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Draftkings UFL Showdown Picks: Defenders vs. Showboats 5/26/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for this afternoon's Defenders vs. Showboats matchup.

DC Defenders vs. Memphis Showboats
May 26, 2024 2:30 pm EDT

The UFL presents a matchup between the DC Defenders and the Memphis Showboats. Let’s take a look at this game from a Draftkings perspective.

Before we dive into the DC Defenders vs. Memphis Showboats game let’s review the rules for the Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

You have $50,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team captain. The captain accumulates 1.5 times the standard fantasy points. Additionally, the captain is 1.5 times the standard cost of the flex position.

The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard fantasy points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to identify the correct player for your captain position if you hope to win a large field DFS GPP (guaranteed prize pool) showdown contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game showdown contest, I recommend that you check out the Draftkings website for more details.

*I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate.

Here are my Draftkings picks for this afternoon’s DC Defenders vs. Memphis Showboats matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Jordan Ta’amu, QB $11,400

DC Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu has certainly been a key contributor to this Defenders team this season. Having stated that, how has Ta’amu been playing from a statistical standpoint?

Through eight games played for the DC Defenders in 2024, Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu has averaged 173.8 passing yards, 1.4 passing touchdowns, and 19.5 rushing yards a game.

More recently, in the Defenders 26-21 loss to the St. Louis Battlehawks last week, DC Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu accumulated 19.9 Draftkings points.

I like Jordan Ta’amu’s matchup this week as well. Why? Ta’amu will be facing a Memphis Showboats defense that has had issues containing opposing quarterbacks all year. In eight games played in the UFL this season, the Memphis Showboats are ranked a dreadful eighth in total passing yards allowed a game to the quarterback position. Keep in mind that the UFL has a total of eight teams in the league. Having stated, being ranked eighth in any defensive category is not good.

In conclusion, I fully expect Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu to post quality fantasy numbers versus this vulnerable Memphis Showboats defense later today.

Flex Plays

Daewood Davis, WR $11,000

Talented Showboats wide receiver Daewood Davis has been targeted quite often by Memphis quarterbacks Case Cookus and Troy Williams this season. Let me be more specific. Memphis Showboats quarterbacks have combined to target Daewood Davis a robust 63 times in eight games played in 2024.

Of those 63 targets just noted, Daewood Davis has accumulated 38 receptions, 443 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns. That is the type of production I need from players I select for my flex positions.

Ty Scott, WR $7,600

I think it’s fair to say that DC Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu certainly enjoys throwing the football to Ty Scott. Why do I say that? Let me present you with the relevant player data to answer that question. In the DC Defenders last three games played this season, Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu has targeted DC Defenders wide receiver Ty Scott a total of 16 times.

Of those 16 targets just noted, Ty Scott accumulated 9 receptions, 179 receiving yards, and 2 touchdowns.

In my opinion, Ty Scott presents the best fantasy value of any player on this one game slate.

Additional flex plays I like:(Draftkings price noted): Darius Victor, RB $8,400: Vinny Papale, WR $8,000: Sage Surratt, TE $5,800: Alex Ellis, TE $3,600.

Hans Geevers's Free Pick: See Above

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Hans Geevers

I have been an avid fan of sports since I was a kid. Additionally, I have been betting on sports for the better part of the last two decades! I have been married to my wife Dawn for over 21 years. I am also the proud father of Hannah! These ladies provide me the inspiration to live each day to it's fullest.

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