Moving onto Week 16 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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Nick Mullens v DET ($5,300)
After tossing 4 interceptions in a week 13 loss at home to Chicago, followed by 63 scoreless passing yards in a 3-0 victory over the Raiders – the Passtronaut Joshua Dobbs was very much brought back down to earth, being benched in favour of back-up signal-caller Nick Mullens. The 7-year veteran’s last notable appearance in the league was back in 2020, starting 8 times for the 49ers after then-starter Jimmy Garoppolo missed a majority of the season with multiple ankle injuries. Mullen’s first start as a Viking was a bit of a wild one, with the UDFA out of Southern Miss throwing for over 300 yards to go alongside his 2 scores and 2 interceptions, as the Vikings lost out in overtime on the road in Cincinnati. Mullens looked competent under-centre and appeared to have an instant rapport with 1st round receiver Jordan Addison, connecting with the rookie on all 6 of his targets for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns. Minnesota now hosts divisional rivals Detroit with their playoff hopes hanging by a thread – but against a Lions defense ranked 29th against quarterbacks and giving up just shy of 250 yards per game to the position, Mullens is a great spot start for your lineups.
C.J. Beathard @TB ($5,100)
Trevor Lawrence is yet to practise on the week after entering the league’s concussion protocol, following a particularly heavy hit sustained in the Jags final drive in their week 15 loss at home to the Ravens. With T-Law still suffering from a lingering ankle injury that he picked up against Cincinnati back in week 13, all signs point to Jacksonville’s franchise quarterback sitting out of their in-state trip to face the NFC South leaders, Tampa Bay. If Lawrence does indeed miss Sunday’s game, it will be the man who relieved Nick Mullens of his job in San Francisco, C.J. Beathard, that will lead the Jaguars as they look to snap a 3-game losing streak and stay atop the AFC South. The Bucs are a favourable matchup for opposing QBs, allowing on average 282 yards to the position, with only the hapless L.A. Chargers allowing more yards to signal callers on the season. Beathard was clean when he stepped in for T-Law against the Bengals 3 weeks ago, completing 90% of his attempts – there is a sneaky upside for C.J. if all the Jags receivers are healthy. As of 6pm Saturday Trevor Lawrence has cleared the league’s concussion protocol & looks set to start in Tampa – Taylor Heinicke v IND ($4,800) is a pivot option