It’s finally here- Week 6 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
Joe Burrow v SEA ($6,300)
Remember everything I said in week 4 about Joe Burrow, let’s pretend I said it last week instead. Finally, Joey B is back and it seems the Bengals have finally remembered how to play offense as they blew away the Arizona Cardinals 34-20 in Glendale. Burrow looks to have fully recovered from the calf injury that has plagued him since the preseason, and his numbers from Sunday seem to back that up. Completion percentage; check, passing yards; check, touchdowns; check…all season bests for the highest paid QB in football. Despite this, he’s only been priced up $100 on DraftKings; save yourself almost $2k and take Joey B over Hurts this week.
Matthew Stafford v AZ ($6,100)
Things that happened for the LA Rams in week 5…
- Superstar wide receiver Cooper Kupp returned from injury, making his 2023 debut
- Matthew Stafford had his first multi-TD outing of the season
Coincidence? I think not. Stafford welcomed back his favourite weapon and proceeded to pepper him with targets to make up for lost time. Kupp hauled in 8 of 12 targets for 112 yards, whilst emerging rookie talent Puka Nacua showed that he is going nowhere even though Kupp is back, with the rookie posting 7 receptions for 71 yards and a score in the Rams defeat at home to the 5-0 Eagles. Stafford is a bargain this week at only $6100 as they host the same Arizona Cardinals that were dismantled by the aforementioned Joe Burrow last time out.
Geno Smith @CIN ($5,700)
One of my favourite things about bye weeks for DFS; managers always forget how players were performing before they had the week off, creating opportunity to be contrarian with roster construction. Geno Smith has had a mixed season to say the least, with the 11th year QB posting 2 games of over 290 passing yards, but also 2 games of fewer than 115. Geno is back to full health, as is his main weapon D.K. Metcalf, who’s threat in the end zone will be key to Seattle winning this game. This is a Bengals defense that allowed Ryan Tannehill to throw for 240 yards and a touchdown a fortnight ago; I’m expecting a big game from Geno in Ohio.