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NFL DraftKings Showdown SlateIQ - Week 11 Monday Night Football

Welcome back to NFL Showdown SlateIQ, the 2020 version. For those not familiar, we offer a SlateIQ product for NFL, NBA and MLB main slates that uses our very own ResultsDB data to match the upcoming main slate to the historical DFS slates on DraftKings that are most similar based on several different characteristics at the slate, game and player level.

As a reminder, or in case you didn’t read these articles last year, we are doing something a little bit different for Showdown SlateIQ since, well, Showdown contests are quite a bit different than main slate contests. Instead of trying to match previous slates, we want to match previously similar games. So, in order to do that, we created Game Archetypes based on the total amount of scoring in a game, final point differential, and some other team characteristics. That way if we think a game is going to be a close, low-scoring slugfest, we can see how we should be building our Showdown lineups based on what has been winning in Showdown lineups in other close, low-scoring slugfests.


  • jsteele1020

    What’s the difference between 2-4 and 4-2?

  • Yankeebarber

    2-4 would mean 2 players from the winning team, 4 from the losing. 4-2 is the inverse of that (4 winning, 2 losing).

  • GeneralMuething

    Big fan of this post, quick question on how positions (ie, WR1 vs WR2) are determined for these purposes? Is it based on targets (or carries for RB). Just wondering as yesterday you mentioned Ruggs vs Agholor as being questionable who was WR1. And kind of an addition and just confirming, WR1 would be based information prior to the game? So Evans (based on targets) would be WR1 for tonights game ?

  • jsteele1020

    Thank you!

  • rhallone

    General I think the hierarchy for Tampa would be Evans,Godwin & AB 1,2,3 …and Kupp, Woods and then Reynolds. Recency bias would say Reynolds made the most catches last game but it really depends on the situation and with Seattle’s cb tending to Woods and Kupp Reynolds was just open more and a check-down option. Tonight’s game will be altogether different as all of Tampa’s guys are big and fast. If I remember correct on slate IQ Evans may have had a speed/size advantage of some sort but you dont know where he’ll line up but he should have some opportunities. Brady also likes him as a target in the end zone. Just my two cents.

  • rhallone

    my biggest issue is who IS kicking for da Rams?? or is this a tryout??

  • FasterFingerBlaster

    @GeneralMeuthing WR1 and WR2 refer to the highest priced (WR1) and second highest priced, etc
    I love these articles by the way!

  • FasterFingerBlaster

    @GeneralMeuthing WR1 and WR2 refer to the highest priced (WR1) and second highest priced, etc
    I love these articles by the way!

  • extrachrisb

    • 750

      RG Overall Ranking

    I really hope Gronk gets 2 TDs

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