LSU vs. Clemson in the CFP National Championship game assures us of one thing: The Tigers will be national champions. Beyond that, though, it's a game with two star QBs, two great RBs, tons of talented WRs, and lots of points certainly waiting to be scored. That means that putting together a DraftKings Showdown lineup provides a ton of different DFS approaches to making picks for the final game of the college football season.
The approach we've taken is to put almost all our chips in on LSU. Besides Clemson's Travis Etienne, it's the Joe Burrow and Co. show. Clemson will provide a stiffer test than Oklahoma did, but there should still be playing of aerial success for LSU.
DraftKings Showdown National Championship DFS Picks: LSU vs. Clemson
Captain (1.5x price, 1.5x points): WR Ja'Marr Chase, LSU ($12,900)
Chase was LSU's best receiver during the regular season, but it was Justin Jefferson who got all the semifinal love with his four touchdown catches in the first half. We'll take a shot that Chase steps back into his leading role at a much better value than Jefferson for the title game.
FLEX: QB Joe Burrow, LSU ($12,800)
What fun would it be to make this lineup with the Heisman Trophy winner and likely No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft? That's right -- no fun. I'd have no problem paying down here to play Trevor Lawrence instead, but in a lineup I'm inclined to make LSU-heavy, might as well go for Burrow.
FLEX: RB Travis Etienne, Clemson ($9,400)
Etienne is our only Clemson representation. LSU had a solid defense this season, and it seems like if one team gets slowed down in this one, it will be Clemson. Etienne is still too talented and will see solid touch volume regardless of the scoreline, so he'll produce enough for playing him to be worth it.
FLEX: WR Terrace Marshall Jr., LSU ($6,800)
LSU's third receiver occasionally pops for a big play or finds the end zone. With how much LSU will sling it around in this one, expect Marshall to get his fair share of targets, too.
FLEX: WR/TE Thaddeus Moss, LSU ($4,200)
Moss is listed as a WR on DraftKings but really fills the starting TE role for LSU. Randy Moss' kid caught a touchdown in the semifinal and has at least four catches in three of LSU's past four games, so there's a decent floor here.
FLEX: K Cade York, LSU ($3,800)
The only players you can feel good about this cheap in college DFS contests are the kickers, because at least you know they'll play. With so much LSU offense here, we'll polish it off with York.