Breaking Down the New DraftKings MLB Showdown
DraftKings is bringing back its popular single-game, Showdown format to MLB contests this season. The first major contest is the $25K Japan Series Opener.
The single-game concept isn’t new to DraftKings MLB offerings, but the format has changed this year to match that of the NFL and NBA contests. Gone are relief-pitcher friendly bonuses for things like saves and holds, and the same scoring from classic slates has replaced it.
Also added is the Captain (CPT) designation in each lineup, which enhances scoring for one player by 1.5x in exchange for an equivalent price increase (1.5x).
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