NFL DraftKings Showdown SlateIQ - Week 2 - Thursday Night Football - NYG @ WAS
Welcome back to NFL Showdown SlateIQ, the 2021 edition. 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 the last couple years, 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 and slate characteristics (sorry, can’t give away exactly how the sausage gets made). 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.
Moving forward we’ll have these articles up for every primetime matchup, so we can all take advantage of the massive prize pools in these showdown contests on DraftKings. Currently, we are only able to support this data for DraftKings (sorry FanDuel peeps). We’re also going to be tweaking this process, and the exact data you’ll see here starting shortly will be a bit different as we are building in some new logic to hopefully give you even more of an edge on your competition.