NFL DraftKings Monday Night Showdown: Contrarian Picks

Don't split the pot with hundreds of other people and go off the board with these plays

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Bears (1-1) at Redskins (0-2)

  • Redskins D/ST ($4,000) will look to take advantage of a struggling Bears offense as home underdogs.

  • Redskins WR Trey Quinn ($3,800) has been one of Washington’s most heavily targeted receivers through two games.

  • Redskins WR Steven Sims Jr. ($3,000) hasn’t played much, but got involved in the offense in Week 2 and has the speed to break a big play.

Redskins, D/ST ($4,000)

The Redskins defense will certainly be a contrarian play against the Bears on Monday night as 4.5 point home underdogs. It’s no secret that the Bears offense has been underwhelming in the season’s first two games, averaging only 9.5 points per game. The Redskins D/ST has only racked up two points total this season against the Eagles and Cowboys, but the Bears offense isn’t functioning well at the moment.

Many will be expecting the Bears offense to get it going Monday night, but the Redskins have actually performed relatively well in this spot. As home underdogs with a game total under 42 points, the Redskins D/ST is averaging 9.3 points per game in three games dating back to last season. Look for the Redskins D/ST to provide good value against Mitch Trubisky and the struggling Bears offense.

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Trey Quinn, WR ($3,800)

Among your cheap flex options, Redskins receiver Trey Quinn is your best bet for targets. Through two games, Quinn has 20.9 points on 13 targets which is far greater production than other cheap options such as Anthony Miller or Taylor Gabriel. The overall results for Quinn have been mild with only a 10.7 DK-point average through two games, which should result in a lower ownership percentage. According to RotoQL, Quinn is the cheapest player on the slate projected to receive 4+ targets.

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Steven Sims Jr., WR ($3,000)

If you’re looking for a super contrarian play, consider Redskins rookie WR Steven Sims Jr. As with most super contrarian plays, he has a high risk of being blanked and hasn’t played heavy snaps in the NFL yet. However, the Redskins gave him four touches (three carries, one reception) in Week 2 which included some usage in the red zone. 

An undrafted free agent out of Kansas, Sims had a strong preseason which earned him a roster spot and he is currently serving as the Redskins kick returner. Sims is undersized at only 5’11”, but he’s got some major wheels and could receive some additional looks against the Bears on Monday night. Don’t be shocked if the Redskins have a trick play or two drawn up for Sims Jr. on Monday night.