Week 6 of the NFL season is here and there is no better time to dip your toes into the DFS waters than with tonight’s NFL DFS Thursday Night Football Showdown slate featuring Brian Robinson, Terry McLaurin, Carson Wentz and the Washington Commanders along with David Montgomery, Darnell Mooney and Chicago Bears. with their featured NFL Thursday Million contest which costs $9 to enter and pays out $200,000 to first place! Make sure to use our NFL DFS Lineup Generator and NFL DFS Player Projections when building your lineups tonight!

Check out the complete NFL DFS Thursday Night Showdown Playbook for your top plays, values, dart throws and fades from Howard Bender!


When it comes to building your Showdown DFS lineups a big part of the puzzle is getting the MVP player correct. With FanDuel the MVP slot earns 1.5x the points as the general flex positions, meaning they scoring is worth more. Check out my top MVP plays for Thursday’s Showdown slate between the Commanders and Bears.

MVP (1.5X Points)

Brian Robinson, RB WAS - $11,000

Reports from earlier today state that Robinson is going to be the starting running back for the Commanders tonight. Robinson was slated to be the starting running back heading into the year but he had the unfortunate incident where he was shot during a robbery attempt that delayed his season. Robinson played 29% of the offensive snaps in his debut game last week against the Titans. The Bears are among the worst teams in the NFL against opposing running attacks, allowing the second most rushing yards and ranking 25th in DVOA defense against the run.

David Montgomery, RB CHI - $15,000

Montgomery does it all for this Bears offense and that is where his value lies. Against the Vikings last week he only rushed for 20 yards on 12 carries but he found the end zone while also adding four catches for 62 yards. In the game prior to his Week 3 injury Montgomery rushed for 122 yards against the Packers. The Bears offense has opened up a bit more of late and Monty's ability to contribute in both facet of the offensive game plan makes him a valuable DFS play.

Curtis Samuel, WR WAS - $12,000

The reports that Carson Wentz is dealing with a biceps strain in his throwing arm makes me think he is less likely to take shots downfield to Terry McLaurin and more likely he throws short passes to Curtis Samuel tonight in this matchup. Samuel has been a target machine this season for the Commanders and the Bears defense is among the worst in football.

Darnell Mooney, WR CHI - $9,500

Very cheap price point for Mooney tonight despite the fact the Bears passing attack is slowing starting to open up. Mooney has had his two best receiving games over the past two weeks which included a season high 94 yards against the Giants. With Justin Fields attempting 20+ pass attempts in back-to-back games it feels like the Bears offense is realizing they need to go downfield more to make their running game more effective. I like Mooney tonight for a couple of big plays downfield.

Justin Fields, QB CHI - $16,000

On a showdown slate Fields is a very interesting play. He can impact the game with both his mobility and more recently, his arm. Yes, I do understand that the Bears passing attack has not been good, but the fact that the team IS throwing more can not be overlooked. If Fields finishes this game with a passing touchdown and rushing touchdown tonight he could easily end up as the highest scoring player.

Other Notable Plays: J.D. McKissic, Cole Kmet, Cairo Santos, Joey Slye

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