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Wild-Card DraftKings Monday Night Football Showdown: Dallas Cowboys vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Arlington, Texas, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13) runs after making a catch in the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

  • Best big-name player: Mike Evans is coming off the best game of his career with 207 yards and three touchdowns. His luck could continue against a struggling Dallas Cowboys secondary.
  • Best mid-priced player: Dalton Schultz put up big numbers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1 and could do so again after a hot end of the season.
  • 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 Monday night's bout between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, here are three players at different salary ranges who I believe will perform well in the DraftKings Showdown. 

Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers ($9,600)

Evans faces a Cowboys defense that has allowed 10 touchdowns to wide receivers lined up on the outside over the second half of the season — tied for the most over that span.

  • They have also tied for the second-most receiving yards allowed at 1,145.
  • Drake London and D.J. Moore both gained over 115 receiving yards against Dallas over the last two weeks.
  • Seven of the last nine teams to face Dallas' defense have had their receivers gain at least 150 receiving yards.
  • Trevon Diggs has allowed over 80% of passes thrown his way to be caught since Week 12.
  • The Cowboys defense has been above average against wide receivers in the slot throughout the season, which isn’t great news for fellow great wide receiver Chris Godwin.
  • The Buccaneers are underdogs in this game, and Tampa Bay throws 75% of the time when playing from behind — the highest rate in the league this season.


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