- Rhamondre Stevenson is the sixth most expensive captain on the TNF DraftKings showdown slate.
- The New England Patriots have +100 odds to score over 27 points on Thursday.
- Starting running back Damien Harris is questionable to play on Thursday, still recovering from a concussion.
ATLANTA – The New England Patriots head into Atlanta on Thursday night for a rematch of Super Bowl LI with the Atlanta Falcons.
The New England Patriots will hope to get another serviceable game out of running back Rhamondre Stevenson, with Damien Harris looking questionable to play on Thursday night. Stevenson is the sixth most expensive captain on DraftKings at $12,900 and will make for the top captain selection if Damien Harris is in fact ruled out.
Online gambling sites have installed the Patriots as six-point favorites on the road, and have pegged this game with a modest total of 46.5 points. Sportsbooks have given the New England Patriots +100 odds to score over 27 points on Thursday.
This projected context suggests that DFS players can expect another run-heavy game plan from the Patriots, boosting the appeal of rostering Rhamondre Stevenson at the captain slot.
DraftKings Captain Pricing
- Matt Ryan $16,200
- Mac Jones $15,900
- Cordarelle Patterson $15,300
- Kyle Pitts $14,400
- Damien Harris $13,200
- Rhamondre Stevenson $12,900
Stevenson is the sixth most expensive captain on the DFS slate for TNF and has a chance of being the overall top scorer on the slate should he draw the start.
Stevenson offers a roughly $3,000 discount off the quarterbacks and offers high touchdown equity, as he displayed in last week’s dominant win over the Cleveland Browns.
Injuries To Patriots Backfield
Trusting a Patriots running back is a risky proposition for DFS players, given Bill Belichick’s knack for changing his game plan up on any given week, but the Patriots could be down to just two active running backs on Thursday night.
Damien Harris did not participate in practice (concussion) on Monday, and Brandon Bolden was a limited participant (hip).
If both backs miss Thursday’s game, the Patriots will be down to just Rhamondre Stevenson, and J.J. Taylor, adding to the appeal of rostering Stevenson at the 1.5x multiplier position.