Finishing Week 14 of the 2023 season it’s the DraftKings showdown slate- Green Bay @New York. This one feels like a scatter gun approach for the Packers, and grabbing Barkley for the Giants. Not sure if there is really anything reliable otherwise. The Packers are favored by around a TD for this one, with an O/U of 37.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Green Bay @New York Captain Picks
Saquon Barkley ($16,200 Capt/ $11,200 Flex)
Barkley is massively important to this Giants offense. Hasn’t had a single game where he hasn’t had double-digit rush attempts and gets around 4 targets a game. Scored 2 TDs against Washington, but has struggled to find the endzone this season in the offense. In this matchup, against the Packers defensive line, Barkley has a decent ceiling to go with his solid floor.
Jayden Reed ($13,800 Capt/ $9,200 Flex)
Reed has been getting plenty of targets, but has struggled to convert them into production reliably. Only caught 12 of his 19 targets in the last three weeks and his box scores aren’t great either. Typically catching four passes a game with 30-ish yards. But, with Watson out, and him being ‘due’ this could be a big game against the Giants this week.
Romeo Doubs ($13,200 Capt/ $8,800 Flex)
Doubs has been a little spotty with his production this season, but leads the team in targets, receptions and TDs through the air. Has had 15 targets in his last three games, catching 12 of them. He has the ability to convert with a long catch, which is entirely possible against this Giants secondary. With Watson ruled out, Doubs is likely to have a bigger role here.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Green Bay @New York Flex Picks
Jordan Love ($11,600 Flex)
Love just falls out of CPT consideration for me, despite a run of impressive fantasy performances. The reason being, I generally was opting for him to cover the multitude of receivers that he used and giving exposure to all. However, with Christian Watson ruled out, the number of receivers is reduced. As a result, I’d have Love as a stack in the flex on the slate.
Aaron Jones ($10,600 Flex)
Jones might not even be a go here. Has been limited at practice with a knee injury that has put him on the sidelines for the past few weeks. This price feels really high as a result. It wasn’t as though he was having a great fantasy season when he was getting a full workload. With a backfield split, which is likely considering his lengthy time on the sidelines, I’m not overly interested at the price.
Tommy DeVito ($9,800 Flex)
DeVito has had some decent games for fantasy, with two games with multiple TDs. Has turned the ball over at a decent rate this season though, with 5 turnovers in his 5 games played this season. Playing at home helps, but this defense is going to be putting him under pressure in the pocket.
AJ Dillon ($8,600 Flex)
Dillon has stepped up in recent weeks as the lead back with Jones forced to spend time on the sidelines with injury. Has had double-digit carries in each of his last three games and has caught all 8 targets that went his way in that span. The issue in this matchup is that Jones could return, and cut into his workload, as well as his lack of scoring. He has only managed to find the endzone once this season as the Packers have used their deep threats to score points. If Jones is out, I’m fine with him on the slate (although I’d prefer to grab the receivers). If Jones is going to play, I’m out.
Jalin Hyatt ($7,000 Flex)
Hyatt boomed in a low-scoring game against the Patriots last time out, with 5 catches for 109 yards. But, you have to go all the way back to Week 7 for him to have broken 20 yards. Boom/ bust option that could pay off, but feels expensive here given the absolute lack of floor.
Dontayvion Wicks ($5,200 Flex)
Wicks should see a bump in snaps with Watson ruled out. He has been used in a similar role too, as a deep threat that gets downfield. There isn’t much of a floor here, with him normally only catching around 3 passes a game, but there is a decent ceiling here to shoot for.
Wan’Dale Robinson ($4,600 Flex)
Robinson has been getting a decent number of checkdowns in the offense, with 3-4 receptions from 4-5 targets for a small gain. He has a decent floor with DK’s PPR scoring, and if he manages to break one off for a long gain or a score he will smash value.
Tucker Kraft ($4,000 Flex)
Kraft has been more involved in the offense with fellow rookie Luke Musgrave forced to spend time on IR. Has had 13 targets in his last four games with 8 receptions. Fell into the endzone against the Lions, but really hasn’t see redzone looks other than that. At the price, you are paying for his floor- if he gets a score he will be a smash.
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.
- Darius Slayton (WR, NYG) $3,800 Flex – Slayton leads the Giants in targets for the season, but is massively priced down here. Has the ability to make a big play if given the opportunity, and Jaire Alexander has been ruled out here. Love him as a GPP play at this price.
- Daniel Bellinger (TE, NYG) $3,600 Flex – Bellinger is getting some decent looks in the offense, with 10 targets in his last fourg games, only failed to catch one of them too. His box score has been around 3 receptions for mid-high 30 yards. Nice floor here, and with his big body feels like he will find the endzone at some point soon.
- Matt Breida (RB, NYG) $3,000 Flex – Most likely going to need to get an injury to Barkley to have any relevance here. Only getting 3-4 opportunities a game, so there isn’t much floor here.
- Patrick Taylor (RB, GB) $2,600 Flex – Taylor has been getting some snaps in the backfield with Jones on the sidelines. If Jones returns, that instantly dries up for him. Even if Jones doesn’t return, he isn’t getting enough of a workload to really go for him at this price.
- Isaiah Hodgins (WR, NYG) $2,400 Flex – Hodgins hasn’t gelled with DeVito, with just three receptions in the 5 games that the QB has played. Managed to find the endzone on his only target against the Patriots. That’s what you need for him to do to even get close to hitting value.
- Sterling Shepard (WR, NYG) $1,800 Flex – Shepard at the start of the season looked like he was going to be limited to just special teams plays, but has been more involved in the offense recently. Has 10 targets in his last three games, but struggled to do too much with them. (Only caught 3 for 13 yards). Dart throw on the slate.
- Parris Campbell (WR, NYG) $1,600 Flex – Really a forgotten man in the offense now, only had a total of 2 targets in his last 3 games. No floor, and in this offense, not much of a floor either.
- Malik Heath/ Samori Toure (WR, GB) $800/ $200 Flex – With Watson out, these two are going to see more work on the field. Their pricing really means they don’t have to do too much to hit value here. But, as you’d expect, there isn’t much of a floor here. I’d go with Heath between the two as he has been involved in recent weeks (Toure saw his involvement at the start of the season).
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Green Bay @New York Kickers and DSTs
Overall, I’m not overly sold on the kickers in this one. Rookie Anders Carlson ($5,600) has missed some kicks this season, 4 FGs and 3 PATs specifically. The Packers offense has been able to move the ball effectively with it’s deep threats and running game. The Giants are also very capable of making stops on defense. I really don’t mind him as a play on this slate, but there are better upside options here. Randy Bullock ($5,000) has converted every opportunity that he has been given since joining the Giants. Playing at home, his outlook will come down to how many stalled drives the Giants have within kicking distance.
Packers DST ($6,600) I was excited about- then I saw the price. DeVito has been able to make plays and get the ball downfield, but he has also been sacked a ton. In his five appearances this season he has been sacked 28 times. 28 times! Having to play without Jaire Alexander, who has been ruled out, is an issue- but the Packers secondary won’t have to stay in coverage all that long against these receivers. Giants DST ($3,200) made some plays on defense in the two games before their bye. Haven’t really been able to reliably get to the QB, but have had some success in forcing turnovers (and scoring from them). The Packers offense has been able to put up points though, which can’t really be said of the Patriots and Washington.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2023 Showdown of Green Bay @New York! 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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