Volpe’s DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays – 12/14/23

Volpe's DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays

Volpe’s NFL Showdown Plays – 12/14/23: Chargers at Raiders

🏈 Thursday Night Showdown – 12/14/23 🏈
Chargers (5-8) @ Raiders (5-8) | 8:15 PM EST
Raiders -3 | Over/Under 35

Projections are tailored to DraftKings’ Showdown Captain contests. If you have any lineup questions, for FanDuel or DraftKings, ask me @mvolp in Discord before lock!

UPDATES: Josh Jacobs and Donald Parham Jr. are OUT

⭐ Notable News ⭐ 
  • The Chargers rank 16th in the NFL in scoring with 21.7 points per game, and their defense ranks 18th by allowing 21.7 points per. The Chargers have scored and allowed the same amount of points this season with 282.
  • Las Vegas ranks 28th in the league in scoring with 15.5 points per game, and their defense ranks ninth in scoring by only allowing 19.9 points per.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers are one of five teams that allow 60 or more yards to TEs per game.
  • The Chargers’ defense has been bottom-five in pass defense this season, allowing 261.9 passing yards per game, which ranks fourth-worst in the NFL.
🩹 Key Injuries 🩹
  • Chargers: OUT: Keenan Allen (WR), Deane Leonard (CB)
  • Raiders: OUT: Kolton Miller (OT), Andre James ( C ) | QUES: Josh Jacobs (RB), Maxx Crosby (DE), Adam Butler (DT)
🌦️ Weather 🌦️ 
  • Allegiant STADIUM – INDOORS – 51 Degrees – 6 MPH Wind – 0% Chance of Rain
🏈 QB Matchups 🏈
  • Chargers: Ranked 28th | 23.2 FP/G allowed to QBs
  • Raiders: Ranked 8th | 18.3 FP/G allowed to QBs
🏃 RB Matchups 🏃 
  • Chargers: Ranked 27th | 24.5 FP/G allowed to RBs
  • Raiders: Ranked 26th | 24.4 FP/G allowed to RBs
🧤 WR Matchups 🧤 
  • Chargers: Ranked 26th | 38.3 FP/G allowed to WRs
  • Raiders: Ranked 10th | 30.9 FP/G allowed to WRs
🏈 TE Matchups 🏈
  • Chargers: Ranked 23rd | 13.6 FP/G allowed to TEs
  • Raiders: Ranked 16th | 11.9 FP/G allowed to TEs
🧩 Core Players 🧩
  • Tonight’s Build: 4-2 both ways
  • Must-Have: Adams, Ekeler
    • Captains: Ekeler, Stick, O’Connell, Johnston
🔝 More of 🔝
  • Ekeler, Adams, White, Stick, Meyers, Dicker, Johnston
🔑 Best Values 🔑 
  • Zamir White, Alex Erickson
🚫 Less of 🚫 
  • Kelley, Guyton, Tucker, Chargers DST
🎲 Deeper GPP Plays In Order 🎲
  • Ameer Abdullah
  • Alex Erickson
  • Hunter Renfrow
  • Michael Mayer
  • Derius Davis
  • Justin Guyton
🔮 Prediction 🔮  
  • Raiders 19-17 – Homefield advantage for the Raiders has me leaning their way. However, Easton Stick played pretty well in the second half and will be looking to make a statement in his first start.
🎰 Bets 🎰 (+8.2 units)
  • Quentin Johnson OVER 1.5 receptions – 1 unit
  • PARLAY: Ekeler 4+ receptions, Mayer 2+ receptions, Everett OVER 29.5 receiving yards, Johnston 3+ receptions

📈 Rankings 📈 See Detailed Player Projections ⬇️

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If you have any lineup questions, ask me @mvolp in Discord before lock!

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