Finishing Week 4 the 2023 DraftKings showdown slate- Seattle @New York. First thing first. I don’t think that Saquon Barkley is going to be playing in this one. Officially doubtful, but given the injury he suffered it should be more than a week he misses. The O/U here is 46.5, with the Giants favored by less than a field goal.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Seattle @New York Captain Picks
Daniel Jones ($14,400 Capt/ $9,600 Flex)
The Seahawks secondary has struggled this season. But without knowing who the Giants are going to be leaning on in any given week, I’ll go for the guy throwing the ball. Jones has shown this season he can be great, or look like the Jones of old and struggle. With that boom/ bust I imagine many will opt for him in the flex spot- but I’ll embrace the variance and go for the CPT spot for Jones.
DK Metcalf ($13,200 Capt/ $8,800 Flex)
Metcalf is a big-time player, and can always have a big game whenever he steps onto the field. Had a good game last time out, with six catches for 112 yards. After two weeks of not getting into the endzone too, he feels due a score. The pricing allows for plenty of options in your flex too.
Darren Waller ($10,500 Capt/ $7,000 Flex)
The Giants brought Waller in to be a leading receiver for the team and he is doing it. Leading the team in targets, receptions, and yards. Struggled last week against the 49ers, but then the whole team struggled. Has some appeal as CPT, but a much more solid flex option on the slate.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Seattle @New York Flex Picks
Kenneth Walker III ($10,800 Flex)
Walker has shown that he has the confidence of the coaches in leading the backfield. Has 47 of the team’s 76 carries on the season, and leading the backfield in targets. Nice matchup for him to continue his form. I’ll have some lineups with him as CPT too, but prefer him in the flex.
Geno Smith ($10,000 Flex)
Smith has been playing well this year, and has been getting plenty of volume through the air. The main difference from last season is that Smith isn’t running the ball in the same way that he did last year with just 8 attempts this season. I think it’s hard for Walker and Smith to both have a big game though, so bare that in mind with your roster construction.
Tyler Lockett ($8,000 Flex)
Lockett has the ability to smash in an individual game but this offense looks like it’s starting to move further from him. I don’t mean it’s a huge shift- it’s just not a 1A/ 1B situation like it used to be. Instead, Lockett is becoming the WR2 on the team. Need some exposure to him, but I prefer Metcalf as a receiver.
Matt Breida ($6,400 Flex)
As I said, I think that we see Barkley on the sidelines here- meaning Breida is the lead back for the team. Last week he wasn’t really given many touches as the Giants tried to keep pace with the 49ers. But, he should have an opportunity to be more involved here. Decent flex option- especially with his ability as a pass-catcher.
Isaiah Hodgins ($5,800 Flex)
Pricing here seems a little odd, with Slayton seeing the ball more often. But, that is likely to impact Hodgins ownership. He is also the only Giants receiver to have actually scored a TD, and that is going to need to happen again here for him to hit value.
Darius Slayton ($5,200 Flex)
Slayton has been the Giants lead WR to start the season and looks like the most dangerous. Deep threat who has a good chance to stretch this secondary. With his role in the offense, hard to trust him in Cash games. But could hit value in a handful of plays- especially if he manages to catch one and go the distance.
Jaxon Smith-Njigba ($5,000 Flex)
Not been a great start to the rookie’s career, and hasn’t been on the field as much as he would have hoped. JSN is the clear and obvious WR3, and that is reflected in the price here. I’ll have some shares with him as part of a Seattle stack, but harder to select if you decide to go Giants-heavy.
Gary Brightwell ($4,800 Flex)
Brightwell is likely to be the RB2 with Barkley likely set to miss. This price point feels really high considering the floor and ceiling for him. Can’t see myself with too many shares of him at as a result.
Noah Fant ($3,600 Flex)
Not sure if Fant suits up here. Popped up on the injury report over the weekend, which isn’t a positive sign for him playing. Has been decent this season, but this knee injury puts me off adding him in too many spots.
Zach Charbonnet ($3,400 Flex)
Charbonnet was given a decent amount of hype in the offseason, but this backfield is definitely Walker’s at the moment. Had his most productive game to date last week, which is a good sign. At this price, I’ll have a few lineups of him. But, you need to understand that there is really not much of a floor at all here.
Wan’Dale Robinson ($3,000 Flex)
Robinson wasn’t on the field too much last week, as he made his return from injury (only on the field for 11 snaps). But, still managed to get 5 targets, catching 4 for 21 yards. If things click right for him, and they could against this secondary, he could have a huge game. Love him as a flex play at this price.
Parris Campbell ($2,800 Flex)
Campbell seems to have carved out a decent role in the offense as the possession receiver. With DK’s PPR scoring, not a bad value at this price. Doesn’t have a huge ceiling though.
Jalin Hyatt ($2,000 Flex)
Hyatt is a real boom-or-bust receiver. Had no targets last week, which was also the return of Robinson, which doesn’t bode well. But really, if you are going to roll with him in your GPP lineup, you realize his usage was spotty anyway so far this season.
Colby Parkinson ($800 Flex)
Love Parkinson at this price tag. Even more so if Fant is out. Super cheap on the slate, with plenty of snaps and getting targets in the offense. His production has also been relatively consistent, so no real issues with boom or bust.
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:
- Will Dissly (TE, SEA) $400 Flex – Dissly has been getting some usage in games that he has been active in. Doesn’t need much at all to hit value at this price tag. If Fant is forced to miss the game, Dissly should see more snaps too.
- DeeJay Dallas (RB, SEA) $200 Flex – Dallas is only seeing a handful of carries behind Walker and Charbonnet. Going to need one of those to get injured to have any value.
- Jake Bobo (WR, SEA) $200 Flex – Bobo fell into the endzone last week, so is going to be a popular min-price play. Not really worth considering in my opinion though, as a blocking WR with hardly any real usage in the offense.
- Sterling Shepard (WR, NYG) $200 Flex -Shepard has a total of 2 targets this year, catching a single pass for 4 yards. On’y getting a handful of snaps too. His season total of 26
My favored play from the above is Dissly. If Fant misses then he should be a smash. If Fant does play, he is still a decent punt play.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Seattle @New York Kickers and DSTs
Kickers have been fine plays in these showdown slates, and I imagine that trend to continue here. Jason Myers ($4,600) has missed a few kicks this season but hit all 5 that he needed to last week. Seattle’s offense, while effective, has needed to call upon him 11 times in their opening 3 games. Equally, Graham Gano ($4,200) has been a decent kicker this season, except in Week 1 where he missed both of his attempts. Not much to pick between the two of them, and they should both have decent volume. I’d lean towards Gano with home-field advantage if I was pressed to choose one.
The Seahawks DST ($4,400) hasn’t made too many big plays this season, but Jamal Adams is back after a lengthy spell on the sidelines which should give the team a boost. Jones can have games where he just implodes, turning the ball over and being sacked. The Giants DST ($4,000) have two sacks and a single turnover, and I can’t really see them adding to that in this game. They could make a big play with a pick-6, but outside of that hard to really consider them.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2023 Showdown of Seattle @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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