Divisional weekend is here and another 2023 DraftKings showdown slate this time Green Bay @San Francisco. The Packers had a great result last week against the Cowboys on the road, but not sure they will have enough to do the same against the 49ers. The O/U has been set at 50.5, with the 49ers favored by around 9 points.
DraftKings Divisional Showdown 2023 – Green Bay @San Francisco Captain Picks
Deebo Samuel ($15,600 Capt/ $10,400 Flex)
Samuel could end up having a huge game here. Gets schemed free, and gets usage in the redzone too. Has the ability to score multiple TDs, either through the air or on the ground. Has a low floor though, and a great pivot away from CMC as a CPT.
Brandon Aiyuk ($14,400 Capt/ $9,600 Flex)
Aiyuk has been great all season, leading the team in targets, receptions and yards. Has a great matchup against this secondary with how he can move around the offense. Safer play than Samuel, but doesn’t have as much of a ceiling here on the slate. Still has a 100+ yard and TD upside game here at home.
Aaron Jones ($14,100 Capt/ $9,400 Flex)
Jones has been a big part of why the Packers have been successful at the end of the season and into the playoffs. Had a great game against a normally tough Cowboys defensive line. If the Packers are going to get a result here, they are doing to need Jones to perform here. With his volume, I prefer him as a flex play, as I don’t know if he finds the endzone. But I’ll mix in some CPT too.
Jordan Love ($13,800 Capt/ $9,200 Flex)
Love has been underpriced here. The 49ers defense is a tough unit to play against, especially on the road. If the Packers can take the pressure off with establishing the run, Love could have a great game here. Think he is going to be underowned too, with the 49ers pieces taking the attention of the field.
DraftKings Divisional Showdown 2023 – Green Bay @San Francisco Flex Picks
Christian McCaffrey ($12,200 Flex)
This has the potential to kill me on the slate, but I’m preferring CMC as a flex play rather than a CPT (if I include him). Going to be a popular play, but not sure that is going to help you in GPP’s. Could struggle to hit value here, as he would need to find the endzone multiple times, or see alot of volume. The pricing of the other plays on the slate mean you are going to struggle to fit in multiple pieces here if you had him as a CPT play.
Brock Purdy ($10,000 Flex)
Purdy has been great this season, getting the ball into the hands of his playmakers quickly. He could have a big game and lead the team in scoring if they decide to spread their offense across their weapons. Has some CPT appeal, but most likely to be a nice flex play as part of a stack with Samuel/ Aiyuk as CPT.
Romeo Doubs ($8,200 Flex)
Doubs had a great game last week, as the Packers established the run and used play action effectively to get Doubs free downfield. But, not sure he has that same performance here. Prefer Reed at $1.4k cheaper on a slate that is full of talent.
Jayden Reed ($6,800 Flex)
Reed didn’t manage to do anything last week against the Cowboys, which has impacted his pricing here. Think he bounces back here against the 49ers though in a game that Love is going to need to try and find holes in the secondary. Great flex piece on the slate, and a fantastic stacking option with Love.
George Kittle ($5,800 Flex)
Somewhat tempted with Kittle as a CPT play, given the pricing. Has the ability to have a huge game at any point, but prefer him as a flex play instead on balance. The floor is low though, with the other talent the 49ers have on offense.
Dontayvion Wicks ($5,200 Flex)
Wicks is a nice TD-dependent option for the Packers. Has scored 4 TDs in his last three games. Not sure he will be able to continue his scoring streak here though, with Watson healthier and likely forcing Wicks to be on the sideline instead. I’ll mix in some lineups with him in as a flex option here though.
Christian Watson ($4,600 Flex)
Watson is a decent upside pay down option here. Doesn’t have an injury designation here, so should see more work here. Great pricing with his speed meaning that he could make big-plays if given the opportunity. I’ll even say he could have some CPT appeal at the price. As it allows you to stack your lineup with plenty of decent flex plays.
Luke Musgrave ($3,600 Flex)
Have to say I was a little surprised that Musgrave was able to get the same number of targets as Kraft after his first game back after being on IR. Especially with his limited snap count. Ended up finding the endzone with a 38-yard reception which was a massive part of his boxscore. Think he is going to see more of the field here, but not sure he has massive upside here. Has a likely decent floor as a checkdown option for Love in the face of the 49ers pass-rush.
Dart Throw Plays (Various)
Instead of writing up a line for a few options with their own sections, thought I’d list out a few in one area. Not really worth considering these as core plays, only in multi-entry GPPs:
- Elijah Mitchell (RB, SF) $3,200 Flex – Mitchell is a decent runner, but struggles for volume behind CMC in the offense. It’ll need an injury for him to hit value, as without one, he is only likely to get a few touches here. Could find the endzone to save you if CMC doesn’t get injured.
- Jauan Jennings (WR, SF) $3,000 Flex – Jennings is the WR3 for the offense, and is set to return after a concussion layoff. Should see the field, but struggles to get targets in the offense behind CMC, Samuel, Aiyuk and Kittle. Probably the best chance of scoring in this section.
- Tucker Kraft (TE, GB) $2,600 Flex – Kraft was on the field far more than Musgrave, but didn’t catch the TD. If the team continue to ease Musgrave back after his injury, he could have some upside but think it’s more likely that Musgrave gets more usage (and more productive) than Kraft here.
- Bo Melton (WR, GB) $2,200 Flex – Melton has been a great injury stand-in for the Packers with their receivers room getting hit by injury. Not sure he sees that much of the field here though, with the receiving room getting healthier.
- AJ Dillon/ Emanuel Wilson (RB, GB) $1,800/ $1,400 Flex – Dillon hasn’t managed to play since Week 17, but seems like the is trending towards playing. Jones has been getting a huge amount of volume in the backfield, but the pricing should mean Dillon could hit value here nicely. If Dillon isn’t able to play, Wilson should be the relief back for Jones and priced nicely on the slate.
- Kyle Juszczyk (RB, SF) $1,000 Flex – Long-time showdown ruiner. Gets odd usage in the offense, especially near the endzone. Could hit value with a few targets in the offense, and if he scores a TD, smash value.
DraftKings Divisional Showdown 2023 – Green Bay @San Francisco Kickers and DSTs
The kickers here have some appeal. Jake Moody ($4,800) has been great when given the opportunity. But has mainly been limited to PATs as this offense has managed to find the endzone plenty of times this season. Has hit 21 of his 25 attempts with a long of 57. Anders Carlson ($4,400) has been struggling with misses his season, and against this defense he will need to hit each attempt to hit value. Especially if the team aren’t able to settle for FGs.
The 49ers DST ($4,200) playing at home are going to be a tough unit to go against, but that hasn’t always translated to fantasy scoring. Love has been good at protecting the ball this season though, so think they only have GPP appeal here. Packers DST ($3,400) aren’t a great unit, and really aren’t equipped to deal with this offense. Are going to need several big-plays to hit value here.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the Divisional Showdown 2023 – Green Bay @San Francisco! Remember any DFS questions, you can check out our articles here. Or you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
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