This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
UPDATE: Tre'Quan Smith is active and he could be the WR2 right off the bat. He's a worthwhile option on both sites, and bad news for Kenny Stills.
Did you see the weather in that San Francisco-Indianapolis game from Sunday night? The weather here probably won't be that bad, but a similar theme of persistent rain and pesky wind could apply here as the Saints head to Seattle. As the 30-18 result Sunday shows, it's still possible to score points in bad conditions. The turnovers increase and it generally becomes more difficult to conduct passing plays that might otherwise be routine, but rain can be perilous for a defense too, especially the longer a play goes on. Perhaps the rain and wind will make the ball flutter or fly inaccurately, but a wet field can also make a defender lose his footing more easily, especially if has to cover a wide receiver for more than a few seconds.
With that said, the over/under here has gone from 44 (NO -3.5) to 41.5 (NO -4). For the Saints the rain is the only especially novel detail about this game, but the Seahawks are navigating the additional complication of Russell Wilson's absence, which leaves them with Geno Smith as starter and explains their home underdog status here.
Jameis Winston ($11800 DK, $16500 FD) might be gaffe-prone and he's not tested in inclement weather, but he warrants serious consideration even at his high cost simply because the pickings might