It’s finally here- Week 12 of the 2023 season, and another 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
Josh Allen @PHI ($8,100)
New OC, no problem! Josh Allen put on a workmanlike performance in the Bills home blowout against the Jets last week, even if his fantasy numbers didn’t quire reflect it. The truth is, Allen didn’t have to play that well, he barely got out of 2nd gear and that was more than enough to see off the hapless men in green from East Rutherford. This week will be an entirely different picture; Allen and co. will once again be squaring off against foes in green, but Jalen Hurts and the Eagles in their kelly green should just offer a bigger challenge than Zach Wilson. This matchup has the biggest O/U of the week, and at 3 point dogs the Bills will more than likely need to lean on Allen’s cannon of an arm to keep up with their hosts. Despite boasting the best record in the NFL, the Eagles defense has been incredibly generous to opposing quarterbacks and receivers all season, giving up on average over 260 yards and 2 passing touchdowns per game. Add in Josh’s rushing ability and tendency to vulture a goal-line score…you have to question why Allen is priced as the 3rd highest QB on the slate below a struggling Patrick Mahomes and the man who’ll be on the other side of the field from him; Jalen Hurts. He’s my QB1 on the week.
Kyler Murray v LAR ($6,900)
I am a Kyler Murray fanboy, I’ll admit it…but how can you not love a quarterback who plays the game like the Cardinals #1? Murray can do it all; putting up yards through the air and scrambling for chunk plays on the ground; this is a man who clearly cares as much about your fantasy team as he does his K/D record on Call of Duty. Since his return in week 10, K1 has rushed for more yards and more touchdowns than Jonathan Taylor, Rachaad White, Derrick Henry and Breece Hall…not bad coming off an ACL tear. Murray may have only thrown for 1 touchdown in his 2 games thus far but I’m inclined to let that slide and put it down to still finding an in-game rhythm with his pass-catchers. Arizona host the Rams on Sunday afternoon, who in their last road game allowed Jordan Love to throw for 322 yards and 2 touchdowns in a 23-20 defeat. I expect Murray to post his first multi-touchdown game of the year through the air at home to LA, and don’t be surprised if he makes it 3-in-a-row on the ground as well.