This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
The final playoff spot will be decided Sunday night, as the Football Team just needs to beat the Eagles to win the NFC East and host their opening-round postseason game. With a win, Washington will finish the regular season 7-9, while the best outcome for the Eagles will be a 5-10-1 record.
Because they have so much on the line, Football Team is a 3.5-point road favorite in a game with a 43.5-point total on DraftKings Sportsbook. However, they are likely to be without a few key contributors, and a close game certainly doesn't seem to indicate many fantasy players will be stacking the favored side anyway.
Quarterback play has been a big reason the two teams have lost a combined 19 games, and we Washington's Alex Smith ($9,800 DK, $14,500 FD) is officially questionable to because of a calf injury. If he's unable to go, Taylor Heinicke ($6,000 DK, $14,000 FD) will get the start after completing 12-of-19 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown last week against Carolina. Heinicke came on at halftime to replace Dwayne Haskins, who was cut earlier this week, and while he won't start if Smith is good to go, fantasy players probably don't see much difference between the two, or if they do then maybe they prefer Heinicke for a bit of an unknown about him, not to mention his previous rushing success (he rushed for 22 yards on three attempts last week).
The matchup is pretty good, as the Eagles