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Week 16 DraftKings Thursday Night Football Showdown: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. New York Jets

Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Christian Kirk (13) scores a touchdown as Kansas City Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (38) defends during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

• Best big-name player: The Jets‘ defense can take away the Jaguars‘ hot outside receivers, but it will be harder to bring down Christian Kirk in the slot.

• Best mid-priced player: Elijah Moore has been playing his best football of the season in recent weeks and finds himself in a great position against the Jaguars' defense.

• 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 Week 16's Thursday night bout between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New York Jets, here are three players at different salary ranges who I believe will perform well in the DraftKings Showdown contest.

Christian Kirk, Jacksonville Jaguars ($10,200)

Kirk will be the best-suited Jaguars wide receiver for taking advantage of the Jets' defense.

  • The Jets have allowed 947 passing yards to wide receivers lined up out wide this season, by far the fewest for a team this season.
  • This is in large part due to the great play of Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed Jr. Both players play exclusively on the outside.
  • New York has allowed 1,205 passing yards to receivers lined up in the slot, the eighth most for a team this season.
  • Kirk has run 407 routes from the slot this season, the third most for any wide receiver this season.
  • Jacksonville is the ninth-most pass-happy team when playing from behind, throwing 69.6% of the time.
  • The Jaguars are underdogs for this game, so they should be playing from behind more often than not.

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