This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
We have two teams barely out of first place in their respective divisions facing off Monday night, though that's about where the similarities end in terms of quality. Despite a 3-6-1 record, the Eagles could leapfrog the 4-7 Football Team and Giants for first place in the NFC East, while the 7-3 Seahawks are only a tiebreak behind the Rams in the NFC West, which is why they are 6.5-point road favorites in a game with a 48.5-point total on DraftKings Sportsbook.
There are likely to be more Seahawks stacks than those overloading on the Eagles, but strange things can happen on Monday night, so we can't rule out a Philly Special helping contrarian players hit pay dirt.
The quarterback matchup in this game is similar to Sunday night in that we have one of the game's best players against someone who...isn't. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ($12,600 DK, $16,500 FD) comes in as the league-leader in touchdown passes (30), and his 2,986 passing yards trail only Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes, which is likely enough for fantasy players to ignore that the Eagles have allowed the 10th-fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks, including zero passing touchdowns in their last three games. Of course, that run came against Ben DiNucci, Daniel Jones and Baker Mayfield, who aren't remotely close to Wilson's level. Wilson is coming off his two worst fantasy performances of the season, but he's still going to be extremely popular in this game because of how