Finishing off the Week 3 of the 2022 season, Dallas @New York, here we cover the DraftKings showdown slate. Dallas are without Dak Prescott (obviously) but have the parts of their defense back to put pressure on Daniel Jones. The Giants look like they are finidng themselves a little too, with Saquon Barkley managing a decent workload, and Sterling Shepard performing at receiver.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2022 – Dallas @New York Captain Picks
CeeDee Lamb ($15,300 Capt/ $10,200 Flex)
Lamb has stepped up to be the offense now. He is the main weapon, but his importance is huge. The Giants secondary isn’t a scary unit, but this is set to be a low-scoring affair. Despite that, his target share puts him a captain selection.
Daniel Jones ($14,100 Capt/ $9,400 Flex)
Jones on a slate like this feels like the type of play that looks great after, or horrible. He isn’t afraid to run the ball, and will on occasion break a long one-off. Equally, he does have games where his passing is on point. In GPPs especially, he is worth a shot as the field go for Barkley/ Lamb.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2022 – Dallas @New York Flex Picks
Saquon Barkley ($11,800 Flex)
Barkley has re-established himself as a workhorse in the league, with similar usage in his opening two games. The big difference between them, is that Barkley wasn’t able to score in Week 2, and was less efficient. Barkley is the heartbeat of the offense, and regardless of script the team go him throughout the game. Could go for captain, but the cost really hurts lineup builds.
Ezekiel Elliott/ Tony Pollard ($8,400/ $8,200)
On this slate, I’m going to have shares of both the Dallas RBs. Elliott is the one that is a larger question mark, as his route to hitting value is harder given DKs scoring. Pollard is the solid flex play here, with his pass-catching giving him a solid floor. There isn’t much difference between them in cost, which entirely shows the split of duties we have here.
Sterling Shepard ($7,600)
Shepard is the clear number 1 receiver for the team. Sees plenty of targets (although can’t always translate that into yards), but should be able to have an effective game here. Shepard has been lining up in the slot, so should avoid the attention of the primary DBs from the Cowboys. At the tag, he should be able to hit value as the checkdown king in the offense.
Noah Brown ($6,800)
I’m interested in Brown IF Michael Gallup ($7,400) is going to miss or be on a snap count. Brown has been a good target for Cooper Rush, but if Gallup is on the field then the role Brown has played is going to change. Either that, or this becomes an ugly split of snaps.
Richie James ($5,400)
James is the second receiver in the Giants offense, and has looked ok(?) with the targets he has had. James’ statlines have been scarily similar from the opening two weeks, an average of 6 targets, 5 receptions and 55 yards. If he were to break a punt return or catch his first TD he smashes at the price.
Jake Ferguson ($200)
Ferguson is a play on the slate IF Dalton Schultz is forced to miss the game. He didn’t get targetted last time out, but at the price tag you can get a lot of the heavy hitters on a single roster, and it won’t take much to hit value.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2022 – Dallas @New York Kickers and DSTs
Two offenses that have struggles, and decent defenses? Both Brett Maher ($4,200) and Graham Gano ($4,000) are inplay for me. Both have the ability to hit them from deep, and have been accurate. To try and get some of the top talent on the slate, I’d even have some lineups with both kickers.
The defenses are eqaully both worth considering, given the low over/ under, but don’t get too crazy. Dallas Cowboys ($4,600) have the playmakers you want at all levels, and pass rushers. The Giants ($3,800) have an effective defense too, but I’m not sure I really want to target either. I’d rather take the floor of the kickers in this one, and chase the ceiling elsewhere.
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