Thursday Night Football DFS Showdown 49ers at Seahawks

Christian Mccaffrey

Thursday Night Football DFS Showdown

It is the three-team Thursday Thanksgiving Showdown slate, and this is the San Francisco 49ers going to Seattle to play the Seahawks. The 49ers sit atop the NFC West with a 7-3 record. The Seahawks are in second with a 6-4 record.

The Seahawks come into the game after giving the Los Angeles Rams a 16-7 lead in the fourth quarter to lose the game 17-16. Meanwhile, the 49ers continue the post-bye week rampage after beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-14 in a game the 49ers never trailed.


The San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks lines are from DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Spread SF 49ers -7.5 (-112), Seahawks +7.5 (-108)

This spread has moved started as +-7.0

  • SF 49ers o44 (-105), Seahawks u44 (-115)
  • SF 49ers Moneyline -360; Seahawks Moneyline +285


You can play FanDuel, DraftKings, or both for the Showdown slate or any DFS. This article is specific to the scoring system of DraftKings, which is the PPR system. The DraftKings also allows for bonus points. The quarterback receives three bonus points for 300 passing yards. The running backs and receivers get three bonus points for over 100 yards rushing and/or receiving.

The DraftKings Showdown Tournament requires six players to be rostered. The only limitation is that one player must be from an opposing team. You can play 5:1, 4:2, 3:3, or any combination thereof if you play at least one player from an opposing team.

The Showdown Tournament allows you to play one player in the Captain position. The Captain is the player whose points will be multiplied 1.5 times. His salary will also be multiplied by 1.5 times.


The weather prediction for Thursday night in Seattle is 47F, wind 10mph, and a 10% chance of precipitation.


Seattle Seahawks

Did Not Participate In Practice

  • RB Kenneth Walker III (oblique)
  • WR Dareke Young (abdomen)
  • S Jerrick Reed II (knee)
  • WR DK Metcalf (toe)

Limited in Practice

  • QB Geno Smith (right elbow)
  • CB Riq Woolen (shoulder)

San Francisco 49ers

Did Not Participate In Practice

  • G Spencer Burford (knee)

Limited Participation In Practice

  • G Aaron Banks (toe)
  • DT Javon Hargrave (thumb)
  • CB Shemar Jean-Charles (shoulder)
  • WR Ray-Ray McCloud (rib)


This game is the first meeting between the two this season. The 49ers are trending up. They had lost three games before going into their bye week. After their bye week, they are now on a two-game winning streak. In week 10, they destroyed the Jacksonville Jaguars 34-3. A game in which quarterback Brock Purdy passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Christian McCaffrey had 16 carries with 95 yards and 10 targets. Tight end George Kittle and wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk each had a receiving touchdown. Kittle added 116 receiving yards.

Last week, the 49ers defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-14 in a game where the Buccaneers added the final seven in garbage time. Purdy was perfect in the game, finishing with 333 yards and three touchdowns. Aiyuk led the receivers with 156 receiving yards and a touchdown. Kittle and McCaffrey added the other two passing touchdowns.

The Seahawks come into the game with a different trajectory. Last week, the Seahawks were defeated by a Los Angeles Rams rally 16-17. Quarterback Geno Smith finished the game with 233 yards and one interception. Smith did leave the game with an elbow injury but returned to lead his team on a last-minute drive that resulted in a missed field goal. D.K. Metcalf led the receivers with 94 yards and one touchdown. Running back Kenneth Walker II left with an oblique injury.

In week 10, the Seahawks defeated the Washington Commanders 29-26. In that game, Smith passed for 369 yards with two touchdowns. Metcalf led the receivers with 98 yards and was held without a touchdown. Both Walker and receiver Tyler Lockett scored passing touchdowns.

Be diligent because Smith may not play, and if he does, Smith may be limited. Walker has been ruled out for the game.


These props and odds are from DraftKings Sportsbook.

  • Geno Smith, Under 241.5 passing yards (-115)

Smith is injured. When he is pressured, he averages 5.1 yards per passing attempt. The 49ers are 4th in pressure rate (40.4%).

Last season, Smith met the 49ers twice. In the first meeting, he passed for 197 yards with one interception. In their second meeting, he passed for 238 yards and one touchdown.

Counting on Charbonnett being the main running back and Smith being injured, I like teasing Charbonnet’s rushing yards.

  • Christian McCaffrey First TD Scorer +320

The 49ers have scored first in their last two games. Both touchdowns have been passing touchdowns, one to Aiyuk and one to McCaffrey.

When the Seahawks didn’t score first, they allowed a passing touchdown to running back Brian Robinson.

Captain Spot

This game is glorious. Many viable players can handle the Captain spot. It all depends on your narrative of the game. So, let’s look at the viable Captain options.

  • RB, Christian McCaffrey, $18,000
  • QB, Brock Purdy, $15,000
  • WR, Brandon Aiyuk, $14,700
  • WR, D.K. Metcalf, $12,600
  • WR, Deebo Samuel, $12,000
  • TE, George Kittle, $11,000

You might want to avoid both Seattle’s quarterbacks in the Captain spot. Smith is injured, and Drew Lock, unsure of his status, cannot reliably be in the Captain’s spot.

McCaffrey and Purdy will be the chalky choice. If you believe the game will be close or that Seattle will win, Metcalf and perhaps Charbonnet at $10,500 would be a bold choice in GPP lineups.

Flex Options

In addition to the players listed as possible Captain spots, here are some flex options.

  • Drew Lock $8,800, especially if you think he will come in and win the game. GPP more so than the single-entry option.
  • Jaxon Smith-Njigba, $5,400 last week Smith-Njigba was on the receiving end of six targets. In Week 10, he had five targets. His targets are behind the double-digit targets of Metcalf and Lockett.
  • San Francisco 49ers defense, $5,200
  • K, Jake Moody, $5,000
  • K, Jason Myers, $4,800
  • Seattle Seahawks defense, $3,800
  • WR Jauan Jennings, $1,200, was on the field for 33% of the offensive plays last week.

Remember, when playing GPP, you want to get weird just a little. But when playing single entry, you want to treat it more like a cash game with only slight weirdness.


Good Luck and Happy Holidays!

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