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NFL DraftKings Showdown SlateIQ - Week 11 Thursday 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.


  • JoeyZaZaPachulia

    Hi, Maybe I missed it in a past article but I was wondering how many games are in the total sample?

  • Jonnydanger

    Kinda hard to not put both QBs in for me… both have ceilings of 35+ points…

  • zachensman

    First let me say I love this article it is probably the most helpful thing I have found to help find an endge in building showdown lineups. Second, when looking at ownership on a showdown is there anywhere I can find projections for the CPT slot. When I’m on Lineup HQ it shows the same ownership for both CPT and Flex I’m sure its harder to project but I thought it would be a good thing to know. I could just be doing something terribly worng.


    Can we get more info on the games you analyzed to come to these results?

  • harryf24

    Any data that shows if its more beneficial to have your captain come from the 2 player team vs the 4 player team?

  • FitFantasyGod

    I absolutely love 2 Seahawks and running it back with 4 cardinals! I wrote a whole article on this showdown and this data lines up perfectly with what I wanna do! Best article on here thanks Erik, congrats on the wedding by the way

  • BamaWhoDat

    I’m pretty sure it’s 25

  • daddyfatd

    Lol replied to wrong comment, my bad

  • daddyfatd

    I hope the rest of the field thinks like this 😂

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