Bears vs. Vikings isn’t the most exciting Monday Night Football matchup, but at least it has Dalvin Cook. That could be the motto for this Week 10 DraftKings Showdown lineup, too: At least it has Dalvin Cook.
There’s no one else worth captaining in this game. There aren’t enough studs to make using a value captain worth it. We might as well count on Cook to put together a third straight monster game while hoping some of our value flex choices, like Darnell Mooney and Lamar Miller, come through.
DraftKings Showdown Picks: Bears vs. Vikings
Captain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): RB Dalvin Cook, Vikings ($20,400)
The highest fantasy scores of Weeks 8 and 9 both belonged to Cook. While the Bear present a stronger run defense, there’s no reason to go anywhere other than Cook in this captain spot. He’s the most assured volume and production Monday night.
FLEX: QB Nick Foles, Bears ($9,800)
The Vikings have been a bottom-half pass defense this season. Foles doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence, and it would be even worse if Allen Robinson (knee) is out, but with no running game to speak of, expect Chicago to count on Foles. His volume should be enough to be worth playing.
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FLEX: WR Justin Jefferson, Vikings ($8,600)
Jefferson has cooled down lately, seeing just four targets apiece each of the past two weeks. But as long as Cook is doing his thing, there won’t be any super dominant receivers in this roster. We’ll take the cheaper upside of Jefferson relative to Adam Thielen.
FLEX: WR Darnell Mooney, Bears ($6,600)
Mooney is an even more enticing play if Robinson is out, even deserving captain consideration in that scenario. He’s a deep threat who can blow up in a hurry if Foles can just find him once beyond the defense. His upside is preferred in a DFS tournament format to the relatively safe play that Anthony Miller may be.
FLEX: TE Kyle Rudolph, Vikings ($3,400)
Rudolph will be popular due to the absence of Irv Smith Jr. (groin). He’s also coming off a game with four catches for 40 yards. We know that even now Kirk Cousins will count on Rudolph if he gets to throw in the red zone, so we’ll hope for a touchdown for the big fella.
FLEX: RB Lamar Miller, Bears ($200)
The Bears activated Miller for Monday night with David Montgomery (concussion) out. Miller will play his first game since tearing his ACL in 2019. There’s no telling how big his workload will be, but with the likes of Cordarrelle Patterson and Ryan Nall his main competition, expect Miller to at least get enough work to justify his minimum price.
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