Divisional weekend is here and another 2023 DraftKings showdown slate this time Houston @Baltimore. The Texans were great on both sides of the ball, with their offense and defense both scoring multiple times. Don’t think they are going to be able to get their way here against the Ravens on the road though, shown by the line. The O/U has been set at 43.5, with the Ravens around a nine point favorite.
DraftKings Divisional Showdown 2023 – Houston @Baltimore Captain Picks
Lamar Jackson ($18,300 Capt/ $12,200 Flex)
Unless this ends up being a game where Jackson implodes, it’s hard to see him struggle to hit value here. More than happy to tuck and run, as well as air it out to one of his receivers downfield. Even with the way the Texans secondary has played this season, the Ravens deep threat and quick players should have them struggling. A chunk more than any other play, so you’ll need to be careful elsewhere on your lineup here.
Nico Collins ($15,900 Capt/ $10,600 Flex)
Collins has taken a huge step forward this season, and finshed as the WR1 on the Texans in the regular season with 109 targets, 80 receptions for 1,297 yards and 8 TDs. Had a great game against the Browns secondary last week too, with 6 receptions for 96 yards and a TD. Favorite Texans CPT option on the slate. But think I’d stick with Jackson.
Gus Edwards ($12,600 Capt/ $8,400 Flex)
Edwards almost feels like a CPT or nothing selection. Has the ability to find the endzone multiple times in a single game with his redzone threat, but could also struggle to get much going against the Texans defensive line. Not very involved in the passing game either, with just 13 targets all season. Not much of a floor, but great ceiling here.
DraftKings Divisional Showdown 2023 – Houston @Baltimore Flex Picks
C.J. Stroud ($10,200 Flex)
Stroud has had a strong season, and had another great game against the Browns last week with 3 scores through the air. The Ravens secondary has been tough at times, but they have struggled too. On the road, Stroud is going to need to perform if the Texans are going to advance. I’m not sure he will get a result here, but should hit value with his volume through the air.
Zay Flowers ($9,400 Flex)
Flowers ended the season with over 100 targets in this offense, with 77 receptions for 858 yards and 5 TDs. He is used all over the offense, and can shake free from most defenders with his route-running ability and speed. The pricing is hard to bring him along with Jackson in a stack, especially without any decent cheap options on the slate. But, he has a decent ceiling in this game.
Devin Singletary ($8,600 Flex)
Singletary has dominated this backfield this season, after starting the season in a timeshare. With his volume in the offense, he normally has a decent floor. But, with the Ravens likely to get out to a lead, the Texans are going to need to throw the ball more here. As a result, at this pricing, I think you can only go with Singletary if you have the Texans hanging round in the game.
Isaiah Likely ($7,200 Flex)
Andrews was seen running this week, but at the time of writing, it’s looking like he is set to miss this week. As a result, Likely will continue to be the starting TE here. Likely has been inconsistent in the offense, but has shown that he can get a decent number of targets in the offense. With how the Texans have struggled to defend the position this season, he has some decent appeal here. Could be a decent stacking option with Jackson.
Odell Beckham Jr. ($6,600 Flex)
Beckham has shown this season that he still can be a deep threat, and a productive receiver. In the middle of the season he hit a purple patch of form, with two consecutive scoring games followed by a game of 100+ yards. He can take the top off this defense and could have another big game in the playoffs here. With the pricing on Jackson, he is probably the receiver I’d built a stack with alongside his QB here.
Dalton Schultz ($6,200 Flex)
Schultz is the next read in the offense after Collins, and should continue in that role with Noah Brown ruled out here. Should have a decent target share here as the Texans are going to need to air it out here. The Ravens have been tough against TEs this season, but with his volume in the offense, Schultz should have a decent game here.
Justice Hill ($5,600 Flex)
Hill has mainly seen his usage come in the passing game, with only 3 games this season where he has had double-digit carries. If he manages to find some space, he could pay off his price on a single play. But there isn’t much of a floor for him, even with his passing game involvement. Especially now Dalvin Cook looks like he is going to take a part in the game too.
Rashod Bateman ($5,400 Flex)
Bateman has struggled to be productive with his time with the Ravens. Now the WR3 in the team, he struggles a little for targets in this run-first offense. He hasn’t had a single game over 60 yards this season, and only scored once this season. Think he could struggle to hit value here.
Nelson Agholor ($4,000 Flex)
Agholor has been productive this season, with more receptions, yards and TDs than Bateman in the offense. Fits the way that the Ravens have been running their offense, as he uses his speed to get downfield in a hurry. Not getting a consistent number of targets in the offense though. Has had nine games this season with two or fewer targets. Slightly better than a dart-throw, but feels like he could have been quite easily here.
Robert Woods ($3,800 Flex)
Woods started out the season with a decent target share, but has struggled towards the end of the season as Collins and Schultz took leading roles through the air. With Brown ruled out here, Woods is likely to be the WR2 in the offense. At the pricing, he is a decent pay-down option here.
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:
- John Metchie III (WR, HOU) $3,600 Flex – Metchie has struggled to get usage in the offense, and think that is likely to continue here. Not really a deep-threat, which limits his upside here. Could be the WR3 for the team here though, with Brown ruled out. Leading to a potential volume boost. But think he struggles to hit value here.
- Dameon Pierce (RB, HOU) $3,000 Flex – Pierce has struggled for production in the backfield, as Singletary has continued to get the majority of the touches here. Would really need an injury to hit value here, and even then it could be a struggle.
- Brevin Jordan (TE, HOU) $2,800 Flex – Jordan has a single reception last week, going for a 76-yard TD. Jordan has been getting a few targets in each game, even with Schultz in the lineup. Decent cheap option, especially if Beck is ruled out. Wish he was a bit cheaper though.
- Xavier Hutchinson (WR, HOU) $1,800 Flex – WR4 in the offense, with limited appeal. Has shown his ability to get free downfield but if he doesn’t score he is going to struggle to hit value here.
- Dalvin Cook (RB, BAL) $1,200 Flex – Cook has been activated, which could lead to him getting some involvement here. Hard to see much volume here with Jackson, Edwards and Hill. But, he could find the endzone and ruin the slate.
- Andrew Beck (RB, HOU) $200 Flex – If you need a pay down option here if you went for an expensive Jackson and Flowers stack, then Beck is decent. Although he is questionable, so you need to keep an eye on reports. Getting usage through the air with at least one reception in his last six regular season games. Scored twice to end the season too. At the price needs to do next to nothing to hit value here.
DraftKings Divisional Showdown 2023 – Houston @Baltimore Kickers and DSTs
Whenever Justin Tucker ($5,200) is on the slate you have to consider him. Has hit 32 of his 37 attempts, with a long of 50 yards. His misses have mainly come from distance too. Tucker is an important part of the Ravens offense, and with the Texans defense able to force some stops should see some volume here. Ka’imi Fairbairn ($4,800) has been automatic this season, only missing one of his 28 FG attempts this season and a long of 54. If the Texans are going to be successful here, they are going to need Fairbairn to help them keep the scoreboard moving. With how the Ravens play at home, he should get some volume here.
The Ravens DST ($4,400) have been a good defense this season, constantly getting after the passer with 60 sacks this season, and well as forcing 33 turnovers too. Stoud has been great this season though, especially in protecting the ball. Nice GPP option one the slate. Texans DST ($3,400) put together a great show last week, helping the team advance. But playing on the road, they have their hands full with this Ravens offense. If they manage to force a few turnovers, they could convert them for some TDs and be a sneaky GPP option. But, far more likely to dud here.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the Divisional Showdown 2023 – Houston @Baltimore! 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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