It’s finally here- Week 10 of the 2023 season, and the third 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
Jared Goff @LAC ($6,400)
Over the last 3 weeks, Lions QB Jared Goff ranks 14th at the position in total passing attempts. Goff has thrown the ball 90 times…that’s 1 more than Geno Smith, 10 more than Lamar Jackson, and only 2 less than Jalen Hurts. In a vacuum, these numbers are fairly unremarkable, but there’s one other stat line I’ve missed out here…games played. Unlike Geno, Lamar and Hurts; the Lions signal caller has only played twice since week 7 due to Detroit’s bye last weekend. The former No.1 pick is averaging 45 attempts per game in his last 3 outings, only the Commanders Sam Howell is throwing more, and now Detroit welcomes back star running back David Montgomery to the fold. With Monty returning to the backfield, Goff’s passing opportunities are bound to regress – but whilst overall attempts may come down, Goff should see more time and space in the pocket as opposing defenses line up in an attempt to slow down the potent Lions runs game. Nobody allows more yards or fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks than the Chargers – at only $6400 and with a full arsenal of weapons at his disposal, Goff presents outstanding value on the slate.
Geno Smith v WAS ($5,800)
There’s no sugar coating Geno’s performance last week…it was absolutely brutal. The 11th year veteran completed only 46% of his passes for a miserable 157 yards and no scores. To make matters worse, Smith was picked off early in the 2nd quarter before losing a fumble right before half time. Geno will be a HUGE fade this weekend, his 4.7 fantasy points total last weekend against the Ravens being enough to put any fantasy manager off for life…but don’t be fooled! Geno hasn’t reached the dizzy heights of last season just yet, but against a Commanders defense that ranks bottom 5 in passing yards and fantasy points to opposing QBs, he should easily register only his 2nd QB1 finish on the year. Against this very porous Washington unit, the Hawks will be swooping in for the kill. at only $5800 and coming off his worst game of the season, Geno is a prime bounce back candidate and will lead a high % of my lineups this weekend.