This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
Monday night's Patriots vs. Jets game is similar to many of their previous divisional battles, with New England 9.5-point favorites in a game with a 43.5-point total on FanDuel Sportsbook. The Patriots are one of two undefeated teams this season, while the Jets come in fresh off their first win after beating the Cowboys just last weekend. The absence of Sam Darnold for much of their winless run didn't help, but the offense looked considerably better with him back under center against Dallas. However, the Patriots' defense will be better than anything the Jets have faced, and there are likely to be plenty of Pats stacks in fantasy lineups.
As a Jets fan, you could tell me that Tom Brady ($11,600 DK, $15,500 FD) has thrown for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in every start in his career against the Jets and I'd believe you. I'm pretty sure he hasn't, but it hasn't stopped him from being the most expensive player on DraftKings and FanDuel on Monday night. He comes in with at least 300 passing yards in three of the past four games, with multiple touchdowns in each of those 300-games, including two rushing touchdowns last week. Brady's ability to spread around his passes makes it tough to rely on a single receiver consistently, but that's also why he's likely to be the highest-owned player Monday, and the most popular captain/MVP while facing a defense that's allowed the 13th-fewest fantasy points per game to quarterbacks on DraftKings