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DraftKings Showdown: Patriots vs. Jets

Sep 22, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) is called for intensional grounding under pressure from New York Jets nose tackle Steve McLendon (99) in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The changing DFS and fantasy football landscape is shifting toward single-game contests. At DraftKings, the biggest is their Showdown Captain Mode format. The format blends the ease of focusing on a single game with the ability to differentiate yourself from the competition by choosing a total of six players.

The biggest wrinkle of the format is the ability to choose one captain, who costs and is scored at 1.