Saints vs. Colts on Monday Night Football will conclude Week 15, and it has a lot of fantasy football playoff implications. It also makes for an intriguing DFS matchup if you’re already into your championship or missed out on the final. We have DraftKings Showdown picks, advice and strategy below to help you dominate on the single-game Monday night slate.
It all starts with the obvious captain choice in Michael Thomas. We surround him with a Saints-heavy roster construction, as it seems likely New Orleans will show up in prime time at the Superdome. But we’re also getting in on the Indianapolis passing and rushing games to have some involvement in any possible gameflow.
DraftKings Showdown Picks: 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 Thomas (especially in DK PPR scoring) has the highest floor and ceiling in this game.
FLEX: QB Drew Brees, Saints ($12,000)
Every Brees to Thomas connection, of which there are usually a lot, will be like a turbo boost for us. And any dump-offs to Alvin Kamara or deep balls to Ted Ginn Jr. will at least be partially contributing to our lineup.
FLEX: RB Marlon Mack, Colts ($7,800)
The Saints have a solid run defense, but Mack’s price is also lower than most first-string RBs are on these single-game slates. We can count on a bunch of early-down work for Mack, along with goal-line looks, so he doesn’t actually have to do a ton to return value relative to this depressed price.
FLEX: WR Marcus Johnson, Colts ($5,200)
I like this even if T.Y. Hilton plays because that calf injury runs the risk of being re-injured. Johnson provides an intriguing deep threat against an overrated Saints secondary, and if Hilton’s out, Johnson is a great value at this price.
FLEX: K Wil Lutz, Saints ($4,000)
A heavy investment in the New Orleans’ offensive outcomes means that we might as well capture the finish of as many of those drives as possible with the kicking ability of Lutz.
FLEX: QB Taysom Hill, Saints ($2,000)
I would’ve liked Hill better if Jared Cook (concussion) was out, but he’s interesting at such a low price. We know he’ll get between 10-20 snaps and probably five-plus touches, which you can’t say for anyone else this cheap.