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Wait, you didn’t have Marcus Mariota in the captain’s spot?

Would you ever put a backup quarterback in the captain’s spot of a DK showdown? Probably not, right? Well, look at this galaxy brain!

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) against the Indianapolis Colts at Allegiant Stadium.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

As many DraftKings Showdown teams crumbled with Derek Carr pulling up with a groin injury, there was at least one that got the boost of a lifetime. If you’ve ever thought about putting in a backup quarterback in case the starter went down with an injury, you probably went with a small play just for fun. But DK user uclaneal2001 did it with a $15 entry and put him in the captain’s spot!

Marcus Mariota is the backup and he currently has uclaneal2001 holding onto a $500k lineup.

Will the lineup hold? As you likely know, lineups usually don’t hold, but this one sure has a unique edge on the competition. And the makeup of the lineup build is right on target so far. Justin Herbert is slinging dimes, Josh Jacobs is getting plenty of work, Darren Waller appears to be Mariota’s favorite target so far and with Keenan Allen and Mike Williams playing part-time, Ty Johnson just caught a touchdown from Herbert! Good luck Mr. 2001!