It’s finally here- Week 18 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
Dak Prescott @WAS ($8,000)
It’s been a rough few weeks for the Dallas Cowboys, back-to-back losses on the road against AFC East giants Buffalo and Miami looked to have de-railed their hopes of being crowned NFC East Champions, but a very narrow 20-19 victory over Detroit last time out – coupled with the Eagles 3rd defeat in their last 4 – sees Dallas control their own destiny heading in to the final week of the regular season. It’s simple for the Cowboys; win in Washington and they are NFC East Champs…sure they could do it with a loss if Philly somehow falls to the Giants, but America’s Team will be looking to clinch on their own terms. Dak appeared to have gotten himself out of a mini 3-game slump in the win over Detroit last Sunday, completing 26 of his 38 attempts for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns, his first 300+ yard game since week 12. Prescott threw for 331 yards and 4 scores in that Thanksgiving game, and the 8th-year veteran will be just as thankful this week as he was back in November, that he and his receivers are going up against the very team they carved up on Turkey Day, the Washington Commanders. Washington ranks dead last against opposing QBs and wide receivers – expect Dallas to wrap up the division in style and for Prescott to build on his league leading touchdown tally.
Geno Smith @AZ ($6,100)
Unlike Dallas, the Seahawks are in no position to win their division, but they can join San Francisco and the Los Angeles Rams are the third NFC West team to head to the postseason should they win in Arizona and the Packers taste defeat at Soldier Field. Seattle QB Geno Smith hasn’t quite matched his career-best season of 2022, but the former 2nd round pick is averaging 245 passing yards per game, only slightly behind the 251 YPG he threw for last year. The difference this season has been touchdowns, with Smith only connecting with his receivers 18 times so far heading into week 18…12 off his tally just 12 months ago. Geno has only 6 multi-touchdown games on the year so far, however I fully expect him to make that 7 as Seattle heads to the desert to face the very touchdown friendly Arizona Cardinals defense. The Cardinals are giving up an average of 1.8 touchdowns through the air per game, the 3rd worst in the league, and with Seattle being 3 point favourites in the highest O/U on the slate – there should be plenty of fantasy points for Geno in this one. He’s got top-5 potential at the position this week, take advantage of the great price.