It’s finally here- Week 1 of the 2023 season, and the first DraftKings main slate. We are back offering you DFS advice to try and help you navigate your way to victories throughout the season. The players selected here are based on their price, their ability to hit value and likely ownership. The selections are leaning more towards GPP slates, rather than cash (50/50) slates. But let’s get into it
Justin Herbert v MIA ($6,900)
This offseason I’ve been loving the potential of Herbert for fantasy. Last season he was forced to play the majority of the season with an injury, which isn’t the case now. With a likely upgrade in playcaller too, with Kellen Moore calling the shots, Herbert is in a great position to take advantage of this Dolphins secondary.
This game is expected to be the highest-scoring game on the slate, which could push up his ownership. But I’m honestly not overly worried about that with his floor and upside. Oh, and lastly, he actually seems to have a fully fit team (at the moment).
Geno Smith v LAR ($6,100)
Smith was great last season, and there is little reason to think he won’t be good this year. All that happened over the offseason for Seattle is adding offensive talent. The Rams secondary lost their most talented back, and Smith was able to carve them up last season when they had him. This could be a big game for Smith and his receivers through the air.
Baker Mayfield @MIN ($4,900)
Mayfield is not Tom Brady. But, he has all of the weapons that Brady did. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin are both going to be available in this one, and then we have promising second-year RB Rachaad White. Mayfield’s cost is minimal- meaning that he doesn’t need to do too much to hit value. I’m not going to go crazy with exposure to him, but you can’t discount him completely.