Welcome to the Monday Night Showdown Slate for NFL Week 12!

Before we start, please allow me to reiterate that while we all love having a little skin in the game, these showdown slates are basically lottery tickets. Sure, there are times when the chalk hits and everyone shares in the prizes, but more often than not, you need that random play to differentiate yourself from the herd dart-throw to hit in order to claim that top prize. As a result, we encourage you to play responsibly. Stick to the GPP contests (single-entry preferred), don’t blow your whole bankroll and understand that, unless you are a max-entry player, you should prioritize having fun.

OK, lecture over. Let’s get to tonight’s action.

Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles

Spread: Seahawks -6.5

O/U: 49

Weather: Low 60’s, mostly cloudy but 25% chance of precipitation; winds SW 10-to-13 mph

Notable Injuries:



Defensive Rankings (Using DVOA):


vs Pass: 27th

vs Run: 8th    


vs Pass: 20th   

vs Run: 11th  

Please note the plays below are not ranked in order of peference and that just because a player is not listed below does not mean they will should be a total fade for your GPP lineups.


Seattle D/ST – If you have read my recent work then you know I have written two articles lately, one that details the struggles of the Eagles QB Carson Wentz and their offensive line and the other about how I really like the Seahawks Defense in the coming weeks starting with their matchup tonight against the Eagles. So, yeah, I am a bit bullish here and using the defense in your captain/MVP spot is a great way to save some cash and spend up on the skill position players. The Eagles offensive line is already among the worst in football and if you saw the injury report above, they could be without some huge pieces. On the season the Eagles line ranks 30th in pass block efficiency and Carson Wentz has been sacked 40 times already this season. Wentz has also been careless with the football which has led to 14 interceptions and 10 fumbles (four lost). Seattle's defense has been better of late and getting healthier. I think there is some real upside here with this play.

Tyler Lockett , WR, SEA – I know that DK Metcalf gets all the love and it makes sense, the dude is a freak and has major upside but I like the consistency of Lockett a bit more here. Wilson loves to target him just as much as Metcalf and he could draw the easier matchup with Darius Slay trying his hand at covering Metcalf downfield. Lockett has 25 total targets over the past three weeks and targets mean opportunity to score.

Miles Sanders , RB PHI – Sanders has all the tools to be an elite level running back in the NFL. The only thing really holding him back is the team he plays for and the coach calling the offense because so often will Sanders get on a roll and the team decides to stop giving him the football. In the two games since his return from IR Sanders is averaging almost five yards per carry and has five catches on 10 targets. He has totaled 153 yards rushing in those two contests. He is really the only Eagles player I trust and it’s not quite the best spot for him but his explosiveness makes him worth the risk.


Russell Wilson , QB SEA – Wilson is the highest priced player on the slate. He could certainly be worth the captain/mvp slot but using him as a mid-tier player will save you some cash and still give you exposure to his upside. Now, the Eagles defense actually hasn’t been THAT bad this season and they do generate sacks and the occasional turnover. Wilson has struggled a bit of late since his white hot start but between the two QBs in this game he is the one to play.

DK Metcalf , WR SEA – While I like Lockett better as an MVP play it doesn’t mean I wouldn’t play Metcalf at all. I think he will likely be a popular MVP play as well. He is a downfield stud that could very easily give us 100-plus yards and multiple TD’s like we saw from him in Week 8.

Jalen Reagor, WR PHI – The Eagles passing attack has the weapons at receiver but Carson Wentz has really limited their upside of late. That said, the rookie Reagor has looked solid since returning from IR. In the last two games he has totaled eight catches on 12 targets for 99 yards. He is a big play receiver and this secondary has given up a ton of yards this season. In fact, the Seahawks are allowing the most passing yards per game. If this one turns into a shootout, having exposure to the Eagles receivers will be beneficial.

Carson Wentz , QB PHI - This season has been a tough one for Wentz and it’s not all his fault either. The offensive line has given him little time to find the open receiver and it has led to a league high 40 sacks and 14 interceptions. That said, this Seattle defense is on pace to set a record for being one of the worst pass defenses in football history. They currently allow the most passing yards per game to opposing QBs. If there was ever a game for Wentz to shine it would be right here.

Dallas Goedert , TE PHI - Zach Ertz is still on the shelf which opens Goedert to be the team’s top receiving tight end once again this week. The Seahawks have a legit tight end stopper in Jamal Adams but if this one turns into a shootout then Goedert may still get his regardless.

Dart Throws

Chris Carson , RB SEA – Yes, I know Carson is an upper tier player in the NFL but the Eagles run defense is pretty stout and with Carson having not played since Week 7 there is definitely some reason to be hesitant. That said, his receiving skills were nice to see early on this year and in PPR leagues it’s hard not to like that upside.

Jacob Hollister , TE SEA – Greg Olsen went down with an injury last week that has landed him on IR. The Seahawks seem content to use Will Dissly as a blocker which opens up things for Hollister as the pass catching tight end on this team. Holister saw three targets in Week 11 while playing just 20-percent of the snaps. We saw him play a season high 48-percent of the snaps back in Week 9 and caught five passes on seven targets so we know there is some potential upside when given a bigger role. He is a true dart throw.

Jalen Hurts, QB PHI – If you really want to get nuts this is probably the play for you. There have been reports that Hurts was getting some first team run at practice this week and we know that Carson Wentz is on the hot seat. If Wentz struggles we may see a QB change to Hurts in the middle of this game. The risk here of course is that you are starting a player that isn’t actually playing unless Wentz gets pulled. These are the type of plays that can separate you in a showdown but it’s the ultimate risk/reward.