It’s finally here- Week 1 of the 2023 season, and we are going to give you some DraftKings bargain bin plays for the week. These are plays that are on the ultra-value/ GPP contrarian side. So generally avoid these plays in cash game lineups, but in GPPs- especially big fields go for it!
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Anthony Richardson v JAX ($5,600)
After investing the No. 4 overall pick into Richardson, it was no surprise to hear new Colts HC Shane Steichen name the former Florida Gator as the team’s starting Quarterback for week 1. Indianapolis may not have been the ideal landing spot for any young signal caller due to a somewhat lacklustre receiving corps, but Richardson’s fantasy potential comes primarily from his legs and with Jonathan Taylor set to miss at least four weeks, the 22-year old will be given plenty of opportunity to run the ball early on this season…starting at home to a Jags team ranked bottom half against both QBs and RBs in 2022. Many are questioning who will be the RB1 on the Colts roster with Taylor missing time – it may just be their rookie QB.
Sam Howell v ARI ($4,900)
Sam Howell has only one NFL start, but his showing in a week 18 victory over Dallas last year proved to be enough for Ron Rivera to name him the starter over veteran Jacoby Brisset, who joined the Commanders on a one-year $10m deal back in March. Howell may not have the draft capital of fellow sophomore QBs such as Kenny Pickett or Desmond Ridder – but he does have Terry McLaurin, Johan Dotson and a pair of excellent pass-catching running backs in Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson. Week 1 sees Howell take on the Arizona Cardinals, many analysts’ favourite for the No. 1 pick in next years’ draft – at $4900 he’s a low cost/high upside play against a team who might already be tanking before the season has even started.