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NFL DFS DraftKings Showdown Week 9 Picks: Eagles at Texans

Jalen Hurts and other top players to put in your Captain and Flex spot for Week 9's Eagles vs Texans Thursday night DFS DraftKings Showdown.

Are the Philadelphia Eagles going to lose this season? The Eagles cruised past the Steelers in Week 8 by the score of 35-13, improving to 7-0 on the season, and they’ll look to make it eight straight wins to begin the season on Thursday night versus the Texans.

The Texans are amid a rebuild and own the second-worst record in the NFL at 1-5-1, so Thursday’s game isn’t expected to be a close contest as the Eagles are currently 14-point favorites on the road. At the very least, we’ll get an opportunity to watch the potential NFL MVP in Jalen Hurts play in a primetime game.

Despite the lack of interest that some are going to have in this game, here are my favorite captain and flex plays in the showdown contest on DraftKings.

Captain Spot Considerations

Jalen Hurts ($17,700)

Speaking of Hurts, he’s coming off a 28.4-point performance in Week 8 against the Steelers despite rushing for only 10 yards on 2 attempts. Even with his lowest rushing output of the season happening on Sunday, Hurts still leads all QBs with 9.5 non-passing points per game. It’s hard to expect the dynamic quarterback to record 10 rushing yards again on Thursday night and he’s shown he can still put up nearly 30 points with just his arm.

A.J. Brown ($16,800)

Brown also had a stellar outing in Week 8 with 6 receptions, 156 yards, and 3 touchdowns to finish with a season-high 42.6 points. The star wideout has had plenty of success against the Texans in his career during his tenure with the Titans and he owns an impressive 29.9% target share through…

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