After having a three-game slate on Thanksgiving, we’re back to the normal one game on Thursday in Week 13 with the Bills set to face the Patriots. Both the Bills and the Patriots played on Thanksgiving, so they’ll both be playing on Thursday for the second straight week.
While the Bills are tied for the top spot in the AFC East, the Patriots are still only two games behind them in the divisional race. The AFC East as a whole has been ultra-competitive this season, making Thursday’s contest an important game in the playoff standings.
With the expectation of it being a vital game in the playoff race, here are my favorite captain and flex plays for the showdown slate on DraftKings for Thursday’s matchup between the Bills and the Patriots.
Captain Spot Considerations
Stefon Diggs ($17,400)
The Patriots are viewed as a defense that does everything it can to slow down the opposing team’s best weapon. But in Thursday’s matchup with the Vikings, the Patriots allowed Justin Jefferson to score 32.3 points on 9 receptions, 139 yards, and a touchdown. After facing Jefferson, New England’s defense will be tasked with slowing down another elite wideout in Diggs. Diggs leads all WRs with 24.3 PPG on DraftKings and he boasts a 28.5% target share in a pass-heavy offense of the Bills. You’ll want to try to stack Diggs with Josh Allen if you use the All-Pro wide receiver in the captain spot.
Rhamondre Stevenson ($15,600)
The WR1 on the Patriots has been Stevenson in recent weeks and he could see an expanded role in Week 13 with Damien Harris expected to be sidelined for Thursday’s contest. Stevenson has gotten six-plus targets in five straight games (has led the Patriots in targets in three straight) and he’s posted 20-plus points on the green site in six of his last nine appearances. Even with Von Miller out for the Bills on Thursday, the Bills have the seventh-best pressure rate in the NFL, and with Mac Jones…
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