This is a breakdown of one-game DFS contests for the Week 13 Sunday Night Football matchup featuring the New England Patriots at Houston Texans at 8:20 p.m. ET on NBC. Be sure to check our Models up until kickoff for up-to-date projections that reflect the latst breaking news.
Cash Game Strategy
Even in the tough matchup, Deshaun Watson has the top median projection and Projected Plus/Minus in our DraftKings Showdown Models. Tom Brady would have a better case over Watson in the Captain spot if he hadn’t failed to surpass salary-based expectations in seven of his last 10 games, including each of the last five.
Locking Watson into the Captain spot with Brady leaves enough room to comfortably fit both No. 1 backs, Sony Michel, and Carlos Hyde. For the last two slots, the options are essentially either James White plus a punt or the two best values, Duke Johnson and Kai Forbath. As White has been squeezed for targets since Rex Burkhead came back four games ago while Johnson and Forbath rank second and third, respectively, in Projected Plus/Minus, I would lean toward the latter.
FanDuel’s pricing makes it easy: Watson, Brady, Michel, Hyde, Johnson. all fit under the cap with just $500 to left over.