showdown. 

Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers ($11,000)

Ekeler is facing a Colts defense that has allowed a lot of rushing production in recent weeks.

  • The Colts have allowed 420 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns over their last three games.
  • Ekeler has scored the most fantasy points for a running back this season.
  • He is averaging 13 carries per win and 10 carries per loss while averaging seven receptions per game regardless of the game's result.
  • The Chargers are comfortable favorites for this game, which should give Ekeler plenty of touches.
  • The second- and third-most expensive non-quarterbacks are the Chargers' two wide receivers, but Indianapolis has been one of the best teams at stopping wide receivers. 
  • The Colts' cornerbacks are led by former All-Pro Stephon Gilmore, but Isaiah Rodgers joins Gilmore among the top-10 highest-graded cornerbacks this season.
  • The game script could also limit the wide receivers.

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