Finishing Week 14 of the 2023 season it’s the DraftKings showdown slate- Tennessee @Miami. This one is going to be a case of finding who wins the arm wrestle on offense. The Titans will be looking to chew the clock early, and get their ground game working with Henry. While the Dolphins are going to be looking to get the ball downfield through the air with their receiving talent. The Dolphins are a heavy 14 point favorite here, with the O/U put at around 46.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Tennessee @Miami Captain Picks
Tyreek Hill ($18,000 Capt/ $12,000 Flex)
I don’t really know what more to say that I haven’t already in these showdown write-ups. He is simply an elite receiver who can make plays from nothing, and rarely duds with his importance in the offense. Against the Titans secondary, he should have a big game and likely finishes as the top scorer on the slate.
Derrick Henry ($14,100 Capt/ $9,400 Flex)
Henry tends to come alive towards the end of the season, and last week he smashed it on the ground with 21 carries for 102 yards and 2 scores. The offense for the Titans has been build around his ability to move the chains and find the endzone. This is a tougher matchup than last week, but if the Titans are to get a result, it’ll be due to Henry’s performance.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Green Bay @New York Flex Picks
Tua Tagovailoa ($10,600 Flex)
Tua is a great flex play, and has sneaky CPT consideration if he manages to distribute the ball amongst his receivers effectively. With how this offense is funnelled through Hill and then one or two after that, it’s going to be hard for him to outscore his offensive pieces. For me, I’m mainly going to be stacking him in the flex with Hill and working from there.
De’Von Achane ($10,200 Flex)
Achane has massive upside in any given game with his speed and ability as a pass-catcher. The concern will be the split of work with Mostert and if he can be productive enough with the limited touches that he will be given. The Titans chew alot of clock, so with the effectiveness of the aerial attack for the Dolphins I’m going to be attacking the slate there instead of the ground game- especially at this price.
Jaylen Waddle ($9,200 Flex)
Waddle’s price is very tempting. The Titans secondary is awful, which should mean more pass attempts overall for the offense. At some point, Waddle is going to be given the opportunity to perform this season. I keep saying it with each showdown slate, so I’ll keep on that train and say it could happen here. Nice pivot from Hill on the slate.
Raheem Mostert ($8,800 Flex)
Achane’s return means that this backfield is going to be split again. The thing is, Mostert doesn’t have the side that gives him a solid floor with Achane getting the passing work. For him to hit value on the slate, you need him to fall into the endzone.
Will Levis ($8,600 Flex)
Levis had a great debut, but since then has just handed the ball off and then throw it to Hopkins a few times to keep the defense honest. He can have a big game, but it’s far more likely he continues with his poor fantasy showings. The price does make him tempting in GPPs though, with his low ownership.
DeAndre Hopkins ($7,600 Flex)
Instead of Hopkins you could just read ‘near enough the Titans aerial attack’. Just getting such a heavy target share in the offense here so you can’t ignore him with DK’s PPR scoring. But overall, this offense is build around the ability of Henry to run the ball. Getting the WR1 for the Titans at this price point though makes him a solid flex option.
Tyjae Spears ($6,200 Flex)
Spears has had a good rookie season, and is the pass-catcher in the offense. The thing is, his role is extremely limited to catching passes, and giving Henry a break. At this price, you need Henry to get injured or the Titans to be forced to pass the ball instead of run it for him to hit value here.
Chig Okonkwo ($4,000 Flex)
Okonkwo feels like he might be due a big game this season with his target share in the offense. The thing is that the Titans don’t pass the ball very often. At the price, I don’t mind taking a shot, but the ceiling is limited in this offense.
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.
- Nick Westbrook-Ikhine (WR, TEN) $3,200 Flex – Hopkins is the target leader. Okonkwo gets some too, which leaves very little left for everybody else. He has shown his ability to make plays and be productive on limited targets. But it’s a GPP longshot here- even at this price.
- Jeff Wilson (RB, MIA) $2,600 Flex – Wilson is the RB3 in the offense, and the definite odd-man out. Achane gets the passing down work, Mostert gets the carries and Wilson…….gets a handful of carries. Needs to fall into the endzone for him to hit value here
- Braxton Berrios (WR, MIA) $2,400 Flex – Berrios is used as a rotational WR3 in the offense, splitting the role with Wilson. With how funnelled this offense is, there really isn’t much opportunity for him to perform. Not much floor or ceiling here.
- Treylon Burks (WR, TEN) $2,200 Flex – Burks was able to get on the field last week and the news this week is that his snap count will increase this week. With how much time he has missed through injury, and his role in the offense though it’s hard to hold too much hope here.
- Durham Smythe (TE, MIA) $2,000 Flex – Smythe is the starting TE for the team, but really has a limited role in the offense. The pricing makes it tempting but I just don’t see the Dolphins needing to involve him too much here.
- Cedrick Wilson (WR, MIA) $1,800 Flex – Wilson has a similar outlook to Berrios here. Splitting a role in the offense that is living off scraps. GPP punt, hoping he finds the endzone on a deep pass.
- Chris Moore (WR, TEN) $1,600 Flex – Moore is a nice play on the slate. The Titans surely are going to need to throw the ball more often to keep up with the Dolphins, and Moore has been an effective receiver when called upon. I’d prefer it if Burks wasn’t active, but at the price you can fit in the studs elsewhere.
My favorite play from the above is Westbrook-Ikhine. Has the ability to catch deep passes when thrown and could pop in this one if given the opportunity.
DraftKings MNF Showdown 2023 – Tennessee @Miami Kickers and DSTs
The kickers have some appeal here, especially as they seem to be cheaper than in other showdown slates. Jason Sanders ($4,800) has had a decent run of games where he has been effective, but he hasn’t managed to do that across the season. Simply, the Dolphins offense has been too effective this season to force stops and FGs. With the Titans secondary likely to have issues to stop the team through the air, I could see Sanders limited to PATs again here. Nick Folk ($4,600) has been an important part of the Titans being able to be competitive in games. With the amount of times that the offense stalls out, and Folk’s leg talent he has the ability to hit double-digit scores without too much issue.
Dolphins DST ($5,600) feel a little overpriced here. Yes the Titans aren’t likely to blow the doors off, but they do look after the ball which limits the number of turnovers they will concede. I’d look elsewhere on the slate at this price. Titans DST ($3,000) are really only worth multi-lineup GPP consideration here. The Miami offense should be able able to put up a points total here, and the Titans don’t have many playmakers to force turnovers or get sacks in a consistent way.
So, there are our DraftKings selections for the 2023 Showdown of Tennessee @Miami! 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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