This is a breakdown of one-game DFS contests for the Week 13 Monday Night Football matchup featuring the Minnesota Vikings at Seattle Seahawks at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN. Be sure to check our Models up until kickoff for up-to-date projections that reflect the latest breaking news.
Cash Game Strategy
Neither Russell Wilson nor Dalvin Cook has fallen below double-digit DraftKings points this season, and both are tied for the top spot in our DraftKings Showdown Models for tonight’s matchup. Wilson is $1,000 cheaper, though, giving him a decisive edge over Cook in Projected Plus/Minus.
With Wilson in the Captain spot, you can squeeze in Cook, Kirk Cousins and Chris Carson if you go with Olabisi Johnson — who is averaging 5.2 targets per game over his last five and has the top Projected Plus/Minus after Wilson — and either Malik Turner or David Moore. Turner is trending up with a long touchdown catch last game and 27 routes run to Moore’s 19 over the last two games (though they both were in for an even 25% of the routes last week). It’s a toss-up, so I’d either split exposure or go with the hotter player in Turner.
Carson’s role is reportedly safe despite struggling with fumbles (again), but even with his role not as secure as usual, he’s a better cash play than Rashaad Penny because Penny provides nothing in the passing game, posting only one multi-catch game all season while Carson has posted at least two grabs in 8-of-11 games.
On FanDuel things set up a bit different: Cook projects to outscore Cousins at a cheaper salary and Stefon Diggs is nearly a full point ahead of Carson for only $500, so rather than fade value, it makes sense to roll with Cook over Cousins then slot in Diggs as a means of getting exposure to the Vikings passing game in lieu of Cousins, which is an acceptable risk given that Diggs essentially takes the salary of Carson. That also leaves enough salary for more of the Vikings pass game, as the optimal combo alongside Wilson-Cook-Diggs is Johnson and Irv Smith. The two rookies are averaging a combined 10 targets per game over the last five and should stay heavily involved with Adam Thielen (hamstring) already ruled out.