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Draftkings UFL Showdown Picks: Roughnecks vs. Showboats 6/2/24

Breaking down the best Draftkings picks for tonight's Roughnecks vs. Showboats matchup.

Houston Roughnecks vs. Memphis Showboats
June 2, 2024 7:00 pm EDT

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

Before we dive into the Roughnecks vs. 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 evening’s Houston Roughnecks vs Memphis Showboats matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Justin Hall, WR $10,800

Talented Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Justin Hall has certainly been the spark that this Houston Roughnecks offense has needed to be successful this season. Having stated that, how has Justin Hall been playing from a statistical perspective? Let’s review the relevant game data from Justin Hall’s recent play on the football field to answer that question

In nine games played for the Houston Roughnecks in 2024, Roughnecks wide receiver Justin Hall has been targeted quite often by Houston quarterbacks Reid Sinnett and Nolan Henderson. Let me be more specific. Through nine games played in the 2024 UFL season, Houston Roughnecks quarterbacks have combined to target Justin Hall a robust 65 times.

Of those 65 targets just mentioned, Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Justin Hall has accumulated 48 receptions, 534 receiving yards, and 3 receiving touchdowns. It has to be said, that is the type of production I need from a player I select for my captain position.

Considering the elevated importance of this evening’s last game of the 2024 UFL regular season, I expect Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Justin Hall to play his best game of the 2024 season.

For the reasons just noted, I am backing Houston Roughnecks wide receiver Justin Hall as my captain for this one game UFL DFS slate.

Flex Plays

Mark Thompson, RB $8,000

In the Houston Roughnecks last three games played this season, Houston running back Mark Thompson has carried the football 31 times. In those 31 carries just mentioned, Houston Roughnecks running back Mark Thomspon has accumulated 130 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns.

More recently, in the last two games played for the Houston Roughnecks in the 2024 UFL regular season, Mark Thompson has averaged a respectable 13.8 Draftkings points a game.

It should be mentioned that Houston Roughnecks running back T.J. Pledger has been ruled out for tonight’s contest. The loss of Pledger should allow Houston running back Mark Thompson to flourish versus this vulnerable Memphis Showboats defense.

In my opinion, Houston Roughnecks running back Mark Thompson is a great play at the flex position for this Draftkings contest.

Additional flex plays I like to play well this evening (Draftkings price noted): Daewood Davis, WR $11,000: Darius Victor, RB $7,600: Vinny Papale, WR $7,200: Keke Chism, WR $6,600: Sage Surratt, TE $5,800: Braedon Bowman, TE $1,600.

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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