Moving onto Week 12 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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Dorian Thompson-Robinson @DEN ($4,900)
Week 11 saw the Browns rookie quarterback put up almost identical numbers to 2-time Super Bowl Champion and MVP Patrick Mahomes…unfortunately for DRT, the Chiefs loss to Philadelphia on Monday Night Football was Mahomes’ worst passing performance in almost 2 calendar years, and even then the future Hall of Famer outscored DRT by over 10 fantasy points on DraftKings. Both quarterbacks completed 24 of their 43 passing attempts, with KC’s main man edging out DRT by 12 yards, putting up 177 to the rookie’s 165. It wasn’t the best night for the former UCLA man but his 2nd start in the NFL saw a vast improvement to his debut showling; with improvements in completion %, total passing yards and 2 fewer interceptions. DRT received the nod from Browns HC Kevin Stefanski and will start in Denver despite 38-year old veteran Joe Flacco signing to the team’s practise squad on Monday. The Bronco’s defense has improved exponentially since their 70-3 humiliation in Miami, but DRT’s rushing ability will always make him an alluring play in fantasy. On a week where there is little value to be had at the position, the Browns young signal caller could make his first real impact in the league at Mile High.
Desmond Ridder v NO ($4,800)
The quarterback carousel continues in Atlanta as Arthur Smith once again has named Desmond Ridder as the starter following a 3-week cameo appearance by Taylor Heinicke. Atlanta were sitting 4-3 when Heinicke took over back in week 8, and after 3 straight defeats, now find themselves 4-6. Remarkably the Falcons are still in contention to win the NFC South, sitting only 1 game behind New Orleans in what is arguably the poorest division in the conference, if not the entire league. Ridder went 3 straight games without a passing touchdown prior to his benching, so this is hardly a ringing endorsement for the sophomore, but as it stands, he is Atlanta’s best option under centre if they are to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Falcons host divisional rivals New Orleans in a matchup that will see them leapfrog their opponents in the standings should they emerge victorious. The Saints boast one of the best rush defenses in the league so expect Ridder to be forced into passing situations often. Prior to their bye, the Saints did allow Vikings QB Joshua Dobbs to run for 44 yards and a score – there will be opportunities for Ridder both through the air and on the ground.